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Sanjeev Kumar, Indian Movie Actors
Sanjeev Kumar ruled the Indian Film Industry with his unconventional roles in Hindi cinema. The contribution of Sanjeev Kumar to Indian Cinema has been immense.
 
 Sanjeev Kumar, Indian Movie ActorsHarihar Jariwala, popularly known as Sanjeev Kumar was born in the year 1938, July 9th. He was one of those rare actors like Balraj Sahni who rewrote the principles of acting. For him it did not ever matter whether he was playing the lead or he was a fifty year old man, he just needed a good role. So while he romanced Hema Malini in Seeta Aur Geeta, Sanjeev Kumar was also the father of Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in Trishul.

Sanjeev Kumar's first film was Hum Hindustani (1960) in which he was part of a huge star cast. His first film as the main hero was Nishana (1965). In Sangharsh (1968) he was cast against Dilip Kumar. In 1970 Khilona with Mumtaz established him as one of the greatest stars in Bollywood. Sanjeev Kapoor enacted the role of a mentally handicapped man who hires a prostitute to look after him. In the same year he did Dastak opposite Rehana Sultan's that fetched him a National Award. His role as a Thakur in Sholay was unforgettable. In Sholay Sanjeev Kapoor's character was the main link in the plot. Sanjeev Kumar also established himself as the hero with Indian movies like Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) and Manchali (1973). On the other hand Parichay (1972) and Koshish (1972) once again brought home the National Awards. In Gulzar's Koshish Sanjeev Kumar shares the screen space with Jaya Bachchan and both play the role of deaf and mute people. He went onto team up with Gulzar and delivered superb performances in films like Aandhi (1975), Mausam (1975), Angoor (1981) and Namkeen (1982).

Awards and Honours of Sanjeev Kumar:

National Film Awards
1971 - National Film Awards for Best Actor for Dastak
1973 - National Film Awards for Best Actor for Koshish

Filmfare Awards
1968 - Best Actor in a supporting role for Shikar
1975 - Best Actor for Aandhi
1976 - Best Actor for Arjun Pandit


Filmography of Sanjeev Kumar will include the following films:
Year Films
1993 Professor Ki Padosan
1989 Oonch Neech Beech
1988 Namumkin, Do Waqt Ki Roti
1987 Rahi
1986 Love and God, Kaanch Ki Deewar, Baat Ban Jaye, Haathon Ki Lakeeren, Qatl
1985 Ram Tere Kitne Nam, Zabardast
1984 Bad Aur Badnaam, Lakhon Ki Baat, Pakhandi, Yaadgaar
1983 Hero
1982 Suraag, Haathkadi, Angoor, Ayaash, Khud-Daar, Log Kya Kahenge, Namkeen, Sawaal, Shriman Shrimati, Sindoor Bane Jwala,Vidhaata
1981 Silsila, Daasi, Itni Si Baat, Biwi-O-Biwi, Chehre Pe Chehra, Ladies Tailor, Waqt Ki Deewar
1981 Waqt Ki Deewar
1980 Hum Paanch, Abdullah, Be-Reham, Fauji Chacha, Patthar Se Takkar, Swayamvar, Takkar
1979 Kaala Patthar, Griha Pravesh, Bombay by Nite, Ghar Ki Laaj, Hamare Tumhare, Jaani Dushman, Maan Apmaan, Nauker
1978 Devata, Muqaddar, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Sawan Ke Geet, Swarg Narak, Trishul, Tumhare Liye
1977 Mukti, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Yehi Hai Zindagi, Imaan Dharam, Angaare, Apnapan, Dhoop Chhaon, Dil Aur Patthar, Paapi, Vishwasghaat
1976 Zindagi, Arjun Pandit, Do Ladkiyan
1975 Mausam, Faraar, Sholay, Aakraman, Aandhi, Apne Dushman, Apne Rang Hazaar, Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty, Uljhan
1974 Kunwara Baap, Aap Ki Kasam, Archana, Charitraheen, Chowkidar, Dawat, Imaan, Manoranjan, Naya Din Nai Raat, Shandaar
1973 Agni Rekha, Anamika, Anhonee, Door Nahin Manzil, Manchali, Suraj Aur Chanda
1972 Koshish, Rivaaj, Seeta Aur Geeta, Subah-o-Shyam
1971 Anubhav, Ek Paheli, Kangan, Man Mandir, Paras
1970 Bachpan, Dastak, Devi, Gunah Aur Kanoon, Insaan Aur Shaitan, Khilona, Maa Ka Aanchal, Priya
1969 Chanda Aur Bijli, Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke, Gustakhi Maaf, Insaaf Ka Mandir, Jyoti, Sachaai, Satyakam
1968 Aashirwad, Anokhi Raat, Gauri, Raja Aur Runk, Shikar, Sunghursh
1967 Gunehgar, Naunihaal
1966 Badal, Husn Aur Ishq, Kalapi, Pati Patni, Smuggler
1965 Nishan
1960 Hum Hindustani


Satyajit Ray cast him as Mirza in Shatranj ke Khiladi (1977). The film was based on a short story by Munshi Premchand in Hindi. It was a huge loss for the Indian film industry when Sanjeev Kumar breathed his last in 1985 because of heart ailment.

(Last Updated on : 28/04/2012)
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