The moment we come across the name 'Dilip Kumar', a legion of images are evoked. With a legendary career of more than six decades, this megastar has a plethora of noteworthy performances to his credit and has teamed up with some of the best actresses of his golden era. As the legend turns 96 today, social media is full of wishes for the actor.
On this very special occasion, let's take a trip down the memory lane and have a look at some of the best on-screen pairings of the actor:
Dilip Kumar's chemistry with wife Saira Banu dazzled the audience. Perhaps this is the reason, they got married in the year 1966 and have been in love ever since. Saira and Dilip did several films together including 'Gopi', 'Bairaag' and 'Sagina' to name a few.
Not only is she considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses of Hindi cinema, Madhubala and Dilip Kumar's jodi made a great on screen pair as well! The duo were seen together in the classic 'Mughal-E-Azam' and several other films including 'Amar' and 'Tarana'.
'Devdas' will always be an iconic romantic film where Dilip Kumar played the titular role of Devdas in the 1955 version of the film and Vyjayanthimala played Chandramukhi. The audience could see sparks fly on-screen whenever this duo came together in films like 'Leader', 'Sunghursh', 'Gunga Jumna' etc.
Often regarded as 'The Tragedy Queen of Bollywood', Meena Kumari and Dilip Kumar were seen together in various romantic hits including 'Azaad', 'Kohinoor' and 'Footpath'.
The beauty of Bengal, Sharmila absolutely enthralled the audience with her on-screen chemistry with Dilip Kumar. The duo appeared in only two films together (Dastaan, Chhoti Bahu), but the fans loved their on-screen charm.