The 1990s Doordarshan fantasy television series Chandrakanta fame actor and director Rajendra Gupta celebrated his 72nd birthday on 17th October 2019. He is known for some of the notable works in Indian theatre, cinema and television.

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Rajendra Gupta Biography

Rajendra Gupta was born on 17th October 1947 in a business family in Panipat, Haryana to Nohar Chand Gupta and Maya Vati. His father Nohar Chand Gupta, who was called as ‘Master Ji’ owned a woollen textile business, but Gupta wasn’t interested in it. He graduated from Kurukshetra University in Haryana and post-graduated in Direction from the prestigious National School of Drama.

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Gupta started his acting career in theatre and later made his debut in television through DD National’s 1985 Television series Kahan Gaye Woh Log. His big-screen debut was in the 1987 drama film Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin, directed by Sudhir Mishra.

Gupta directed and acted in theatre plays such as Sarphire and Jaheez Hatyare, both adapted from writer-philosopher Albert Camus’ French play The Just Assasins and Sooraj Ki Antim Kiran Se Sooraj Ke Pehle Kiran Tak, based on Surendra Verma’s 1956 play in Hindi. He also played important roles in popular plays like Sar Sar Sarla, Chanakyashastra, and Dikhti…Khoob Ho and noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar’s Kanyadaan. Chanakyashastra and Kanyadaan are the two plays he did in English.

Some of his notable film projects are Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 2000 action thriller film Mission Kashmir, Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2001 sports epic film Lagaan, which became the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, Kabeer Kaushik’s 2005 crime drama film Sehar, Mani Ratnam’s 2007 drama film Guru, which was an indirect biopic of Dhirubhai Ambani, Ram Gopal Varma’s 2010 political action thriller film based on the life of Paritala Ravindra, Rakht Charitra, Aanand L. Rai’s 2011 romantic drama film Tanu Weds Manu, and Tigmanshu Dhulia’s 2012 action biography film Paan Singh Tomar, based on the story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete who won National Steeplechase Champion seven times and represented India at the 1958 Asian Games.

His other films are Sudhir Mishra’s 1988 drama film Main Zinda Hoon, Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s 1989 film Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Harish Bhosle’s 1999 film Haque, Anand’s 1992 film Jaan Se Pyaara, Bimal Dutta’s 1993 film Pratimurti, K. Bikram Singh’s 1994 drama film Tarpan, Talat Jani’s 1995 romantic crime film Taaqat, Deepak Shivdasani’s 1997 action drama film Bhai, Sunil Agnihotri’s 1997 action film Daava, Prakash Jha’s 1999 drama film Dil Kya Kare, TLV Prasad’s 1999 film Benaam, Om Prakash Rao’s 1999 action film in Kannada AK-47, Ashwini Chaudhary’s 2000 film Laado, T.K. Rajeev Kumar’s 2000 film Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya, Anubhav Sinha’s 2001 romantic drama film Tum Bin, Deepak Shivdasani’s 2001 romantic drama film Yeh Raaste Hai Pyar Ke, Anwar Jamal’s 2002 film Swaraaj, Tinnu Anand’s 2003 action film Ek Hindustani, Tarun Wadhwa 2003 crime film Basti, Apoorva Lakhia’s 2003 film Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost, Santram Varma’s 2004 horror film Krishna Cottage, Milan Luthria’s 2004 action thriller film Deewaar: Let’s Bring Our Heroes Home, Kader Kashmiri’s 2004 fantasy film Hatya, Shonali Bose’s 2005 drama film Amu, Mohit Ahlawat’s 2005 action film James, Anil Sharma’s 2007 sports drama film Apne, Priyadarshan’s 2010 action thriller film Aakrosh, Aanand L. Rai’s 2011 romantic drama film Tanu Weds Manu, Vijay Patkar’s 2012 drama film Riwayat, John Madden’s 2012 British comedy-drama film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Samar Shaikh’s 2014 comedy-drama film Bobby Jasoos, Aanand L. Rai’s 2015 comedy-drama film Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Sunny Deol’s 2018 satirical comedy-drama film Mohalla Assi andKamal Haasan’s 2018 action thriller film Vishwaroopam II.

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He will be next seen in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming action film Sooryavanshi alongside Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh, Niharica Raizada, Jackie Shroff, Sikander Kher, Nikitin Dheer, Vivan Bhatena, Kumud Mishra, Mrunal Jain and Javed Jaffrey.

Rajendra Gupta Personal Life

In 1972, the same year he enrolled for National School of Drama, Gupta married Veena whom he met while taking part in a college play in Indore. They have a daughter Ravee Gupta, who is a television actress.

Gupta was cast in more than 40 television series for Indian television channels and got into the Limca Book of Records for the number of television series he performed in. He appeared in many television series and films, though considers theatre to be his first love and the ultimate destination. He is also the Founder Chairman of Trident Group, a leading diversified group of businesses based in Ludhiana, Punjab. The company was started as a solitary yarn and paper manufacturer and has diversified to become one of the leading home textile manufacturers in the world. He and noted actress Neena Gupta together run a theatre production company – Sahaj Productions.

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