Manoj Kumarâ€™s 82nd birthday
Manoj Kumar has turned 82 years old today, his real name is Harikrishna Goswami. The actor changed the name to Manoj Kumar because of Dilip Kumar. Bollywood veteran actorÂ ManojÂ Kumar has entertained the audience for many years with his onscreen persona and charming acting skills. With films likeÂ RotiÂ KapadaÂ AurÂ makaan,Â PuranÂ AurÂ Pachhim,Â Kranti,Â UpkarÂ and others,Â ManojÂ Kumar made sure that he is remembered with his roles even when he is done with the world of Bollywood. The actor was a complete charmer and impressed everyone with real life personality as much as his reel life characters.
Manoj Kumar changed his name because of Dilip Kumar
Manoj Kumar was born in Abbottabad, Pakistan and moved in India with his family after partition. His real name is Harikishan Giri Goswami but people today recognize him as Manoj Kumar or Bharat Kumar. The actor who made his Bollywood debut with film Fashion in 1957 has turned 82 today. As a youngster, Manoj Kumar was a great admirer of Bollywood actors like Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Kamini Kaushal. Everyone knows that Manoj Kumar is not his real name but there is an interesting story behind how he changed his name. Interestingly, when he was a kid, Harikishan Giri Goswami went to watch a film of Dilip Kumar called Shabnam which released in 1949. The actor was so impressed with Dilip Kumarâ€™s acting and loved his character of Manoj Kumar in the film so much that he decided to name himself Manoj Kumar.