Raj Zutshi Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Raj Zutshi is an Indian actor who is known for his work in Bollywood. He has acted in more than 100 Hindi films during his acting career of more than 4 decades.

Wiki/Biography

Rajendranath Zutshi (popularly known as Raj Zutshi) was born on Saturday, 4 February 1961 (age 63 years; as of 2024) in Delhi, India. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He did his schooling at The Scindia School, Gwalior from where he passed out in 1977. He later studied at a college in Delhi. He was interested in reading poems and acting in plays while studying. He later moved to Hyderabad where he joined a theatre group and felt very happy to act in theatre.

Raj Zutshi during his college days

Raj Zutshi during his college days

He later moved to Bangalore and started working in an advertising agency. While working in Bangalore, he met a film director and Indian actor Nana Patekar who told him to come to Mumbai. He shifted to Mumbai and became a professional actor.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Salt & pepper

Eye Colour: Black

Raj Zutshi physical appearance

Family

He belongs to a Kashmiri family.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Narinder Nath Zutshi, and his mother’s name is Anuradha Zutshi. He has a sister named Shabnam Zutshi Hora who is married to Bharat Hora.

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Raj Zutshi's sister with her family

Raj Zutshi’s sister with her family

Wife & Children

He got married to Nuzhat Khan, a clinical psychologist and daughter of filmmaker Nasir Hussain and sister of film director and producer, Mansoor Khan, in 1989; Nuzhat is a cousin of Aamir Khan. His stepson (from Nuzhat’s first marriage with software engineer Anil Pal), Imran Khan, is an actor. They got divorced in 2005.

Imran Khan with his mother, Nuzhat Khan

Imran Khan with his mother, Nuzhat Khan

Other Relatives

His paternal grandfather, Dina Nath Zutshi, was a radio and theatre artist.

Relationships/Affairs

He dated Nuzhat Khan for a few years. In 2007, there were rumours that he was dating the actress Sarika whom he denied and said that they were only friends.

Raj Zutshi with Sarika

Raj Zutshi with Sarika

Religion

He follows Hinduism.

Career

Film

Hindi

After coming to Mumbai in the early 1980s, he auditioned for a film to be directed by Ketan Mehta. His debut Hindi film was Holi in 1984 in which he played the role of Rajendra Zutshi. He later appeared in many films including Parda Hai Parda (1992), Maachis (1996), Lagaan (2001), Love Aajkal (2009), and Article 370 (2024).

Raj Zutshi, Chunky Pandey, Virendra Singh, and Laxmikant Berde (left to right) during the shoot of the film Parda Hai Parda

Raj Zutshi, Chunky Pandey, Virendra Singh, and Laxmikant Berde (left to right) during the shoot of the film Parda Hai Parda

English & Other Languages

His first English film was American Daylight in 2004; he played the role of Nirmal in the film. He later appeared in the popular film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). In 2012, he acted in his debut Assamese film titled Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipare.

Raj Zutshi (extreme right) during the shoot of a film

Raj Zutshi (extreme right) during the shoot of a film

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Television

Hindi

He made his Hindi TV debut with a small role in Ek Tha Rusty in 1995, aired on Doordarshan. He later appeared in Mrityunjay (1996) broadcast on Doordarshan and Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (2012), aired on Colors TV.

Raj Zutshi during a still from the TV show, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon

Raj Zutshi during a still from the TV show, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon

English

In 2008, he played the role of Sunil in his debut English TV series Mumbai Calling aired on ITV.

Web Series

He made his debut in the Hindi web series with Bhram in 2021 in which he played the role of Dr Rao; it was streamed on ZEE5.

Awards

  • Nominated for Best Actor in a Negative Role Award (in the film Bazaar) at the 2002 Indian Telly Awards
  • Kashmir Kirti Samman in 2012
    Raj Zutshi with Kashmir Kirti Samman

    Raj Zutshi with Kashmir Kirti Samman

Facts/Trivia

  • His fans and family often call him by his nickname Raju.
  • In April 2014, he campaigned for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) by holding a placard that read,

    I am not Raj Zutshi. I am an AAM Aadmi. Vote for AAP”

    Raj Zutshi and Mudasir Ali (right) campaigning for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

    Raj Zutshi and Mudasir Ali (right) campaigning for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

  • In 2017, he featured in a Hindi song Ghar Jana Hai by Konark Sarangi.
    Raj Zutshi (second from left) during a still from the Hindi song Ghar Jana Hai

    Raj Zutshi (second from left) during a still from the Hindi song Ghar Jana Hai

  • In 2019, he dubbed Michael Keaton’s dialogues for the Hindi adaptation of the English film Dumbo.
  • He likes to spend time in nature. In 2019, he visited Vrikshalaya Himalayan Center, Ranikhet which is the headquarters of the Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature.
    Raj Zutshi (extreme right) during a visit to Vrikshalaya Himalayan Center, Ranikhet

    Raj Zutshi (extreme right) during a visit to Vrikshalaya Himalayan Center, Ranikhet

  • In 2023, a video went viral in which he was seen alongside Aamir Khan, promoting their film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, by sticking posters in autorickshaws; Raj played the role of Shyam Prakash in the film.
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“Marketing Genius” right from Day 1 .. An Era when there were not many platforms for young debutants… #AamirKhan & Rajendranath Zutshi unique promotional strategy 👌🏻👍 pic.twitter.com/7ftbnFaEyu

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