Jagdish Raj

Jagdish Raj Khurana (1928 – 28 July 2013) was a Bollywood actor who holds a Guinness World Record for being the most type-cast actor.[1] He played a police inspector in 144 films.[1]

Jagdish Raj
Jagdish Raj Khurana

Died28 July 2013
(aged 84-85)
Years active1954-1992
ChildrenAnita Raj, Roopa Malhotra

Early life and careerEdit

He was born in 1928 in the town of Sargodha, British India, which is now in Pakistan.[2] His daughter Anita Raj was also a Bollywood actress.[3][4][5][6]

Jagdish Raj had the record of playing a police officer 144 times in various Bollywood films.[7]

Some of his popular movies include Deewar, Don, Shakti, Mazdoor, Imaan Dharam, Gopichand Jasoos, Silsila, Aaina and Besharam. He also played Aditya Pancholi's father in Naamcheen (1991). Although Raj occasionally played a villain and a couple of times played a judge, he was best known for being cast a record 144 times as a police officer. After Shafi Inamdar, he holds the Limca Book of Records record for Most memorable policeman ever.


Raj died on 28 July 2013 at his Juhu residence following a respiratory ailment.[8] He was 85 years old. He was survived by two daughters, Anita Raj and Roopa Malhotra, and a son Bobby.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "144 फिल्मों में पुलिस इंस्पेक्टर का रोल करने वाले जगदीश राज का निधन" (in Hindi). Dainik Bhaskar. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. ^ Frater, Patrick. "Jagdish Raj dead at 84". Variety. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  3. ^ BHATTI, MEETA (23 October 2009). "A celebration of ageing". Indian Express. Retrieved 12 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Why Sushant is not 'Virrudh' TV". Daily News and Analysis. 18 April 2007. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  5. ^ Jha, Subhash K (21 January 2004). "Bollywood`s Cops Films: Recent History". Sify. Archived from the original on 30 May 2006. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  6. ^ Vijayakar, Rajiv (28 March 2008). "I was a buddy to all my heroes!". Screen Indian. Indian Express. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  7. ^ "'World's most typecast actor' Jagdish Raj dies aged 85 | Metro News". metro.co.uk. 2013. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. Jagdish Raj, an actor who held a world record after playing a policeman 144 times on screen
  8. ^ "Bollywood mourns death of quintessential 'cop' Jagdish Raj". DNA. 29 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.

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