Manoj Kumar Net Worth
Manoj Kumar Net Worth: Manoj Kumar is an Indian actor and director in the Bollywood film industry who has a net worth of $20 million. Harikrishna Giri Goswami (known publically as Manoj Kumar) was born July 13, 1937 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He is known for his films Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and Kranti. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes and was aptly nicknamed "Bhaarat Kumar". In 1992, he was honored with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. As a youth, he admired Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar and made the decision to name himself Manoj Kumar after Dilip's character in Shabnam (1949). After making a little-noticed début in Fashion in 1957, Manoj landed his first leading role in Kaanch Ki Gudia (1960) opposite Sayeeda Khan. Piya Milan Ki Aas and Reshmi Roomal followed, setting the stage for the Vijay Bhatt-directed Hariyali Aur Raasta (1962) opposite Mala Sinha. Kumar then appeared with Sadhana in Raj Khosla's Woh Kaun Thi (1964), and reunited with Vijay Bhatt and Mala Sinha in Himalaya Ki God Mein (1965). Manoj Kumar and Raj Khosla repeated their successful actor/director partnership with the film Do Badan, which was noted for Raj Khosla's great direction, Manoj Kumar and the heroine Asha Parekh's excellent display of histrionics, an outstanding musical score by Ravi, immortal songs by the lyricist Shakeel Badayuni, among other qualities. Kumar's image as the patriotic hero started with the 1965 film Shaheed, based on the life of Bhagat Singh, the most influential Indian revolutionary. After the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri asked Kumar to create a film based on the popular slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kissan (hail the soldier, hail the farmer). The mid-'70s saw Kumar star in three hit films: Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974),Amitabh Bachchan, which won him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director, Sanyasi (1975) and Dus Numbri (1976). His trademark hand-covering-the-face was very popular and continues to be the butt of jokes of stand-up comedians.