Sanjeev Kumar (July 9, 1938 - November 6, 1985) was an Indian actor in Bollywood movies. Sanjeev Kumar was born as Haribhai Jariwala in Gujarat to a Gujarati family. His first home was in Surat and family based in Mumbai. A stint in the film school took him to Bollywood, where he eventually became a movie star. He remained a bachelor all his life and died of a massive heart attack in 1985. He has two younger brothers and a sister. 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. Sanjeev Kumar deservedly won the BFJA Awards for Best Actor for his outstanding performance of a deaf and mute person in Koshish in which the female lead was played by Jaya Bhaduri, who acted as his deaf and mute wife and was nominated for Best Actor award in Filmfare for the same role. He will always be remembered as Thakur of Sholay which was released in August, 1975. His character in Sholay is the most prominent of all the characters played by him. His best-remembered roles were in the blockbuster films Sholay (1975) and Trishul (1978). Sanjeev Kumar never married but was involved with actress Sulakshana Pandit, whom he did not marry, having been turned down by Hema Malini, with whom he was in love at the time. Hema Malini went on to marry her frequent co-star Dharmendra. In 1985 at the age of 47 Sanjeev Kumar had a massive heart attack, resulting in his death. Ten of his already completed films were released after his death.