Radha Saluja

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Radha Saluja
Nationality US Citizen
Occupation actress
Spouse(s) Samim Zaidi
Relatives Renu Saluja (sister)

Radha Saluja is an Indian film actress who has worked mainly in Hindi cinema and Punjabi cinema, with few Tamil and Telugu movies.[1] An alumna of Film and Television Institute of India,[2] she is known for her films, like Haar Jeet (1972) and Ek Mutthi Aasmaan (1973). In 1972, she appeared in breakthrough Punjabi film Morni (1972).[3]


In early 1970s, she appeared as a female lead in numerous film, like Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973), Man Jeete Jag Jeet (1973) and Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974), Sikh religious films in Punjabi, wherein she was cast alongside Sunil Dutt. She also appeared alongside M.G. Ramachandran in Tamil films, Idayakani" (1975), Indrupol Endrum Vaazhga (1977) and with N. T. Rama Rao and Rajinikanth in Telugu film, Tiger (1979).

In 1981, she appeared in Sazaye Maut by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, to whom her sister Renu was married. This was the full-length remake of Chopra's own diploma film at FTII, Pune, Murder at Monkey Hill (1976). She played the role Anjali Paigankar had in the original film.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Radha Saluja is the elder sister of well-known film editor Renu Saluja,[5]

After a stint in films she moved to Los Angeles, where she married Samim Zaidi, host of an ethnic radio programme. There she sang with two music groups that performed across the US. While living in United States, she took on a job with federal law services working as special interpreter of Asian languages at a Los Angeles court.[6]


Film Year
Do Raha 1971
Lakhon Mein Ek 1971
Haar Jeet 1972
Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 1973
Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar 1973
Jeevan Sangram 1974
Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (Punjabi) 1974
Idhayakkani (Tamil) 1975
Anugraham (Malayalam) 1976
Indru Pol Endrum Vaazhga (Tamil) 1977
Jai Dwarkadheesh 1977
Abhi To Jee Lein 1977
Darani Jathani (Punjabi) 1978
Nenjil Aadum Poo Ondru (Tamil) 1978
Tiger (Telugu) 1979
Sazaye Maut 1981
Razia Sultan 1983
Banana Brothers 2006
Note: All films in Hindi, unless otherwise mentioned


  1. ^ "Golmaal Returns falls flat". Sify. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Why Bollywood is a box-office flop". Business Line. 16 September 2002. 
  3. ^ "Film institute for training Ludhiana's acting talent". The Times of India. 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bollywood's talent pool". The Tribune. 5 August 2007. 
  5. ^ "Radha Saluja". indicine. 
  6. ^ "The star next door". India Today. 15 May 1994. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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