Rajesh Puri Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: New Delhi
Children: 1
Wife: Anju Puri

Rajesh Puri

Profession(s)Actor, Director
Famous Role'Lalit Prasad (Lalloo)' in the TV serial "Hum Log" (1984)
Rajesh Puri in Hum Log
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBald
DebutFilm: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) as 'Kamdar'
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Film Poster
TV: Hum Log (1984) as 'Lalit Prasad (Lalloo)'
Hum Log's cast
Personal Life
AgeNot Known
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolHarcourt Butler Senior Secondary School, New Delhi
College/University• University of Delhi
• National School of Drama, Delhi
Educational Qualification• Graduate
• A course in acting
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HobbiesReading, Travelling, Cooking
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseAnju Puri
Rajesh Puri and his wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Prakriti Puri
Rajesh Puri with his wife and daughter
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Rajesh Puri

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rajesh Puri

  • Rajesh Puri is an Indian actor and director who works in films, TV serials, and stage plays.
  • He grew up in New Delhi.

    Rajesh Puri in his school days

    Rajesh Puri in his school days

  • When Puri was in the National School of Drama, he started participating in plays.
  • In 1983, he bagged the role of ‘Kamdar’ in the comedy film “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.”
  • He gained huge popularity by playing the role of ‘Lalit Prasad (Lalloo)’ in the TV serial “Hum Log.” The serial is India’s first-ever TV serial.
  • Subsequently, he appeared in the TV serial “Buniyaad” (1986).

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  • Thereafter, he featured in films like “Diljalaa” (1987), “Dil” (1990), “Deedar” (1992), “Phool Aur Angaar” (1993), and “Dilwale” (1994).
  • He has appeared in many TV serials including “Yeh Duniya Ghazab Ki” (1990’s), “Ek Se Badh Kar Ek” (1995), “Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki” (2019), and “Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki” (2018).

    Rajesh Puri in Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki

    Rajesh Puri in Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki

  • In addition to films and TV serials, Puri has also worked in many stage plays like “Golmaal- The Play” and “Wrong Number.

    Rajesh Puri's play Wrong Number

    Rajesh Puri’s play Wrong Number

  • In 2019, he enacted the role of ‘Narad’ in India’s biggest Ramleela at the Red Fort in Delhi.

    Rajesh Puri dressed as Narad

    Rajesh Puri dressed as Narad

  • Rajesh has a good command over five languages- Hindi, English, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, and Rajasthani.
  • He has a deep faith in Lord Ganesha.

    Rajesh Puri's Instagram Post

    Rajesh Puri’s Instagram Post

  • As of 2020, he has worked in as many as 500 plays and 130 films.
  •  Rajesh is not yet satisfied with his work in films and TV serials. During an interview he said,

    I think it is deeply problematic for an artiste when his talent is not used as much as it should be. I’ve done over 130 films and still haven’t found a role that fits my caliber.”

    He further added,

    While I don’t condone any of my work on the big screen, I honestly feel I can truly do much more complicated and varied roles, and my work in theater is testimony to that. It doesn’t even matter if the role of my character is merely for 15 minutes, my character should be able to move the audience in an inexplicable way.”