Anita Raj Khurana is an Indian actress. She is the daughter of famous Bollywood actor Jagdish Raj Khurana. She has worked on many films and television shows. She made her debut in her acting career in 1981 and till now she has worked on more than 80 films and many television shows. She did her maximum movies with veteran actor Dharmendra. Her notable roles are seen in Prem Geet (1981), Ghulami (1985), Kusum in Zara Si Zindagi (1983), Anita in Zameen Aasman (1984) and Shobha in Masterji (1985) etc films.



NameAnita Raj
NicknameAnita
Date of Birth28 February 1963
Age58 years old (as in July 2021)
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
FatherJagdish Raj
MotherNot known
BrotherBobby Raj
SisterRoopa Malhotra
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandSunil Hingorani
SonShivam
DaughterNot known
SchoolNot known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot known
ProfessionActress
Acting Debut1981 (from Prem Geet)
NationalityIndian

Early Life

She was born on 28 February 1963 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is currently 58 years old (in 2021). Jagdish Raj Khurana is her father who was a Bollywood actor. She has a sister Roopa Malhotra and a brother Bobby Raj. She made her career in the film industry. The first film of her was “Prem Geet” which was released in 1981. In her first film, she played the role of Shikha. She has learned dance under late Master Gopi.

In 1993 she married Sunil Hingorani. Her husband is a film director. In 1994 they got a son Shivam who is now an Assistant Director.

On 28 July 2013, her father passed away in Mumbai at the age of 84.

She is currently 58 years old (in 2021) but she looks so fit because she focuses on her fitness. Many fans and other television personalities appreciate her fitness. Once she planked for an hour, which is very hard at this age and who comes to know this gave appreciation to her. While she was working on Ghulami film, a open ground was given to the crew member where they used to play carrom and Volleyball and from then she started showing interest on exercise.

Career

She never wanted or never thought about to make her career in film infustry. She was performing in a anual program of Gopi ji’s dance academy and in that annual program Yash Chopra arrived and noticed her and they asked to Gopi about her and Gopi told that she is daughter of famous actor Jagdish Raj. A. K. Hangal’s son Vijay Hangal showed some pictures of her and also the picture of her is seen by Rishikesh Mukharjee. Rishikesh Mukharjee asked her name and she told Anita Khurana and Mukharjee ji said that her father’s name is Jagdish Raj, they never used Khurana thus her name should be Anita Raj. In this was Anita Khurana got her name Anita Raj. After this introduction she got first chance to act on a film. She made her film debut in 1981 in “Prem Geet” film. In her first, she played the role of Shikha. Her debut was good in the film industry but she received good recognition in the film Ghulami (1985), in this film she worked with two superhit heroes of that time Dharmendra and Mithun Chakraborty.

When she received her first offer for a film her father didn’t accept the proposal they directly denied to her daughter to work on film because this was the first time when a girl of family is going to work on films but after few weeks they agreed. After getting her first film, she got several films to work. She never looked back after getting success.

Her talent was good thus she got many films for work again and again. In the last 40 years, she has worked on more than 80 films. Also, she made her television acting debut in 1998 in Aashiqui, in which she played the role of Anita. Till now she has worked on 8 Television shows (till July 2021).

Her role and acting in films Prem Geet (1981), Zara Si Zindagi (1983), Zameen Aasman (1984), Masterji (1985) and Ghulami (1985) was so good. Everyone noticed her work and talent and many people started knowing her.

Films

1. Prem Geet (1981) as Shikha
2. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
3. Dulha Bikta Hai (1982) as Shayla
4. Zara Si Zindagi (1983) as Kusum
5. Thai Veedu (1983, Tamil Movie)
6. Prem Tapasya (1983) as Anita
7. Kaun? Kaisey? (1983) as Preeti
8. Jeet Hamaari (1983) as Anita (as Anitaraj)
9. Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) as Jyoti Nath ‘Rani’
10. Achha Bura (1983) as Rita Roy
11. Bad Aur Badnaam (1984) as Dr. Anita Mathur
12. Zameen Aasmaan (1984) as Anita
13. Lakhon Ki Baat (1984) as Shobha Prakash
14. Laila (1984) as Padmini Singh (as Anita Raaj)
15. Andar Baahar (1984) as Girl that Raja met outside the prison
16. Jeene Nahi Doonga (1984) as Bijli – Raka’s girlfriend
17. Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984) as Nupur
18. Karm Yudh (1985) as Usha Saxena
19. Masterji (1985) as Shobha
20. Ghulami (1985) as Tulsi
21. Jaan Ki Baazi (1985)
22. Lover Boy (1985) as Bijli
23. Zulm Ka Badla (1985) as Geeta A. Verma / Mrs. D’Sa (as Anita Raaj)
24. Yaar Kasam (1985) (as Anita Raaj)
25. Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985) as Paro
26. Bihari Babu (1985)
27. Ilzaam (1986) as Kamal
28. Kala Dhanda Goray Log (1986) as Sandhya (as Anita Raaj)
29. Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge (1986) as Shobha
30. Teesra Kinara (1986)
31. Mazloom (1986) as Purnima ‘Poonam’ A. Singh / Purnima V. Singh (as Anita Raaj)
32. Asli Naqli (1986) as Anita
33. Ek Aur Sikander (1986) as Shama Khan
34. Mohabbat Ki Kasam (1986) as Shop-owner’s wife
35. Mera Haque (1986) as Bijli
36. Jwala (1986) as Mastani
37. Keeping Fit with Anita Raj (1987)
38. Insaniyat Ke Dushman (1987) as Shashi
39. Hawalaat (1987) as Salma / Shamim Khan
40. Satyamev Jayate (1987) as Vidya Kaul (Anita Raaj)
41. Hiraasat (1987) as Renu (as Anita Raaj)
42. Insaf Ki Pukar (1987) as Police Inspector Sheela (as Anita Raaj)
43. Anjaam khuda jaane (1988)
44. Sagar Sangam (a.k.a. The Meeting of Rivers) (India: English title) (1988) as Subitra
45. Shiv Shakti (1988) as Dolly
46. Mera Muqaddar (1988) as Dancer (uncredited)
47. Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988) as Deepa
48. Mahaveera (1988) as Dancer
49. Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga (1988) as Vandana (as Anita Raaj)
50. Paanch Fauladi (1988) as Annu
51. Zalzala (1988) as Sheela
52. Saazish (1988) as Roma
53. Asmaan Se Ooncha (1989) as Anita Malik
54. Nafrat Ki Aandhi (1989) as Radha
55. Clerk (1989) as Pooja
56. Do Yaar (1989)
57. Billoo Badshah (1989) as Asha
58. Abhimanyu (1989) as Lalita
59. Taaqatwar (1989) as Anju Khurana (as Anita Raaj)
60. Jurrat (1989) as Julie
61. Pati Patni Aur Tawaif (1990) as Kiran
62. Hum Se Na Takrana (1990) as Sundari
63. Zimmedaaar (1990) as Anita (as Anita Raaj)
64. Sher Dil (1990) as Kiran Kailashnath
65. Khatarnaak (1990) as Helena
66. Atishbaz (1990) as Reshma
67. Kasam Kali Ki (1991)
68. Kaun Kare Kurbanie (1991) as Anita A. Singh
69. Swarg Jaisaa Ghar (1991) as Savitri
70. Maut Ki Sazaa (1991) as Jyotsna (as Anita Raaj)
71. Jasa Baap Tashi Poore (1991) as Dr. Anita (Marathi Movie)
72. Adharm (1992) as Sharda
73. Virodhi (1992) as Mrs. Shekhar
74. Mehndi Shagna Di (1992) as Rano
75. Saboot Mangta Hain Kanoon (1994) as Anita
76. Ghar Ki Izzat (a.k.a. The Honor of the House) (International: English title) (1994) as Sheela S. Kumar
77. Faisla Main Karungi (1995) as Jenny A. Singh
78. Gehra Raaz (1996)
79. Thodi Life Thoda Magic (2007)
80. Chaar Din Ki Chandni (2012) as Devika Singh
81. Bagaavat (2019)
82. Yaaram (2019) as Vijeta Bajaj
83. Mudda 370 J&K (2019) as Aasma’s mother
84. Deendayal Ek Yugpurush (2019) as Lata Khanna.

Television

1. Aashiqui (1998) as Anita
2. Eena Meena Deeka (2000) (with Reena Roy and Asha Sachdev)
3.Tumhari Pakhi (2013-2014) as Anuja, Anshuman’s mother
4 (2013-2016) as Naina Singhania
4. Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani (2015) as Rajmata Priyamvada, Rana Indravardhan Deo’s mother
5. Presenter of Festivals of India (2016, a BBC documentary)[3]
6. Maya (2018, television serial on Doordarshan) as Maya, the lead role
7. Choti Sarrdaarni (2019-present) as Kulwant Kaur Dhillon, Meher’s mother and Sarab’s mother-in-law.

Reference –

1. https://youtu.be/I-HDlI0k3Ws Retrieved 19 July 2021

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