Bollywood Actor

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Story of Life

Sanjeev Kumar, born Harihar Jethalal Jariwala in Bombay, Maharashtra, (also referred as Haribhai)[1][2] to a Gujarati family spent his early years in Surat. His family eventually settled in Mumbai. A stint in a film school led him to Bollywood, where he eventually became an accomplished actor. Sanjeev Kumar had two younger brothers and one sister.

Famous For

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 drama to thrillers. Unlike his peers, Sanjeev Kumar did not mind playing roles that were non-glamorous, such as characters way beyond his age. Movies like Sholay and Trishul exemplify his talents. He is well remembered for his versatility and genuine portrayal of his characters.


Sanjeev Kumar’s excellent comic timing entertained audiences in films like Seeta Aur Geeta, Biwi O Biwi (1981),[3] Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Angoor (1982) and Hero (1983) to name a few. He made guest appearances in two Tamil films Bharata Vilas and Uyirandhavargal (remake of Koshish).

During the early 1980s, Sanjeev Kumar took to acting primarily in supporting roles. In 1980, he starred in a Punjabi movie Fauji Chacha. He did 3 films opposite Tamil actress L.Vijaya Lakshmi which were Husn Aur Ishq, Badal which became hits.Their first film was Alibaba Aur 40 Chor which was unsuccessful.Raja Aur Runk, released in 1968, starring Sanjeev Kumar was a great success. He did Kangan, Rivaaz, Zindagi, Beraham, Archana, Do Ladkiyan opposite Mala Sinha. He did films like Priya, Anubhav, Gustaaki Maaf, Bachpan, Khuddar with Tanuja. He was paired with Rakhee in Angaare, Paras, Trishna, Shriman Shrimati, Hamare Tumhare.His hits with Leena Chandravarkar included Apne Rang Hazar, Manchali and Anhonee. He was paired regularly with Sulakshana Pandit in Uljhan, Waqt Ki Deewar and with Moushmi Chatterjee in Itni Si Baat, Daasi. He has done many regional films in different languages including Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Sindhi and his mother tongue Gujarati.


National Film Awards

National Film Award for Best Actor – Won

1971 Dastak – Hamid

1973 Koshish – Haricharan

Filmfare Awards

Sanjeev Kumar was nominated for 14 Filmfare Awards.[8] Thrice as Best Supporting Actor and remaining as Best Actor. He won the awards twice as Best Actor and once as Best Supporting Actor, as shown below.

Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Won

1976 Aandhi – J.K.

1977 Arjun Pandit – Arjun Pandit

Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Won

1969 Shikar – Inspector Rai

Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Nominated

1971 Khilona – Vijaykamal S. Singh