Recognizing Special Talent


There are some actors that leave a mark through their art and Dilip Kumar is one such actor. Dilip Kumar ruled the silver screen for a long time, bringing it alive with his charisma. He defined greatness in his career spanning 6 decades and more than 60 films, leading to the legendary Satyajit Ray describing him as “the ultimate method actor”. His career started with Jwar Bhata in 1944 and he experimented across genres, from comedy to drama and everything in between. In fact, his intense performances earned him the moniker of the “Tragedy King” among his legion of fans.

His immense talent and contribution has not gone unnoticed and Dilip Kumar has been awarded on numerous occasions, as he should. Whistling Woods International is also not far behind in showering accolades on the legendary performer. On the occasion of Dilip Kumar’s 92th Birthday, Subhash Ghai (acclaimed filmmaker and Dean of Whistling Woods International) announced that a Scholarship will be setup honoring the legendary actor. The Dilip Kumar Scholarship is for students seeking to study at Subhash Ghai’s film school. The recipient of this scholarship will receive free training at the Institute for two years.

Dilip Kumar inaugurated Whistling Woods International in 2006 and in 2014 his name will inaugurate new opportunities for young and enthusiastic aspiring actors. With it, worthy students will be given the means to live up to the accomplishments of the famed actor.

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