Best Films of Sanjeev Kumar

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1. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,316

2. Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978)

141 min | Comedy, Romance

Adam & Eve live a worry-free life in paradise. They are instructed not to eat an apple. One day they cannot resist the temptation, and both take a bite out of it. Nature takes offense and ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Ranjeeta Kaur, Asrani

Votes: 300

3. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 47,703

4. Aandhi (1975)

133 min | Drama, Romance

J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan

Votes: 1,249

5. Ram Tere Kitne Nam (1985)

157 min | Drama

Peturam is an overweight, albeit sensitive young man, who is head over heels in love with beautiful Radha, the sister of Tej Singh, and would like to marry her. When he proposes to marry ... See full summary »

Director: P. Madhavan | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Prem Chopra, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 44

6. Naya Din Nai Raat (1974)

132 min | Drama, Family

Sushma believes that she is too young to get married, but her father, Lalla Banarsilal insists, and she runs away. Her adventures take her to a lonely wealthy widower with a cute daughter ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Sunder, Shivraj

Votes: 129

7. Devata (1978)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Family

Tony's daughter Mary gets intimate with a college friend. When he refuses to marry Mary even on Tony's insistence, he is killed by mistake. Shortly after this, the police come looking for ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Rakesh Roshan, Sarika

Votes: 45

8. Charitraheen (1974)

100 min | Drama, Family

The movie is about an innocent Sharmila Tagore, who meets Sanjeev Kumar and they fall in love with each other. A twist in the story happens and he gets married to another girl (Yogeeta Bali... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Sanjeev Kumar, Yogeeta Bali, Madan Puri

Votes: 37

9. Khilona (1970)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons - Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. ... See full summary »

Director: Chander Vohra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Durga Khote, Bipin Gupta

Votes: 281

10. Angoor (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani

Votes: 4,329

11. Nauker (1979)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

Widower Amar is well-off financially, and lives in a house with his daughter, and servant Dayal. His sister and brother-in-law want him to marry again, so that his daughter can have the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ismail Memon, Jyoti Swaroop | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Yogeeta Bali, Mehmood

Votes: 96

12. Dastak (1970)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

Tells the story of newly weds Hamid and Salma. They move into a rental flat next door to the local red light district. The flat had been the former home of a well known mujra and qawali ... See full summary »

Director: Rajinder Singh Bedi | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rehana Sultan, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 105

13. Mausam (1975)

156 min | Musical, Romance

A medical student, Amarnath meets and falls in love with the daughter of a herbal medicine healer, Chanda while preparing for his exams in Darjeeling. He returns to Calcutta to sit his ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Om Shivpuri, Agha

Votes: 779

15. Uljhan (1975)

Not Rated | 137 min | Mystery

After a long murder investigation, a police investigator finds the killer closer to home than he imagined.

Director: Raghunath Jhalani | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Sulakshana Pandit, Farida Jalal

Votes: 54

16. Vishwasghaat (1977)

Action, Crime, Drama

Mahesh has returned home from overseas to his home country, India, along with the girl he plans to marry, Seema. He is greeted at the airport by his dad's assistant, Mack, and subsequently ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Kabir Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Satyendra Kapoor

Votes: 24

17. Pati Patni (1966)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Gauri (Nanda) belongs to a woman's group, but does not welcome certain changes being imposed on the group by Lali (Shashikala). Lali has already influenced Sundari (Leela Mishra) and Kala (... See full summary »

Director: S.A. Akbar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Nanda, Mumtaz, Mehmood

Votes: 28

18. Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

Anand Narayan comes from a poor family, which consists of his wife, Gayetri, daughter, Kamla, and two sons Madhu and Govind. Through hard work, Anand starts on his way to success. He meets ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Sethumadhavan | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Utpal Dutt, David Abraham, Romesh Sharma

Votes: 101

19. The Chess Players (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent General Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,751

20. Sunghursh (1968)

175 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The Prasads live in Banaras circa 19th Century, and consist of Bhawani - a thug, who poses as a holy man, luring devotees and robbing them; his wife - who will have nothing to do with his ... See full summary »

Director: Harnam Singh Rawail | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Balraj Sahni, Sanjeev Kumar

Votes: 79

21. Anhonee (1973)

127 min | Drama

After the tragic death of her dad, Dr. Rekha continues to live with her step-mother in Bombay, where she runs a Mental Institute. While traveling by train one night, they are accosted by a ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Tandon | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Padma Khanna, Kamini Kaushal

Votes: 27

22. Chehre Pe Chehra (1981)

140 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Dr Wilson is well respected person in a small Goan village, soon one of his experiments will turn him into a monster.

Director: Raj Tilak | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Vinod Mehra, Sulakshana Pandit

Votes: 41

23. Griha Pravesh (1979)

134 min | Drama

Amar and Mansi meet through their respective families and have an arranged marriage. Amar, a book-keeper, is very thrifty, intends to save money so that they can buy their very own flat, ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Bhattacharya | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Sarika, Master Bittoo

Votes: 86

24. Suraag (1982)

Thriller, Mystery

Prof Saxsena and Dr Gupta are friends living in Los Angeles USA. Dr Gupta decides to marry an indian girl, so they plan to visit Bombay, India, to select a suitor.

Directors: Jag Mundhra, Ambrish Sangal | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Rajesh Khanna, Tina Ambani

Votes: 49

25. Be-Reham (1980)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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Director: Raghunath Jhalani | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy

Votes: 27

26. Trishul (1978)

167 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son,... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Votes: 1,800

27. Swayamvar (1980)

Not Rated | 161 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The second wife of kind-hearted,and generous Amirchand Bhargav is Durgadevi Bhargav (Nadira), who is exactly the opposite of her late husband. She rules over her household, alongwith her ... See full summary »

Director: P. Sambasiva Rao | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Vidya Sinha

Votes: 58

28. Hamare Tumhare (1979)


Widower Jairaj Verma lives with his four sons in a small apartment. Three of his sons are in their teens, while his youngest son is around 12 years. On the other hand there is Maya Sinha, a... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan, Prem Krishan

Votes: 36

29. Anamika (1973)

125 min | Mystery, Romance, Musical

A writer rescues a young woman lying injured on the road. She awakens with amnesia, but insists that she is the writer's wife. Is she the victim or the perpetrator of a devious plot?

Director: Raghunath Jhalani | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Iftekhar, Asrani

Votes: 251

30. Man Mandir (1971)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Family

Orphaned at a very young age, Deepak and his sister, Laxmi, live a poor lifestyle. Deepak is introduced to Krishna and soon both get married and live together with Krishna's brother, Ramu. ... See full summary »

Director: Tapi Chanakya | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Sanjeev Kumar, Sudesh Kumar, David Abraham

Votes: 27

31. Mukti (I) (1977)

150 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Kailash Sharma is found guilty of sexually molesting Shanno and killing Dheeraj Kumar Verma, and sentenced to be hanged by the Jammu & Kashmir Sessions Court. After his appeals at both High... See full summary »

Director: Raj Tilak | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Deven Verma

Votes: 39

32. Namkeen (1982)

112 min | Drama, Family

Dhaniram brings a trucker named Gerulal to Jugni's house so that he can rent a room. Jugni lives in dilapidated house with three young daughters, all of whom are of marriage age. The eldest... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi, Kiran Vairale

Votes: 345

33. Anokhi Raat (1968)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In order to save her grandfather's mansion, Rama agrees to marry a much older male, Madanlal, who decides to sell some artifacts to prospective wealthy buyers, including Mr. and Mrs. Rai. ... See full summary »

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Zaheeda, Tarun Bose, Aruna Irani

Votes: 76

34. Ayaash (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | Romance

Circa 1930 during the British Rule in India, while most Indians were busy agitating against the British to quit India, Thakur Jaswant Singh lives a carefree wealthy lifestyle, surrounded by... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rati Agnihotri, Arun Govil, Madan Puri

Votes: 27

35. Zindagi (1976)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Romance

Raghu Shukla lives in a small town in India with his wife, Sarojini; two sons - Naresh and Ramesh, who are married to Sudha and Shobha respectively, and altogether have three children, an ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Tandon | Stars: Mala Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 24

36. Manchali (1973)

131 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

The story is about a rich spoiled girl who does not want to get married and hires a husband.

Director: Raja Nawathe | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Nazima, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 113

37. Parichay (1972)

145 min | Drama, Family, Musical

In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 741

38. Paapi (1977)

Action, Crime, Drama

Long lost siblings grow up on opposite sides of the law; the girl becomes a thief and the boy becomes a police officer.

Director: O.P. Ralhan | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Reena Roy

Votes: 43

39. Paras (1971)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Family

Dharam Singh and his sister Bela's destinies gets re-shaped when they make enemy with the powerful and influential Thakur Arjun Singh. Even after moving to the city things are still not ... See full summary »

Director: C.P. Dixit | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Shatrughan Sinha, Mehmood

Votes: 24

40. Imaan (1974)

Not Rated | 131 min | Romance

Madhav is a soft-spoken man who commits a crime to help his family and is sent to jail. When he released he is given a shop by a benefactor who wants to help him start a new life. He moves ... See full summary »

Director: B. Padmanabham | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Johnny Walker, Master Bhagwan

Votes: 23

41. Kangan (1971)

139 min | Drama

Sunil lives a middle-classed lifestyle in a village in India along with his widowed mom, Janki. He is studying Medicine in the city, is in love with his childhood sweetheart, Shanta, and ... See full summary »

Director: K.B. Tilak | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Shyama

Votes: 14

42. Anubhav (1971)

139 min | Drama

Meeta Sen (Tanuja) and Amar Sen (Sanjeev Kumar) have been married for several years. Due to Amar's hectic work schedule, the couple have not had children, as there was no time for intimacy.... See full summary »

Director: Basu Bhattacharya | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Tanuja, Dinesh Thakur, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 108

43. Shandaar (1974)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Family

A kind-hearted business tycoon, whose daughter was killed in an accident, takes a liking to an employee's daughter.

Directors: R. Krishnan, S. Panju | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Vinod Mehra, Aruna Irani

Votes: 22

44. Manoranjan (1974)

158 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An upright beat cop, working the most notorious area of the city - the 'red light district' - desperately tries to hang on to his values in such an amoral environment. He falls for a hooker... See full summary »

Director: Shammi Kapoor | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Dev Kumar

Votes: 184

45. Trishna (1978)

127 min | Drama

Dr. Sunil Gupta lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife, Aarti. Although they have been married for several years, they do not have any children. Aarti did get pregnant once, but failed to ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Ganguly | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Bindu

Votes: 36

46. Haathkadi (1982)

Not Rated | 156 min | Family, Drama, Thriller

Harimohan lives with his wife, Shanta, and a his young son named, Sunil. He works for a lecherous male, who would like to have sex with Shanta. One night while Harimohan is sent on an ... See full summary »

Director: Surendra Mohan | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Reena Roy, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakesh Roshan

Votes: 22