Actor-Filmmaker Manoj Kumar’s Birthday

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Padma Shri Manoj Kumar was born Harikishan Giri Goswami this day in 1937. He completes 81 today. He is known for making movies with patriotic themes and was given the epithet Bharat Kumar. He has won the Dadasaheb Phadke Award in 2015 for his contribution to the field of cinema. He is renowned for the movies Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962), Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Patthar Ke Sanam (1967), Neel Kamal (1968), Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) and Kranti (1981) among others.

Bollywood and Manoj Kumar: Following are just a few of my favorite Bollywood songs picturized on him:

Ek tara bole… Yaadgar (1970)

Mere desh ki dharti… Upkaar (1967)

Raha gardishon mein har dam… Do Badan (1966)

Dulhan chali… Purab Aur Paschim (1970)

Tu raat khadi thi chat pe… Himalay Ki God Mein (1965)

Tum bin jeevan kaise beeta… Anita (1967)

Bharat ka rehnewala hoon… Purab Aur Paschim (1970)

Bhari duniya mein aakhir… Do Badan (1966)

Sun baal brahmachari… Sanyasi (1975)

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