Lesser Known Facts About Ashok Kumar

Simran Khan

Dec 10, 2023

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar was a legendary Indian film star. On his death anniversary, here are some lesser-known facts about him.

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Lesser Known Facts

Ashok Kumar came from a family with strong ties to the Indian film industry. His younger brothers, Kishore Kumar and Anoop Kumar, were also successful in the world of cinema.

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Early Career in Science

DYK? Ashok Kumar initially worked as a lab assistant in Bombay Talkies, a popular film studio.

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Actor by accident?

His career in films began accidentally when Devika Rani, the wife of studio founder Himanshu Rai, noticed him and suggested he try acting.

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Not Just An Actor

Besides acting, Ashok Kumar was also into music. He lent his voice to many songs, including the hit Rail Mein Jiya Mora.

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Directorial Debut

He made his directorial debut with the film Railway Platform in 1955. The film showcased his talent not only as an actor but also as a director.

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Ashok Kumar Was First Indian to Play A Negative Role

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