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Dilip Kumar Birthday special: Best films of the iconic actor

Dilip Kumar's debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata which was released in 1944.

Dilip Kumar Birthday special: Best films of the iconic actor
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New Delhi: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar turns 96 today and gave Indian cinema some of the most memorable films. His  powerful performances are still etched in our hearts and will remain there forever. 

On the iconic actor's birthday, here's taking a look at his top 5 films:

1. Mughal-E-Azam

Directed by K Asif, the film was a big hit at the box office. Superstar Dilip shared the big screen with Madhubala and Prithviraj Kapoor. His acting in this film has etched the hearts of many and went gaga over his performance in this cult film. The drama and romance based film was released in 1960.

2. Devdas

This Indian drama based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's blockbuster novel, Devdas featured Dilip Kumar, who was mighty impressive as an actor. Directed by Bimal Roy, the film co-starred Vyjayanthimala, Motilal and Suchitra Sen.

3. Dastaan

Dastaan is a 1972 film which is based on a 1951 film named Afsana. A box office hit, the film was produced and directed by BR Chopra. The film featured Dilip Kumar, Sharmila Tagore in the main roles.

4. Naya Daur

Originally a black and white Indian drama, Naya Daur was colourized and re-released in 2007. Dilip Kumar left audience spell-bound by his performance in the film which also featured Vyjayanthimala, Ajit and Jeevan. The film was directed by BR Chopra.

After this film superstar Dilip Kumar won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the third time in a row.

5. Jugnu 

In 1947, India got freedom from the British and Dilip Kumar got his first successful film Jugnu.

It was the highest grossing Indian romantic film of 1947 directed by Shaukat Hussain Rizvi in which Dilip Kumar was paired opposite songstress Noor Jehan. 

Dilip Kumar's debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata which was released in 1944.

Here's wishing the legendary personality a very Happy Birthday.