Manoj Kumar (born Harikrishna Giri Goswamiref on 24 July 1937) is an award-winning [[India]]n actor and director in the [[Bollywood]] film industry. He is remembered for his films [[Hariyali Aur Raasta]], [[Woh Kaun Thi?]], [[Himalaya Ki God Mein]], [[Do Badan]], [[Upkar]], [[Patthar Ke Sanam]], [[Neel Kamal]], [[Purab Aur Paschim]], [[Roti Kapda Aur Makaan]], and [[Kranti]]. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes, and has been given the nickname "Bhaarat Kumar". In 1992, he was honoured with the [[Padma Shri]] by the [[Government of India]].
== Early life ==
Manoj Kumar was born in a Dasnami Goswami Brahmin family in [[Abbottabad]], a town of [[Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa]], then part of India. Abbottabad is now located within the borders of [[Pakistan]]. His original name was Harikishan Giri Goswami. When he was 10, his [[Hindu]] family had to move to [[Delhi]] owing to [[Partition of India|partition]]. His family lived as refugees in Vijay Nagar, Kingsway Camp and later moved to [[Patel Nagar]] area of [[New Delhi]].
After graduating from [[Hindu College, University of Delhi|]], [[University of Delhi]], he decided to enter the film industry.