For the politician from Jharkhand, see Sanjiv Kumar (politician). Sanjeev Kumar (born Harihar Jethalal Jariwala 9 July 1938 – 6 November 1985) was a noted Indian film actor. He won several major awards including two National Film Awards for Best Actor for his performances in the movies Dastak (1971) and Koshish (1973). He acted in genres ranging from romantic drama to thrillers. Unlike his peers, Sanjeev Kumar did not mind playing roles that were non-glamorous, such as characters well beyond his age. Movies like Sholay and Trishul exemplify his talents. Kumar also proved his ability to do comedy in films like "Pati Patni aur Woh", "Angoor", "Biwi O Biwi" and "Hero". He is well remembered for his versatility and genuine portrayal of his characters.