Rajendra Kumar was an Indian actor who worked in Bollywood films. Starting his career in 1950, he appeared in more than 80 films in a career spanning over four decades. He was popularly known as ‘Jubilee Star’ and was one of the most successful Indian Bollywood actors in the 1960s. His top 10 movies are-
- MOTHER INDIA (1957)
Mother India is the story of Radha and how she comes to be considered the ‘Mother’ of the village after a life of hard battle with social customs and life’s struggles. Rajendra Kumar played the role of Ramu, the elder son of Radha who follows his mother’s path of virtuousness.
- DHOOL KE PHOOL (1959)
It is the story of Meena and Mahesh as they give birth to their illegitimate son but Mahesh refuses to marry Meena. Meena later marries Ashok and Mahesh marries to another girl. What happens when this illegitimate son grows up forms the plot of the film. Rajendra Kumar played the role of Mahesh who later becomes a judge.
- DIL EK MANDIR (1963)
Dil Ek Mandir is the story of Dharmesh, Sita, and Ram. Ram is diagnosed with cancer and his wife admits him into a hospital where he is treated by Dr. Dharmesh, who is the former lover of Sita. Rajendra Kumar played the role of Dr. Dharmesh.
- MERE MEHBOOB (1963)
Rajendra Kumar played the role of Anwar Hussain who falls in love with a veiled woman who later turns out to be Nawab’s sister. After marriage Nawab finds Anwar in the company of a courtesan which complicates things.
- SANGAM (1964)
Sundar, Radha, and Gopal are childhood friends. Sundar is obsessively in love with Radha while Radha and Gopal love each other. Gopal decides to sacrifice his love for Radha to save his friendship. Sundar is enrolled in Indian Air Force and his plane is shot down. What happens after forms the plot of the film. Gopal is played by Rajendra Kumar.
- AYEE MILAN KI BELA (1964)
Ranjeet is Shyam’s fraternal twin who has returned after a long time. Ranjeet and Shyam have lots of things in common like the girl both of them love. Who will get her in the end forms the plot. Rajendra Kumar played the role of Shyam.
- ARZOO (1965)
Gopal meets Usha by telling her that his name is Sarju and both fall in love. Usha tells him that she dislikes disabled people. Gopal returns to his home and in an accident loses his legs and disappears from her life. Gopal is played by Rajendra Kumar.
- TALASH (1969)
Raj Kumar falls in love with village girl Gauri. He returns to the city after promising her that he will marry her in one month. In the city his boss wants him to marry his daughter or else lose his job. How he manages to get united with Gauri forms the plot. Rajendra Kumar played the role of Raj Kumar.
- SURAJ (1966)
Princes Anuradha has been promised to Prince Pratap Singh in marriage but she is kidnapped by dacoit Suraj Singh. Prince Pratap captures Suraj Singh but later finds out that Princess Anuradha has fallen in love with Suraj. Rajendra Kumar played the role of Suraj Singh.
- JHUK GAYA AASMAAN (1968)
Sanjay is accidentally killed instead of his lookalike Tarun. An angel decides to return him to living land but Sanjay’s body has been cremated. What happens after forms the plot of the film. Rajendra Kumar played the role of Sanjay and Tarun.