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Ashok Kumar birthday News

  • | October 13th, 2011

    Remembering Kishore Kumar and Ashok Kumar

    Remembering Kishore Kumar and Ashok Kumar

    Very few people know that Ashok Kumar’s birth anniversary coincides with the day that his younger brother Kishore Kumar passed away. Today we think of the legendary Ganguly brothers and the bond they shared
    Kishore Kumar Ganguly’s career started long after his elder brother Ashok Kumar Ganguly had already become a star. Ashok Kumar has said that when Kishore was very young his voice was coarse and he didn’t even know that Ashok was his brother. He would often wonder why his mother fed Ashok each time he came home from Mumbai. Slowly Ashok’s family started visiting Mumbai too, taking the young Kishore along. Click here to read more

  • | October 13th, 2011

    Ashok Kumar: Wish him on his 100th birth anniversary

    Ashok Kumar: Wish him on his 100th birth anniversary

    The life and times of the ‘Dadamoni’ of Indian cinema
    He was a shy man with average looks, definitely not the Bollywood type; yet destiny had other plans for Ashok Kumar who got into showbiz by chance and never looked back. As the late actor’s 100th birth anniversary dawns Thursday, film historians and fans remember the ‘Dadamoni’ of Indian cinema. Born in a Bengali family October 13, 1911, he did his schooling from Presidency College in Kolkata, and graduated in sciences and law. Not quite starry-eyed, he came to Mumbai in 1936 in search of a job. He got the role of a lab assistant in the newly established Bombay Talkies. But one day film director Himanshu Rai was furious with the lead actor of his film who had vanished without informing him. On the spur of the moment, he laid his eyes on Ashok and wanted the man as the lead in his film Jeevan Naiya. Click here to read more