New Delhi: Raj Babbar is one of those actors of Bollywood who has been known for their different acting. He was born on 23 June 1952 in Tundla, Uttar Pradesh, and did his studies at Agra College. His serious personality has been a special hallmark of his acting. Raj Babbar made a different place in Hindi cinema with his hard work, talent, and dedication.
After college, Raj moved to the capital of the country, Delhi. While in Delhi, he got inclined towards theater, and then in the year 1975, he got admission in the country’s prestigious NSD, National School of Drama. Here he learned the nuances of method acting and then he joined many theater groups in Delhi.
Raj Babbar moved to Mumbai with a dream of doing something big in his life. After a long struggle, he started his career in Bollywood with the film ‘Kissa Kursi Ka’ in the year 1977. Although this film could not show much in theaters the audience liked his performance. Going forward, Raj Babbar worked in many great Bollywood films including Nikah, Aaj Ki Awaaz, Aap Toh Aise Na Thee, Kalyug, Hum Paanch, Daag, Ziddi. Raj Babbar has played all kinds of negative and positive characters in films.
Apart from films, Raj Babbar has also been in the headlines for his personal life. Raj Babbar, who was once in the news due to his love affair with actress Smita Patil, has done two marriages. Raj Babbar has two children from Nadira, his first wife, Aarya Babbar, and Juhi Babbar. Raj Babbar married his girlfriend Smita Patil, but she died within a few hours of giving birth to her first child. Their son is famous actor Prateik Babbar. It is said that the love between Raj Babbar and Smita Patil flourished during the film ‘Bheegi Palken’. In the 80s, both of them started living in a live-in-relationship. With this, Raj left Nadira and got married to Smita.
Along with films, Raj Babbar has also had a lot of interest in politics. He has been active in politics for a long time now. Today he is considered a leader who gives his impeccable opinion. It is worth mentioning that Raj Babbar was elected Samajwadi Party MP from Firozabad in the 14th Lok Sabha elections, but after being suspended from the Samajwadi Party in 2006, he joined the Congress.