Andaz: Dilip Kumar shared screen space with Raj Kapoor for the first time in 'Andaz'. A love triangle, 'Andaz' shows Dilip Kumar as a romantic hero whose unrequited love costs him his life. The film turned out be one of the biggest grossers of the year.
Azaad: Dilip Kumar plays the role of a charismatic bandit who rescues Meena Kumari and pretends to be a wealthy person. The film was one of the biggest hits of 1950s.
Daag: Dilip Kumar proves why is he is the invincible tragedy king of Bollywood with his performance in 'Daag'. He plays the role of Shankar who succumbs to alcohol and moves onto the path of self destruction. The actor won his first Filmfare Award for 'Daag'.
Saudagar: Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar came together in 1991 film 'Saudagar'. Influenced by the popular play 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Saudagar' was a love story. Dilip Kumar's performance was much appreciated in the film and also bagged him a best actor nomination at Filmfare Awards.
Mughal-e-Azam: K Asif's magnum opus was a classic is every sense. From the dialogues to the sets to the acting, 'Mughal-e-Azam' spelled brilliance. Dilip Kumar beautifully brought out the romantic side of a prince who dares to go against his father and falls for a courtesan. His performance is still etched in the minds of many of his fans.
As the thespian turns 91, we take a look at some of the most memorable roles played by him on screen.
Ram Aur Shayam: Very few actors have the panache to carry out double roles in films and that too so brilliantly. And, Dilip Kumar's act became an inspiration for many others actors to reprise the role of twins in films. The way he switches from a shy (Ram) to the vivacious (Shyam) is commendable.
Naya Daur: With the onset of industrialisation, Dilip Kumar's role of a tongawala who dares to challenge the landlords became an inspiration for many. Dilip Kumar even went onto win Filmfare Award for Best Actor for 'Naya Daur'.
Devdas: Failed in love, Devdas (Dilip Kumar) takes to liquor after the marriage of Paro (Suchitra Sen). As a hopeless lover, Devdas drinks to reduce the pain of losing his lover Paro. Who can forget the popular dialogue, 'Kon Kambhakht Bardaasht Karne Ke Liye Peeta Hai'. Dilip Kumar beautifully brought the pain of unrequited love on screen.
Aadmi: Dilip Kumar was one of the actors who did not shy away from sharing screen space with other actors. He played the role of a jealous lover in 'Aadmi'. Dilip Kumar proved his acting prowess by playing a man on wheelchair and was much appreciated for his role.
Shakti: Despite sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar was the star of the film. He played the role of an honest police officer who doesn't mind sacrificing his near and dear ones in the line of duty. Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Dilip Kumar's son in the film.