Remembering Sanjeev Kumar

Indian Express remembers Haribhai Jariwala from Surat, popularly known by his screen name Sanjeev Kumar. Seen here: Actor Amjad Khan and Sanjeev Kumar in 'Sholay'. Express archive photo
Indian Express remembers Haribhai Jariwala from Surat, popularly known by his screen name Sanjeev Kumar. Seen here: Actor Amjad Khan and Sanjeev Kumar in 'Sholay'. Express archive photo
A protege of the Indian National Theatre, Sanjeev Kumar played a father on stage, at the age of 20!  Seen here: Actor Sanjeev Kumar in a still from 'Bombay by Nite'. Express archive photo
A protege of the Indian National Theatre, Sanjeev Kumar played a father on stage, at the age of 20! Seen here: Actor Sanjeev Kumar in a still from 'Bombay by Nite'. Express archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar made his film debut in 1960's 'Hum Hindustani'. In 1970, Khilona made him a star. Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar in 'Bachpan'. Express archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar made his film debut in 1960's 'Hum Hindustani'. In 1970, Khilona made him a star. Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar in 'Bachpan'. Express archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar was often seen with Jaya Bachchan on-screen. He played her father in Parichay, her husband in Koshish. Seen here: Actor Jaya Bachchan with Sanjeev Kumar in 'Anamika'. Express Archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar was often seen with Jaya Bachchan on-screen. He played her father in Parichay, her husband in Koshish. Seen here: Actor Jaya Bachchan with Sanjeev Kumar in 'Anamika'. Express Archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar did nine films with Gulzar, including Koshish (1973), Aandhi(1975), Mausam (1975), Angoor (1981) and Namkeen (1982). Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar in 'Chanda aur Bijli'. Express archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar did nine films with Gulzar, including Koshish (1973), Aandhi(1975), Mausam (1975), Angoor (1981) and Namkeen (1982). Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar in 'Chanda aur Bijli'. Express archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar never married. It is said that he had once approached co-star Hema Malini romantically, who had turned him down. Seen here: Hema Malini and Sanjeev Kumar in 'Seeta aur Geeta'. Express archive photo
Sanjeev Kumar never married. It is said that he had once approached co-star Hema Malini romantically, who had turned him down. Seen here: Hema Malini and Sanjeev Kumar in 'Seeta aur Geeta'. Express archive photo
On the sets of 'Namkeen', Sanjeev Kumar upset all the four ladies - Waheeda Rehman, Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi and Kiran Vairale - because he would always report late. Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar and Sumita Sanyal in Aashirwad (1968). Express archive photo
On the sets of 'Namkeen', Sanjeev Kumar upset all the four ladies - Waheeda Rehman, Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi and Kiran Vairale - because he would always report late. Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar and Sumita Sanyal in Aashirwad (1968). Express archive photo
Gulzar said Sanjeev Kumar firmly believed that there was a curse on his family that the males would never live beyond the age of 50. Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar and Shatrughan Sinha. Express archive photo
Gulzar said Sanjeev Kumar firmly believed that there was a curse on his family that the males would never live beyond the age of 50. Seen here: Sanjeev Kumar and Shatrughan Sinha. Express archive photo

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