Raj Babbar Age, Caste, Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Facts & More

Raj Babbar

Real NameRaj Babbar
Profession(s)Actor, Politician
Political PartySamajwadi Party (Previously)
Flag of Samajwadi Party
Indian National Congress (Present)
Indian National Congress Flag
Political Journey1989: Joined Janata Dalo
1994-1999: Served as a Member of Rajya Sabha
2004: Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha
2006: Suspended from Samajwadi Party
2008: Joined Indian National Congress
2009: Elected for his 4th term as 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
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 June 1952
Age (as in 2017)65 Years
Birth PlaceTundla, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
SignatureRaj Babbar Signature
HometownTundla, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolFaize A Aam Inter College, Agra
College/UniversityAgra College, Uttar Pradesh
National School of Drama, New Delhi
Educational QualificationGraduate in Theatre from National School of Drama
DebutFilm (Hindi)- Sharda (1981)
Raj Babbar Debut Film Sharda 1981
Film (Punjabi)- Chann Pardesi (1980)
Raj Babbar Debut Punjabi Film Chann Pardesi
TV- Mahabharat (1988)
Raj Babbar Debut TV Serial
CasteOther Backward Class (OBC)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address(es)1. 20, Mahadev Road, New Delhi
2. Nepathya, 20, Gulmohar Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai
3. 94, Ellora Enclave, Dayal Bagh, Agra-282005, Uttar Pradesh
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Controversies• In 2013, he attracted a controversy by saying that a common man can get a full meal in ₹12.
• In July 2013, he again attracted a controversy by comparing Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSmita Patil
Marriage Date21 November 1975
Wife/SpouseNadira Babbar (1975-present)
Raj Babbar With His Wife Nadira Babbar
Smita Patil (2nd wife)
Raj Babbar With His Ex-Wife Smita Patil
ChildrenSons- Arya Babbar (Actor, from Nadira Babbar), Prateik Babbar (Actor, from Smita Patil)
Raj Babbar With His Sons
Daughter- Juhi Babbar (Actress)
Raj Babbar With His Wife, Son, And Daughter
ParentsFather- Kushal Kumar Babbar
Mother- Shobha Babbar
SiblingsBrothers- Kishan Babbar, Vinod Babbar
Sisters- Anju Babbar + 3 more
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s)Dilip Kumar, Dara Singh
Favourite ActressSmita Patil
Money Factor
Salary (as a Rajya Sabha Member)₹50,000 + other incentives
Net Worth (approx.)₹20 Crore (as in 2014)

Raj Babbar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raj Babbar

  • Does Raj Babbar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Raj Babbar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born into a Hindi family in Tundla, a small town in Uttar Pradesh.
  • After attending the National School of Drama in New Delhi, he moved to Mumbai to pursue his acting aspirations. where he started his film career with Reena Roy.
  • He rose to the fame after his portrayal of a rapist in the film- Insaaf Ka Taraazu. Insaaf Ka Taraazu
  • After giving hits-after-hits, he earned the title of Low-Budget-Amitabh.
  • His film Agneekaal was based on the true stories of Gujarat. Raj Babbar Film Agneekaal
  • He has worked in more than 200 Bollywood films including some Punjabi films.
  • Raj Babbar was the first choice to play the role of Shashi Kapoor in the film Namak Halaal, however, due to some reasons, the role went to Shashi Kapoor.
  • The role that Amitabh Bachchan played in the Blockbuster film Shakti (1982), was initially offered to Raj Babbar; however, later on, the role went to Amitabh Bachchan.
  • 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.
  • In 1986, when Smita Patil died, Raj Babbar returned to his first wife, Nadira.
  • He has been very close to the Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav who gave him a ticket for the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 1994.
  • In the 1996 Lok Sabha elections, he contested against Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Lucknow constituency.
  • According to sources, it was Amar Singh who created a gorge between Raj Babbar and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s rapport. Once, Raj Babbar publicly called Amar Singh a pimp.
  • During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Imran Masood, a member of Raj Babbar’s election campaign, delivered a provocative speech against Narendra Modi.