Narendra Nath is one of the most iconic actors of yesteryear Bollywood cinema. He was born in the year 1935 in British ruled India. He was born to Kartar Nath Malhotra. Narendra is a close relative of the legendary
who was a prominent actor in the Indian Theatre and also in Hindi cinema.
Narendra’s father was the younger brother of Prithviraj’s mother. Cinema was not something new to Narendra Nath. Narendra was born in Jabalpur, a village in Madhya Pradesh. He left for Mumbai to join Bollywood. Narendra Nath belongs to a family of actors and big names that ruled the Bollywood industry.
Narendra is the younger brother of
who is considered one of the most iconic villains of Bollywood. His younger brother
who did comical roles in Bollywood. Narendra’s eldest sister Krishna was married to
, who was the top hero of Bollywood and is considered as one of the best actors to have been in Bollywood.
Hence Narendra Nath is related to the well-known and famous family of Bollywood, The Kapoors. His younger sister Uma married
, one of the most iconic villains of Bollywood. Born and bred into such a family Narendra was already an insider in Bollywood. Narendra Nath entered the field of cinema as an assistant director.
His first film was ‘Amarpalli’ which was directed by the famous
. Lekh also cast Narendra for a cameo in the film where he Narendra played the Buddha. It was the start of what was going to be a glorious career as a supporting actor in Bollywood. His next film was ‘Jhuk Gaya Aasman’ which was also directed by Lekh Tandon.
This film had Narendra’s brother Rajendra Nath and also his Brother-in-law Prem Chopra as the villain. Lekh Tandon directed the film ‘
in the lead. Narendra worked as the assistant director in this film also.
That was the last film he ever donned the director’s hat. Turn of the decade saw the actor in Narendra take the stage. From 1970 to 1998, Narendra acted in various films. He played supporting characters and created a name for himself.
Most of his roles had a shade of villain in them. He has done some splendid roles in the films ‘
,’ ‘Chor Police,’ ‘Qayamat,’ ‘Adventures of Tarzan’. There were certain films where he appeared in cameos as himself. His last film was ‘Khofnak Mahal’ in the year 1998.
Narendra Nath went to his hometown in the year 1998, where he met with an unfortunate accident that left the whole family shaken. He became weak after that and passed away a few months later in his hometown. Narendra Nath has left behind a legacy in Bollywood.