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Kaun Hai Jo Sapnon Mein Aaya - Rajendra Kumar - Saira Banu - Jhuk Gaya Aasman Songs - Mohd. Rafi
Kaun Hai Jo Sapnon Mein Aaya - Rajendra Kumar - Saira Banu - Jhuk Gaya Aasman Songs - Mohd. Rafi
::2012/06/20::
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Biography of Rajendra Kumar
Biography of Rajendra Kumar
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RAJENDRA KUMAR TALKS ABOUT MOHD RAFI FIRST TIME EVER ON YOUTUBE
RAJENDRA KUMAR TALKS ABOUT MOHD RAFI FIRST TIME EVER ON YOUTUBE
::2013/07/31::
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Best Of Rajendra Kumar | Top 10 Hits | Tribute To Rajendra Kumar | Old Hindi Songs
Best Of Rajendra Kumar | Top 10 Hits | Tribute To Rajendra Kumar | Old Hindi Songs
::2013/07/04::
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Saathi - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Simi Garewal - Bollywood Full Length Romantic Movie.
Saathi - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Simi Garewal - Bollywood Full Length Romantic Movie.
::2010/12/06::
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AAJI ROOTH KER KAHAN JAAYIGA............Sadhana , Rajender kumar  in Arzoo
AAJI ROOTH KER KAHAN JAAYIGA............Sadhana , Rajender kumar in Arzoo
::2011/02/09::
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Remembering Pran Sikand, Rajendra Kumar and Dara Singh
Remembering Pran Sikand, Rajendra Kumar and Dara Singh
::2014/07/12::
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Kitni Akeli, Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore [Lata] - Talash
Kitni Akeli, Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore [Lata] - Talash
::2011/04/27::
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O Babu O Memsaab (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Manna Dey - Asha
O Babu O Memsaab (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Manna Dey - Asha
::2014/09/22::
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Dukhiyon Pe Kuch Raham Karo (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Aarti Mukherjee
Dukhiyon Pe Kuch Raham Karo (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Aarti Mukherjee
::2014/09/22::
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Jhuk Gayi Dekho Gardan Unki (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha Bhosle
Jhuk Gayi Dekho Gardan Unki (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha Bhosle
::2014/09/22::
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Nayee Umar Kee Kaliyo (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha Bhosle
Nayee Umar Kee Kaliyo (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha Bhosle
::2014/09/22::
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"PALKI" Full Movie I Rajendra Kumar I Waheeda Rehman | 1967
"PALKI" Full Movie I Rajendra Kumar I Waheeda Rehman | 1967
::2013/12/30::
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Aaja Tujhko Pukare Mere Geet Re [Geet 1970]  Rajendra Kumar & Mala Sinha
Aaja Tujhko Pukare Mere Geet Re [Geet 1970] Rajendra Kumar & Mala Sinha
::2011/05/08::
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BABITA & RAJENDRA KUMAR IN "ANJAANA"HD
BABITA & RAJENDRA KUMAR IN "ANJAANA"HD
::2011/07/13::
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Bigul Baj Rahaa Aazaadi (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Manna Dey
Bigul Baj Rahaa Aazaadi (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Manna Dey
::2014/09/22::
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Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai - Best Romantic Song - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala - Saathi
Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai - Best Romantic Song - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala - Saathi
::2013/07/16::
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Yeh Kaun Aya - Classic Melodious Song - Saathi - Simi Garewal, Rajendra Kumar
Yeh Kaun Aya - Classic Melodious Song - Saathi - Simi Garewal, Rajendra Kumar
::2013/07/16::
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Nayee Umar Kee Kaliyo Sad (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha Bhosle
Nayee Umar Kee Kaliyo Sad (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha Bhosle
::2014/09/22::
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Mere Jivan Me Kiran Banake (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha - Manna Dey
Mere Jivan Me Kiran Banake (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Asha - Manna Dey
::2014/09/22::
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Superhit Romantic Songs of Rajendra Kumar - Jukebox 72
Superhit Romantic Songs of Rajendra Kumar - Jukebox 72
::2013/09/16::
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O Babu Saab O Mem Saab (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Manna Dey - Asha
O Babu Saab O Mem Saab (HD) - Talaq Songs - Rajendra Kumar - Kamini Kadam - Manna Dey - Asha
::2014/09/22::
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"Sunehra Sansar" | Full Hindi Movie | RajendraKumar | HemaMalini | MalaSinha
"Sunehra Sansar" | Full Hindi Movie | RajendraKumar | HemaMalini | MalaSinha
::2013/05/17::
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"Daaku Aur Mahatma" | Full Hindi Movie | Rajendra Kumar | Reena Roy | Kabir Bedi
"Daaku Aur Mahatma" | Full Hindi Movie | Rajendra Kumar | Reena Roy | Kabir Bedi
::2013/11/10::
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SURAJ | FULL HINDI MOVIE | SUPERHIT HINDI MOVIES | RAJENDRA KUMAR - VYJAYANTHIMALA
SURAJ | FULL HINDI MOVIE | SUPERHIT HINDI MOVIES | RAJENDRA KUMAR - VYJAYANTHIMALA
::2014/02/18::
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Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai (Sad) - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala - Saathi
Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai (Sad) - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala - Saathi
::2013/07/16::
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Baharon Phool Barsao - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala - Suraj - Classic Romantic Song
Baharon Phool Barsao - Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala - Suraj - Classic Romantic Song
::2008/03/11::
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Kaise Samjhaoon Badi Nasamajh Ho - Vyjayanthimala Classic Dance Song - Suraj - Rajendra Kumar
Kaise Samjhaoon Badi Nasamajh Ho - Vyjayanthimala Classic Dance Song - Suraj - Rajendra Kumar
::2013/09/27::
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Baharon Phool Barsao - "Suraj (1966) *HQ* - Rajendra Kumar & Vyjayanthimala
Baharon Phool Barsao - "Suraj (1966) *HQ* - Rajendra Kumar & Vyjayanthimala
::2009/12/06::
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Tumhe Agar Mein Apna Saathi - Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda, Shatranj Song
Tumhe Agar Mein Apna Saathi - Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda, Shatranj Song
::2011/01/07::
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Ye Hawaa Ye Mastana (HD) - Rajendra Kumar - Meena Kumari - Mohd Rafi -  Akeli Mat Jaiyo songs
Ye Hawaa Ye Mastana (HD) - Rajendra Kumar - Meena Kumari - Mohd Rafi - Akeli Mat Jaiyo songs
::2014/02/27::
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Ye Mera Prem Patra - Rajendra Kumar - Vyjayanthimala - Sangam - Bollywood Evergreen Songs - Rafi
Ye Mera Prem Patra - Rajendra Kumar - Vyjayanthimala - Sangam - Bollywood Evergreen Songs - Rafi
::2010/07/16::
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Chehre Pe Giri - Rajendra Kumar & Vyjayanthimala - Suraj
Chehre Pe Giri - Rajendra Kumar & Vyjayanthimala - Suraj
::2008/03/25::
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SAATHI  | FULL HINDI MOVIE | SUPERHIT HINDI MOVIES | RAJENDRA KUMAR - VYJAYANTHIMALA
SAATHI | FULL HINDI MOVIE | SUPERHIT HINDI MOVIES | RAJENDRA KUMAR - VYJAYANTHIMALA
::2014/01/13::
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Aaj To Jhunli Raat Ma, Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore [Lata,Rafi] - Talash
Aaj To Jhunli Raat Ma, Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore [Lata,Rafi] - Talash
::2011/04/27::
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Hum Ne Jafa Na Seekhi - Rajendra Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Zindagi Song
Hum Ne Jafa Na Seekhi - Rajendra Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Zindagi Song
::2011/01/27::
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Unse Mili Nazar - Rajendra Kumar - Saira Banu - Jhuk Gaya Aasman - Bollywood Songs - Lata Mangeshkar
Unse Mili Nazar - Rajendra Kumar - Saira Banu - Jhuk Gaya Aasman - Bollywood Songs - Lata Mangeshkar
::2012/06/20::
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Madhuban Khushboo Deta Hai I - Rajendra Kumar - Nutun - Saajan Bina Suhagan
Madhuban Khushboo Deta Hai I - Rajendra Kumar - Nutun - Saajan Bina Suhagan
::2011/05/20::
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Palkon Ke Peeche Se, Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore [Lata,Rafi] - Talash
Palkon Ke Peeche Se, Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore [Lata,Rafi] - Talash
::2011/04/27::
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Goonj Uthi Shehnai |Classical Hit | Full Movie|Rajendra Kumar,Ameeta, Anita Guha
Goonj Uthi Shehnai |Classical Hit | Full Movie|Rajendra Kumar,Ameeta, Anita Guha
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"Aahuti
"Aahuti' | Full Social Movie | Rajendra Kumar | Parveen Babi | 1978
::2014/07/07::
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (A)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (A)
::2014/05/29::
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SHARMILA TAGORE & RAJENDRA KUMAR IN "TALASH"HD
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::2011/11/15::
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O Sanam Tere - Rajendra Kumar - Saira Banu - Ayee Milan Ki Bela - Lata - Rafi - Best Hindi Duets
O Sanam Tere - Rajendra Kumar - Saira Banu - Ayee Milan Ki Bela - Lata - Rafi - Best Hindi Duets
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BABITA & RAJENDRA KUMAR IN "ANJAANA"HD
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (B)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (B)
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Raste Mein Do Anjaane Aise Mille - Meena Kumari - Rajendra Kumar - Akeli Mat Jaiyo - Old Hindi Song
Raste Mein Do Anjaane Aise Mille - Meena Kumari - Rajendra Kumar - Akeli Mat Jaiyo - Old Hindi Song
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Mere Jeevan Saathi - Melodious Romantic Song - Simi Garewal, Rajendra Kumar - Saathi
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Rajendra Kumar Tuli
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Rajendra Kumar (right) with his close friend Late. M. H. Douglas on the sets of Ayee Milan Ki Bela in 1963.
Born (1929-07-20)20 July 1929
Sialkot, Pakistan
Died 12 July 1999(1999-07-12) (aged 69)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1950–1998
Spouse(s) Shukla
Children 2 Daughters and son Kumar Gaurav

Rajendra Kumar (20 July 1929 – 12 July 1999) was an Indian film actor who starred in Bollywood films. Starting his career in 1950, he appeared in more than 80 films in a career spanning over four decades. He was considered as one of the most successful Indian Bollywood actors in the 1960s. He also produced several films starring his son Kumar Gaurav.

He was born in a Punjabi Hindu family in Sialkot, in the Punjab province of India, currently in Pakistan.[1]

Career[edit]

Rajendra Kumar's family was based in Punjab, India. His grandfather was a successful military contractor and his father had a textile business in Karachi. But during the Partition of India, the family had to leave all the land and property behind and move to India. However, when they came to Bombay, Kumar decided to try his luck in the Hindi film industry. Initially, he never wanted to be a hero, so he took up work with director H. S. Rawail as an assistant. For nearly five years, he worked with Rawail as an assistant in films like Patanga, Sagai, Pocketmaar.

During this time he made his film debut with a small role in Kidar Sharma's 1950 film Jogan, opposite Dilip Kumar and Nargis. It was producer Devendra Goel who noticed Kumar in Jogan and gave him a break in Vachan in 1955. Kumar was paid only fifteen hundred rupees for the film; however, the film was a hit and was Kumar's first silver jubilee film and he was given a title – 'A star is Born'.[2] He got further success with his supporting role in Mehboob Khan's blockbuster epic film Mother India in 1957 in which he played Nargis's son. His first major success as a romantic leading man was in Amit Saxenas's musical Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), co-starring Ameeta.

The 1960s saw Kumar rise to stardom. There were times when he had six or seven films which had run for more than 25 weeks (known in India as a "silver jubilee film"), all running at the cinema at the same time, which rendered him the nickname "Jubilee Kumar".[3]He starred in many box office hits including Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Dil Ek Mandir (1963), Mere Mehboob (1963), Sangam (1964), Arzoo (1965), Suraj (1966), Talash and Ganwaar (1970). He received the Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor for Dil Ek Mandir (1963), Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Arzoo (1965), and as Best Supporting Actor for Sangam (1964).[4]

From 1972 onwards, he faced competition from Rajesh Khanna and many of his films started flopping. He was offered a role in the film Saajan Bina Suhaagan opposite Nutan in 1978 which was a success. He then switched to character roles in the late 1970s and 1980s. He also starred in a number of Punjabi films like Teri meri ek jindari.

In 1981 Rajendra introduced his son Kumar Gaurav in the film Love Story which he produced and also starred in. The film was declared a blockbuster.[5] Rajendra produced several other films starring his son including Naam with his son and his son's brother-in-law Sanjay Dutt in leading roles. He produced and acted with his son again in the 1993 film Phool. In 1995 he acted in the television serial Andaz which was his last acting role.

Personal life[edit]

He married Shukla and had a son and two daughters. His son Kumar Gaurav also had a brief acting career. Kumar acted with Sunil Dutt and Nargis in the film Mother India (1957) where Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar played natural sons of Nargis. He had a special relationship with Dutt and used to actively participate in campaigning for him, whenever the latter used to contest for elections. Dutt quoted as having said that "Even though Rajendra Kumar did not win any award throughout his career, he was one of the most genuine human beings I have ever encountered. When I was struggling with the troubles related to the arrest of my son Sanjay Dutt and my house was repeatedly being searched by means of numerous police raids, Rajendra Kumar was the one who came to my rescue by staying at my house and ensuring that raids were conducted using due procedures, false evidences were not planted in the house and valuables were not stolen."[this quote needs a citation] Kumar was best friends with Raj Kapoor, so much so that his son Kumar Gaurav was engaged to the latter's daughter, Reema. As fate would have it, this friendship could not last long after their children broke the engagement and Kumar Gaurav got married to Sunil Dutt and Nargis's daughter Namrata. He attained a PHD and had a title of 'Doctor' prefixed to his name.

For the premier of his film Vachan, he was asked if he wanted any seats for his relatives or friends, and thinking that it would be complimentary, he answered ten. After some days when he went to get his fees from the producer's accountant, he was given a lesser amount and when he asked why he was told that the money was deducted for the seats he took for his relatives and friends. He took this lesson as a principle of production and when he produced Naam, he deducted some amount from Amrita Singh's fees for the long calls she had made from Hong Kong to India.

Death[edit]

Known to refuse taking any medication, he succumbed to cancer on 12 July 1999, just a day after his son's 39th birthday, and just 8 days before his 70th birthday.[6]

Honours and recognitions[edit]

  • Rajendra Kumar was honoured with the Padma Shri Award in 1969.
  • He was also conferred with Justice of Peace honour and served as Honorary Magistrate.
  • He was awarded the National Honour by late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru simultaneously for "Kanoon" (Hindi) and "Mehandi Rang Lagyo" (Gujarati film).
  • He received a special Shastri National Award and was associated with several charity schemes.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Rajendra Kumar was nominated for Best Actor category three times.[clarification needed]

Filmography[edit]

Actor:

Producer:

  • The Jungle Book (1994) (co-executive producer) (co-producer)
  • Phool (1993) (producer)
  • Jurrat (1989) (producer)
  • Naam (1986) (producer)
  • Lovers (1983) (producer)
  • Love Story (1981) (producer)

Presenter:

Editor:

Director:

Soundtrack:

  • Mere Mehboob (1963) (performer: "Mere Mehboob Tujhe", "Allah Bachaye", "Tere Pyar Mein Dildar", "Janeman Ek Nazar", "Yaad Mein Teri", "Tumse Izhar e Haal", "Mere Mehboob Mein Kya", "Ae Husn Zara Jaag", "Yaad Mein (revival)")

Thanks:

Self:

Archive Footage:

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]

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