Rajendranath Zutshi, popularly known as Raj Zutshi, is the father of film actor
Imran Khan of
Delhi Belly. The actor was married to the daughter of producer, director, and writer, Nasir Hussain. The couple divorced in the year 2006. Raj was born on 4th February, 1961. To add to his family credentials, he is the grandson of Dina Nath Zutshi, a popular radio and TV artiste.
In the year 1984, he made a shift from theatre to film with the film, ‘Holi’. Some of the films to his credit include
Kya Dilli Kya Lahore as Barfi Singh, Kalpvriksh,
Gangoobai as Rohan, Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare, Assamese film as Jayanta Doley,
Love Aaj Kal as Harleen's Father, Anubhav as Vanraj, Kidnap as Mahesh Verma,
1920 as Priest, Slumdog Millionaire as Director, Gandhi, My Father as Grieving Fast Food Stall Owner, Just Married as Arjun Kohli, Sandwich as Vicky B. Singh, Zinda as Woo Fong, Chocolate (as Roshan Gandhi, Ramji Londonwaley as Jay Kapoor, Lakshya as Maj. Kaushal Verma, Hu Tu Tu as Raj Zutshi, Chachi 420 as Dr. Rohit, Maachis as Jaswant Singh Randhawa 'Jassi', Goonj as Salim, Daddy, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak as Shyam, Yeh
Woh Manzil To Nahin, and Holi.
Quite recently, he essayed the role of Balraj Choudhary in the acclaimed, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, telecasted on Colors channel. In the year 2002, Raj was nominated for essaying Subrat in Bazaar, in the Indian Telly Awards as Actor in a Negative Role. At present, he resides in the metropolitan city of Mumbai, India.
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Rajendranath Zutshi, aka Raj Zutshi, is an Indian film and television actor. Raj was born on 4th of February, 1961, in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. He is the grandson of Dina Nath Zutshi. He was in theaters and was a radio artist. Later, in the early 1980's, he came to the cinema industry from the movie, 'Holi'.
Raj Zutshi is married to Nuzhat Khan, qualified clinical psychologist, sister of well-known Bollywood actor,
Aamir Khan. It was Nuzhat Khan's second marriage to Raj Zutshi. Nuzhat had a two-year-old kid, now known in the industry as Imran Khan. Nuzhat and Raj have no child together, but for Imran, Raj is a father figure. The two, Raj Zutshi and Nuzhat Khan, separated after they're sixteen years of marriage. Even after the divorce, Imran and Raj share the same warm feelings in their relationship.
It is being told that Aamir Khan and Raj Zutshi started their film career in the same year. Raj has played characters in many Bollywood movies. These movies include, ‘Holi’, ‘Yeh Woh Manzil to Nahin’, ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ in 1988, ‘Daddy’, ‘Goonj’, ‘Shiva’, ‘Tum Mere Ho’, ‘Parda Hai Parda’, ‘Grihalakshmi Ka Jinn’, and ‘Maachis’. In the year 1997, Raj played the role of ‘Dr. Rohit’ in the movie ‘Chachi 420’, which stars South Indian star Kamal Hassan. Later, in the 1990’s, Raj did ‘Hu Tu Tu’, ‘Manchala’, and ‘Dillagi’, in a row. ‘Dead End’ and ‘Hum To Mohabbat Karega’ in the year 2000. In 2001, Raj was casted in ‘Grahan’, ‘One 2 Ka 4’, and ‘Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India’ - starring ex-brother-in-law, Aamir Khan, which was nominated for the Oscars. ‘Nazrana,' ‘Kranti,' ‘Shararat’ and, ‘
Road’ were his movies released in the year 2002.
The next Bollywood movies he is seen in are ‘Haasil', ‘Saaya', ‘Kahan Ho Tum', and ‘Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula'.
In 2004, Raj acted in nine movies in a row. The movies are ‘Kiss Kis Ko’, ‘Lakeer - Forbidden Lines’, ‘
Rudraksh’, ‘Love in Nepal’, ‘Murder’, ‘ Krishna Cottage’, ‘ Lakshya’ - starring
Hrithik Roshan, ‘Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home’, and ‘American Daylight’.
In the year 2005, he acted in ‘ Socha Na Tha’, ‘Tango Charlie’, ‘Kyaa Kool Hai Hum’, ‘Ramji Londonwaley’, ‘Freedom of Life’, ‘ Chocolate’, ‘Parzania’, ‘ Ek Ajnabee’, ‘
Shikhar’, and ‘Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife’.
‘Zinda,' ‘36 China Town,' ‘Sandwich,' and ‘Rockin' Meera’, were the movies he is seen in during the year 2006. He acted in ‘ Just Married’, ‘
Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee’, ‘ Naqaab’, ‘Gandhi, My Father’, ‘
Speed’, and ‘
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’, in the year 2007.
In 2008, ‘
Mukhbiir’, ‘ Slumdog Millionaire’ - playing the role of Director, ‘1920’ - a priest's role, ‘Kidnap’, ‘Home Comforts’, ‘Mumbai Calling’. ‘Kalpvriksh,' ‘Anubhav,' ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and ‘One Fine Monday’ are his movies released in 2009.
His other works include, ‘ Stanley Ka Dabba’ and ‘ My Friend Pinto’ in 2011, ‘Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare’ and ‘Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon’ in 2012.
Later, in the year 2013, Raj has acted in ‘Gangoobai’ and ‘Woh’. ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’ in 2014 and ‘Ab Tak Chappan 2’ in 2015. Raj was nominated for the ‘Indian Telly Awards’, playing the negative role of Subrat in Bazaar (TV Show), in the year 2002.