Born: July 20,1929 Sankhatra, Sialkot Now In Pakistan, Punjab, British India
Biography: Rajendra Kumar was one of the most popular faces of the 60s Indian cinema. He started his acting debut with a minor role in Kidar Sharma's 1950 film Jogan, opposite Dilip Kumar and Nargis. Producer Devendra Goel spotted Kumar’s potential as an actor and cast him in Vachan in 1955. The film was a hit and was Kumar's first silver jubilee film and he was given a title – 'A star is Born'. He is also remembered forhis supporting role in Mehboob Khan's blockbuster epic film Mother India in 1957 in which he played Nargis's son. His first major success as a lead character was in Amit Saxenas's musical Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959). Some of his other successful works include Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Dil Ek Mandir (1963), Mere Mehboob (1963), Sangam (1964), Arzoo (1965), Suraj (1966), Talash and Ganwaar (1970). He received the Filmfare Nomination for Best Actor for Dil Ek Mandir (1963), Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Arzoo (1965) and as Best Supporting Actor for Sangam. Rajendra Kumar was awarded the Padma Shri Award in 1969 for his movie career spanning over four decades.