Jagdish Raj

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Jagdish Raj
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Born
Jagdish Raj Khurana

1928
Died28 July 2013 (aged 85)
OccupationActor
Years active1954-1992
ChildrenAnita Raj, Roopa Malhotra

Jagdish Raj Khurana (Hindi: जगदीश राज खुराना; 1928 – 28 July 2013) was a Bollywood actor who holds a Guinness World 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 was 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. He also played Aditya Pancholi's father in Naamcheen (1991). Although Raj occasionally played a villain and a couple of times played 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]

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. Archived from the original on 31 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.[permanent dead link]
  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. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. 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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