Rajendra Gupta is an Indian film, television actor. He is also known for his best actor and director for his character of Pandit Jagarnath in the 1990s Doordarshan fantasy television series Chandrakanta.
Gupta was born in a business family in Panipat and did his graduation from the Kurukshetra University. His father ran a woolen textiles business. But he always interested in dramatics and theater. In 1972, Gupta enrolled himself at the New Delhi-based National School of Drama and completed his post graduation in direction.
Gupta met wife-to- be, Veena, a Christian, in Indore when he went there to take part in a college play. Since Veena’s parents did not agree to their marriage, the couple eloped to Bhopal, got married, and then returned home. The couple has a pretty daughter Ravee Gupta, who is a television actress. Ravee Gupta is an extremely talented actress who replaced Riva Bubber in the most popular Balaji soap Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
Career in Film and Television Industry
Gupta and his family moved to Bombay in 1985 and he started working in television serials; three years later he entered into the films. Gupta has acted in innumerable television serials and films; so much so that in 1990, his name was included in the Limca Book of Records for appearing in the most number of television serials over 40 of them.
In a 2001 interview with the Times of India, he mentioned that of all the films that he has done, he is proud of his work in Lagaan (2001) and Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989). Since then, he has gone on to work in critically acclaimed films such as Amu, Sehar and Guru. Gupta has acted in many Hindi plays, but Chanakyashastra and Kanyadaan, a play by noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar, are two plays he did in English.
Rajendra Gupta and noted actress Neena Gupta run a theater production company – Sahaj Productions. In 2016, he worked as a Kesari Narayaan (Babu ji) on Chidhya ghar TV show. The meaning of Kesari is Lion. A man of principals. Babu Ji too roars such as a lion and that’s a sign for everyone in the house to quieten up.He is usually found talking to the portrait of his spouse and listening to Mukesh hits. He gets confused really
easily and his trials to keep everyone happy in the house makes him a really endearing character.