Sanjeev Kumar (born Harihar Jethalal Jariwala 9 July 1938–6 November 1985) was a noted Indian film actor. He won several major awards including two National Film Awards for Best Actor for his performances in the movies Dastak (1971) and Koshish (1973).
He acted in genres ranging from romantic dramas to thrillers. Kumar did not mind playing roles that were non-glamorous, such as characters well beyond his age. Movies like Arjun Pandit, Sholay and Trishul, along with the remakes of Tamil films into Hindi like Yehi Hai Zindagi, Naya Din Nayi Raat, Devta, and Ram Tere Kitne exemplify his talents. He also did suspense-thriller films like Qatl, Shikar, Uljhan and Trishna.
Kumar also proved his ability to do comedy in films like Manchali, Itni Si Baat, Pati Patni aur Woh, Angoor, Biwi O Biwi and Hero. He is well remembered for his versatility and genuine portrayal of his characters. His double role in the film Angoor was listed among the 25 best acting performances of Indian cinema by Forbes India on the occasion of celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema.