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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 8 October 1926Loralai, Baluchistan, British India
Date of Death 3 July 1996Mumbai, Maharashtra, India  (cancer)
Birth NameKulbhushan Pandit
Nickname Jaani

Mini Bio (1)

Raaj Kumar was born on October 8, 1926 in Loralai, Baluchistan, British India as Kulbhushan Pandit. He is known for his work on Mother India (1957), Tirangaa (1992) and Waqt (1965). He died on July 3, 1996 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Trivia (17)

Father of Puru Rajkumar.
Was a policeman before he started acting
Father of Bollywood actors Panini RajKumar and Vastavikta Rajkumar.
Filmography is often mixed up with South Indian actor " Raj Kumar" and another " Raj Kumar" who acted mythological movies in the black and white era.
Father in law of Croatian Model Koraljka Grdak (Puru Rajkumar's wife).
Son Panini was to debut in a film titled Shivam in 1997. His co stars were Maheep Sandhu ( Sanjay Kapoor's wife) and Nirmal Pandey. The film was shelved after 6 months .
Son Panini finally made his acting debut in 2010 with Milenge Milenge.
First cousin to writer Surendra Kaul.
Uncle to director Pavan Kaul ( Surendra's son).
Was the original choice for Anil Dhawan's role in Tarazu (1997).
Starred in the completed and unreleased film Raghuvanshi. The film starred Raaj Kumar, son Puru Raj Kumar and Manisha Koirala.
Daughter Vastvikta debuted as a actress in the film "Mitti" in 2001. She used the screen name "Rani Rajkumar".
In 2001, younger son Panini signed Siddham Arts "Mumbaai Masti" directed by Suneel Khosla. The film got shelved.
Starred in the shelved film "Gunahgaar"(1972). Starring Raaj Kumar. Music by Shankar Jaikishen. Directed by Govind Saraiya.
Producer Ravi Anand wanted Ravi Tandon to direct "Sultaan" (1981) with Raaj Kumar in the title role. A day before the film could be launched, Ravi was in for the shock of my life when Raaj Kumar walked in and showed him the dialogues and the camera movements for the various artistes in Sultaan written by Raaj Kumar. Ravi told Raaj on his face that no star had ever directed me or dictated to me and I had worked with the biggest stars-Manoj Kumar, Chintu, Amitabh, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha and Sanjeev Kumar. Ravi told Raaj Kumar to direct the film himself and walked out of the project in disgust.
Daughter was born in 1973.
Starred in the shelved film "Galiyon Ka Raja"(1971) Starring Raaj Kumar, Mumtaz , Hema Malini. Produced by Kuljit Pal. The film was shelved when the cast fought with the director after shooting for the film for 1 week.

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