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Narendra Jha (29 April 1962 – 14 March 2018)[1] was an Indian actor. Jha is known for his work in Bollywood productions; his most noted films being Haider, Raees, Ghayal Once Again, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Mohenjodaro, Shorgul, My Father Iqbal, Force 2, Kaabil, 2016 The End and Doordarshan's Shanti. He last appeared in the action film Race 3.

Narendra Jha
Trailer and poster launch of ‘2016 The End’ 04.jpg
Jha at trailer launch of 2016 The End
Born(1962-04-29)29 April 1962
Died14 March 2018(2018-03-14) (aged 55)
NationalityIndia
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1992–2018
Height1.83m (6ft)
Spouse(s)Pankaja Thakur (2015–2018; his death)

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CareerEdit

Narendra Jha studied ancient history for his post-graduation in JNU where he also prepared for civil services, according to a blog written by journalist and writer Avijit Ghosh (Cinema Bhojpuri, 40 Retakes), who was his junior at the central university. As a child, Jha used to act in village plays in Madhubani, the blog says. But his professional journey as an actor began in 1992 when he enrolled in SRCC acting diploma course. When he came to Mumbai, he was flooded with modeling offers and he became a popular face of the ad world. Having done more than 20 TV serials, he was finalized to play an important role in the 2002 realised movie Funtoosh. The next year he was cast to play Habibur Rahman in the film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero directed by Shyam Benegal. However, this association with Benegal continued and he again cast Jha to play Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Samvidhaan.[2][3][4][5][6]

DeathEdit

Jha died at his farmhouse in Nashik early on 14 March 2018 after suffering a massive heart attack.[7] He was 55 years old.

FilmographyEdit

[2][3][4][5][6]

Year Film Project Language Role
2018 Race 3 Hindi Khanna
2018 Saaho Hindi
2017 Mumbai Special 6 Hindi Mr. Raj Bansal
2017 Raees Hindi Musa
2017 Kaabil Hindi Police Officer Chaubey
2017 Viraam Hindi Abhiraj Malhotra
2016 Ghayal Once Again Hindi Raj Bansal
2016 Mohenjo Daro (film) Hindi Zakiro
2016 Force 2 Hindi Anjan Das
2017 2016 The End Hindi Pratap
2016 Shorgul Hindi Alam Khan
2016 My Father Iqbal Hindi Iqbal Khan
2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani Hindi ACP Patil
2014 Haider Hindi Dr. Hilal Meer
2014 Legend Telugu
2012 Chand Ke Pare Hindi Rajeev
2007 Eik Dasttak Hindi Income Tax Officer
2007 Yamadonga Telugu
2006 Kachchi Sadak Hindi
2005 Chatrapathi Telugu
2004 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Hindi Raja Habib ur Rahman Khan
2003 Fun 2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century Hindi Commander

TelevisionEdit

Year TV Project Notes
1994 Shanti
1996 Itihaas
1995 Captain House
1996 Mrityunjay Arjun
1997 Ek Aur Mahabharat Arjun
1997 Jai Hanuman Kubera
1999 Thief Of Baghdad Ahmed
1999 Geeta Rahasya Arjun
2002 Aamrapali Harsh (Amrapali's childhood love)
2002 Love In Bombay Ravi (Indonesian TV Serial)
2002 Bhabhi Mr. Majumdar
2006 Raavan Dasanan Ravan (10-headed Demon King of Lanka)
2014 Samvidhaan Muhammed Ali Jinnah
2015 Begusarai Phulan Thakur
2007 Chhoona Hai Aasmaan Group Captain Arya Veer Pratap Singh
2009 Chehra Karan, Garv’s elder brother and India’s best plastic surgeon
2013 Ek Ghar Banaunga Hemant Choudhary as Shashikant Garg
2012 SuperCops vs Supervillains ACP Karanveer
2015 Tu Con Mai Con
2017 Yog Guru Baba Ramdev (Biography)
Uttara Ramacharitham

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://scroll.in/reel/871955/actor-narendra-jha-dies-of-a-heart-attack-was-55
  2. ^ a b "Vishal Bhardwaj: Begusarai actor ties the knot with former Censor Board CEO - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  3. ^ a b "Tigmanshu Dhulia: A story of the power-hungry to unfold on TV". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  4. ^ a b "People don't recognize me at all: Narendra Jha". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  5. ^ a b Raving about Ravan
  6. ^ a b Going beyond the evil Ravan
  7. ^ "Actor Narendra Jha passes away". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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