Raghubir Yadav (Actor) Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Raghubir Yadav

Real Name Raghuvir Yadav
ProfessionActor, Music Composer, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 June 1957
Age (as in 2017)60 Years
Birth PlaceJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownJabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
SchoolLaxmi Narayan Yadav Higher Secondary School, Ranjhi, Jabalpur
CollegeNational School of Drama, New Delhi
Educational QualificationA Masters Degree in Theatre
DebutFilm: Massey Sahib (1985)
Raghubir Yadav - Massey Sahib
Kubi Matthu Iyala (1992, Kannada film)
Raghubir Yadav - Kubi Matthu Iyala
TV: Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne (1989)
Raghubir Yadav - Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne
FamilyNot Known
AddressA flat in Oberoi Woods, Goregaon, Mumbai, that belongs to his girlfriend Roshni Achreja
HobbiesPlaying flute
Controversies• On 19 September 2009, the Bandra family court had issued a warrant against Yadav for missing to appear to the court despite summons. He was asked to INR 20,000/month by the lower court, a sum the Bandra family court later
brought down to INR 10,000, but according to his Ex-wife, he wasn't money at all.
• In June 2010, Yadav was arrested by the police when he was travelling on a train with his girlfriend. After the arrest, he agreed to alimony to his wife.
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorsDilip Kumar, Balraj Sahni
Favourite FilmThe Threshold
Favourite TV ShowEk Kiran Roshni Ki
Favourite LeaderAnna Hazare
Favourite PoliticianArvind Kejriwal
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsRoshni Achreja (Actress)
Raghubir Yadav with Roshni Achreja
Wife/SpousePoornima Kharga (An employee in NSD - Ex-wife, m.1988 - div.1996)
Raghubir Yadav with his Ex-wife and son
Marriage DateYear 1988
ChildrenSon- Achal Yadav
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2014)1.25 lakh/month (INR)

Raghubir Yadav

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raghubir Yadav

  • Does Raghubir Yadav smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Raghubir Yadav drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Yadav was born into a modest family of farmers.
  • He developed an interest in acting since his childhood.
  • He failed in 11th standard after which he ran away from his home and joined a Parsi theatre in 1967, and worked there till 1973.
  • From 1973-1974, he worked at the Rangoli Puppet Theatre in Lucknow.
  • From 1977 to 1986, he worked at the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi, where he refined his acting skills to the next level. Raghubir Yadav in younger days
  • He is the first Indian actor to receive the prestigious ‘Silver Peacock’ Best Actor Award at the 1987 International Film Festival of India.
  • He got married to Purnima, an NSD employee in 1988 but separated in 1996 after he filed for divorce in Jabalpur, and started living with his Goregaon, Mumbai, based girlfriend Roshni.
  • According to Yadav, his Ex-wife, Poornima Kharga is a Nepalese with no Indian passport. He also said that his wife is a tippler who dances for men at the Press Club.
  • His girlfriend Roshni Achreja became a household name with her role as “Ritu” in Zee TV’s popular show of the 1990s ‘Banegi Apni Baat.’ Roshni Achreja - Banegi Apni Baat
  • In 1989, he rose to fame with his titular character in Prakash Jha‘s cult comedy ‘Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne’, which was aired on Doordarshan TV.

  • In 2001, he became kids’ favourite with his enduring character of “Chacha Chaudhary” in a TV series based on the popular Indian comic book character Chacha Chaudhary. Raghubir Yadav as Chacha Chaudhary
  • In 2010, he composed and sang the MP tourism ad commercial – “MP Ajab Hai, Sabse Gajab Hai.”

  • As an actor, he has done more than 70 plays and 2500 shows.
  • He is a loyal supporter of ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ (AAP).
  • If he wasn’t an actor, he would have been a farmer.
  • Eight of his films became India’s official entry for the Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film – Salaam Bombay, Rudaali, Lagaan, 1947 Earth, Bandit Queen, Peepli Live, Water, and Newton.