Rajeev Verma is a veteran Indian actor who works mainly in film and television. He was born on June 28 in the municipality of Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh, India. He graduated Architecture in Bhopal University and later, he took a Masters in Urban Design in Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture. During his second year in college, he started working on theatre and subsequently ventured on films and television.
He has been acting for more than 20-years and he mostly portrayed fatherly roles in his films. He started acting in television through the 1987 television series,
which was aired on DD National. His character as the school principal received positive reviews from the audience. He was also part of Doordarshan’s Aasman Ne Jo Likha,
. In 2006, the actor played as Neelkanth Chandarana in the drama series, Betiyaan Apni Yaa Paraaya Dhan on STAR Plus. Rajeev also played as Shashtri in the first season of the television soap,
on Zee TV. He was also cast in a cameo appearance in Rajan Shahi’s drama show, Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai on STAR Plus in 2009. In 2011, he acted as Satyadev Kaushik on Zee TV’s Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein. Recently, he bagged the role of Bauji in the drama series, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya on the same channel.
He was notably remembers as Kishan, father of Prem (played by
) in the box-office musical romantic film,
Maine Pyar Kiya
in 1989. Ten years after, he bagged a role on another Salman Khan’s starrer film, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Rajeev also donned films like 90 Minutes, Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse, Benaras 1918 and Rehguraz. Also in 1999, he portrayed the role of Adarsh in the box-office hit film, Hum Saath Saath Hain by Sooraj R. Barjatya. In the same year, he was seen in the Hindi action thriller film,
Saif Ali Khan
and Ajay Devgn and the Bollywood comedy film, Biwi No. 1 by
. He was also part of the 2001 Bollywood romantic drama film, Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke. Rajeev also acted on Akshay Kumar’s starrer film, Andaaz in 2003 and later, he was seen in the Bollywood film, Woh Tera Naam Tha. Rajeev has done many films that has proven her mettle as an actor. He portrayed the role of Dr. Vashisht in his recent film, EBN-E-Batuta, a sci-fi film under the direction of Varun Middha.
Rajeev was married to
, a theatre actress and the sister of popular actress,
. They founded the Bhopal Theatres group and Hotel Saral in Bhopal. They also have two sons namely, Shiladitya and Tathagat.
Rajeev Verma is a Veteran Indian actor, who predominantly works in Films and Television Series. He was born on 28 June 1949 in the beautiful place of Hoshangabad, at Madhya Pradesh. After completing his schooling, he went for Engineering and completed his Degree in Architecture from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal which is a top tier University at that time. Rajeev Verma is married to Rita Bhaduri (who is Jaya Bachchan’s sister). She is an educationalist based in Bhopal. She is also an excellent Theatre actress, who runs a Group called Bhopal Theatres. The couple also has two sons, Shiladitya and Tathagat. The former is a Management Consultant and a Painter, whereas the later works as software engineer in Mumbai.
Rajeev Verma started his career with the serial, “Chunauti,” in 1987 which revolved around the college life and the various entities associated with it like Politics, Ragging, and Academic Pressure. He played the role of a Principal in this serial. This Television programme was telecasted on Doordarshan at that time. The serial was a big hit, and Rajeev’s acting was applauded by the critics. He has served the Film Industry for over two decades and has worked in several daily soaps and Bollywood Films, like Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (where he played the role of Mrs. Kaushik’s Husband), Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (as Babuji). Some of his major Bollywood Films include,”Maine Pyaar Kiya,” ”Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,” ”
Chalte Chalte,” ”Benaras 1918,” ”Hum Saath Saath Hain” and other Prominent Films. He is famous for playing the role of Salman Khan’s Father in the Film, “Maine Pyaar Kiya.”
Rajeev Verma has been a passionate actor over the years, who always give his 100% to any role assigned to him. He is, therefore, a very respectable and widely appreciated person in the industry. He was awarded at Zee-Rishtey Awards in the category of Favourite Saas-Sasur for his role in,”Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein”.Though he is actively involved in the Film Industry, his love for Theatre is still on. In an interview, he stated that he would like to work as a full-time theatre artist.