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Age: 68 Years
Hometown: Tundla, Uttar Pradesh
Caste: OBC

Raj Babbar

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Actor, Politician
Physical Stats & More
[1]IMDb Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Film Career
DebutFilm (Hindi)- Kissa Kursi Ka (1977) a supporting role
Kissa Kursi Ka
Film (Punjabi)- Chann Pardesi (1980) as Laali
Raj Babbar Debut Punjabi Film Chann Pardesi
TV- Mahabharat (1988) as Bharat
Raj Babbar in Mahabharat
Political Career
PartySamajwadi Party (Previously) (1989-2008)
Flag of Samajwadi Party
Indian National Congress (2008-Present)
Indian National Congress Flag
Political Journey1989: Joined Janata Dal
1994-1999: Served as a Member of Rajya Sabha
2004: Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha
2006: Suspended from the Samajwadi Party
2008: Joined the Indian National Congress
2009: Elected for his 4th term as a Member of Parliament by defeating Dimple Yadav
2014: Lost the Lok Sabha election to V. K. Singh from Ghaziabad
2018: On 21 March, resigned from the post of the President of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 June 1952 (Monday)
Age (as of 2020) 68 Years
BirthplaceTundla, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureRaj Babbar's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownTundla, Uttar Pradesh
School(s)• Mufid E Aam Inter College, Agra
• Faiz-E-Aam Inter College, Agra
College/University• Agra College, Uttar Pradesh
• National School of Drama, Delhi
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation
• Training at the Method School of Acting [2]India.com [3]My Neta
ReligionHinduism [4]NDTV
CasteSonar community (Other Backward Caste) [5]NDTV
Address(es)• 20, Mahadev Road, New Delhi
• Nepathya, 20, Gulmohar Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai
• 94, Ellora Enclave, Dayal Bagh, Agra-282005, Uttar Pradesh
Controversies• In 2013, he attracted a controversy by saying that a common man can get a full meal in Rs. 12. [6]NDTV
• In July 2013, he again attracted a controversy by comparing Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler. [7]India TV
• In 2015, a criminal case was filed against him for his involvement in pelting stones at policemen during a protest of his former political party Samajwadi Party which was near Laxman Mela ground in Lucknow. Later, Raj along with other party members surrendered and was released on paying the charges of Rs. 50,000 each. [8]News 18
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Late Smita Patil (Actress)
Rekha (Actor) [9]Odisha Bytes
Rekha and Raj Babbar in a film
Marriage DateFirst Marriage: 21 November 1975 (Friday)
Family
Wife/SpouseNadira Babbar (1975-present)
Raj Babbar with his wife Nadira Babbar
Smita Patil (2nd wife)
Raj Babbar with his second wife Smita Patil
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
Arya Babbar (Actor, from Nadira Babbar) (Born on 24 May 1981)
Prateik Babbar (Actor, from Smita Patil) (Born on 28 November 1986)
Raj Babbar with his sons
Daughter- Juhi Babbar (Actress, from Nadira Babbar) (Born on 20 July 1979)
Raj Babbar with his wife, son (Arya), and daughter
ParentsFather- Late Kushal Kumar Babbar
Mother- Shobarani Babbar
Raj Babbar's mother and brother
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
• Kishan Babbar (Image in parents' section)
• Late Vinod Babbar
Sister(s)- 4
• Shashi Verma
Raj Babbar with his sister Shashi Verma
• Kiran Chandok
• Suman Malhotra
• Anju Sahdev
Favourite Things
Actor(s)Dilip Kumar, Dara Singh
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable
Cash: Rs. 7,76,181
Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions, and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 5,22,54,562
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 11,29,691.25
Personal loans/advance given: Rs. 2,45,65,461
Motor Vehicles: Rs. 38,61,000
Jewellery: Rs. 1,25,20,935
Immovable
Residential Buildings: Rs. 10,52,20,260 [10]My Neta

Raj Babbar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raj Babbar

  • Raj Babbar is a well-known Indian actor and politician.
  • After attending the National School of Drama in New Delhi, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his acting aspirations.

    An old picture of Raj Babbar

    An old picture of Raj Babbar

  • He rose to the fame after his portrayal of a rapist in the Hindi film ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’ (1980).

    Insaaf Ka Taraazu

    Insaaf Ka Taraazu

  • He has acted in many Hindi films like ‘Sau Din Saas Ke’ (1982), ‘Insaaf Ka Tarazu’ (1980), ‘Kalyug’ (1981), ‘Nikaah’ (1981), ‘Sansar’ (1987), and ‘Bodyguard’ (2011).
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  • He moved to Nadira’s parents’ house after getting married to her in 1975, due to lack of finances.
  • When he asked his parents for his second marriage with Smita Patil, they gave him the option to either opt Smita or the house, and he opted Smita. After Smita’s death, he returned to his first wife.
  • Raj Babbar has acted in the Hindi TV serials like ‘Bahadur Shah Zafar’ (1986) as Akbar, ‘Mahabharat’ (1988) as Bharata, ‘Maharaja Ranjit Singh’ (2010) as a narrator, and ‘Pukaar- Call For The Hero’ (2014) as Amarjeet Shergill. He acted in the Bengali film ‘Anutap’ in 1992.
  • He appeared in the Punjabi films like ‘Aasra Pyar Da’ (1983), ‘Mahaul Theek Hai’ (1999), ‘Shaheed Uddham Singh’ (2000), ‘Yaaran Naal Baharan’ (2005), ‘Ek Jind Ek Jaan’ (2006), ‘Apni Boli Apna Des’ (2009), and ‘Tera Mera Ki Rishta’ (2009).

  • In the 1996 Lok Sabha elections, he contested against the famous Indian leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Lucknow constituency.
  • He has founded a film production company Babbar Films Pvt. Ltd. along with his brother Kishan.
  • Once one of his friends Arun Khanna had a stroke in Mumbai, and Raj Babbar paid his medical bills, because Arun’s financial condition was not good at that time.
  • The role that Amitabh Bachchan played in the Hindi film ‘Shakti’ (1982) was initially offered to Raj Babbar; however, later on, the role went to Amitabh Bachchan.