Bollywood is the land of dreams for many across India. Most of us have grown up on a standard dose of Hindi films and songs.
Bollywood has a flipside as well – a darker side that we do not see often. The actors undergo a lot of stress. They are constantly in the limelight and have to appear perfect at all times. They also have to often change their dietary and exercise patterns to suit a particular role.
Such a stressful lifestyle accompanies by frequent lifestyle changes and the pressure to always look perfect takes a toll on most actors. Actors like Deepika Padukone have, in fact, come forward and talked about depression, how it affects their lives and yet, how everyone ignores it.
When a person leading such a stressful life lives for up to 90 years and shows no signs of flagging, they deserve nothing but a huge standing ovation!
Here is a list of Bollywood actors in their 90s who are now on the cusp of entering the 100s club!
Dilip Kumar (Born December 11, 1922)
Muhammad Yusuf Khan, professionally known as Dilip Kumar is a popular Indian actor. He is known as the King of Tragedy. He debuted as an actor in Jwar Bhata in 1944 and never looked back. He has acted in over 65 films in a career spanning 5 decades. He is well known for his roles in films like Andaz, Babul, Aan, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Mughal-E-Azam, and the more recent Karma and Saudagar.
Lata Mangeshkar (Born September 28, 1929)
The oldest daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best-known singers of India. In fact, she is a yardstick by which other singers rate their performances. She has recorded over a thousand Hindi film songs as well as sung songs in over 36 regional languages and even foreign languages. She was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and is the proud recipient of the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
Kamini Kaushal (Born January 16, 1927)
Kamini Kaushal is a Hindi film and television actor. She is known for her role in Neecha Nagar for which she won the Palme d’Or Award in 1946. Her other films like Do Bhai, Nadiya Ke Paar, Ziddi, Arzoo, Night Club and Godaan are popular and critically acclaimed. She played character roles in many films as well. Recently, she was seen in movies like Chennai Express and Kabir Singh.
Shriram Lagoo (Born November 16, 1927)
Dr. Shriram Lagoo is a veteran film and theatre actor. He is well-known in both the Hindi and Marathi film industry. He has also directed many Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati plays. He is considered as one of the best actors and playwrights of Marathi drama. Apart from acting and direction, he is an active social worker and is a known voice in pushing progressive and rational thoughts in people. His autobiography is called Lamaan, which means “the carrier of goods”.
Ramesh Deo (Born January 30, 1926)
Ramesh Deo is an Indian film, play, and television actor. He has worked in more than 285 Hindi movies, 190 Marathi films and 30 Marathi dramas. He has also produced films, serials, and ad films and directed many films, serials, and documentaries. He first debuted in 1951. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 at the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF). He is also well-known for his character roles in movies like Anand and Aap Ki Kasam.
These actors have proven that age is just a number and have ruled the industry for years. Now they are in their 90s and are looking to enter the 100s club.
We wish them good health and hope that they live for many more years, continuing to be an inspiration to future generations.
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