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Dilip Kumar celebrates his 90th birthday - Rare and unseen pictures

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Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 17:43 [IST]

Thespian actor Dilip Kumar turns 90 today - December 11, 2012. Dilip Kumar, born as Muhammad Yousuf Khan was not only one of the most popular and seasoned actors of his time, he was also known as the Tragedy King in his times.

Veteran director Satyajit Ray once described as "the ultimate method actor". The actor along with today's 'Bollywood baadshah' Shahrukh Khan shares the record for the most number of Filmfare awards won for the category of 'Best Actor'.

Dilip Kumar's biography was expected to be launched on his 90th birthday today, but is delayed since the book needs some polishing. Speaking about his biography, wife Saira Banu said, "His biography will be a kind of look into what Dilip Kumar is. This book will not be filled with gossip, but it will be about his journey."

As Dilip Kumar celebrates his birthday today, we bring you some rare and unseen pictures of the veteran.

Dilip Kumar And Saira Banu

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu make a great pair.

Dilip And Saira Wedding

When Dilip Kumar married Saira Banu, Dilip was 44 years old, whereas Saira Banu was only 22.

Dilip And Saira

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu look cool together.

Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand And Raj Kapoor With Jawaharlal Nehru

This is one of the best pictures of Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor with the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Dilip Kumar With Yash Chopra And Anil Kapoor

Dilip Kumar is seen here with Yash Chopra and Anil Kapoor.

Dilip Kumar With Saira Banu

Dilip Kumar with Saira Banu.

Dilip With Raj And Dev

Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand were very good friends.

Dilip Kumar With Priyanka Chopra

Here Dilip Kumar is seen with Priyanka Chopra.

Dilip Kumar's 89th Birthday Celebration

This was Dilip Kumar's 89th birthday celebration. Yash Chopra can also be seen in the photograph.

Dilip And Saira With The Bachchans

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu are seen here with Amitabh, Jaya and Abhishek Bachchan.

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Story first published:  Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 13:35 [IST]
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