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Date of Birth 9 July 1938Surat, Bombay Presidency, British India
Date of Death 6 November 1985Bombay, Maharashtra, India  (heart attack)
Birth NameHarihar Zariwala
Nicknames Godfather of Indian cinema
Doctor Kumar
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Harihar Jariwala a.k.a. Sanjeev Kumar was born in a Gujrati family in 1938. He portrayed many roles irrespective of the age or the type of chararcter. The actor ballooned in size in later years of his life due to the gastronomical pleasures he had inherited by sleeping in a kitchen while he was a child (which became the cause of his death in 1985 when he died of a heart ailment). Interestingly the actor was one of the very few who didn't have any competition within the industry. Sanjeev's notable performances were in films like Sholay, Parichay, Aandhi, Angoor and the Satyajit Ray masterpiece Shatranj Kay Khiladi.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Isha Agarwall, Lucknow

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Quiver in his voice

Trivia (16)

Screen tested for the movie Aarti in 1962 . But was replaced later on.
Brother of Bollywood actor Kishore Jariwala. Kishore acted in" Dhoop Chaon "with his brother Sanjeev Kumar.
Brother of Bollywood producer Nakul Jariwala. Nakul produced Sanjeev Kumar, Feroz Khan film " Do Waqt Ke Roti".
Acting student of writer/ director P. D Shenoy.
Gulzar and Sanjiv Kumar were great friends, Sanjiv used to share all his worries with him, and Gulzar persuaded him to undergo kidney transplant after the latter's Diabetic Nephropathy. Sanjeev never married.
Photograph of Sanjeev Kumar was used as Moushami Chatterjee's husband in Ikke Pe Ikka .
Was given the screen name " Sanjeev Kumar" by Sawan Kumar Tak. Sawan spotted him in a play and produced " Naunhilal" with him.
Starred in Prakash Mehra's shelved film "Insaan Ke Aulad". The film was shelved when Sanjeev passed away.
Starred in the shelved movie Gautam Pictures "Girftaar" (1981) Starring Sunil Dutt,Sanjeev Kumar,Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Amjad Khan, Music by R.D, Burman, Produced by Gautam Pictures, Directed by V.K.Sobti.12 Reels.
Starred in the shelved movie Movie Matter's "Heere Jawahrat"(1981) Starring Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Amjad Khan,Music Rajesh Roshan,Directed by R.Jhalani. 14 Reels.
Brother Kishore Jariwala died a bachelor.
Sister named Gayatri. She was married to Ashok Patel. They are both settled in America.
Mistaken as Darshan Jariwala's uncle on several websites. This is due to their last names.
Brother Nakul was married to Jyotiben. They had three children. Uday , Prithvi, Ekta.
Starred in the shelved film "Mahaan" (1971). Starring Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz. Music by Shankar Jaikishen. Directed by Sultan Ahmed.
Starred in the shelved film "Mitti Ka Dev" (1968). Starring Sanjeev Kumar, Anjana Mumtaz,Nirupa Roy,Abhi Bhattacharya,Tarun Ghosh. Directed by Sameer Chowdhury.

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