Hindi films are the medium of choice for Raghubir Yadav, who was born on June 25, 1957. He is an actor, composer, vocalist, and set designer. Massey Sahib (1985), in which he played the titular role, was his first film.
In 1986, at the Venice Film Festival, he won the FIPRESCI Critics’ Award for his performance in Massey Sahib, and in 1987, at the 11th International Film Festival of India, he won the IFFI Best Actor Award (Male): Silver Peacock Award.
He was born and raised in the Madhya Pradesh city of Jabalpur. At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home and joined the Parsi Theatre Company. At the National School of Drama (NSD) in Delhi, where he graduated in 1977 with a Specialization in Stage Crafts, he continued his education.
Seen as a whole, he’s worth approximately Rs 11,500 crore (as of 2022). As an actor, he makes the bulk of his money from movies, web series, and brand endorsements.
He has appeared in over 70 plays and around 2500 performances as an actor and singer while traveling in caravans and camping out in the open air with Raghu Bir. A total of roughly 40 plays were performed by him over the course of about two thousand performances.
In addition, he’s worked on soundtracks, sets, costumes, and masks. The role of “Mungerilal” in “Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne” (1988) was Yadav’s first on-screen role. He went on to play Haji Nasruddin in Mullah Nasruddin, a popular television serial.
Arjun Pandit was another BI T.V. show in which he had a starring part. Throughout the next decades, he appears in numerous films. Salaam Bombay! and Lagaan were both nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Raghubir is a Silver Peacock Best Actor Award winner, making him one of the select few Indian actors to have achieved this honor. For his work, he has been nominated for an Oscar.
The film Dear Friend Hitler, in which he starred, was released in 2011. Recently, he has starred in a number of films. He has appeared in numerous films, including Make in India, Ghoomketu, Paglaait, Newton, and more.
When he died, he left behind Poornima Kharga, who was his wife. They exchanged vows in 1988. She works at NSD as an employee. Although they divorced in 1996, the couple’s marriage was short-lived. Achal Yadav is the couple’s son.
Achievements and accolades
- Massey Sahib won the Best Actor (Male) award at the Silver Peacock (1987).
- An award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival went to Massey Sahib (1986).
- 2020 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Supporting Actor (Male) for Panchayat.
Yadav was wanted by the Bandra family court on the 19th of September, 2009, for failing to appear in court despite being summoned. The lower court had ordered him to pay INR 20,000 per month, but the Bandra family court eventually reduced the amount to INR 10,000 per month.
When Yadav and his girlfriend were on the train in June of 2010, the police detained them. He promised to pay alimony to his wife after his arrest.
- Yadav was raised in a rural area by a farming family.
- Since he was a child, he had an interest in performing.
- His ex-wife, Poornima Kharga, is Nepalese and does not have an Indian passport, according to Yadav. Among other things, he said that his wife is an alcoholic who dances for guys at the Press Club.
- Roshni Achreja, who played the role of “Ritu” in Zee TV‘s popular 1990s serial “Banegi Apni Baat,” is his lover.