An inspiration to some of India’s greatest actors, #DilipKumar is unmatched in the craft.

The Dilip Kumar characters that occupy every fan’s mind are from the films he did from the late 1940s to 1960. Dilip in Andaz, Ashok in Babul, Vijay in Jogan, Shamu in Deedar, the eponymous Devdas, Devendra/Anand in Madhumati, Ganga in Gunga Jumna — they are self-conscious, egotistic, and rebellious characters.