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Biography for Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar

Birthdate: 13 October 1911

Birth Place: Bhagalpur, Bihar, India.

Height in feet: 5 Feet 9 Inches

Sun Sign: Libra

Occupation: Television Actor

Marital Status: Married

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Ashok Kumar was an Indian film actor. Born Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency he attained iconic status in Indian cinema. He broke from the theatrical style then common in Indian film towards a more naturalistic method. Given his versatility and proven brilliance over five decades, he is considered by many to be the finest ever Indian


He graduated from Presidency College, Calcutta India.

Family Background

His father Kunjalal Ganguly was a lawyer and his mother Gouri Devi came from a wealthy Bengali family and the family was based in Khandwa of Madhya Pradesh. His brothers Kishore Kumar and Anoop Kumar also acted in films. Three brothers worked together in the comedies Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi and Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi. Ashok, though the eldest of the three by quite a margin, survived them both.

In fact, he stopped celebrating his birthday after the youngest brother, Kishore, died on that day in 1987. His sister, Sati Devi, was married to Sashadhar Mukherjee of the Mukherjee-Samarth family.


10 December 2011 (aged 90) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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