Kumar Gaurav is a popular film actor of Indian cinema. His first movie Love Story (1981) was a super hit and was shown at theatres in different parts of the country for a long period of time. He is also famous for his movies like Teri Kasam (1982), Janam (1985), Naam (1986), Kaante (2002), and Reservoir Dogs (1992). Check out Kumar Gaurav wiki, height, weight, age, girlfriend, family, biography, facts & more.
Kumar Gaurav is born on 11 July 1960 in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). His father Rajendra Kumar was a famous film star of Indian cinema. After the partition of India, his family shifted to India from Pakistan. In India, Rajendra Kumar decided to work in the film industry, and after working as an assistant director with the famous producer and director Harnam Singh Rawail for 5 years, he moved in the field of acting and gave several superhit films to the Indian cinema.
Kumar’s nickname is Bunty. He did his schooling from the Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. After his education, he was launched in the film Industry by his father Rajendra Kumar with a movie Love Story. During the initial days of his career, some of his films came out super hit at the Indian box office. In 1986, he was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his film ‘Janam.’
Subsequently, despite working hard, he couldn’t get successful to build a career in Bollywood, as during the 1990s, his maximum movies faced continuous failures one after another.
But, later, the movies like Kaante in 2002 and Guiana 1838 in the year 2004, helped him to establish a unique position in the cinema world.
Kumar looks like a chocolate boy with 5′ 8” height and 143 lbs weight. His slim figure with 40′ chest, 13′ biceps and 30′ waist show that he is a fit and healthy man.
Family, Caste & Girlfriends
Gaurav’s real name is Manoj Tuli. He belongs to a Punjabi Khatri family as his grandfather had a textile business in Karachi, Sindh (now in Pakistan) and great-grandfather was a successful military man. At the time of partition, his family left all the land and property in Pakistan and moved to India.
After coming to Mumbai, Kumar’s father Rajendra Kumar Tuli (20 July 1929 – 12 July 1999), tried his luck in Hindi film industry and worked as an assistant director with the famous producer and director Harnam Singh Rawail for five years. In 1955, a famous producer Devendra Goel gave him a break in his movie ‘Vachan,’ which came out successful, and was nominated for the annual ‘Filmfare Awards.’ Then, he continued his career as an actor in the Indian film industry. Rajendra Kumar also received Padma Shri in 1969.
Gaurav’s mother Shukla was a sister of the eminent director O. P. Ralhan. Kumar Gaurav has two sisters Dimple and Kajal.
During the making of the film ‘Love Story,‘ Kumar came close to a famous actress Vijayta Pandit. But due to the disagreement and tension between both stars’ families, their relationship came to an end.
In 1984, Kumar tied the knot with Namrata Dutt, daughter of actor Sunil Dutt and actress Nargis. With time, he became a father of two daughters, Saachi and Siya. Saachi is wedded to Bilal Amrohi the grandson of Indian film director and screenwriter Kamal Amrohi.
In 1981, Kumar’s father Rajendra Kumar launched him in the movie ‘Love Story,’ which proved a blockbuster. In 1982, his next film Teri Kasam with actress Poonam Dhillon also came out successful. In the same year, he acted as Dev Kumar Verma opposite Rati Agnihotri or Maya in the movie ‘Star,‘ which couldn’t do well at the box office, but its’ music got popular.
In 1985, he worked in the television film ‘Janam’ directed by Mahesh Bhatt. His performance in this movie is considered to be one of the best performances of his career. Next year in 1986, Mahesh Bhatt again took him along with his brother-in-law Sanjay Dutt in the movie Naam. Although this film earned a good profit and popularity yet his career couldn’t be developed further as his all following films failed at the Indian box office.
In 1993, his father tried to restore his career by producing a film Phool, in which he decided to cast the top heroine of that time Madhuri Dixit opposite Kumar. In it, Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt worked in supporting roles with Gaurav. Unfortunately, this film also could not help him to get success in the Indian film Industry.
Then, he took a break from the field of acting and later; from 1996 to 1999, signed a few films. During this time, he also appeared in a few TV series like Sikandar and Chocolate in 1999.
In 2000, he appeared in director Mazhar Khan’s movie Gang. Then, in 2002, Manoj acted in the film Kaante directed by Sanjay Gupta. It was a remake of the Hollywood film Reservoir Dogs (1992). This film touched the heights of the sky and became a third-highest-grossing film of 2002.
In 2004, he worked in his first American movie, Guiana 1838, which proved superhit at the North American box office. It is also counted in the top 25 all-time-highest screen average charts. In 2006, Manoj also acted in a silent film My Daddy Strongest.
- He worked with his brother-in-law Sanjay Dutt in two movies Naam (1986) and Kaante (2002).
- After the success of his first film Love Story, Gaurav denied working with any new heroine of that time, due to his fame and popularity. When director Dinesh Bansal asked him to act in his movie with a new actress Yasmin (Mandakini), he denied. Later, Yasmin became a superstar after the release of Raj Kapoor’s super hit movie ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili.’
- Manoj likes travelling and his favourite tourist destination is the Maldives.
- Because Kumar has a passion for adventure and travelling, so he started his own business of Travel and Tourism.
- He is a fan of actors Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Reena Roy, and Jaya Prada.
- His favourite perfumes are Paco Rabbane and Chanel.
- Gaurav likes the colours green and blue.