Age: 47 Years
Education: 12th Standard
Wife: Shilpa Shetty
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Date of Birth||9 September 1975|
|Age (as of 2022)||47 Years|
|Birthplace||London, United Kingdom|
|Hometown||London, United Kingdom|
|Educational Qualification||12th standard|
|Family||Father- Bal Krishan Kundra (Businessman)
Mother- Usha Rani Kundra
|Controversies||• IPL Match-fixing: In 2013, after IPL6, he was questioned by Delhi Police in case of spot-fixing after arresting a few Rajasthan Royals players. He confessed that he did betting and lost a huge amount of money.
• Ban on his IPL Team: In 2015, the Supreme Court of India imposed a life ban on him from watching cricket matches in the stadiums. The same year, his IPL team Rajasthan Royals also faced a 2 year ban from IPL.
• Pornographic-related case: On 19 July 2021, the Mumbai Police arrested him in a pornographic-related case. According to the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Hemant Nagrale, in February 2021, a case was registered against Kundra with Crime Branch Mumbai in which Kundra was accused of creating pornographic conent and uploading them on a paid App. Reportedly, Kundra was booked under sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays) of IPC besides other sections of the IT act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act. The police has found the involvement of a UK production company, Kenrin, in which the police has suspected that Kundra has a stake in the company. After Kundra's arrest, Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale said, “Raj Kundra appears to be the key conspirator of this.” The Times of India On 20 September 2021, a magistrate court in Mumbai granted him bail, and on 21 September 2021, he was released from the Arthur Road jail. The Hindu On 13 December 2022, the Supreme Court of India granted anticipatory bail to Raj Kundra and others, including actors Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey, in connection with an FIR against them for allegedly distributing pornographic videos. The Hindu
• Defamation case against actress Sherlyn Chopra: On 19 October 2021, Raj Kundra and her wife Shilpa Shetty sent a 50-crore defamation notice to Sherlyn Chopra for ruining their reputation by making "false and baseless" allegations against them. They also sought an unconditional public apology from Chopra in leading newspapers and on digital media platforms within seven days. Earlier, Chopra had filed a complaint against Shetty and Kundra at the Juhu police station and accused the couple of committing fraud against her; she also levelled allegations of harassment, cheating, and criminal intimidation against them. The Hindu
• ED booked Raj Kundra for alleged money laundering: On 19 May 2022, Raj Kundra was booked by the ED for alleged money laundering, which is related to an alleged pornographic films case. NDTV
|Actor||Sylvester Stallone, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh and Farhan Akthar|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife||Kavita Kundra (Divorced)
Shilpa Shetty (Actress, 2009–present)
|Net Worth||$400 million|
Some lesser known facts about Raj Kundra
- Does Raj Kundra smoke?: No
- Does Raj Kundra drink alcohol?: Yes
- Raj was a college dropout,who started his business after a visit to Nepal in the 90s, which changed his life.
- Earlier, his father shifted to London from India and initially worked there as a bus conductor.
- He belongs to a Punjabi fanily background.
- In Nepal, he found Pashmina shawls, which he later imported to popular fashion houses in London.
- He is a sports lover, and co-owned the IPL team Rajasthan Royals.
- He also Kundra and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt together launched India’s first professional mixed martial arts fighting league — the Super Fight League – on 16 January 2012.
- He raise funds for his wife Shilpa Shetty’s charity The Shilpa Shetty Foundation that helps orphan and underprivileged children.
- He and his wife Shilpa’s Ex-boyfriend Akshay Kumar shares birthday on the same day (9 September).
- Once he insulted Salman Khan by saying that “I can bet Salman doesn’t earn that much…well, at least nowhere near me”.
- He also criticized Shah Rukh Khan‘s Frooti ad commerial’s background song.