- Latest Update: January 12, 2021 1:36 pm
|Birthday||20 July 2929 (Wednesday)|
|Date of death||12 July 1999 (Monday)|
|Birth Place||Sialkot , Punjab|
|Age (in 1999)||930 years 0 months 8 days Old|
|Height||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 8" ins
|Weight||in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163.14 lbs
Rajendra Kumar was born on 20-07-1929 in Sialkot in the state of Punjab, Pakistan to Sh. Lubhaya Ram.
Rajendra Kumar Biography, Relationship & Career
Rajendra Kumar started his cinematic journey by serving as an assistant to director H. S. Rawail. He worked with him for nearly five decades and assisted him in his projects like Pocketmaar, Sagai, and Patanga. He made his acting debut with a brief part in Nargis and Dilip Kumar starrer movie Jogan in the year 1950. Producer Narendra Goel was impressed with 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 movie 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 among the most sought after actors of Bollywood then. He was placed one of the most sought after solo star after the release of Goonj Uthi Shehnai in 1959. After this movie, Hindi cinema watched a stage of silver jubilee hit films by Rajendra Kumar such as Saathi Mere Mehboob, Arzoo, Jhuk Gaya Aasman, Talaash among many others.
In most of the films in which he’s acted, he portrayed the role of a patient and silent actor who sacrificed his love interest to others. In an illustrious acting career he had, he was rarely seen shouting and jumping. In that moment, he worked with almost all the leading actresses of the Bollywood. Among all his pairing with the celebrity, Sadhna was among the most noted one. Thrice in his career, he had been nominated for Best Actor but unfortunately could never win that coveted trophy.
Rajendra Kumar died on 12-07-1999 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He died of cancer in age of 69.
He was married to Shukla and together they had two daughters and a son. Their son Kumar Gaurav was also an actor.
Personal Info of Rajendra Kumar
|Address||Mumbai, Maharastra, India|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Horse Riding|
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