Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: A Filmi journey in photos

  • Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: A Filmi journey in photos The year before, Manoj Kumar began his journey as India`s favourite patriotic hero with Shaheed, a biopic of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The film co-starred Pran, Kamini Kaushal, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri and Nirupa Roy. Shaheed won the National Award for Best Hindi Feature Film and also the Nargis Dutt Award for Film on National Integration.
  • Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: A Filmi journey in photos At the end of the Indo-Pak War of 1965, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri commissioned a film based on the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisaan. The end product was 1967`s Upkar, written, directed by and starring Manoj Kumar. Many Shaheed actors co-starred - Pran, Kamini Kaushal, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri - as did Asha Parekh, and the song Mere Desh Ki Dharti became a superhit. The movie was welcomed with open arms at the box office and won a slew of awards, among them the Filmfare Awared for Best Director.
  • Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: A Filmi journey in photos Even as his career-within-a-career as Mr Bharat soared, Manoj Kumar also featured in films like 1967`s Patthar Ke Sanam with Waheeda Rehman and Mumtaz, and 1968`s Neel Kamal and Aadmi, both with Whaeedaji.
  • Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: A Filmi journey in photos Kranti proved something of a swan song for Manoj Kumar whose career slumped as Amitabh Bachchan`s Angry Young Man replaced his Mr Bharat persona as India`s favourite hero. Forgettable films like Clerk and Santosh in 1989 finally gave way to 1995`s Maidan-E-Jung, Manoj Kumar`s final film.
  • Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: A Filmi journey in photos Like many actors, Manoj Kumar made a foray into political life and was reported to have joined the Shiv Sena ahead of the general election in 2004.
  • Happy Birthday Manoj Kumar: A Filmi journey in photos Manoj Kumar was last spotted at the launch of the autobiography of old friend and co-star Prem Chopra in Mumbai. Here`s wishing Mr Bharat a very happy birthday
Related Galleries
Top