Rajendra Nagar, Delhi
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Rajendra Nagar (often spelled Rajender Nagar or Rajinder Nagar) is a residential colony in Central Delhi Delhi, India. The name comes from Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India. It is bordered by the Central Ridge Protected Forest on the east and south, IARI on the west, and Karol Bagh on the north. It is a constituency in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi The current Councillor for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is Mr. Rajesh Bhatia of the Bhartiya Janata Party.
Like most of the colonies developed in the 1950s, Rajender Nagar was primarily a Punjabi refugee colony which came up during the years after the partition of India in 1947, when several such residential neighbourhoods sprang up in the New Delhi area, including other examples such as Lajpat Nagar and Patel Nagar.
Rajender Nagar benefits from links with the Delhi metro.
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan was born here in 1965 at the Talwar Nursing Home, and lived here for more than two decades while studying in Hansraj College and acting in TV series Fauji (1988), Circus (1989) and Dil Darya, before moving to Mumbai in 1991 to pursue a career in films. Bollywood singer Jaspinder Narula was born and raised here; her father Swaran Singh Narula being a music director in Bollywood. Shakti Kapoor, Bollywood star, was also born and raised here.
Other known residents included Dilip Kumar, the Bollywood star who lived here for some years, Balraj Madhok a politician of the 1960s, and Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja. The former Sikh Empire family home was in Rajender Nagar during the 1970s and 1980s. Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir also lives here.
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- SRK to run for Delhi TNN , The Times of India, 30 September 2009. "I was born here, in Talwar Nursing Home. I lived here for more than two decades in Rajinder Nagar"