Manoj Kumar has made a different image in Bollywood. He has acted in many patriotic films. The 1937-born actor made his Bollywood debut at the age of 20 with the film Fashion, which he himself considers to be his favorite film. Manoj Kumar did a wonderful job in Raj Kapoor's film Mera Naam Joker. She played the lead role for the first time in the film 'Kaanch Ki Gudiya'.
National Award for this film
Manoj Kumar is married to Shashi Goswami from whom he has got two sons. Manoj Kumar is not only a good actor but he has also done a great job as a director and film producer. He was awarded the National Award for the film 'Upkar'. The veteran actor is going to celebrate his 84th birthday this year. Know interesting things related to his life on this occasion.
The name was 'Bharat Kumar'.
There was a time when people started calling Manoj Kumar 'Bharat Kumar', the reason behind this was that in most of the films his character's name was Bharat. Though his real name was Harikrishna Giri Goswami he was inspired by Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar hence he named himself Manoj Kumar.
Pakistan left at the time of the partition of India
Manoj Kumar was born in a Brahmin family in Pakistan. At the age of ten, he left Abbottabad, Pakistan with his family and came to India at the time of partition. Stayed with the family for some time as refugees at Kingsway Camp in Vijay Nagar and later moved to Delhi.
had good relations with the leaders
He was told by Manoj Kumar in an interview that he had good relations with his leaders. Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to like his films. He got the inspiration for the film Upkar from the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's slogan 'Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan'.
Manoj Kumar started his career with the film 'Fashion', in which he played the role of an 80-year-old man. In the year 1965, Manoj Kumar worked in the film 'Shaheed' based on the life of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, after which his image became that of a patriot.