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Ashok Kumar (I) (1911–2001)

Ashok Kumar was one of India's most famous actors from before to after its independence from the UK. As a young assistant to Bengali film-maker Himanshu Rai, he got his start in acting by accident when he volunteered to substitute for the lead actor, Jeevan Naya (1936), who fell ill before production on the film Achhut Kanya (1936) was to start. ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 90) in Bombay, India

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 1997 Ankhon Mein Tum Ho
Kapoor (Dadhu)
 1996 Return of Jewel Thief
Prince Arjun
 1996 Beqabu
 1996 Dushman Duniya Ka
Doctor
 1995 Mera Damad
Ajit Khanna
 1995 Sajan Ka Dard
 1994 Yuhi Kabhi
God
 1993 Kanyadan
 1992 Surer Bhubane
 1992 Humlaa
Devkishan Sharma
 1991 Aadhi Mimansa
 1991 Maut Ki Sazaa
Pandit. Satyadev
 1991 Begunaah
Judge Dindayal
 1989 Majboor
Ravi and Sunil's father
 1989 Dana Paani
Advocate Sinha
 1989 Anjaane Rishte
Kirpa Ram
 1989 Clerk
Satyapati
 1988 Bharat Ek Khoj (TV Series)
 1988 Faisla
Rehman
 1988 Inteqam
 1988 Crossroads (TV Series)
Ranjit Rupal
- Episode #1.4510 (1988) ... Ranjit Rupal
 1987 Jawab Hum Denge
Defense Lawyer
 1987 Pyaar Ki Jeet
Dr. Kumar
 1987 Watan Ke Rakhwale
Professor Peter Fernandes
 1987 Woh Din Aayega
Professor Bhattacharya
 1987 Hifazat
Kailashnath
 1987 Avam
Veshat Ansari
 1987 Mr India
Prof. Sinha
 1986 Bhim Bawani (TV Movie)
 1986 Shatru
Superintendent of Police
 1986 Asli Naqli
Driver / Chacha (uncle)
 1986 Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge
Abdul Rehman
 1986 Amma
 1986 Qatl
Beggar / Street Singer (as Dada Muni)
 1985 Phir Aayee Barsat
Bajaj - Dilip's father
 1985 Ek Daku Saher Mein
Police Inspector
 1985 Bhago Bhoot Aayaa
Butler
 1985 Tawaif
Mr. Nigam
 1984 Akalmand
Major
 1984 Grahasthi
Shankar
 1984 Hum Rahe Na Hum
Professor Mulk Raj
 1984 Raja Aur Rana
Rajinder Singh (aka Raja)
 1984 Duniya
R.D. Puri
 1984 Ram Tera Desh
Ram Das
 1984 Hum Log (TV Series)
Sutradhar
 1984 Farishta
Rai Bahadur
 1984 Prerana
 1983 Bekaraar
 1983 Chor Police
Mr. Sinha
 1983 Haadsaa
Dr. Ved Kapoor
 1983 Kaya Palat
 1983 Pasand Apni Apni
Shantilal Anand
 1983 Mahaan
Rai, Rita's grandfather
 1983 Love in Goa
Baburao
 1983 Prem Tapasya
Dr. Chowdary
 1983 Taqdeer
Mr. Diwan Pratap Singh (uncredited)
 1982 Dial 100
 1982 Sumbandh
Advocate Hardayal Mathur
 1982 Anokha Bandhan
Zaminder
 1982 Shakti
Police Commissioner
 1982 Shaukeen
Om Prakash Choudhury
 1981 Jyoti
Niranjan's dad
 1981 Maan Gaye Ustaad
Jailor
 1981 Jail Yatra
Ramnath Verma
 1981 Khatta Meetha
Homi Mistry
 1981 Mahfil
Raghunath Singh
 1980 Aakhri Insaaf
 1980 Judaai
Retired Justice Umakant Verma
 1980 Khubsoorat
Dwarka Prasad Gupta
 1980 Sau Din Saas Ke
Colonel Gupta
 1980 Takkar
Vijay, Kishan, Meena's dad
 1980 Jyoti Bane Jwala
Dr. Bose
 1980 Aap Ke Deewane
Inshallah Khan
 1980 Khwab
Advocate Joshi
 1980 Nazrana Pyar Ka
Mahesh Kumar Gupta
 1979 Amar Deep
 1979 Bagula Bhagat
 1979 Guru Ho Jaa Shuru
CBI Inspector / Chief Kumar
 1978 Anmol Tasveer
 1978 Tumhare Liye
Dr. Vachaspati / Vaidyaraj
 1978 Safed Jhoot
Gulati
 1978 Chor Ke Ghar Chor
Ranjeet Singh
 1978 Dil Aur Deewaar
Rai Saheb
 1978 Apna Khoon
Geeta's Father
 1978 Anpadh
Gupta
 1978 Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan
Lala Ganpat Rai
 1978 Do Musafir
Kailash Nath
 1977/II Anand Ashram
 1977/I Anand Ashram
Thakur
 1977 Anurodh
Mr. Mathur
 1977 Dream Girl
Mr. Verma
 1977 Mastan Dada
 1977 Prayashchit
 1977 Hira Aur Patthar
Dr. Anand
 1976 Aap Beati
Kishorilal Kapoor
 1976 Arjun Pandit
 1976 Balika Badhu
Aged Amal (voice)
 1976 Barood
Balraj Gupta - Criminologist
 1976 Rangila Ratan
 1976 Santan
 1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek
Raja
 1976 Shankar Dada
Superintendent of Police
 1976 Bhanwar
Dr. Verma
 1976 Harfan Maulaa
Ranjeet / Kedar / Mahavir
 1975 Chhoti Si Baat
Col. Julius Nagendranath Wilfred Singh
 1975 Mili
Mr. Khanna
 1975 Uljhan
Judge Kailalsh Chandra
 1975 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka
Anand Kumar
 1975 Aakraman
 1975 Chori Mera Kaam
Shankar
 1974 Do Aankhen
 1974 Dulhan
 1974 Paise Ki Gudiya
Dr. Vinayak
 1974 Ujala Hi Ujala
Professor Shyamlal Gupta
 1974 Prem Nagar
Raja Uday Singh
 1974 Do Phool
Diwan Bahadur Atal Rai
 1973 Bada Kabutar
Mama Rampuri
 1973 Hifazat
 1973 Taxi Driver
 1973 Dhund
Public Prosecutor Mehta
 1972 Anuraag
Mr. Rai
 1972 Dil Daulat Duniya
Seth Kalidas / Kalluram 'Kalwa'
 1972 Garam Masala
Maharaj (uncredited)
 1972 Maalik
Ganesh Duttji 'Guru'
 1972 Rakhi Aur Hathkadi
Thakur Virendra Singh
 1972 Sazaa
 1972 Zameen Aasmaan
Shanti Swaroop
 1972 Zindagi Zindagi
Choudhury Ramprasad
 1972 Victoria No. 203
Raja
 1972 Pakeezah
Shahabuddin
 1971 Door Ka Raahi
Joseph
 1971 Hum Tum Aur Woh
Mahendranath
 1971 Kangan
Lakshmipati 'Rajaji'
 1971 Naya Zamana
Sachin Choudhury (Rajan & Seema's dad)
 1971/I Adhikar
Barrister Shukla
 1970 Jawab
Zamindar Uma Shankar
 1970 Purab Aur Pachhim
Bharat's Guru / Dad
 1970 Safar
Dr. Chandra
 1970 Sharafat
Jagatram
 1970 Maa Aur Mamta
William
 1969 Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool
Vidyanand
 1969 Bhai Bahen
Raja Vikram Pratap
 1969 Do Bhai
Judge Ajay Verma
 1969 Intaquam
Heeralal Mehra
 1969 Paisa Ya Pyar
Mohanlal
 1969 Pyar Ka Sapna
Shankernath
 1969 Satyakam
Satyasharan 'Dadji' Acharya
 1969 Aradhana
Air Commodore Ganguly
 1968 Aashirwad
Shivnath 'Joggi Thakur' Choudhary
 1968 Dil Aur Mohabbat
Supt. of Police Choudhry
 1968 Sadhu Aur Shaitaan
Passenger (Hair Dresser) (uncredited)
 1968 Aabroo
Advocate P.K. Anand
 1967 Bahu Begum
Nawab Sikander Mirza
 1967 Hatey Bazarey
Mukherjee
 1967 Mehrban
Shanti Swarup
 1967 Nai Roshni
Professor Kumar (as Padmashree Ashok Kumar)
 1967 Jewel Thief
Arjun Singh
 1966 Afsana
Gopal
 1966 Daadi Maa
Pratap / Raja
 1966 Mamta
Manish Roy
 1965 Adhi Raat Ke Baad
Ashok Kumar
 1965 Akashdeep
 1965 Bahu Beti
Judge
 1965 Bheegi Raat
Anand
 1965 Chand Aur Suraj
Chanderprakash Atmaram Malik / Chander
 1965 Naya Kanoon
Shekar
 1965 Oonche Log
Retd. Major Chandrakant
 1964 Chitralekha
Yogi Kumargiri (as Padmashree Ashok Kumar)
 1964 Dooj Ka Chand
 1964 Phoolon Ki Sej
Doctor Verma
 1964 Pooja Ke Phool
Choudhury Hukumat Rai
 1964 Benazir
Nawab
 1963 Grahasti
Harishchandra Khanna
 1963 Gumrah
Barrister Ashok
 1963 Mere Mehboob
Nawab Buland Akhtar Changezi
 1963 Ustadon Ke Ustad
Saaya
 1963 Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke
Advocate Buom Kesh Mukherjee
 1963 Aaj Aur Kal
Maharaja Balbirsingh
 1963 Bandini
Bikash Ghosh
 1963 Meri Surat Teri Ankhen
Pyare
 1962 Aarti
Dr. Prakash
 1962 Bezubaan
 1962 Naqli Nawab
 1962 Rakhi
Raj Kumar 'Raju'
 1962 Ummeed
 1962 Burmah Road
Ashok
 1962 Hong Kong
 1962 Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath
Dr. Mehta
 1961 Dharmputra
Nawab Badruddin (Husn Bano's Father) (uncredited)
 1961 Flat No. 9
 1961 Warrant
 1961 Dark Street
 1960 Aanchal
 1960 Hospital
Saibal
 1960 Kala Aadmi
 1960 Kalpana
Amar
 1960 Kanoon
Judge Badri Prasad
 1960 Masoom
 1959 Baap Bete
 1959 Bedard Zamana Kya Jane
Barrister Ashok
 1959 Daaka
 1959 Dhool Ka Phool
Defense Lawyer (uncredited)
 1959 Kangan
CID Inspector Sharad M. Das
 1959 Naach Ghar
 1959 Nai Raahen
 1958 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
Brijmohan Sharma
 1958 Farishta
 1958 Howrah Bridge
Prem Kumar / Rakesh
 1958 Karigar
 1958 Savera
 1958 Night Club
 1958 Raagini
 1957 Bandi
Shankar
 1957 Ek-Saal
Suresh Kumar
 1957 Jeevan Saathi
 1957 Mr. X
Ashok Kumar / Mr. X
 1957 Sheroo
 1957 Talaash
 1957 Ustad
 1956 Bhai Bhai
Ashok
 1956 Bhai-Bhai
Ashok Kumar
 1956 Ek-Hi-Rasta
Prakash Mehta
 1956 Inspector
 1956 Shatranj
 1955 Bandish
Kamal Roy
 1955 Sardar
 1954 Baadbaan
 1954 Naaz
 1954 Samaj
 1954 Lakeeren
 1953 Shamsheer
 1953 Shole
 1952 Betaab
 1952 Bewafa
Ashok
 1952 Jalpari
 1952 Kafila
 1952 Poonam
 1952 Raag Rang
 1952 Saloni
 1952 Tamasha
Mr. Ashok Kumar
 1952 Nau Bahar
Ashok
 1951 Afsana
Ratan Kumar / Diwan Chaman Kumar
 1951 Deedar
Dr. Kishore
 1950 Aadhi Raat
 1950 Khiladi
 1950 Mashaal
Samar
 1950 Nishana
 1950 Samadhi
Shekhar
 1950 Sangram
Kunwar
 1949 Mahal
Hari Shankar
 1948 Padmini
 1947 Saajan
 1947 Chandrashekhar
Pratap
 1946 Eight Days
Shamsher Singh
 1946 Shikari
 1945 Begum
 1945 Humayun
Badshah Naseerudin Humayun
 1944 Chal Chal Re Navjavan
Arjun
 1944 Kiran
 1943 Angoothi
 1943 Kismet
Shekhar
 1943 Najma
Yusuf
 1941 Anjaan
Ajit
 1941 Jhoola
Ramesh
 1941 Naya Sansar
Puran
 1940 Azad
 1940 Bandhan
Nirmal
 1939 The Bangle
Kamal
 1938 Nirmala
 1938 Vachan
 1937 Izzat
 1937 Prem Kahani
 1937 Savitri
Satyaran
 1936 Achhut Kanya
Pratap
 1936 Janmabhoomi
Ajay
 1936 Jeevan Naya
Ranjit
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Dadamoni | Ashok Kumar Ganguly | Padmashree Ashok Kumar | Dada Muni
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Star Sign:

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