Friday, August 1, 2014


Jagdish Raj Khurana was a Bollywood veteran actor who got entry in the 'Guinness Book of World Records' as an actor  type-cast in largest number of films.In this category his name is entered in 'Limca Records of World Records' also.He acted as a Police Officer in more than 144 films in his career which extended for  four decades.
He was born in the town of Sargodhe(now in Pakistan) in 1928.He was given Police Inspector roles from the initial stage of his acting career and since it was appreciated by critics he was given such roles again and again.He appeared  as Judge,Prosecutor,Doctor,Villain,thief etc also in certain films.
                      In the super-hit film CID of Dev Anand in 1956 Dev Anand appeared as CID Inspector and Jagdish played the role as 'Police Inspector Jagdish'.This film was directed by Raj Khosla.
In the crime thriller '12'o Clock'(58) in which Guru Dutt was the hero and Waheeda Rehman heroine,Jagdish Raj was Police Inspector Chauhan.
In the Rajendra Kumar-Meena Kumari film 'Dhool Ka Phool' he acted as


'Prosecuting Attorney'.
In the Dev Anand-Suchitra Sen film 'Bombai Ka Babu'(1960) he acted as a person indulged in small thefts.He became a thief by his foolish act of a prank with his close friend in his childhood.His friend became a Police Inspector later but he was labelled as a thief.
In the Rajendra Kumar-Meena Kumari paired film 'Pyar Ka Sagar'(1961) directed by Devendra Goel, Jagdish Raj acted as an Eye Surgeon 'Dr.Cooper'.
He was a Doctor in the Dev Anand-Meena Kumari film 'Kinare Kinare(63) also.
In the super-hit film 'Jewel Thief' in which Dev Anand appeared in double roles, Jagdish Raj was Jewel Thief's associate.
In the Dharmendra-Waheeda Rehman paired film 'Baazi(68), Jagdish Raj acted as a Blackmailer along with Pinchoo Kapoor.
In the film 'Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai' he played the character 'Thanedaar' and received accolades.
He was well appreciated for his role as a drunkard in the film 'Aadmi Aur Insaan'(68)  directed by Yash Chopra.
In the film 'Daag:A poem of Love' in which Rajesh Khanna  was the hero, Jagdish Raj acted as Driver Ram Singh.
In the 1975 film 'Saazish' he acted as a Doctor and in the 1976 film 'Do Anjaane' also he acted as a Doctor.
In the film 'Aaina(77) directed by K.Balachander he played the role of a Managing Director.Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz were the main pair of this film.
Jagdish Raj handled the role of a 'Supervisor' in the film 'Duniya Meri Jeb Mein' in which Rishi Kapoor,Shashi Kapoor and Neetu Singh acted in main roles.
In the film 'Ek Hi Bhool'(82) he acted as the owner of a firm where the hero 
Jeetendra worked.
In the 1995 film 'Salma' in which Raj Babbar acted as the main character, Jagdish Raj acted as a Doctor.
In the 1987 film 'Aag Hi Aag' he appeared as a Judge and in the 1992 film 'Apradhi' also he acted as a Judge.
Jagdish Raj passed away on 28 July 2013 at the age of 85 in Mumbai.
Jagdish Raj's daughter 'Anita Raj' is an actress of Bollywood Films.
Selected Filmography
12'o Clock
Bombai Ka Babu
Teen Ustad
Pyar Ka Sagar
Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
Bombay Ka Chor
Kinare Kinare
Aadmi aur Insaan
Pavitra Paapi

Haar Raanjha
Man Mandir

Kala Bazar
Hum Dono
Johnny Mera Naam
Do Chor
Dream Girl
Imman Dharam
Tumhari Kasam
Dil Aur Deewar
Ram Kasam
Ek Hi Phool
Agni Pareeksha
Dil E Naadan
Raj Tilak
Jine Nahin Doonga
Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Zulm Ka Badla
Ram Tera Kitna Naam
Teesra kinara
Mera Karam Mera Dharam
Aag Hi Aag
Aasman se Ooncha
Paap Ka Ant
Khula Aam

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