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Residence
  
Name
  
Manoj Kumar

Other names
  
Bharat Kumar

Role
  
Occupation
  
Actor, Director

Spouse
  
Shashi Goswami

Years active
  
1957-1995


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Full Name
  
Harikishan Giri Goswami

Born
  
24 July 1937 (age 86) (
1937-07-24
)
Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India

Children
  
Kunal Goswami, Vishal Goswami

Movies
  

Manoj Kumar (born Harikrishna Giri Goswami on 24 July 1937) is an award-winning Indian actor and director in Bollywood. He is remembered for his films Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and Kranti. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes, and has been given the nickname Bharat Kumar.

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In 1992, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed him in 2015.

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Early life

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Kumar was born in Abbottabad, a town in the North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan, then part of pre-partition India. His original birth name was Harikishan Giri Goswami. When he was 10, his family had to migrate from Jandhyala Sher Khan to Delhi due to the Partition. His family lived as refugees in Vijay Nagar, Kingsway Camp and later moved to Old Rajendra Nagar area of New Delhi.

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After graduating from Hindu College, University of Delhi, he decided to enter the film industry.

Career

As a youngster, he admired Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Kamini Kaushal and decided to name himself Manoj Kumar, after Dilip's character in Shabnam (1949).

After making a little-noticed début in Fashion in 1957, Manoj landed his first leading role in Kaanch Ki Gudia (1960) opposite Saida Khan. Piya Milan Ki Aas and Reshmi Roomal followed, setting the stage for the Vijay Bhatt-directed Hariyali Aur Raasta (1962) opposite Mala Sinha. Kumar then appeared with Sadhana in Raj Khosla's Woh Kaun Thi (1964), and reunited with Vijay Bhatt and Mala Sinha in Himalaya Ki God Mein (1965). Manoj Kumar and Raj Khosla repeated their successful Actor-Director partnership with the film Do Badan, which was remembered for many reasons, including Raj Khosla's direction, Manoj Kumar and the heroine Asha Parekh's excellent display of histrionics, an outstanding musical score by Ravi and immortal songs by the lyricist Shakeel Badayuni, among others.

In the 1960s his successful films included romantic films like Honeymoon, Apna Banake Dekho, Naqli Nawab, Paththar Ke Sanam, Sajan and Sawan Ki Ghata and social films such as Shaadi, Grihasti, Apne Huwe Paraye, Pehchaan and Aadmi and thrillers such as Gumnaam, Anita, and Woh Kaun Thi.

The patriotic hero

Kumar's image as the patriotic hero started with the 1965 film Shaheed, based on the life of Bhagat Singh, the Independence revolutionary. After the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri asked him to create a film based on the popular slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kissan (hail the soldier, hail the farmer).

The result was Kumar's magnum opus and directorial debut Upkaar (1967). In it, he played both a soldier and a farmer. The film was also noted for the famous song "Mere Desh Ki Dharti", written by Gulshan Bawra, composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Upkaar was a hit and won Kumar his first Filmfare Best Director Award.

Manoj returned to patriotic themes in Purab Aur Paschim (1970), in which life in the East and West are juxtaposed. In 1972, he starred in Be-Imaan (for which he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award) and directed and starred in Shor (1972). The latter, opposite Nanda, was not a huge box office success on its release, but has gained cult status over the years. It featured the memorable song "Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai", a duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, which was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and written by Santosh Anand.

Later career

In the mid-1970s Kumar starred in three hit films; Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) which was a social commentary, featuring an all-star cast including Zeenat Aman, Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, that won him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director; Sanyasi (1975) had Kumar and Hema Malini in the lead roles of a religious-themed comedy; and Dus Numbri (1976) also gave Kumar and Hema top billing. In 1981, Kumar reached the peak of his career when he got the opportunity to direct his idol, Dilip Kumar, as well as star in Kranti, a story about the struggle for Indian independence in the 19th century. Kranti was the last notable successful film in his career. He also starred in the hit Punjabi film Jat Punjabi.

After Kranti, Kumar's career began to decline in the 1980s as all of his subsequent films failed at the box office. In 1989, he cast Pakistani actors Mohammad Ali and Zeba in his film Clerk. He quit acting after his appearance in the 1995 film Maidan-E-Jung. He directed his son, Kunal Goswami, in the 1999 film Jai Hind which had a patriotic theme. The film was a flop and was the last film Kumar worked on. That year he was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for a career spanning over 40 years.

His trademark hand-covering-the-face was very popular and continues to be the butt of jokes of latter day stand-up comedians. In 2007, the Shah Rukh Khan film Om Shanti Om featured the lead character pretending to be Manoj Kumar so as to sneak into a movie premiere, by holding his hand over his face. Kumar filed a lawsuit, which was settled out of court.

Politics

Like many other Bollywood stars, Kumar decided to enter politics following his retirement. Before the 2004 general election in India, it was announced that he had officially joined the ranks of the Shiv Sena.

Personal life

Kumar is married to Shashi Goswami (originally from Jodhkan, Sirsa district, Haryana). He has two sons, Vishal and Kunal. Vishal tried his luck as a singer and Kunal as an actor. His brother, Rajiv Goswami, also entered the film industry, but none were able to gain a footing in Bollywood.

Civilian award

  • 1992 – Padma Shri by the Government of India
  • National Film Awards

  • 1968 – National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film for Upkaar
  • 2016 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award lifetime contribution to Indian cinema
  • State Awards

  • 2008 – National Kishore Kumar Award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
  • 2010 – National Raj Kapoor Award by the Government of Maharashtra.
  • Filmfare Awards

    Winner

  • 1968 – Filmfare Best Movie Award for Upkaar
  • 1968 – Filmfare Best Director Award for Upkaar
  • 1968 – Filmfare Best Story Award for Upkaar
  • 1968 – Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for Upkaar
  • 1972 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Beimaan
  • 1972 - Filmfare Award for Best Editing for Shor
  • 1975 – Filmfare Best Director Award for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • 1999 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Nominated

  • 1968 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Upkaar
  • 1969 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aadmi
  • 1973 – Filmfare Best Director Award for Shor
  • 1975 – Filmfare Best Movie Award for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • 1975 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • 1976 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Sanyasi
  • Other awards

  • 1968 – BFJA Awards: Best Dialogue for Upkaar.
  • 2001 – Kalakar Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
  • 2008 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 2009 – Phalke Ratna Award by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.
  • 2010 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Mumbai Film Festival.
  • 2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award.
  • 2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nashik International Film Festival.
  • 2012 – "Bharat Gaurav Award" in New Jersey, United States.
  • 2013 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jagran Film Festival.
  • Other honours

  • 2008 – To honour Manoj Kumar, the Government of Madhya Pradesh decided to institute a Rs 100,000 award in his name. The state government also recommended Kumar's name for Bharat Ratna to the central government.
  • 2011 – In recognition of the devotion of Manoj Kumar towards Shri Sai Baba, the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust in Shirdi renamed "Pimpalwadi Road" in Shirdi as "Manojkumar Goswami Road".
  • Filmography

    Actor
    2018
    Ik Onkaar as
    Gurmukh Singh
    1995
    Maidan-E-Jung as
    Master Dinanath
    1991
    Deshwasi as
    Sangram Singh
    1989
    Clerk as
    Bharat
    1989
    Santosh as
    Santosh Singh
    1987
    Kalyug Aur Ramayan as
    Pawan Putra (Shri Hanuman)
    1981
    Kranti as
    Bharat / Kranti
    1979
    Jatt Punjabi as
    Jatt Punjabi
    1977
    Shirdi Ke Sai Baba as
    Devotee
    1977
    Amaanat as
    Deepak
    1976
    Dus Numbri as
    Arjun
    1975
    Sanyasi as
    Ram Rai
    1974
    Roti Kapada Aur Makaan as
    Bharat
    1972
    Be-Imaan as
    Mohan 'Shyam'
    1972
    Shor as
    Shankar
    1971
    Balidaan as
    Raja
    1970
    Pehchan as
    Gangaram 'Ganga' Ramkishan
    1970
    Purab Aur Pachhim as
    Bharat
    1970
    Yaadgaar as
    Bhanu
    1970
    Mera Naam Joker as
    David
    1969
    Sajan as
    Ashok
    1968
    Aadmi as
    Dr. Shekhar
    1968
    Neel Kamal as
    Ram
    1967
    Anita as
    Neeraj
    1967
    Upkar as
    Bharat
    1967
    Patthar Ke Sanam as
    Rajesh
    1966
    Do Badan as
    Vikas
    1966
    Picnic as
    Vinod
    1966
    Sawan Ki Ghata as
    Gopal
    1965
    Bedaag as
    Rajesh
    1965
    Poonam Ki Raat as
    Prakash
    1965
    Gumnaam as
    Anand
    1965
    Himalay Ki Godmein as
    Dr. Sunil Mehra
    1965
    Shaheed as
    Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh / Allaudin Khan
    1964
    Apne Huye Paraye as
    Dr.Shankar
    1964
    Phoolon Ki Sej as
    Nirmal Verma
    1964
    Woh Kaun Thi? as
    Dr. Anand
    1963
    Grahasti as
    Mohan
    1963
    Ghar Basake Dekho as
    Kumar
    1962
    Apna Banake Dekho
    1962
    Dr. Vidya as
    Dr Ratan Chowdhury
    1962
    Nakli Nawab as
    Yusuf
    1962
    Wedding Celebration as
    Raja / Amrit Babu
    1962
    Banarasi Thug as
    Shyam
    1962
    Hariyali Aur Rasta as
    Shanker
    1962
    Maa Beta as
    Rameshwar / Keshav
    1961
    Kanch Ki Gudiya as
    Raju
    1961
    Piya Milan Ki Aas as
    Maji
    1961
    Reshmi Rumal as
    Shyam
    1961
    Suhag Sindoor as
    Ratan
    1960
    Honeymoon
    1959
    Chand as
    Gokul
    1958
    Panchayat as
    Gopal
    1958
    Sahara as
    Shyam
    1957
    Fashion
    Writer
    1999
    Jai Hind (screenplay) / (story)
    1989
    Clerk (written by)
    1987
    Kalyug Aur Ramayan (written by)
    1986
    Ricky
    1981
    Kranti (dialogue)
    1974
    Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (written by)
    1972
    Shor (written by)
    1970
    Purab Aur Pachhim (written by)
    1970
    Yaadgaar (written by)
    1970
    Mera Naam Joker (David's dialogue - uncredited)
    1967
    Upkar (written by)
    Music Department
    2010
    Malik Ek (lyricist)
    2010
    Ashok Chakra: Tribute to Real Heroes (lyricist)
    1999
    Jai Hind (lyricist)
    1993
    Lootere (lyricist)
    1989
    Clerk (lyricist)
    1989
    Santosh (lyricist)
    1987
    Kalyug Aur Ramayan (lyricist)
    1983
    Painter Babu (lyricist)
    1981
    Kranti (lyricist)
    1977
    Shirdi Ke Sai Baba (lyricist)
    Director
    1999
    Jai Hind
    1989
    Clerk
    1981
    Kranti
    1974
    Roti Kapada Aur Makaan
    1972
    Shor
    1970
    Purab Aur Pachhim
    1967
    Upkar
    Producer
    1999
    Jai Hind (producer)
    1989
    Clerk (producer)
    1983
    Painter Babu (producer)
    1981
    Kranti (producer)
    1974
    Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (producer)
    1972
    Shor (producer)
    1970
    Purab Aur Pachhim (producer)
    Editor
    1999
    Jai Hind
    1989
    Clerk
    1987
    Kalyug Aur Ramayan
    1981
    Kranti
    1974
    Roti Kapada Aur Makaan
    1972
    Shor
    Soundtrack
    1993
    Lootere (writer: "Mujhe Le Chal Mandir", "O Lootere O Lootere")
    1989
    Clerk (lyrics: "Chup chup janab aap rahetey hain", "Batao tumhey pyar kaise karun, mujhey pyar karne ki adat nahin", "Tun tun tun tun, kisi mah ik gun, tara mah sau gun, kanh karke sun le mahiya")
    1986
    Ricky (lyrics: "Choti Se Umariya Bade Bade Kaam", "Aao Na Kuch Baat Kare", "Log Aayeinge, Log Jaiyenge", "Ram Naam Jadu Hai", "Humne Duniya Dekhe, Aur Dekhi Duniya Dari")
    1981
    Kranti (lyrics: "Kranti, Kranti" (Part I), "Durga Hain Meri Maa", "Kranti, Kranti" (Part II))
    Miscellaneous
    1965
    Shaheed (presenter)
    Thanks
    2010
    Tees Maar Khan (special thanks)
    1970
    Mera Naam Joker (acknowledgment)
    Self
    1990
    Kujh Khatta Kujh Mittha (TV Special) as
    Self
    1987
    Raj Kapoor as
    Self (during funeral)
    1983
    Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye as
    Self
    1958
    Gangu Teli (Documentary short)
    Archive Footage
    2016
    Dastaan-E-Rafi (Documentary) as
    Self
    1983
    Film Hi Film (uncredited)

    References

    Manoj Kumar Wikipedia