|Real Name||Narendra Jha|
|Famous Role(s)||"Dr. Hilal Meer" (Shahid Kapoor's father) in the film 'Haider' (2014)
"Musa" in the film 'Raees' (2017)
|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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||2 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 Cause||Heart Attack|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|Hometown||Koilakh, Madhubani, Bihar, India|
|College||Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, New Delhi
|Education Qualification||Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
Diploma course in Acting
|Debut||Film: Fun2shh (2005, Bollywood)
Chatrapathy (2005, Telugu)
Nanak Shah Fakir (2015, Punjabi)
TV: Shanti (1994)
|Family||Father- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Pankaja Thakur (Former censor board CEO)|
|Wife/Spouse||Pankaja Thakur (m. 2015-till his death in 2018)
|Marriage Date||11 May 2015|
|Marriage Place||Nashik, Maharashtra|
Daughter- 1 (Step-daughter)
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.
- 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.