Dilip Kumar’s biography to be launched on his birthday


By Hindustan Times

A book chronicling the life and times of the living legend Dilip Kumar will be launched on the veteran actor’s birthday (December 11) this year.

Written as a coffee-table book by film journalist Uday Tara Nayar, the book has been supervised by the actor’s wife, Saira Banu.

The biography, which features rare photographs of Dilip’s family and friends, traces the 89-year-old actor’s journey that started eight decades ago when Yusuf Khan came to Mumbai. It will be published jointly by Saira’s entertainment enterprise Sharp Focus and New Media publishing house.

“So many writers approached us to write this book. We chose Uday Tarra because she is a family member and Sahab has known her for a long time... Tarra writes well,” said Saira, who is working on another biography on Dilip, which will be launched next year.