Raj Babbar

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Raj Babbar
Raaj Babbar.jpg
Born(1952-06-23) June 23, 1952 (age 60)
Tundla, Uttar Pradesh
Term1994-1999
Political partySamajwadi Party(Previously), Indian National Congress(Present)
ReligionSikh
Spouse(s)Nadira Zaheer
Smita Patil
ChildrenArya Babbar, Juhi Babbar and Prateik Babbar
SignatureRaj Babbar
 
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Raj Babbar
Raaj Babbar.jpg
Born(1952-06-23) June 23, 1952 (age 60)
Tundla, Uttar Pradesh
Term1994-1999
Political partySamajwadi Party(Previously), Indian National Congress(Present)
ReligionSikh
Spouse(s)Nadira Zaheer
Smita Patil
ChildrenArya Babbar, Juhi Babbar and Prateik Babbar
SignatureRaj Babbar

Raj Babbar is a Hindi and Punjabi film actor since 1977 and the current Member of Parliament from Firozabad which he won by defeating Dimple Yadav wife of Akhilesh Yadav and daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav.[1] This is his fourth term as MP, in previous terms he was the part of Samajwadi Party.

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Early life

Babbar was born in Tundla, Uttar Pradesh on 23 June 1952. He is an alumnus of the 1975 batch of National School of Drama and graduated from Agra College.

Career

He trained in the Method school of acting at NSD, which is involved in Street Theatre. After his training in New Delhi he moved to Mumbai to try his luck. He started his film career opposite Reena Roy, one of the well known actresses of that time. He gained notoreity for the movie 'Insaaf Ka Taraazu', in which his was a horrific portrayal of a rapist, who cruelly assaults the heroine and later his sister, and in the end, gets shot for his deeds.

Later, he became a consistent feature of the B. R. Chopra banner; Nikaah with Deepak Parashar and Salma Agha, Aaj Ki Aawaz with Smita Patil, with whom he had an affair and subsequently married, despite being married with two children at the time.

He also achieved success in Punjabi cinema as he gave remarkable performances in Chann Pardesi (1980) and Long Da Lishkara (1986) - two arthouse movies with serious themes treated in a realistic manner - a far cry from the melodramatic & almost hysterical tenor of most Punjabi films of the time.

He appeared in the introductory episode of the famous Indian TV series Mahabharat, as king Bharat.

He also starred in the hit Punjabi films Aasra Pyar Da (1983), Marhi Da Diva (1989), Mahaul Theek Hai (1999), Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000), Yaaran Naal Baharan (2005), and Ek Jind Ek Jaan (2006). It has been said that Babbar often does Punjabi films for free, as an act of generosity to Punjabi cinema.[citation needed] He also acted as Bharat in the B R Chopra's hindi television seriel Mahabharat

Personal life

Raj with wife Nadira, July 2012

Raj Babbar married Nadira Zaheer, daughter of noted theatre personality Sajjad Zaheer. Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar are his children from Nadira.

He then married actress Smita Patil who gave birth to their son Prateik Babbar. Smita died of post-partum complications two weeks later. Raj subsequently patched up with his first wife. Prateik lives with his maternal grandparents.

Awards and nominations

Selected Acting filmography

FilmActress Opposite
Kissa Kursi Ka (1977)
Asha (1980)
Aap To Aise Na The (1980)Ranjeeta
Jazbaat (1980)Zareena Wahab
Saajan Mere Mein Saajan Ki (1980)
Sau Din Saas Ke (1980)Reena Roy
Nazrana Pyar Ka (1980)
Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980)Zeenat Aman/Padmini Kolhapure
Hum Paanch (1980)Shabana Azmi as Arjun
Kalyug (1981)Rekha
Raaz (1981)Sulakshana Pandit
Poonam (1981)Poonam Dhillon
Prem Geet (1981)Anita Raj
Yeh Rishta Na Toote (1981)
Umrao Jaan (1981)Rekha
Tajurba (1981)Smita Patil
Armaan (1981)Ranjeeta
Dulha Bikta Hai (1982)Anita Raj
Daulat (1982)Sarika
Bheegi Palken (1982)Smita Patil
Aapas Ki Baat (1982)
Jeevan Dhaara (1982)Rekha
Lakshmi (1982)Reena Roy
Nikaah (1982)Salma Agha
Awam (1982)Smita Patil
Arpan (1983)Reena Roy
Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)Rekha
Achcha Bura (1983)
Main Awara Hoon (1983)
Mazdoor (1983)Padmini Kolhapure
Kalka (1983)
Yaaran Naal Baharran (2005)Jimmy's Father
Mehandi (1983)
Naukar Biwi Ka (1983)Reena Roy
Panchwin Manzil (1983)Shoma Anand
Rishta Kagaz Ka (1983)Rati Agnihotri
Aaj Ki Awaz (1984)Smita Patil
Anand Aur Anand (1984)Smita Patil
Inteha (1984)
Jeene Nahin Doonga (1984)
Kanoon Meri Mutthi Mein (1984)
Maati Maange Khoon (1984)
Pet Pyar Aur Paap (1984)Smita Patil/Moushmi Chatterji
Shapath (1984)
jhooti (1985)Rekha
Aitbaar (1985)Dimple Kapadia
Durga (1985)Reena Roy
Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari (1985)
Haqeeqat (1985)
Hum Do Hamare Do (1985)Smita Patil
Jawab (1985)Smita Patil
Avaab (1985)
Maha Shaktimaan (1985)
Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche (1985)Smita Patil
Salma (1985)Salma Agha
Ulta Seedha (1985)
Yaar Kasam (1985)
Angaarey (1986)
Long Da Lishkara (1986)
Gehri Chot (1986)Parveen Babi
Dahleez (1986)Smita Patil
Kirayedar (1986)Padmini Kolhapure
Teesra (1986)
Triveni (1986)
Awaam (1987)Smita Patil
Inasaaniyat Ke Dushman (1987)Dimple Kapadia
Jaan Hatheli Pe (1987)Rekha
Mirch Masala (1987)Smita Patil
Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987)Meenakshi Sheshadri
Sansar (1987)Rekha
Andha Yudh (1988)
Hum Farishte Nahin (1988)
Kabzaa (1988)Dimple Kapadia
Kanwarlal (1988)Sujata Mehta
Mahaveera (1988)Dimple Kapadia
Mera Farz (1988)
Mera Muqaddar (1988)
Namumkin (1988)
Rama O Rama (1988)Kimi Katkar
Vijay (1988)Moushmi Chatterji
Waaris (1988)Smita Patil/Amrita Singh
Zakhmi Aurat (1988)Dimple Kapadia
Paanch Fauladi (1988)
Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989)Anita Raj
Aakhri Gulam (1989)
Hisaab Khoon Ka (1989)Poonam Dhillon
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989)
Mohabat Ka Paigham (1989)
Suryaa: An Awakening (1989)Bhanupriya
Amiri Garibi (1990)Poonam Dhillon
Ghayal (1990)Moushmi Chatterji
Shadyantra (1990)
Qurbani Jatt Di (Punjabi) (1990)
Gunehgar Kaun (1991)
Dharam Sankat (1991)Amrita Singh
Swarg Jaisaa Ghar (1991)Anita Raj
Waqt Ka Badshah (1992)
Karm Yodha (1992)Dimple Kapadia
Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj (1992)
Kal Ki Awaz (1992)Amrita Singh
Sadhna (1993)Sujata Mehta
Rudaali (1993)Dimple Kapadia
Badi Bahen (1993)Meenakshi Sheshadri
Aankhen (1993)Neena Gupta
Maya (1993)Deepa Sahi
Janam Se Pehle (1994)Swapna
Mr. Azaad (1994)Dalaal
God and Gun (1995)Gauthami
Sarhad: The Border of Crime (1995)Farah Naaz
Barsaat (1995)Kiron Juneja
Yaraana (1995)Madhuri Dixit
Maahir (1996)Hema Malini
Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)Priya Tendulkar
Itihaas (1997)Kaanchan
Qahar (1997)
Ziddi (1997)
Achanak (1998)
Maharaja (1998)
Prem Aggan (1998)Smita Jaykar
Daag: The Fire (1999)
Baaghi (2000)
Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000)
Indian (2001)Reema Lagoo
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002)Neena Kulkarni
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)
LOC Kargil (2003)
Police Force: An Inside Story (2004)
Sheen (2004)
Shikaar (2004)
Bunty Aur Babli (2005)Rameshwari
Corporate (2006)Navni Parihar
Ek Jind Ek Jaan (2006)
yaara nal bahara (2006)jimmy's dad
Aap Kaa Surroor: The Movie (2007)
Fashion (2008)Kiron Juneja
Bodyguard (2011)Sartaj Rana
Force (2011)Narcotics Officer
Khiladi 786 (2012)sattar singh

References

  1. ^ "Raj Babbar wins in Firozabad, blow to Mulayam". Indian Express. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 

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