On Ashok Kumar's birth anniversary, a look at his memorable appearances on celluloid

FP Staff

Oct,13 2017 19:02 00 IST

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Ashok Kumar along with Devika Rani in the 1936 film, Achhut Kanya. Image courtesy: Facebook

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In the 1949 thriller Mahal, Ashok Kumar delivered a phenomenal performance. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube

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Ashok Kumar with Madhubala in the 1958 film Howrah Bridge. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube

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Bandini (1963) with Nutan. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube

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Tapan Sinha's 1967 Bengali film, Hatey Bazarey also starred Vyjayanthimala along with Kumar. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube

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His 1972 film Victoria No 203 along with Pran was a light-hearted comedy thriller. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube

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Ashok Kumar played the love guru of Amol Palekar in the 1975 film Chhoti Si Baat. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube

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As an elderly Parsi father in the 1978 Basu Chatterjee film Khatta Meetha, Ashok Kumar proved that age is after all just a number. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube

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Kumar aced the role of an endearing elderly father in the late 1970s. Still from the 1980 film Khoobsurat starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan. Image courtesy: Screen grab via YouTube