Rajendra Kumar

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Date of Birth : 20 July 1929
Date of Death : 29 July 1999
Birthname : R.K. Tuli

Mini Biography :
Jogan in 1950 in which he starred opposite Dilip Kumar and Nargis. He was then noticed in Mother India in 1957 in which he played Nargis’s son which was a huge hit.After that he had many successful box office hits including Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Mere Mehboob (1963), Sangam (1964), Arzoo (1965) and Suraj (1966). He was considered a golden boy for the movie producers in the sense that he was the actor who could recover the producers’ money in a matter of few weeks. He was nicknamed “Jubilee Kumar” because most of his films in the 1960s particularly completed Golden or Silver jubilees at the box office.

However, the mid-1970s proved devastating for Rajendra Kumar. Several of his films bombed at the box office, and he was not getting the offers he used to receive earlier. It was the bleakest point in his career as he said in an interview. However, the sunshine came when he was offered an interesting role in the film Saajan Bina Suhaagan opposite Nutan. The film was a huge blockbuster of 1978. Rajendra Kumar had regained his ‘Midas Touch’.


Filmography :

As Actor :

  1. Earth (1998)
  2. Diya Aur Toofan (1995)
  3. “Andaz” (1995) TV Series
  4. Phool (1993)
  5. Clerk (1989)
  6. Main Tere Liye (1988)
  7. Yeh Rishta Na Tootay (1981)
  8. Saajan Ki Saheli (1981)
  9. Love Story (1981)
  10. Oh Bewafa (1980)
  11. Dhan Daulat (1980)
  12. Badla Aur Balidan (1980)
  13. Gunehgaar (1980)
  14. Bin Phere Hum Tere (1979)
  15. Aahuti (1978)
  16. Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978)
  17. Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath (1978)
  18. Daku Aur Mahatma (1977)
  19. Do Sholay (1977)
  20. Shirdi Ke Sai Baba (1977)
  21. Mazdoor Zindabaad (1976) (uncredited)
  22. Do Jasoos (1975)
  23. Rani Aur Lalpari (1975)
  24. Sunehra Sansar (1975)
  25. Teri Meri Ik Jindri (1975)
  26. Do Sher (1974) (as Rajender Kumar)
  27. Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974)
  28. Aan Baan (1972)
  29. Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara (1972)
  30. Gora Aur Kala (1972)
  31. Lalkaar (1972)
  32. Tangewala (1972)
  33. Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee (1971) (as Rajinder Kumar)
  34. Dharti (1970)
  35. Ganwaar (1970)
  36. Geet (1970)
  37. Mera Naam Joker (1970) (as Rajender Kumar)
  38. Anjaana (1969)
  39. Shatranj (1969) (as Rajinder Kumar)
  40. Talash (1969)
  41. Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968) (as Rajinder Kumar)
  42. Saathi (1968)
  43. Aman (1967)
  44. Palki (1967)
  45. Suraj (1966)
  46. Arzoo (1965)
  47. Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964) (as Rajinder Kumar)
  48. Sangam (1964/I)
  49. Zindagi (1964)
  50. Akeli Mat Jaiyo (1963) (as Rajendrakumar)
  51. Amar Rahe Yeh Pyaar (1963)
  52. Dil Ek Mandir (1963)
  53. Gehra Daag (1963)
  54. Hamrahi (1963) (as Rajender Kumar)
  55. Mere Mehboob (1963)
  56. Aas Ka Panchhi (1961)
  57. Dharmputra (1961) (uncredited)
  58. Gharana (1961)
  59. Pyaar Ka Saagar (1961)
  60. Sasural (1961)
  61. Zindagi Aur Khwab (1961)
  62. Kanoon (1960)
  63. Maa Baap (1960)
  64. Mehndi Rang Lagyo (1960)
  65. Patang (1960)
  66. Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan (1959)
  67. Dhool Ka Phool (1959) (as Rajinder Kumar)
  68. Do Behnen (1959)
  69. Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959)
  70. Santan (1959)
  71. Devar Bhabhi (1958)
  72. Ghar Sansar (1958)
  73. Khazanchi (1958)
  74. Talaaq (1958)
  75. Mother India (1957)
  76. Ek Jhalak (1957)
  77. Aawaz (1956)
  78. Toofan Aur Deeya (1956)
  79. Jogan (1950)

As Editor :
1. Jurrat (1989)

As Director :

1. Love Story (1981)

As Producer :

  1. The Jungle Book (1994) (co-executive producer) (co-producer)
  2. Phool (1993) (producer)
  3. Jurrat (1989) (producer)
  4. Naam (1986) (producer)
  5. Lovers (1983/I) (producer)
  6. Love Story (1981) (producer)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1965 Nominated Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor
for: Sangam (1964/I)

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