Narendra Jha (Actor) Age, Wife, Death Cause, Family, Biography & More

Narendra Jha

Real Name Narendra Jha
Famous Role(s)"Dr. Hilal Meer" (Shahid Kapoor's father) in the film 'Haider' (2014)
Narendra Jha as Dr. Hilal Meer in Haider
"Musa" in the film 'Raees' (2017)
Narendra Jha as Musa in Raees
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters-185 cm
in meters-1.85 m
in feet inches-6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds-176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 September 1962
Birth Place Koilakh, Madhubani, Bihar, India
Date of Death 14 March 2018
Place of Death At his farmhouse in Wada, Palghar, Maharashtra
Age (at the time of death)55 Years
Death CauseHeart Attack
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownKoilakh, Madhubani, Bihar, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, New Delhi
Education QualificationMaster of Arts (M.A.) in History
Diploma course in Acting
DebutFilm: Fun2shh (2005, Bollywood)
Chatrapathy (2005, Telugu)
Nanak Shah Fakir (2015, Punjabi)
TV: Shanti (1994)
FamilyFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- 1
Sister- N/A
HobbiesSinging, Travelling
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPankaja Thakur (Former censor board CEO)
Wife/SpousePankaja Thakur (m. 2015-till his death in 2018)
Narendra Jha with Pankaja Thakur
Marriage Date11 May 2015
Marriage PlaceNashik, Maharashtra
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- 1 (Step-daughter)

Narendra Jha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Narendra Jha

  • Does Narendra Jha smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Narendra Jha drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Narendra was fascinated towards acting since his childhood as he hailed from Koilakh, a village in Bihar’s Madhubani that has its own tradition of theatre since 1923. Narendra Jha in Koilakh
  • His father and brother were regular participants in village theatre.
  • Though his father wanted him to become an IAS officer, when he saw his son’s inclination towards acting, he encouraged him, after which Narendra enrolled in a diploma course at Shri Ram Centre.
  • When he first came to Mumbai, he started doing ad films and featured in more than 150 projects.
  • In 1996, he won the contest ‘Star Track’ held by ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited).
  • Though he appeared in several films and TV shows, he gained fame with his role as Dr. Hilal Meer in the film ‘Hailder’ (2014), after which he got many big projects.

  • His voice is very similar to actor Parikshat Sahni.
  • His wife Pankaja Thakur is the former CEO of CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification).
  • He was a good friend of Kunal Khemmu‘s father, Ravi Khemmu (Director).
  • He featured in substantial roles in both the big releases on the same day (On 25 January 2017), Shah Rukh Khan‘s Raees and Hrithik Roshan‘s Kaabil.