Manoj Kumar Age, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Real NameHarikrishna Giri Goswami (birth name)
NicknameBharat Kumar
ProfessionActor, Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 85 kg
in Pounds- 187 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 July 1937
Age (as in 2017)80 Years
Birth PlaceAbbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India
(now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeHindu College, University of Delhi
Educational QualificationsGraduation
DebutFilm– Fashion (1957)
Directorial– Upkaar (1967)
FamilyFather– H.L. Goswami
Mother– Krishna Kumari Goswami
Brother– Rajiv Goswami
Sister– Neelam Goswami
HobbiesListening to music, Singing
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorDilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar
Favourite ActressKamini Kaushal
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseShashi Goswami
Manoj Kumar with his wife
ChildrenSons– Vishal Goswami,
Manoj Kumar with his son Vishal Goswami
Kunal GoswamiKunal Goswami
Daughter– None

Manoj Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Kumar

  • Does Manoj Kumar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Manoj Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Manoj Kumar was born in Brahmin family. When he was 10 years old, his family left Abbottabad, Pakistan and migrated to Delhi.
  • When he came to India due to the partition, his family lived as refugees in Vijay Nagar, Kingsway Camp and later moved to Old Rajendra Nagar area of New Delhi.
  • From a young age, he was really inspired by Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar and thus decided to name himself as Manoj Kumar. However, his real name is Harikrishna Giri Goswami.
  • Manoj Kumar’s film career began with 1957 movie Fashion, wherein he played the role of an 80-year-old person.
  • Manoj Kumar’s patriotic image was truly recognized after the release of 1965 film Shaheed. The movie was based on the life of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.Shaheed Movie
  • After 1965 Indo-Pak War, the then PM of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, asked him to create a movie based on the popular slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kissan. To fulfill his words, he made Upkaar in 1967, in which he played both a soldier and a farmer.
  • The Film Upkaar won Kumar his first Filmfare Best Director Award.Upkaar Movie Poster
  • In 1981, he directed a movie, Kranti. The movie was a big hit at the box office. After Kranti, his film career began to decline because his movies were not performing well.
  • Due to his many roles on Patriotism, he was nicknamed as ‘Bharat Kumar’.
  • In 1989, he was the first ever Indian director to cast Pakistani actors.
  • In 1992, he was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India.
  • In 1995, he quit acting. He acted for the last time in the 1995 film Maidan-E-Jung.
  • Prior to 2004, it was announced that Manoj Kumar had joined Shiv Sena.
  • In 2016, Manoj Kumar was bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Award lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.Manoj Kumar receiving Dada Saheb Falke Award from President
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