Ashok Kumar

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Ashok Kumar

Born:13 October 1911
Died:10 December 2001

  • He born Kumudlal Ganguly, and also fondly called Dadamoni, was an Indian film actor who attained iconic status in Indian cinema.
  • He was honoured in 1988 with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest national award for cinema artists, by the Government of India and also received the Padma Bhushan in 1999 for his contributions to Indian cinema.
  • Before getting a chance in films, He used to work as a lab assistant at the Bombay Talkies.
  • He was the first superstar of Hindi cinema as well as the first lead actor to play an anti-hero.
  • He also became the first star to reinvent himself, enjoying a long and hugely successful career as a character actor.
  • He was honoured in 1995 with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

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