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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 July 1960Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Birth NameManoj Rajendra Tuli
Nickname Bunty

Mini Bio (1)

Manoj was born in the Punjabi-speaking Tuli family on July 11, 1960, a brother to two sisters. His father is the legendary Bollywood mega-star, Rajendra Kumar, and is mother's name is Shukla. Manoj studied in Simla's Bishop Cotton School.

After completing his education, his father launched him in a lead role in Love Story (1981) opposite Vijayata Pandit, the sister of Bollywood actress, Sulakshana Pandit. The movie did very well, and catapulted him to fame virtually overnight. Thus, Kumar Gaurav was born and thronged by females of all ages.

Hoping to follow in his father's footsteps, Kumar signed a number of films, mostly in romantic lead roles, but all of them failed.

He then got married to Namrata Dutt, the daughter of Bollywood mega-actors, Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt. Shortly thereafter, the duo became parents of two daughters, Saachi and Siya.

His father attempted to re-launch his son's career in Phool (1993), which also failed. He did appear in Naam (1986) and Kaante (2002) but was overshadowed by his brother-in-law, Sanjay Dutt, and other Bollywood mega-stars respectively.

His father passed away on July 12, 1999.

Kumar, who has since then appeared in a Hollywood movie Guiana 1838 (2004) has two other movies listed for release during the year 2009. After ensuring his daughters' marriages, he would prefer spending his spare time fishing with a kerosene-lit lantern.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Namrata Dutt (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (26)

Son of 60s actor Rajendra Kumar
Brother-in-law of Sanjay Dutt.
Son-in-law of Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt.
Has a daughter named Saachi.
Brother in law of Hollywood producer Raju Patel.
Nephew is Los Angeles-based Rapper Dirty Grim. Dirty Grim (Karam Patel) is the son of Kumar Gaurav's sister Dimple Patel and Hollywood movie producer Raju Patel. Karam Patel is the grandson of Bollywood legend Rajendra Kumar. Karam Patel is the owner of the record label "Genocide Entertainment".Karam is a Rapper, Producer,Audio Engineer, Graphic Designer.He is responsible for producing and finding several new music talent.Karam Patel (Dirty Grim) has released the following albums, "King of Terrors Mixtape" ,"Dum It Down", "Project Mayhem", "The Grave Digger" and "Reloaded". Karam (Dirty Grim) has several music videos posted on youtube.
Has a daughter named Siya.
Daughter Siya Tuli was born on February 26 , 1991.
Daughter Saachi was born in 1987.
Daughter Saachi opted for a career in Clothes designing.
Nephew of producer/director Naresh Kumar.
Lives in Bombay with his family and owns a production house that makes music videos. He also owns another business for tourism. [February 2007]
Cousin of actor, producer Ajay Tuli. ( Naresh Kumar son).
Cousin of producer Vikram Tuli ( Naresh Kumar son).
Sister's names are Dimple and Kajal.
Uncle to upcoming actress Shinjaa Tuli ( Daughter of cousin Vikram Tuli).
Nephew is actor Arrmaan Ralhan ( Arrmaan's grandfather O.P. Ralhan 's sister Shukla married Rajendra Kumar).
Son in law Bilal Amrohi is the grandson of Kamal Amrohi and son of Tajdar Amrohi.
Father in law of actor Bilal Amrohi. (Married to daughter Saachi).
Nephew of O.P Ralhan. ( Dad Rajendra Kumar married Ralhan's sister Shukla).
Starred in the shelved movie,Swastik Enterprises "Hum Pyar Karenge" (1990) Starring Kumar Gaurav,Ektaa,Bunty Behl,Rakesh Bedi,Sahilla Chaddha, Dilip Dhawan,Music Raam Laxman,Produced Narendra Kumar,Directed by Sukhwant Dhadda.
Starred in shelved movie,Shiva Movietone's "Bhikre Moti" (1990) Starring Kumar Gaurav,Anita Raaj,Navin Nischol,Jagdish Raaj,Beena,Sudhir Pandey, Ram Mohan,Kiran Kumar, Music by Kamalkant, Produced by S Biswanath, Directed Qamar Narvi.
Cousin of director Ramesh Behl.
Had to change his screen name to "Kumar Gaurav" because there was already a " Manoj Kumar" in the film industry. Kumar Gaurav' s real name is Manoj , and of he took his dad's on screen last name "Kumar", his screen name would've become "Manoj Kumar".
Promised his father in law Sunil Dutt that his daughters Saachi and Siya would not enter the acting profession. Sunil Dutt was against women in the family working as actresses.
Sister Kajal (Tulsi) married multi billionaire NRI Hari Chellaram in February 1993. They have one son. Kajal is now more known as Tulsi Chellaram. She currently resides in Hong Kong. Kajal (Tulsi) was born in 1962/63. She is a devotee of Swami Muktananda. Her husband Hari Chellaram was engaged to famous pop singer Nazia Hassan in the 1980's. Hari Chellaram is from the famous Chellaram family in Nigeria. His brother include Suresh (who is married to Kavita Chellaram CEO, Arthouse Contemporary Ltd.; Founder, Arthouse Foundation). Suresh Chellaram is also a part owner of the Rajasthan Royal's. Suresh is the brother in law of Lalit Modi. Pishu Chellaram is also another brother. The Chellaram family are a wealthy Sindhi family involved in the manufacturing and shipping in Nigeria. They have made it several times to the Forbes magazine list.

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