Rajesh Puri is an Indian actor and director. He shot to fame by playing the role of ‘Lalit Prasad (Lalloo)’ in the TV serial “Hum Log” (1984). The TV serial “Hum Log” was the first-ever Indian TV serial.
Rajesh Puri was born in New Delhi. He did his schooling from New Delhi’s Harcourt Butler Senior Secondary School and went to the University of Delhi to pursue his graduation.
After his graduation, Rajesh enrolled himself in the National School of Drama to learn acting. While in NSD, Puri participated in a number of plays.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Bald
Eye Colour: Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his parents & siblings.
Wife & Children
Rajesh Puri is married to Anju Puri. The couple has a daughter, Prakriti Puri.
Rajesh Puri started his acting career in 1983 by playing the role of ‘Kamdar’ in the Hindi comedy film “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.” He made his television debut in 1984 with the TV serial “Hum Log” in which he played the role of ‘Lalit Prasad (Lalloo).’
Next, he featured in the TV serial “Buniyaad” (1986).
He then went on to appear in films like “Diljalaa” (1987), “Dil” (1990), “Deedar” (1992), “Phool Aur Angaar” (1993), and “Dilwale” (1994).
Some of his popular TV serials include “Yeh Duniya Ghazab Ki” (1990’s), “Ek Se Badh Kar Ek” (1995), “Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki” (2019), and “Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki” (2018).
Besides films and TV serials, Rajesh has also featured in stage plays like “Golmaal- The Play” and “Wrong Number.”
In 2019, he played the role of ‘Narad’ in India’s biggest Ramleela at the Red Fort.
- His hobbies include reading, travelling, and cooking.
- Rajesh is fluent in five languages- Hindi, English, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, and Rajasthani.
- He is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha.
- He has worked in around 500 plays and 130 films till now (as in 2020).
- Rajesh believes that his work in the TV serials and films hasn’t been quite fulfilling as an actor. While talking about it, he said,
I think it is deeply problematic for an artiste when his talent is not used as much as it should be. I’ve done over 130 films and still haven’t found a role that fits my caliber.”
He further added,
While I don’t condone any of my work on the big screen, I honestly feel I can truly do much more complicated and varied roles, and my work in theater is testimony to that. It doesn’t even matter if the role of my character is merely for 15 minutes, my character should be able to move the audience in an inexplicable way.”