Rajendra Kumar Biography: Early Life, Movies, Family, Career & Awards

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Rajendra Kumar Tuli popularly known as Rajendra Kumar was an Indian actor who worked in the Hindi Bollywood industry as an actor and producer. He is considered to be the best actor in the 1960s 

Rajendra Kumar Biography

Rajendra Kumar Early Life and Marriage: Rajendra Kumar Tuli was born in Sialkot Punjab ( India) on 20 July 1927. He was born in a Hindu Punjabi Khatri Family with Indian Nationality. He married Shukla Bhel and they gave birth to three children, one son and two daughters ( Kumar Gaurav, Dimple Patel, and Kaajal Tuli).

Rajendra Kumar’s Career and Popularity 

Rajendra Kumar started his career with movies by getting small roles in Patanga(1949 ) and Jogan (1950). Rajendra Kumar worked in more than 80+ movies in most of the movies he played the role of the lead actor. 

Rajendra Kumar top grossed movies were 

  • Kanoon (1960)
  • Mere Mehboob (1963)
  • Aarzoo ( 1965)
  • Zindagi (1964)
  • Saathi ( 1968)
  • Talash (1969)
  • Dil Ek Mandir ( 1963)
  • Chirag Kahan Roshni Kaha (1959)
  • Goonj Uthi Shehnai ( 1959)
  • Gehra Daag (1963)
  • Sangamon (1964)
  • Mother India ( 1967)
  • Mera Naam Joker (1970)

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Rajendra Kumar Awards

  • Rajendra Kumar was awarded the Padma Shree in 1970 
  • Also awarded with National Honour by Late Jawahar Lal Nehru 
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Award for National 

Awards for charity schemes

His acting skills were of that much top level that whoever watches his movie becomes his fan, his way of delivering dialogue and changing of mood during the screen. He made his appearance so real that he made a huge impact on the recognition of people in Hindi cinemas.

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Rajendra Kumar Awards and Honours 

Awarded with Filmfare Award for consecutive films – 

  • Dil Ek Mandir in 1964
  • Aaye Milen ki Bele in 1965
  • Aarzoo in 1966
  • Best Supporting Actor role for
  • Sangam in 1965.
  • Best Actor role in Dil Ek Mandir (1964) , Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1965)and Aarzoo (1966)

Rajendra Kumar – More Information

In honor of Rajendra Kumar, the Government of India launched stamps in which Rajendra Kumar’s different roles in different popular movies were printed in 2013.

Rajendra Kumar was the true gem of the Indian Film Industry, due to his performance and hard work we get to see that vast craze in acting among people.

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Many magazines say that many top heroines had a crush on him when he had his filmy life but Rajendra always looked at other women with his pure honesty and had very much respect for women.

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