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Real NameKumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly
Nickname(s)Sanjay, Ashok Kumar, Dadamoni
Profession(s)Actor, Painter, Singer, Film Producer, Film Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack


Personal Life
Date of Birth13 October 1911
BirthplaceBhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Bihar)
Date of Death10 December 2001
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)90 Years
Death CauseHeart Failure
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra


HometownBhagalpur, Bihar, India
SchoolNot Known
UniversityPresidency University, Kolkata
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutFilm: Jeevan Naiya (1936)


HobbiesReading novels
Awards, Honours, AchievementsFilmfare Awards for:

Best Actor (1963, Rakhi)
Best Actor (1970, Aashirwad)
Best Supporting Actor (1967, Afsana)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashok Kumar

  • Did Ashok Kumar smoke?: Yes

    Ashok Kumar Smoking

  • Did Ashok Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • This iconic legend was born in a Bengali Family at Bhagalpur, Bihar.

    Ashok Kumar Birthplace

    • His father, Kunjlal Ganguly, was a lawyer by profession.
  • His mother, Gouri Devi, was a homemaker who belonged to a very rich Bengali family.

    Ashok Kumar with his Mother Gouri Devi and his Brothers

  • He attained his Law degree from Presidency College of the University of Calcutta (now, Kolkata).

    Ashok Kumar’s University

  • He was a law student, but he was not interested to make his career in the judiciary; as he always wanted to work in the film industry as a technician.
  • His first stint in the film industry was as a lab assistant at the Bombay Studio where he worked for 5 years.
  • His first movie as an actor was Jeevan Naiya. He became an actor in this movie by chance; as he replaced Najm-ul-Hassan (who was the first choice for the role) due to some reasons.



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