, Sialkot, Pakistan
Rajendra Kumar is an Indian movie actor, who acted in Bollywood films and was one of the most successful actors in the 1960s and 1970s. Rajendra Kumar made his debut in the 1950 film `Jogan` in which he starred alongside Dilip Kumar and Nargis. He then shot to fame in the blockbuster hit `Mother India` in 1957 in which he played Nargis's son. His first major success as a romantic leading man was in Vijay Bhatt's musical superhit, `Goonj Uthi Shehnai` (1959), co-starring Ameeta. He had many successful box office hits including `Dhool Ka Phool` (1959), `Mere Mehboob` (1963), `Sangam` (1964), `Arzoo` (1965), `Suraj` (1966) and `Ganwaar` (1970). He received Filmfare Nominations as Best Actor for `Dil Ek Mandir` (1963), `Ayee Milan Ki Bela` (1964), `Arzoo` (1965), and as Best Supporting Actor for `Sangam` (1964).
He also produced several films in the 1980s starring his son, Kumar Gaurav.