Rajendra Kumar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Rajendra Kumar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More
Rajendra Kumar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Short Biography

Rajendra Kumar was born on 20-07-1929 in Sialkot in the state of Punjab, Pakistan to Sh. Lubhaya Ram. He was an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Film Director & Editor who well-known for his work in the Bollywood industry.

Rajendra Kumar Complete Bio & Career

Rajendra Kumar started his cinematic journey by serving as an assistant to director H. S. Rawail. He worked with him for almost five years and assisted him in his projects like Pocketmaar, Sagai, and Patanga. He made his acting debut with a brief role in Nargis and Dilip Kumar's starrer film Jogan in the year 1950. Producer Narendra Goel was highly impressed by him and offered him a lead role in his film, Vachan which was released in 1955. He was paid just 1500 rupees for the film but the film was a silver jubilee hit and he was titled by media as 'A star is Born'.
 
It was the Oscar-nominated Mehboob Khan’s film Mother India that catapulted him to the limelight and established him as one of the most sought-after actors of Bollywood then. He was placed among the most sought-after solo star after the release of Goonj Uthi Shehnai in 1959. After this film, Hindi cinema saw a phase of silver jubilee hit films by Rajendra Kumar like Saathi Mere Mehboob, Arzoo, Jhuk Gaya Aasman, Talaash among many others.
 
In most of the films in which he has acted, he portrayed the role of a patient and silent actor who sacrificed his love interest to others. In an illustrious acting career that he had, he was rarely seen shouting and jumping. In that time, he worked with almost all the leading actresses of Bollywood. Among all his pairing with the actress, Sadhna was among the most noted ones. Thrice in his career, he was nominated for Best Actor but unfortunately could never win that coveted trophy.

Rajendra Kumar's Honours & Awards

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1970 Arts

Rajendra Kumar's Health Issues, Illness, and Death Info

Rajendra Kumar died on 12-07-1999 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He died of cancer at age of 69.

 DEATHDAY  DEATH PLACE  DEATH COUNTRY
12 July 1999 (Monday) Mumbai, Maharashtra India

Rajendra Kumar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married to Shukla and together they had two daughters and a son. Their son Kumar Gaurav was also an actor.

Life's Important Dates Of Rajendra Kumar

  • July 11 Kumar Gaurav's Birthday (Son)

Rajendra Kumar's Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Rajendra Kumar's Personal Info

Home Town Sailkot
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharastra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling, Horse Riding
Marital Status Married
Debut Patanga (1949)
Best Movies Mother India (1957), Sangam (1964), Arzoo (1965), Geet (1970), Mere Mehboob (1963), and others.
Best Friends Dharmendra, Sunil Dutt

Rajendra Kumar's Favourites

Favorite Color Black
Favorite Actress Sadhana Shivdasani , Meena Kumari
Favorite Actor Raj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt
Favorite Singer Mohammed Rafi , Lata Mangeshkar