Jagdish Raj

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Jagdish Raj
Born Jagdish Raj Khurana
1928
Sargodha, British India
Died 28 July 2013 (aged 85)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1971–1992
Children Anita Raj, Roopa Malhotra

Jagdish Raj Khurana (Hindi: जगदीश राज खुराना; 1928 – 28 July 2013) was a Bollywood actor who holds a Guinness World Record record for being the most type-cast actor.[1] He played a police inspector in 144 films.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in 1928 in the town of Sargodha, British India, which is now in Pakistan.[2] His daughter Anita Raj is also a Bollywood actress.[3][4][5][6]

Jagdish Raj had the record of playing a police officer 144 times in various Bollywood films.[7]

Some of his popular movies include Deewar, Don, Shakti, Mazdoor, Imaan Dharam, Gopichand Jasoos, Silsila, Aaina and Besharam. Although Raj occasionally played a villain and a couple of times essayed the role of a judge, he was best known for being cast a record 144 times as a police officer. After [Shafi Inamdar], he holds the Limca Book of Records record for Most memorable policeman ever.

Death[edit]

Raj died on 28 July 2013 at his Juhu residence following a respiratory ailment.[8] He was 85 years old. He is survived by two daughters, Anita Raj and Roopa Malhotra, and a son.

Filmography[edit]

  • Khule-Aam (24 December 1992)
  • Apradhi (6 November 1992)...... The Judge
  • Deedar (14 August 1992) (Released) ...... Sabharwal
  • Paap Ka Ant (8 December 1989) (Released) ...... Police Commissioner
  • Na Insafi (30 June 1989) (Released) ...... Police Commissioner
  • Aasman Se Ooncha (3 March 1989) (Released)
  • Aag Hi Aag (3 April 1988) (Released) ...... Judge
  • Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987) (Released) ...... Police Inspector
  • Teesra Kinara (8 August 1986) (Released)
  • Sasti Dulhan Mahenga Doolha (31 January 1986) (Released) ...... Mafatlal
  • Mehak (2 July 1985) (Released)
  • Ram Tere Kitne Naam (15 February 1985) (Released) ...... Jailor
  • Salma (1985) (Released) ...... Doctor who checked Salma's throat
  • Zulm Ka Badla (1985) (Released)
  • Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) (Released).......Police Inspector
  • Jeene Nahin Doonga (26 October 1984) (Released) ...... Jailer
  • Raj Tilak (31 August 1984) (Released) ...... King'S Assailant
  • Boxer (17 February 1984) (Released) ...... Man Whose Watch Gets Stolen
  • Mazdoor (14 October 1983) (Released) ...... Police Inspector
  • Hum Se Na Jeeta Koi (22 April 1983) (Released)
  • Deedar-E-Yaar (22 October 1982) (Released)
  • Sawaal (21 May 1982) (Released) ...... Inspector Jagdish
  • Gopichand Jasoos (19 February 1982) (Released) ...... Verma
  • Dil-E-Nadaan (1982) (Released)
  • Agnee Pareeksha (1982) (Released) ...... Police Inspector
  • Dulha Bikta Hai (1982) (Released)
  • Ek Hi Bhool (9 October 1981) (Released) ...... (Guest Appearance)
  • Silsila (14 August 1981) (Released)
  • Magroor (20 April 1979) (Released) ...... Police Officer
  • Ram Kasam (22 September 1978) (Released)
  • Jaggu (Released)
  • Dil Aur Deewar (15 September 1978) (Released)
  • Parmatma (1978) (Released)
  • Tumhari Kasam (1978) (Released) ...... Police Inspector (Uncredited)
  • Besharam (1978) (Released) ...... Pandey
  • Aaina (1977) -- Managing Director (as Jagdishraj)
  • Immaan Dharam (1977) (Released) ...... Police Inspector
  • Paapi (1977) (Released) ...... Inspector Bhaskar
  • Dream Girl (1977) (Released)
  • Dafa 302 (1975) (Released) ...... Satish
  • Deewar (1975) (Released) -- Jaggi
  • Do Chor (1972) (Released) ...... Police Inspector
  • Johny Mera Naam (1970) (Released)........Police Inspector
  • Shuhaag .......Police Inspector-Khan
  • Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai (1969)
  • Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (as villain)
  • Funtoosh - 1954
  • Hum Dono - 1961
  • Kala Bazar - 1960
  • Gambler - 1971

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "144 फिल्मों में पुलिस इंस्पेक्टर का रोल करने वाले जगदीश राज का निधन" (in Hindi). Dainik Bhaskar. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Frater, Patrick. "Jagdish Raj dead at 84". Variety. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  3. ^ BHATTI, MEETA (23 October 2009). "A celebration of ageing". Indian Express. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Why Sushant is not 'Virrudh' TV". Daily News and Analysis. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Jha, Subhash K (21 January 2004). "Bollywood`s Cops Films: Recent History". Sify. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Vijayakar, Rajiv (28 March 2008). "I was a buddy to all my heroes!". Screen Indian. Indian Express. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "'World's most typecast actor' Jagdish Raj dies aged 85 | Metro News". metro.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. Jagdish Raj, an actor who held a world record after playing a policeman 144 times on screen 
  8. ^ "Bollywood mourns death of quintessential 'cop' Jagdish Raj". DNA. 29 July 2013. 

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