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

Updated On : July 20, 2021

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 was well-known for his work in Bollywood.

Other Name: Rajendra Kumar Tuli, Jubilee Kumar
Other Professions: Film Producer Film Director Editor
Appearance: Bollywood

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 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 the Bollywood. Among all his pairing with the actress, Sadhna was among the most noted one. Thrice in his career, he was nominated for Best Actor but unfortunately could never win that coveted trophy.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1969 Arts

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contribution to the Entertainment industry (Arts) in 1969.

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 12 July,1999 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

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

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

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 among others.
Best Friends Dharmendra, Sunil Dutt


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

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rajendra Kumar

  • In 1969, The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contribution in the field of Arts.
  • On 03-05-2013 around after 14 years of the death of Rajendra Kumar, the India Post issued a postage stamp of 500 Paise in his honour.
  • He was nominated four times for the Filmfare award but did not achieve it.
  • He was acted with all the top actresses of his time like Waheeda Rehman, Geeta Bali, Nanda, Nargis Dutt, Vyjayanthimala, Mala Sinha, Meena Kumari, Asha Parekh, Sadhana & Hema Malini among others.

Rajendra Kumar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Rajendra Kumar was 69 years 11 months & 23 days old age.