Dilip Kumar started his career in Bollywood in 1944, only retired in 1998, and is still alive and kicking. He was considered the Marlon Brando of Bollywood for his brooding, method-acting influenced performances. After being romantically linked to several of his costars, he married b-list actress Saira Banu, and has stayed married to her ever since. He is perhaps best-known for Devdas (1955)
, and the reincarnation romance Madhumati.