Raj Babbar Biography
Raj Babbar is an actor of the Indian film industry and political and social worker. He was born on June 23, 1952, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh to Kaushal Kumar and Shobha Rani. He graduated from the National School of Drama in 1975. He has performed in many art movies and commercial movies. Some of his roles have a negative shade.
Raj Babbar started his film career with ‘Sau Dina Saas Ke’ opposite Reena Roy. B.R. Chopra’s “Insaaf Ka Tarazu” was a turning point in his career, in which he performed a villainous role. He became the first choice in B.R. Chopra’s films like Nikaah with Deepak Parashar and Salma Agha, and Aaj Ki Aawaz with Smita Patil. Some of his popular films are Umrao Jaan (1981), Prem Geet (1981), Nikaah (1982), Aaj Ki Awaaz (1984), Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari (1985), Jhoothi (1985), Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989), Swarg Jaisaa Ghar (1991), Rudaali (1993), Itihaas (1997) and many more.
Raj Babbar married Nadira Babbar and had two children Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar from Nadira Babbar. He later married late Smita Patil, the famous actress, who died after the birth of her son Prateek Babbar. Raj Babbar has acted in more than 150 films and performed in over 30 plays. He was honoured ‘Yash Bharti’ by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Raj Babbar entered politics by joining Samajwadi Party and was elected as the Member of Parliament of India three times. From 1994 to 1999 he was a member of Rajya Sabha. He was re-elected in the 14th Lok Sabha elections for the second term in 2004. He was suspended from Samajwadi Party in 2006. Later he joined hands with the former Prime Minister of India V. P. Singh. He has been involved with organizations for prevention of AIDS, drug addiction and those working for handicapped and the mentally retarded.
Facts about Raj Babbar
|Full Name||Raj Babbar|
|Date of Birth||23 June 1952 (age�63)|
|Birth Place||Tundla, Uttar Pradesh|
|Profession||Hindi and Punjabi film actor since 1979 and politician belonging to Indian National Congress party.|
|Marital status||Nadira Zaheer (1975-1983 divorced, two children), Smita Patil|
|Education||alumnus of the 1975 batch of National School of Drama and graduated from Agra College. Schooling was done from Faiz-E-Aam Inter college Agra|