Best Films of Rajendra Kumar

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1. Kanoon (1960)

150 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

A lawyer holds the eyewitness evidence to catch a killer, but the identified criminal is the lawyer's own mentor, prospective father-in-law, and also the judge who presides over the case.

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Nana Palsikar

Votes: 271

2. Mere Mehboob (1963)

164 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The impoverished brother of a lowly courtesan falls in love with the sister of a wealthy nobleman.

Director: Harnam Singh Rawail | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Nimmi

Votes: 151

3. Arzoo (1965)

177 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After completing his medical studies, Gopal (Rajendra Kumar) takes a break and goes on holiday in Kashmir. There he meets with Usha (Sadhana) and both fall in love with each other. Back ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Feroz Khan, Nazima

Votes: 185

4. Zindagi (1964)

Not Rated | 157 min | Musical, Drama, Family

Beena works as a stage actress and lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed mother. One day while returning home she is molested by Bankhe and two other men, but Rajan comes to her rescue. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Prithviraj Kapoor

Votes: 32

5. Saathi (1968)

156 min | Drama, Romance

A doctor doing research on cancer treatment faces challenges when he first loses his wife, and then his vision.

Director: C.V. Sridhar | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Rajendra Kumar, Simi Garewal, Pahadi Sanyal

Votes: 60

6. Talash (1969)

175 min | Romance, Thriller

A business man must choose between keeping his promise to marry a poor village belle, or making it big by wedding his boss's daughter: a wealthy Westernized girl who bares a striking resemblance to his first love.

Director: O.P. Ralhan | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, O.P. Ralhan, Balraj Sahni

Votes: 130

7. Dil Ek Mandir (1963)

148 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married ... See full summary »

Director: C.V. Sridhar | Stars: Meena Kumari, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Mehmood

Votes: 105

8. Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan (1959)

A pregnant Ratna loses her husband, eventually gives birth to a son, Raju, in a hospital where she is treated by renowned Dr. Anand. Four years later, Anand re-enters their lives and starts... See full summary »

Director: Devendra Goel | Stars: Mumtaz Begum, Edwina, Honey Irani, Rajendra Kumar

Votes: 29

9. Aas Ka Panchhi (1961)

Family, Drama

Rajan "Raju" Khanna lives with his elderly father, Nihalchand, mom, and a younger sister. He studies Arts in college, and has a sweetheart in fellow-collegian, Neena Bakshi. When Rajan ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Mehra, Sunder

Votes: 27

10. Dharti (1970)

Action, Adventure, Drama

Bharat (Rajendra Kumar) is a patriotic young man for whom patritism does not stop anywhere. He comes to know of the tyrancy of the present ruler's Diwan (Ajit) and he and his colleagues (... See full summary »

Director: C.V. Sridhar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Balraj Sahni, Ajit

Votes: 36

11. Sasural (1961)

Action, Comedy, Drama

Shekhar lives a poor lifestyle along with his maternal uncle, Dharamdas; his aunt; a cousin, Sita - who is separated from her husband, Mahesh; and also has a sister, Gauri, who had eloped ... See full summary »

Director: T. Prakash Rao | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Saroja Devi B., Mehmood, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 31

12. Suraj (1966)

155 min | Romance, Musical, Action

Vikram Singh is the Maharaja of Pratap Nagar and is very impressed with his Senapati Sangram Singh for years of loyal service. He decides to make him a Maharaja and agrees to marry his ... See full summary »

Director: T. Prakash Rao | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Rajendra Kumar, Ajit, Gajanan Jagirdar

Votes: 92

13. Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964)

146 min | Drama, Romance

Shyam works for Mr. Choudhry, and lives in a small village in India with his mother. Ranjeet, Shyam's childhood friend, returns from overseas, and all are overjoyed to see him back. Ranjeet... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Saira Banu, Dharmendra, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 88

14. Hamrahi (1963)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Family

Shekhar is a Lothario. He's also the son of the Public Prosecutor. After his philandering has exhausted his parents' patience, he takes a fancy to Saradha and contrives to put her in a ... See full summary »

Director: T. Prakash Rao | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Jamuna, Mehmood, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 25

15. Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara (1972)

127 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Chandershekhar Pandey and his wife, Lajwanti, come to visit Brij Bhushan and his widowed mother in their village. They assure Brij's mom that in exchange of their land, they will get Brij a... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Rekha, Sujit Kumar, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 24

16. Gharana (1961)

Not Rated | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A mother and daughter create bitterness, hatred, acrimony and discord in a wealthy family.

Director: S.S. Vasan | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Agha

Votes: 35

17. Gora Aur Kala (1972)

128 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The Emperor of a distant Kingdom in India is overjoyed when his wife gives birth to twin sons. Before he could announce his joy openly, his enemies, Zoravar and Shamsher, take over the ... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Hema Malini, Rekha, Prem Nath

Votes: 82

18. Ganwaar (1970)

Drama, Family, Musical

Raja Sahib is a pious and good-hearted man. After the death of his wife he sent his only son Gopal to England for higher education and himself got married. His young wife handed over the ... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Rajendra Kumar, Nishi, Pran

Votes: 30

19. Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959)

174 min | Musical, Romance

Childhood sweethearts Gopi and Kishen hope to get married when they are grown up. Gopi dances to the magical tunes of Kishen's clarinet (shenai), and both are virtually inseparable. Years ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Bhatt | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Ameeta, Anita Guha, I.S. Johar

Votes: 25

20. Tangewala (1972)

Action, Crime, Drama

Rai Bahadur Kishandas, due to his weakness for alcohol and women drives his wife and children out of the house. Suddenly, his fortune takes a turn and he is reduced to the state of a beggar... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Mumtaz, Sujit Kumar, Kumud Chuggani

Votes: 25

21. Shatranj (1969)

Not Rated | 168 min | Thriller, Mystery

When Mr.Thakur's wife and his daughter, Meena is abducted and taken to a foreign country; the authorities suspects it is the handiwork of criminals who wants to make Mr. Thakur their target... See full summary »

Director: S.S. Vasan | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Mehmood, Agha

Votes: 26

22. Dhool Ka Phool (1959)

153 min | Drama

Meena Khosla has an bicycle accident with fellow collegian Mahesh Kapoor, and after a few misunderstandings both fall in love with each other. They would like to get married, plan ... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Mala Sinha, Rajendra Kumar, Nanda, Manmohan Krishna

Votes: 117

23. Zindagi Aur Khwab (1961)

Romance

The Story is about Shanti,an orphan,whose stepmother tortured her. Finally,she was married off to Shankar, who was criminal and much older than her. Shankar Murders Chandabai a Mujrawali ... See full summary »

Director: S. Bannerjee | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Meena Kumari, Jayant, Agha

Votes: 28

24. Gehra Daag (1963)

Crime, Drama, Romance

While defending his sister's honor, Shanker kills a man. His ashamed family say he is away in Africa, while he spends the next ten years in prison. What happens when the truth comes out, can he ever find forgiveness or acceptance?

Director: O.P. Ralhan | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Madan Puri, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 22

25. Sangam (I) (1964)

238 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Sunder Khanna is an orphan and lives a poor lifestyle in India. He is friendly with wealthy Gopal Verma, the only child of Judge Verma; and a wealthy girl named Radha, who is the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Iftekhar

Votes: 1,229

26. Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978)

Crime, Drama, Family

Asha lives a poor lifestyle along with her widowed dad, is in love with aspiring doctor Raj Kumar, and hopes to marry him someday. When Raj announces that he is traveling abroad to study, ... See full summary »

Director: Saawan Kumar Tak | Stars: Nutan, Vinod Mehra, Shreeram Lagoo, Radhika Bartake

Votes: 32

27. Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972)

Action, Drama, Romance

India is in a state of war with Japan and former Colonel Kapoor's sons, Rajan and Ram are both with the Indian Armed Forces. While Rajan is a Wing Commander with the Indian Air Force, Ram ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra, Mala Sinha, Dara Singh

Votes: 89

28. Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee (1971)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Rohit, Whiskey, and Kumar (Rajendra Kumar, Rajendra Nath, and Prem Chopra respectively) are childhood friends. While travelling to his estate in the company of Whiskey, Rohit meets with ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Prem Chopra, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 60

29. Anjaana (1969)

Not Rated | 152 min | Romance

Raju lives with his widowed mother, Janki, in a small town and works as garage mechanic. One day he meets with wealthy Rachna Malhotra, and after a few misunderstandings, both fall in love ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Babita Kapoor, Pran, Prem Chopra

Votes: 28

30. Palki (1967)

Drama, Family, Musical

Naseem lives a poor lifestyle with his widowed mom in Lucknow, India. He is well-known for his poems, and gets invited to a contest hosted by Nawab Naseemuddin who has offered a reward of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mahesh Kaul, S.U. Sunny | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 28

33. Pyaar Ka Saagar (1961)

Drama, Family, Musical

After the passing of their parents Bombay-based Bishen Chand Gupta takes it upon himself to raise his younger brother, Kishen. He arranges for his education in Ahmedabad. While Kishen is ... See full summary »

Director: Devendra Goel | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Meena Kumari, Madan Puri, Mohan Choti

Votes: 25

34. Patang (1960)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Rajan lives a wealthy lifestyle in Basantpur along with his mom; dad, Dindayal; a semi-senile paternal uncle, Bholey; and a widowed paternal aunt. During his childhood, while lighting ... See full summary »

Directors: Hargobind Duggal, Suraj Prakash | Stars: Mala Sinha, Rajendra Kumar, Ulhas, Achala Sachdev

Votes: 14

35. Mother India (1957)

172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

53 Metascore

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Votes: 6,958

36. Aman (1967)

152 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Meloda (Saira Banu) who was educated in India, speaks Hindi; though she is Japanese. Dr. Gautamdas (Rajendra Kumar) is a UK trained doctor who volunteers to go to Japan to help deal with ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Saira Banu, Balraj Sahni, Chetan Anand

Votes: 28

37. Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968)

160 min | Comedy, Romance

Sanjay lives a poor lifestyle in Darjeeling and makes a living as a Tourist Guide. He meets with Calcutta-based Priya Khanna, and both fall in love. When she receives word that her dad has ... See full summary »

Director: Lekh Tandon | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Saira Banu, Rajendra Nath, Prem Chopra

Votes: 128

38. Geet (1970)

Action, Crime, Musical

Delhi-based Kamla lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her widower dad, Dindayal, and is a popular stage singer and dancer. She goes for a holiday in scenic Kulu, meets with flute-player ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Nasir Hussain, Kumkum

Votes: 74

39. Sunehra Sansar (1975)

Shankarlal's dying wife asks his younger brother, Chandrashekhar, to marry an orphan named Laxmi, to which Chandrashekhar reluctantly agrees. They do get married, and soon have three ... See full summary »

Director: Adurthi Subba Rao | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Hema Malini, Om Prakash

Votes: 17

40. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

224 min | Comedy, Drama

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Achala Sachdev, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 3,970

42. Dhan Daulat (1980)

A child, left unattended in a truck, is adopted by it's drivers, Mangat and Bajirao, and cared for by a woman, Buaji. The child, a male, is named Lucky and grows up street-smart in the city... See full summary »

Director: Harish Shah | Stars: Agha, Azad, Prem Chopra, Preeti Ganguli

Votes: 30

43. Saajan Ki Saheli (1981)

Family, Drama

Young and attractive Kunti has fallen in love with a young man by the name of Anil, and both intend to marry. They do get intimate which ends in Kunti getting pregnant. Kunti finds out that... See full summary »

Director: Saawan Kumar Tak | Stars: Nutan, Rajendra Kumar, Rekha, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 34

44. Love Story (1981)

161 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Vijay Mehra loves Suman, but Suman is attracted to Ram, and marries Ram shortly thereafter. Vijay is angered by this. Subsequently, Vijay marries, and his wife gives birth to a baby boy, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rajendra Kumar, Rahul Rawail | Stars: Kumar Gaurav, Vijayata Pandit, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani

Votes: 323

45. Aan Baan (1972)

Drama

Raja Bahadur rules his region, although fully aware that his days as King are numbered. Nevertheless, he indulges in women, alcohol, and high-living - most of which is through borrowed ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Kumkum, Pran

Votes: 22

46. Mendi Rang Lagyo (1960)

Not Rated | 151 min

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Director: Manhar Raskapur | Stars: Chandravadan Bhatt, Usha Kiran, Rajendra Kumar, Upendra Trivedi

47. Maa Baap (1960)

Family, Romance

Sohan and Raju are two brothers. Raju works for a tea garden in Ooty and Sohan works for a textile mill and stays with his blind father, mother, wife Sarju, younger sister Pratima and son ... See full summary »

Director: V.M. Vyas | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Kamini Kadam, Pran, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 8

48. Do Behnen (1959)

Drama, Romance

A truant twin is compelled to take over the life of her married deceased sister.

Director: Kedar Kapoor | Stars: Shyama, Rajendra Kumar, Chand Usmani, Ramayan Tiwari

Votes: 12

49. Amar Rahe Ye Pyar (1961)

Drama

After her husband passes away, a woman adopts an abandoned baby, but the mother shows up years later to claim her child.

Director: Prabhu | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Nanda, Radhakrishan

Votes: 11

50. Zindagi Aur Khwab (1961)

Romance

The Story is about Shanti,an orphan,whose stepmother tortured her. Finally,she was married off to Shankar, who was criminal and much older than her. Shankar Murders Chandabai a Mujrawali ... See full summary »

Director: S. Bannerjee | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Meena Kumari, Jayant, Agha

Votes: 28

51. Do Jasoos (1975)

135 min | Comedy, Mystery