Raaj Kumar was born on October 8, 1926 as Kulbushan Pandit in Balochistan which is now a province of Pakistan. He moved to Mumbai in the late 1940s and was a sub-inspector of the Mumbai police. He married Gayatri in the 1960s with whom he had three children, a son named Puru Raajkumar who is also an actor in the Bollywood industry and a daughter named Vastavikta who is also set to debut in films and Panini, who has not shown any move towards films as of now.
In the early 1950s, he quit his job as a police inspector and turned to acting. He made his acting debut in "Rangili" (1952) which was unnoticed. After acting in a few more films in the next five years which failed to launch his career, his shot to fame in Mehboob Khan's classic Oscar-nominated blockbuster film ...» read full biography