Rajendra Kumar was an Indian film actor who starred in Bollywood films. Starting his career in 1950, he appeared in more than 80 films in a career spanning over four decades. He was considered as one of the most successful Indian Bollywood actors in the 1960s. He also produced several films starring his son Kumar Gaurav.
He was born in a Punjabi Hindu family in Sialkot, in the Punjab province of India, currently in Pakistan.