Do you know who Manoj Kumar Tuli is? That is his original name. Yes, we are talking about the famous Bollywood actor Kumar Gaurav (alias name). Manoj Kumar Tuli changed his name because another actor called Manoj Kumar was already working in the Bollywood industry.
Childhood and Personal Life
Kumar Gaurav was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 11th July 1960. He belongs to a Punjabi Khatri family based in Karachi. His father Rajendra Kumar is a well renowned filmstar in the Bollywood industry. Besides, originally hailing from the Sindh Province in Pakistan, his family shifted to India for better opportunities. Afterwards, Kumar’s father decided to work in the film industry. Kumar’s father worked as an assistant director for five years at least. He has a mother named Shukla Kumar. Also, he has two sisters namely Dimple and Kajal.
Kumar Gaurav accomplished his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys School based in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is a very famous school across India. He is 59 years old as of now. He never attended college and studied till twelfth grade only. Besides, he always wanted to step in his father’s boots. Also read about, Ankita Dave, Rohman Shawl.
Kumar Gaurav kick-started his career with the film Love Story in 1981. His father Rajendra Kumar launched him with this blockbuster. It was an instant hit amongst fans. Afterwards, he starred in the film Teri Kasam (1982) alongside actress Poonam Dhillon. Also, this film became a super-hit one.
He worked with renowned director Mahesh Bhatt in the year 1985. Mahesh Bhatt cast him in the film Janam. His performance won him many accolades from across the industry. It is one of his best renditions of all times! Mahesh Bhatt cast him again in the film Naam in 1986 alongside his brother-in-law Sanjay Dutt. Albeit the film earned accolades from everywhere, Kumar could not obtain much more work for some time.
The reason is failure of a bunch of films at the box office afterwards. His father tried to get his career on track by producing another film called Phool. He cast Madhuri Dixit opposite his son.However, it reaped little rewards for him.
His breakthrough came in the year 2002 when he acted in the film Kaante. He collaborated with Sanjay Dutt yet again. It became the third highest grossing film of the year!
In the year 2004, he worked in Guiana 1838, his first American film which proved to be a blockbuster across North America, especially USA. The top twenty five all-time-highest screen average charts contain this film. Besides, in 2006, Manoj was cast in a silent film called My Daddy Strongest.
At the time of the making of the blockbuster film ‘Love Story,‘ Kumar came allegedly close to the renowned actress Vijayta Pandit. Alas, their relationship came to a brief end as a repercussion of some tension and disagreement betwixt the two families.
In the year 1984, Kumar tied the knots with actor Sunil Dutt and actress Nargis’s daughter Namrata Dutt. With passing time, Kumar became a proud father of 2 daughters, namely Siya and Saachi.
Kumar Gaurav Wiki and Biography
- Name: Kumar Gaurav
- Date of Birth: 11 July 1960
- Age: 59
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight: N/A
- Birth Place: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
- Nationality: Indian
- Religion: Hindu
- Caste: Khatri
- Hometown: Karachi
- Profession: Actor
- School: Bishop Cotton Boys School, Shimla
- Educational Qualification: 12th
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/ Spouse: Namrata Dutt
- Father: Rajendra Kumar
- Mother: Shukla Kumar
- Sister: Dimple and Kajal
- Skin Colour: Tan
- Eye Colour: Brown
- Hair Colour: Black
- Hobbies: Traveling
- Zodiac Sign/ Sun Sign : Cancer
- Favourite Place: Maldives
- Net Worth: Rs. 68 Crores approximately
- Facebook Fan Page: @KumarGauravFans