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11th December - A Day in the life of India

Learn about the importance of 11th December Read about major historical events on this day. Famous Birthdays on this day and Death Anniversaries on this day.

Famous Birthdays on 11th December

  • 1980 - Jamshad Cethirakath, known by his stage name Arya, is an Indian film actor and producer, who mainly appears in Tamil films besides appearing in a number of Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada productions. He made his breakthrough portraying rogue characters in Vishnuvardhan's Arinthum Ariyamalum and Pattiyal.
  • 1982 - Jignesh Mevani is a member of legislative assembly, Vadgam constituency, Gujarat. He is a social activist and lawyer.
  • 1969 - Vishwanathan Anand, Chess player and First Grandmaster from India in Chess.
  • 1935 – Pranab Mukherjee, Indian journalist and politician, 13th President of India
  • 1934 – Salim Durani, Afghan-Indian cricketer
  • 1931 – Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)
  • 1929 – Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1922 - Dilip Kumar (Born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan) is the first Bollywood Superstar. Popularly known as The Tragedy King. Dilip Kumar is widely regarded as one of the greatest method actors of World cinema. Kumar was one of the biggest film stars of Indian cinema. Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Bombay Talkies. In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar worked in over 65 films. Kumar is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the heartwarming Babul (1950), the impassioned Deedar (1951), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Yahudi (1958), Madhumati (1958), Kohinoor (1960), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), and the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967). In 1976, Kumar took a five-year break from film performances and returned with a character role in the film Kranti (1981). He has won nine Filmfare Awards and is the first recipient of the Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954). Critics have acclaimed him as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema. Dilip Kumar had a long relationship with actress Madhubala but never married her. He married actress Saira Bano in 1966. Dilip Kumar honoured by World Book of records for his contributions to Hindi Cinema and social causes.
  • 1882 - Chinnaswami Subramania Bharathi, also known as Bharathiyar, was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist, a social reformer and a polyglot. Popularly known as "Mahakavi Bharathi", he was a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry and is considered one of the greatest Tamil literary figures of all time. He once said, "If even one single man suffers from starvation, we will destroy the entire world."

Death Anniversaries on 11th December

  • 1987 – G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Sheikh Mussa Shariefi, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Hema Upadhyay, Indian painter and sculptor (b. 1972)

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