Dilip Kumar (Muhammad Yusuf Khan, born 11 December 1922), popularly known with nickname Dilip Kumar, is an Indian actor and a former Member of Parliament. He is commonly known as “Tragedy King”, and is described as “the ultimate method actor” by Satyajit Ray. Saira Banu his wife (born 23 August 1944), also known as Saira Bano, is an Indian Bollywood actress and has acted in many Bollywood films between 1960 and 1980.
Dilip Kumar married actress and beauty queen Saira Banu in year 1966 when he was aged 44 and she was 22. His brothers are Nasir Khan, Ehsan Khan and Aslam Khan. Dilip Kumar and Saira Bano had number of hits together like Gopi, Sagina and Bairaag. Dilip Kumar was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. In 1998 he was awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan.