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Assumed office 14 March 2015 term_ended = 21 March 2018

Constituency Uttarakhand

President
President
of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Congress Committee

Incumbent

Assumed office 12 July 2016

Member of Parliament for Firozabad

In office By-elections Nov 2009 – 2014

Member of Parliament for Agra

In office 1999–2009

MP of Rajya Sabha

In office 1994–1999

Constituency Uttar Pradesh

Personal details

Born (1952-06-23) 23 June 1952 (age 65) Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Political party Indian National Congress(Present), Samajwadi Party(Previously)

Spouse(s) Nadira Zaheer (1975–present, two children) Smita Patil

Children Arya Babbar Juhi Babbar Prateik Babbar

Relatives See Babbar family

Profession Actor, politician

Years active 1979–present

Signature

As of 5 January, 2012

Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar
(born 23 June 1952) is a Hindi
Hindi
and Punjabi film actor and politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He has been a three-time member of the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
and a two-time member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. He was the President
President
of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee until when he resigned from the post on March 21, 2018. [1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Political life

3.1 Controversy

4 Personal life 5 Awards and nominations 6 Selected acting filmography 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Babbar was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
on 23 June 1952.[2] He did his initial schooling from Faiz-E-Aam Inter college, Agra.[citation needed] He is an alumnus of the 1975 class of the National School of Drama and graduated from Agra
Agra
College.[citation needed] Career[edit] He trained in the Method school of acting at NSD, which is involved in Street Theatre. After his training in New Delhi, he moved to Mumbai and started his film career with Reena Roy, one of the well known actresses of that time. He gained fame for the movie Insaaf Ka Taraazu, in which he portrayed a rapist, who assaults the heroine (Zeenat Aman), and later her sister, and in the end, gets shot for his deeds. He became a consistent feature of the B. R. Chopra banner; in Nikaah with Deepak Parashar
Deepak Parashar
and Salma Agha, and in Aaj Ki Aawaz
Aaj Ki Aawaz
with Smita Patil. He also achieved success in Punjabi cinema as he gave remarkable performances in Chann Pardesi (1980), Marhi Da Deeva (1989), and Long Da Lishkara (1986) – three art house movies with serious themes treated in a realistic manner, and this was an innovation for the Punjabi films field. He also acted in the hit Punjabi films Aasra Pyar Da (1983), Mahaul Theek Hai (1999), Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000), Yaaran Naal Baharan (2005), Ek Jind Ek Jaan (2006), Apni Boli Apna Des (2009), and Tera Mera Ki Rishta (2009). He has also acted in television. He appeared in the introductory episodes of the famous Indian TV series "Mahabharat" (1988), as king Bharat, "Bahadur Shah Zafar" (1986), as Akbar, alongside the then debutant Juhi Chawla, and also in his home production series; "Maharaja Ranjit Singh" (2010), all telecasted on Doordarshan. In 2014 and 2015, He acted in the serial telecasted on Life Ok; "Pukaar - Call For The Hero", directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, with Rannvijay Singh, Adah Sharma
Adah Sharma
and Shubhangi Latkar. Political life[edit] Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar
entered politics by joining Janata Dal in 1989, which was led by V. P. Singh. He later joined Samajwadi Party
Samajwadi Party
and was elected as Member of Parliament of India
India
three times. From 1994 to 1999 he was a member of Rajya Sabha. He was re-elected in the 14th Lok Sabha elections for his second term in 2004. He was suspended from Samajwadi Party in 2006. Later he joined Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
in 2008 and was elected for his fourth term as Member of Parliament in 2009, by defeating Dimple Yadav, wife of Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav
and daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav.[3] In the 2014 Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
elections, he contested from Ghaziabad and lost to General V. K. Singh.[4] He has been appointed as the president of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
congress committee (UPCC), where Congress Party has been on the opposition side for the last couple of decades. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
was once a stronghold state for the party. Controversy[edit] Raj Babbar, in the capacity of Congress spokesman, created controversy in 2013, by stating that Rs.12 is sufficient for a common man to get a full meal in Mumbai, which drew severe criticism.[5] He also said that a poor person in India
India
can get full meals two times a day, within Rs. 28 to 32 and opposition parties termed Raj Babbar's statement laughable.[5] Later, he regretted his comments.[6] In July 2013, he compared Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
to Adolf Hitler, which also created controversy.[7] Personal life[edit]

Raj with wife Nadira, July 2012

Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar
married Nadira Zaheer, daughter of noted theatre personality Sajjad Zaheer. Arya Babbar
Arya Babbar
and Juhi Babbar
Juhi Babbar
are his children from Nadira. He then married actress Smita Patil
Smita Patil
who gave birth to their son Prateik Babbar.[citation needed] He has two younger brothers, Kishan and Vinod (deceased) and four younger sisters. He launched his own home production; Babbar Films Pvt. Ltd. along with his brother Kishan.[8] Under this, he has produced two feature films, Karm Yodha (1992) and Kaash Aap Hamare Hote (2003), and the serial "Maharaja Ranjit Singh" (2010). Awards and nominations[edit]

1981: nomination: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Insaaf Ka Tarazu 1984: nomination: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Agar Tum Na Hote 1985: nomination: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Aaj Ki Awaaz 1994: nomination: Filmfare Best Villain Award
Filmfare Best Villain Award
for Dalaal 1996: nomination: Filmfare Best Villain Award
Filmfare Best Villain Award
for Yaraana

Selected acting filmography[edit] [citation needed]

Film Actress(es) Opposite

Kissa Kursi Ka
Kissa Kursi Ka
(1977)

Aap To Aise Na The (1980) Ranjeeta

Jazbaat (1980) Zareena Wahab

Sau Din Saas Ke (1980) Reena Roy
Reena Roy
/ Asha Parekh

Chann Pardesi (Punjabi) (1980) Rajni Sharma

Insaaf Ka Tarazu
Insaaf Ka Tarazu
(1980) Zeenat Aman / Padmini Kolhapure

Hum Paanch (1980) Shabana Azmi

Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki (1980) Rameshwari

Kalyug (1981) Rekha

Raaz (1981) Sulakshana Pandit / Sarika

Poonam (1981) Poonam Dhillon

Prem Geet (1981) Anita Raj / Rajni Sharma / Sonika Gill

Sharda (1981) Sarika

Yeh Rishta Na Toote (1981) Bindiya Goswami / Mala Sinha

Umrao Jaan (1981) Rekha

Tajurba (1981) Smita Patil

Armaan (1981) Ranjeeta

Dulha Bikta Hai (1982) Anita Raj

Daulat (1982) Sarika

Bheegi Palken (1982) Smita Patil

Aapas Ki Baat
Aapas Ki Baat
(1982) Poonam Dhillon

Jeevan Dhaara (1982) Rekha

Lakshmi
Lakshmi
(1982) Reena Roy

Nikaah
Nikaah
(1982) Salma Agha

Arpan
Arpan
(1983) Reena Roy

Agar Tum Na Hote
Agar Tum Na Hote
(1983) Rekha

Aasra Pyar Da (Punjabi) (1983) Priti Sapru

Main Awara Hoon (1983)

Mazdoor
Mazdoor
(1983) Padmini Kolhapure
Padmini Kolhapure
/ Rati Agnihotri

Gehri Chot - Urf: Durdesh Canada Bangladeshi joint Production Movie (1983) Parveen Babi

Rang Birangi
Rang Birangi
(1983) Bindiya Goswami

Kalka (1983)

Mehandi
Mehandi
(1983)

Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) Reena Roy

Panchwin Manzil (1983) Shoma Anand

Rishta Kagaz Ka (1983) Rati Agnihotri

Aaj Ki Awaz
Aaj Ki Awaz
(1984) Smita Patil

Anand Aur Anand
Anand Aur Anand
(1984) Smita Patil

Inteha (1984)

Jeene Nahin Doonga (1984)

Kanoon Meri Mutthi Mein (1984)

Maati Maange Khoon (1984)

Pet Pyar Aur Paap (1984) Smita Patil
Smita Patil
/ Moushmi Chatterji

Shapath
Shapath
(1984)

Jhoothi (1985) Rekha
Rekha
/ Supriya Pathak

Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari
Ek Chitthi Pyar Bhari
(1985) Reena Roy

Haqeeqat (1985)

Hum Do Hamare Do (1985) Smita Patil

Jawab (1985) Smita Patil

Aitbaar (1985) Dimple Kapadia

Maha Shaktimaan
Maha Shaktimaan
(1985) Meenakshi Sheshadri

Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche (1985) Smita Patil

Lavaa (1985) Dimple Kapadia

Salma (1985) Salma Agha
Salma Agha
/ Shoma Anand

Ulta Seedha (1985) Rati Agnihotri

Bahadur Shah Zafar (TV Series) (1986) Juhi Chawla

Angaarey (1986) Smita Patil

Long Da Lishkara (Punjabi) (1986) Harpreet Deol

Dahleez
Dahleez
(1986) Meenakshi Sheshadri

Kirayadar (1986) Padmini Kolhapure

Baat Ban Jaye
Baat Ban Jaye
(1986) Zeenat Aman

Suhagan
Suhagan
(1986) Sridevi

Awaam (1987) Smita Patil

Inasaaniyat Ke Dushman (1987) Dimple Kapadia

Jaan Hatheli Pe
Jaan Hatheli Pe
(1987) Rekha

Mirch Masala
Mirch Masala
(1987) Smita Patil

Muqaddar Ka Faisla
Muqaddar Ka Faisla
(1987) Meenakshi Sheshadri / Tina Munim

Sansar (1987) Rekha

Andha Yudh
Andha Yudh
(1988)

Hum Farishte Nahin
Hum Farishte Nahin
(1988)

Kabzaa
Kabzaa
(1988) Dimple Kapadia

Kanwarlal film (1988) Sujata Mehta

Mahaveera (1988) Dimple Kapadia

Mahabharat
Mahabharat
(TV Series) (1988) Bharata (emperor)

Mera Muqaddar (1988) Aruna Irani

Rama O Rama (1988) Kimi Katkar

Vijay (1988) Moushmi Chatterji

Waaris (1988) Smita Patil
Smita Patil
/ Amrita Singh

Libaas (1988) Shabana Azmi

Zakhmi Aurat (1988) Dimple Kapadia

Paanch Fauladi (1988)

Asmaan Se Ooncha
Asmaan Se Ooncha
(1989) Anita Raj

Marhi Da Deeva (Punjabi) (1989) Deepti Naval

Hisaab Khoon Ka
Hisaab Khoon Ka
(1989) Poonam Dhillon

Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989)

Mohabat Ka Paigham (1989)

Suryaa: An Awakening (1989) Bhanupriya

Jaaydaad Madhavi

Amiri Garibi
Amiri Garibi
(1990) Poonam Dhillon

Agnikaal Madhavi

Ghayal (1990) Moushmi Chatterji

Shadyantra (1990) Hema Malini

Qurbani Jatt Di
Qurbani Jatt Di
(Punjabi) (1990) Priti Sapru

Do Yaar (1990) Moushmi Chatterji / Anita Raj

Gunehgar Kaun (1991) Sujata Mehta

Dharam Sankat (1991) Amrita Singh

Swarg Jaisaa Ghar (1991) Anita Raj

Anutap (Bengali) (1992) Debashree Roy

Karm Yodha (1992) Dimple Kapadia
Dimple Kapadia
/ Neelima Azeem

Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj (1992) Sumalatha

Kal Ki Awaz (1992) Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta
/ Pratibha Sinha

Sadhna
Sadhna
(1993) Sujata Mehta

Rudaali
Rudaali
(1993) Dimple Kapadia

Badi Bahen (1993) Meenakshi Sheshadri

Aankhen (1993) Neena Gupta

Maya Memsaab
Maya Memsaab
(1993) Deepa Sahi

Naseebo (Punjabi) (1994) Priti Sapru / Kimi Verma

Dalaal
Dalaal
(1994)

Ucha Pind (Punjabi) (1994) Seema Kaushal

God and Gun
God and Gun
(1995) Gauthami

Sarhad: The Border of Crime (1995) Farah Naaz

Barsaat (1995) Twinkle Khanna

Yaraana (1995) Madhuri Dixit

Maahir
Maahir
(1996) Hema Malini

Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997) Priya Tendulkar

Itihaas (1997)

Qahar
Qahar
(1997)

Ziddi (1997)

Achanak (1998)

Maharaja (1998)

Prem Aggan
Prem Aggan
(1998) Smita Jaykar

Daag: The Fire (1999) Mahima Chaudhary

Mahaul Theek Hai (Punjabi) (1999) Daljit Kaur

Baaghi (2000)

Aakhir Kaun Thi Woh? (2000)

Shaheed Uddham Singh (Punjabi) (2000) Juhi Chawla

Indian (2001) Reema Lagoo / Shilpa Shetty

Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa (2002) Neena Kulkarni / Esha Deol

The Legend of Bhagat Singh
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
(2002) Farida Jalal

Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)

LOC Kargil
LOC Kargil
(2003)

Kash Aap Hamare Hote
Kash Aap Hamare Hote
(2003)

Police Force: An Inside Story (2004)

Sheen (2004) Kiran Juneja

Shikaar (2004)

Bunty Aur Babli
Bunty Aur Babli
(2005) Rameshwari

Yaaran Naal Baharran (Punjabi) (2005) Sunita Dheer / Sudeepa Singh

Corporate
Corporate
(2006) Navni Parihar

Ek Jind Ek Jaan (Punjabi) (2006) Nagma

Banaras (2006) Dimple Kapadia
Dimple Kapadia
/ Urmila Matondkar

Aap Kaa Surroor: The Movie (2007)

Karzzz
Karzzz
(2008) Himani Shivpuri

Fashion (2008) Kiran Juneja / Priyanka Chopra

Tera Mera Ki Rishta (Punjabi) (2009) Dolly Minhas / Kulraj Randhawa

Apni Boli Apna Des (Punjabi) (2009) Simran Sachdev

Maharaja Ranjit Singh (2010) (TV Series)

Bodyguard (2011) Vidya Sinha / Shubhangi Latkar / Kareena Kapoor

Force (2011)

Khiladi 786
Khiladi 786
(2012)

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
(2013) Soha Ali Khan

Rabba Main Kya Karoon
Rabba Main Kya Karoon
(2013) Anuradha Patel

Bullett Raja
Bullett Raja
(2013)

Pukaar-Call For The Hero (2014-2015) (TV Series) Shubhangi Latkar

Tevar
Tevar
(2015) Deepti Naval / Gunjan Malhotra / Sonakshi Sinha

Karbonn (2015) Amitabh Dayal / Lakshmi
Lakshmi
Gopalaswamy / Padmini Kolhapure

References[edit]

^ https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/raj-babbar-confirms-his-resignation/articleshow/63395619.cms ^ "About Raj Babbar". MTV. Retrieved 5 September 2013.  ^ " Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar
wins in Firozabad, blow to Mulayam". Indian Express. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2009.  ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/VK-Singh-wins-Ghaziabad-seat-by-5-67-lakh-votes-creates-history/articleshow/35219679.cms ^ a b " Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar
says he can get a full-meal for Rs 12 in Mumbai". The Hindu. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ " Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar
eats crow for Rs. 12 meal remark, says sorry". India today. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ "Congress compares Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
to Adolf Hitler; targets BJP over election panel". DNA India. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.  ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1290990/

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