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Overview (5)

Born in Surat, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died in Bombay, Maharashtra, India  (heart attack)
Birth NameHarihar Zariwala
Nicknames Godfather of Indian cinema
Doctor Kumar
Haribhai
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

Trade Mark (1)

Quiver in his voice

Trivia (28)

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 stalled when Sanjeev passed away. Manoj Kumar was signed to replace him. The film starred Sanjeev Kumar,Saira Banu,Kunal Goswami,Anooradha Patel.
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 was a actor, musician. He was estranged from the family for several years. Later on in life he married a lady named Prafulla. They had no children.
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.
Leela Chitnis son Actor, producer Manavendra Chitnis was producing a film shot exclusively in New York. This was in 1976. It was titled " New York, New York". It starred Sanjeev Kumar and Persis Khambhatta. Sanjeev and Persis had shot a song riding a bike in Central Park in New York. The film was shelved for financial reasons.
Starred in the shelved film " Teen Bandar" (1980). The film was going to be produced and directed by Sanjeev Kumar's good friend, actor Amrut (Amrit) Patel. Amrit Patel was Sanjeev Kumar's friend from their theatre days. The film Teen Bandar was based on a famous play they did about a blind man, deaf man and mute man. Years later the subject was to be made as Raju Raja Ram with Jackie , Salman and Govinda. But that film also was shelved. It was finally made as Tom Dick and Harry in 2006. The film starred Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan and Bharat Kapoor. When Teen Bandar was about to start, Sanjeev Kumar kept delaying the film by not giving any dates. Amrut was surprised why Sanjeev was doing this. Sanjeev would only shoot twice a month for the film. Many reasons were given as why Sanjeev didn't want to do the film. Sulakshna Pandit told Amrut that Sanjeev was angry that Amrut took Sanjeev's brother Kishore as the music director. Sanjeev and Kishore were not on talking terms. Many speculated that Sanjeev was insecure about Amjad Khan due to Amjad always stealing the show with his acting. Sanjeev Kumar claimed that he did not like Amrut's attitude when he asked Sanjeev if he was doing the film or not. Finally Sanjeev Kumar told Amrut to take another actor as he did not want to do the film. Amrut signed Bengali actor Uttam Kumar. Uttam shot for the film for three months then suddenly passed away. Amrut could not afford to re shoot Uttam's portions and decided to shelve the film.
Starred in the shelved film Bedi Brothers Combined " Bebas" (Kabzaa)(1980) Starring Sanjeev Kumar,Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit, Prem Chopra, Music by R. D. Burman, Directed by Narinder Bedi. The film was earlier being made with Rajesh Khanna.
Starred in Surendra Mohan's shelved film Adaawat (1985). The film was produced by Johnny Whiskey. The film got shelved after Sanjeev passed away.
Was involved with Hema Malini prior to Sholay .
Was involved with Nutan while she was married. When Nutan' realized Sanjeev was telling people about their involvement, she slapped him in front of the film unit of "Devi". People insist that it was Nutan's husband who demanded she slap Sanjeev in front of everyone.
Proposed to Saira Banu in the 1960s , but was rejected.
Was involved with Neeta Mehta.
Was involved with Sulakshna Pandit but did not want to marry her. People insist it was due to his fear that he would pass away from a heart attack.
Was involved with Jayshree T .
Sanjeev Kumar was born after 7 daughters.
Starred in the shelved movie Inspector Daku Aur Woh (1981). Starring Sanjeev Kumar,Randhir Kapoor, Ranjeeta Kaur. Produced by N.P. Ali,Directed by R.K. Nayyar .

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