Mulraj Rajda is a veteran Indian actor, writer and a prominent director. He was born on November 13, 1931 in Kalbadevi, Mumbai, India. After he graduated in college, he worked in Cable Corporation of India and later, in Dena Bank for some years. He got married in March 2, 1956 to Indian actress, Indumati. They have three children and one of it is
, a Gujarati actor.
He entered the entertainment field in year 1959 after writing and performing in a Gujarati play. Mulraj stated that he is a writer first then later on, he became an actor. Mulraj works in Gujarati Theatre for over 15 years, and then in 1976, he joined the Gujarati film industry and became a screenplay and dialog writer and at the same time, he works as an actor. He started working in television serials in mid 1980’s.
In 1987, Mulraj played as Janak in the epic television series, Ramayan where he gained his fame and popularity. This was aired on Doordarshan channel under the direction of
. Prior to this, Mulraj also appeared in many of Sagar’s projects including the mythological television show,
Vikram Aur Betaal
in 1985 on DD National. He played various roles in the series which consists of different stories that aims to teach the children on life lessons. He is also part of the TV serials like Rajni in 1985, Dada Dadi Ki Kahaniyan on DD National in 1986 and more. He did various shows by B.R. Chopra, Ramanand Sagar and
. Mulraj also essayed the role of Vashishtha in the series, Vishwamitra in 1995. In the same year, he acted in the afternoon soap, Swabhimaan under the direction of
. In 2003, he appeared in B.R. Chopra’s Vishnu Puran.
Through the years, Mulraj constantly write, act and direct in many Gujarati shows, films and stage plays. He was notably remembered for his Gujarati serials like Chal Mhare Sathe, Naari Tu Na Haari, O Zindagi, Surajmukhi and a lot more. He also entered the Bollywood industry and did the screenplay of the 1989 film, Mitti Aur Sona under the direction of
and the 1973 comedy film, Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar. In 2002, Mulraj is the writer and director of the mythological serial,
Jai Shri Swaminarayan
which was produced by
. In year 2009, Mulraj did a small role in the television series, Rit Rivaj.
In year 1988, before the Ramayan ended, BR Films announced that there will be a televised version of the epic show, Mahabharat. Mulraj asked the production if there will be a role that will suit him but he was told that they will not cast any actors who have been part of the series, Ramayan. But a friend of Mulraj wanted to try a role in Mahabharat so he accompanied him to the office of BR Films. But when the casting director,
saw Mulraj, he gets too excited and stated that finally, they have found someone who will fit for Rajguru of Hastinapur’s role.
Mulraj Rajda died on September 23, 2012 due to complications but his memories and contributions to the Gujarati industry will always be remembered.