Today is the birthday of Ashok Kumar, who has proved his mettle in his work in the 40s and 50s. Ashok Kumar was a painter and practicing homeopaths as well as acting. Ashok Kumar worked in powerful films like ‘Achhut Kanya’, ‘Howrah Bridge’, ‘Kismat’, ‘Aashirwad’, ‘Sangram’, ‘Samadhi’, ‘Bandini’, ‘Chitralekha’, ‘Jewel Thief’, ‘Pakeezah’. did. ‘small talk’, ‘beautiful’, ‘milly’. He also acted in more than 275 films and more than 30 Bengali plays. Let us know some special things about Ashok Kumar Saheb.
Ashok Kumar was born on 13 October 1911 in Bhagalpur, Bihar. His name at birth was ‘Kumudlal Ganguly’ and he was affectionately called ‘Dadamuni (elder brother)’ in the world of cinema. Ashok Kumar’s father Kunjlal Ganguly was a lawyer and his mother was a domestic lady. Ashok was the eldest boy in the house, followed by his sister Sati Devi and brothers Kishore Kumar and Anoop Kumar.
Ashok Kumar had a dream to work in the world of cinema since childhood but not as an actor but as a technician. In those days Ashok Kumar’s brother-in-law Shashadhar Mukherjee did a high house job at Bombay Talkies in Mumbai, due to which Ashok Kumar moved to Mumbai and started working as a lab assistant at Bombay Talkies. Even before the shooting of the 1936 Bombay Talkies film Jeevan Naya began, there were differences between its lead actors Devika Rani and Najmul Hassan, due to which the film’s producer Himanshu Rai called Kumudlal (Ashok Kumar) in the film instead of Najmul. . Although the director of the film was unhappy, Himanshu took him in the film and for the first time, Kumudlal Ganguly’s screen name was ‘Ashok Kumar’ as the stars did not reveal his real name on the screen in those days.