Rajesh Puri Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Rajesh Puri

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.

Rajesh Puri's Facebook Profile

Rajesh Puri’s Facebook Profile

Rajesh Puri in his school days

Rajesh Puri in his school days

After his graduation, Rajesh enrolled himself in the National School of Drama to learn acting. [1]India West While in NSD, Puri participated in a number of plays.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Bald

Eye Colour: Brown

Rajesh Puri

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 with his wife

Rajesh Puri with his wife

Rajesh Puri with his family

Rajesh Puri with his family


Rajesh Puri started his acting career in 1983 by playing the role of ‘Kamdar’ in the Hindi comedy “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).’

Rajesh Puri in Hum Log

Rajesh Puri in Hum Log

Next, he featured in the TV serial “Buniyaad” (1986).

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Evergreen BUNIYAAD

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He then went on to appear in films like “Diljalaa” (1987), “Dil” (1990), “Deedar” (1992), “Phool Aur Angaar” (1993), and “Dilwale” (1994).

Deedar Film Poster

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).

Rajesh Puri in Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki

Rajesh Puri in Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki

Besides films and TV serials, Rajesh has also featured in stage plays like “Golmaal- The Play” and “Wrong Number.”

Rajesh Puri's play Wrong Number

In 2019, he played the role of ‘Narad’ in India’s biggest Ramleela at the Red Fort.

Rajesh Puri dressed as Narad

Rajesh Puri dressed as Narad

Favourite Things

  • Lyricist: Gulzar
  • Colour: White


  • 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.
    Rajesh Puri's Instagram Post

    Rajesh Puri’s Instagram Post

  • 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.”

References   [ + ]

1. India West


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