mithun shettywrote on May 24 2009 2:26PM
Sanjeev Kumar or Harihar Jariwala was born on July 9,1938 in Surat,Gujarat to a Gujarati family living in Mumbai.Sanjeev Kumar made his debut in the film Hum Hindustani in 1960. Sanjeev's first film as a hero was the 1965 Nishan. In 1968, he played opposite the famous actor Dilip Kumar in Sangharsh. In 1970, Khilona made him a star. He went on to star in the hits Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) and Manchali (1973).His pairing with Jaya Bacchan in "koshish", "Naya Din Nayi Raat" Sanjeev Kumar reprised the nine-role epic performance and "parichay" all were hits.He started working with Gulzar in the early 1970s. He did nine films with Gulzar, including Aandhi (1975), Mausam (1975), Angoor (1981) and Namkeen (1982). All of them were out of the top the best performances.He is also remembered for roles in "Sholay", "Trishul" and "Pati Patni aur woh".In 1985, when he was only forty-seven years old, he died of a heart ailment. He had never married. He was involved with actress Sulakshana Pandit who wanted to marry him, but he rejected her marriage proposal, because he never got over his heartbreak after actress Hema Malini rejected his marriage proposal to marry her frequent co-star Dharmendra.