Raj Babbar

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Raj Babbar
 
Date of Birth: 23 June 1952
Place of Birth: Tundla, Uttar Pradesh
Member of parliament
Tenure Order: Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Current Political party: Indian National Congress
Previous Political party: SP
First Term
Took Office: 1999 MP Lok Sabha Agra
Second Term
Took Office: 2004 MP Lok Sabha Agra
Member Rajya Sabha
Took Office 19941999

Raj Babbar  (born 23 June 1952) is a Hindi & Punjabi film actor since 1977 and the current Member of Parliament from Firozabad which he won by defeating Dimple Yadav, the daughter in law of Mulayam Singh Yadav.[1] This is his fourth term as MP, in previous terms he was the part of Samajwadi Party.

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 Early life

Babbar was born in Tundla, Uttar Pradesh. He is an alumnus of the 1975 batch of National School of Drama and graduated from Agra College.

Career

 Acting life

He was trained in the Method school of acting at NSD, which is involved in Street Theatre. After his training in New Delhi he moved to Mumbai to try his luck. He started opposite one of the well known actresses of that time Reena Roy.

He also featured in the debut film of the then 13 year old Padmini Kolhapure. He became a consistent feature on the B.R. Chopra Banner; Nikaah with Deepak Parashar and Salma Agha, Aaj Ki Aawaz with Smita Patil after the name of Smita Patil. .

He also achieved success in Punjabi cinema as he gave remarkable performances in Chan Pardesi (1980) and Long Da Lishkara (1986) - two arthouse movies, with serious themes treated in a realistic manner - a far cry from the melodramatic & almost hysterical tenor of most Punjabi films of the time.

He also appeared in many episodes of the famous Indian T.V. series of the 1980s, Mahabharat, as king Bharat.

He also starred in the hit Punjabi films Aasra Pyar Da (1983), Marhi Da Diva (1989), Mahaul Theek Hai (1999), Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000), Yaaran Naal Baharan (2005), and Ek Jind Ek Jaan (2006). It has been said that Babbar often does Punjabi films for free, as an act of generosity to Punjabi cinema.[citation needed]

 Selected Filmography

Acting filmography
Kissa Kursi Ka (1977)


Asha (1980)


Aap To Aise Na The (1980) Ranjeeta


Jazbaat (1980) Zareena Wahab
Saajan Mere Mein Saajan Ki (1980)
Sau Din Saas Ke (1980) Reena Roy
Nazrana Pyar Ka (1980)
Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980) Zeenat Aman/Padmini Kolhapure
Kalyug (1981) Rekha
Hum Paanch (1981) Shabana Azmi
Raaz (1981) Sulakshana Pandit
Poonam (1981) Poonam Dhillon
Prem Geet (1981) Anita Raj
Yeh Rishta Na Toote (1981)
Umrao Jaan (1981) Rekha
Tajurba (1981) Smita Patil
Armaan (1981) Ranjeeta
Dulha Bikta Hai (1982) Anita Raj
Daulat (1982) Sarika
Bheegi Palken (1982) Smita Patil
Aapas Ki Baat (1982)
Jeevan Dhaara (1982) Rekha
Lakshmi (1982) Reena Roy
Nikaah (1982) Salma Agha
Awam (1982) Smita Patil
Arpan (1983) Reena Roy
Agar Tum Na Hote (1983) Rekha
jhooti (1985) Rekha


Achcha Bura (1983)
Main Awara Hoon (1983)
Mazdoor (1983) Padmini Kolhapure
Kalka (1983)
Mehandi (1983)
Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) Reena Roy
Panchwin Manzil (1983) Shoma Anand
Rishta Kagaz Ka (1983) Rati Agnihotri
Aaj Ki Awaz (1984) Smita Patil
Anand Aur Anand (1984) Smita Patil
Inteha (1984)
Jeene Nahin Doonga (1984)
Kanoon Meri Mutthi Mein (1984)
Maati Maange Khoon (1984)
Pet Pyar Aur Paap (1984) Smita Patil/Moushmi Chatterji
Shapath (1984)
Aitbaar (1985) Dimple Kapadia
Durga (1985) Reena Roy
Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari (1985)
Haqeeqat (1985)
Hum Do Hamare Do (1985) Smita Patil
Jawab (1985) Smita Patil
Avaab (1985)
Maha Shaktimaan (1985)
Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche (1985) Smita Patil
Salma (1985) Salma Agha
Ulta Seedha (1985)
Yaar Kasam (1985)
Angaarey (1986)
Long Da Lishkara (1986)
Gehri Chot (1986)
Dahleez (1986) Smita Patil
Kirayedar (1986) Padmini Kolhapure
Teesra (1986)
Triveni (1986)
Awaam (1987) Smita Patil
Inasaaniyat Ke Dushman (1987) Dimple Kapadia
Jaan Hatheli Pe (1987) Rekha
Mirch Masala (1987) Smita Patil
Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987) Meenakshi Sheshadri
Sansar (1987) Rekha
Andha Yudh (1988)
Hum Farishte Nahin (1988)
Kabzaa (1988) Dimple Kapadia
Kanwarlal (1988) Sujata Mehta
Mahaveera (1988) Dimple Kapadia
Mera Farz (1988)
Mera Muqaddar (1988)
Namumkin (1988)
Rama O Rama (1988) Kimi Katkar
Vijay (1988) Moushmi Chatterji
Waaris (1988) Smita Patil/Amrita Singh
Zakhmi Aurat (1988) Dimple Kapadia
Paanch Fauladi (1988)
Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989) Anita Raj
Aakhri Gulam (1989)
Hisaab Khoon Ka (1989) Poonam Dhillon
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989)
Mohabat Ka Paigham (1989)


Suryaa: An Awakening (1989) Bhanupriya
Amiri Garibi (1990) Poonam Dhillon
Ghayal (1990) Moushmi Chatterji
Shadyantra (1990)
Qurbani Jatt Di (1990)
Gunehgar Kaun (1991)
Dharam Sankat (1991) Amrita Singh
Swarg Jaisaa Ghar (1991)
Waqt Ka Badshah (1992)
Karm Yodha (1992) Dimple Kapadia
Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj (1992)
Kal Ki Awaz (1992) Amrita Singh
Sadhna (1993) Sujata Mehta
Rudaali (1993) Dimple Kapadia
Badi Bahen (1993) Meenakshi Sheshadri
Aankhen (1993) Neena Gupta
Maya (1993) Deepa Sahi
Janam Se Pehle (1994) Swapna
Mr. Azaad (1994) Dalaal
God and Gun (1995) Gauthami
Sarhad: The Border of Crime (1995) Farah Naaz
Barsaat (1995) Kiron Juneja
Yaraana (1995) Madhuri Dixit
Maahir (1996) Hema Malini
Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) Priya Tendulkar
Itihaas (1997) Kaanchan
Qahar (1997)
Ziddi (1997)
Achanak (1998)
Maharaja (1998)
Prem Aggan (1998) Smita Jaykar
Daag: The Fire (1999)
Baaghi (2000)
Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000)
Indian (2001) Reema Lagoo
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) Neena Kulkarni
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)
LOC Kargil (2003)
Police Force: An Inside Story (2004)
Sheen (2004)
Shikaar (2004)
Bunty Aur Babli (2005) Rameshwari
Corporate (2006) Navni Parihar
Ek Jind Ek Jaan (2006)
Aap Kaa Surroor: The Movie (2007)
Fashion (2008) Kiron Juneja

 Awards and nominations

 Personal life

Raj Babbar was born in Tundla, Uttar Pradesh, and went on to marry Nadira Zaheer, daughter noted theatre persoanlity Sajjad Zaheer. Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar are his children from Nadira Babbar.

His second marriage was to a popular actress Smita Patil but after the birth of their son, Prateek Babbar, Smita Patil died of post-partum complications following a few hours.He subsequently patched up with his first wife Nadira Babbar, although Prateek Babbar lives with the parents of Smita Patil.