Rajendra Nath

Rajendra Nath

Rajendra Nath (1932 - February 13, 2008) was a comedian actor in Indian hindi films. His family was from Peshawar but settled in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. His studied in college at Darbar College Rewa where Arjun Singh (a Congress politician) and R.P. Agarwal were his class mates.

Rajendra Nath's brother Prem Nath went to Mumbai and became an actor, so Rajendra Nath joined him, they were good friends of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Rajendera Nath and Prem Nath's sister Krishna married Raj Kapoor. [http://passionforcinema.com/farewell-rajendra-nath-laughter-has-left-the-building/]

Initially Rajendra Nath struggled to get roles till Sashadhar Mukherjee offered him a comedian's role in "Dil Deke Dekho", a film directed by Nasir Hussain, starring Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh. In Nasir Hussain's "Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai" he along with Asha Parekh were a regular in many Nasir Hussain films- like "Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon", "Teesri Manzil", "Baharon Ke Sapne", "Pyar Ka Mausam". He once played a buffoon called Popatlal in "Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai", and the name grew synonymous with Rajendra Nath.

He then did a large number of films but mostly in comic roles, such as in "An Evening in Paris" and "Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon".

He died on 13th February 2008.

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0707398/ | Rajendranath's imdb profile]
* [http://www.rediff.com/entertai/nov/22raj.htm| Profile on rediff]
* [http://www.bollango.com/cgi-bin/akf_search.tcl?key=movie&actor=rajendra+nath Rajendra Nath's Filmography]

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