The 60’s and 70’s most popular Bollywood star
and his spouse Shukla were blessed with their son, the Bollywood actor Kumar Gaurav, born as Manoj Tuli on the 11th of July in the year 1960. Rajendra Kumar, who had cancer, passed away on the 12th of July 1999. Kumar Gaurav, nicknamed as Bunty, was born to a Punjabi Tuli family. He also has two sisters, Dimple, and Kajal. He completed his schooling from Bishop Cotton School situated in Shimla. After completion of his education, his father launched him into the industry through his debut movie
in the year 1981 in which he played the lead role opposite Vijayta Pratap Narayan Pandit popularly known as Vijayata Pandit. She is the sister of
, a Bollywood actress. This movie became a hit. Soon after its launch the duo got into a relationship which didn’t last long due to some tension between their families.
Kumar, after his first blockbuster hit signed up for many films, mainly romantic role but none of them came out as expected. Through the movie ‘Phool’ directed by
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
, Gaurav in 1993 tried to relaunch his career by playing opposite to the leading Bollywood actress
Kumar’s other films include ‘Teri Kasam’ directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar in which he played the role of Tony, ‘Naam’ in 1986 directed by
, also starring
, etc., ‘Indrajeet’ directed by K.V Raju starring Bollywood’s megastar
, and Kaante in 2002 starring Bollywood beauty Tanuja and Amitabh Bachchan. In 1986, Gaurav was nominated for the Best Actor Award, Filmfare, for the film Janam directed by Mahesh Bhatt.
His initial American movie was the award-winning film ‘Guiana 1838’ in the year 1984. Directed by Rohit Jagessar, it narrates the conditions and story of Indians being taken as servants to the British colony Guyana. He has also worked in a silent film ‘My Daddy Strongest,’ in 2009.
In 1984, Gaurav got married to Namrata Dutt , who is the daughter of the Bollywood actor/producer/director
, who was also the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports during the Govt. of
, born Fatima Rashid, one of the greatest actresses the Indian film industry has seen. Narmata is also the sister to Sanjay Dutt, an actor, as well as
, a former Member of Parliament. The duo has been blessed with two daughters, Saachi, and Siya. Saachi has chosen her career in fabric designing. She has completed her diploma from SNDT University in 2006 and has started her own label ‘Saachi’. Kumar, after his daughters have their lives settled, has plans to spend leisure time fishing.
Kumar Gaurav has been part of TV series like Sikandar and Chocolate in 1999. He has also lent his voice for dubbing Mowgli’s character in ‘
The Jungle Book
’ in Hindi. Kumar has his business going well at Maldives and has also tried a bit of business in construction.