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Raghuvir Yadav Biography

Raghubir Yadav (Raghuvir Yadav) रघुवीर यादव is an Indian stage, film and television actor, music composer, singer and set designer

Biography


He spent the early years of his life in Jabalpur, a city in Madhya Pradesh. He ran away from home and joined the Parsi Theatre Company at the age of fifteen. He later moved to Delhi, where he joined the National School of Drama (NSD), graduating with a Specialization in Stagecraft in 1977.

Career

Theatre Yadav performed as an actor and singer in over 70 plays and about 2500 shows, travelling in Caravans ,living in tents and performing on makeshift stages in various villages,towns and cities of India,Parsi Theatre Company (1967—1973). He was with the Rangoli Puppet Theatre, Lucknow (1973—1974), performing with Glove Puppets. At the National School of Drama Repertory (1977—1986), he acted in about 40 plays in over 2000 shows. He has also contributed to music, sets, costumes and masks.

Film He made his film debut with Massey Sahib (1985) in which he played the title role. Incidentally he has never won the National Award but Two International Awards as Best Actor for Massey Sahib, FIPRESCI Critic's Award, Venice Film Festival, 1986 and the Best Actor Silver Peacock, IIFI, 1987. The film also starred the noted writer and social activist, Arundhati Roy. He was seen in many milestone films in the coming decades. Three films that he has acted in have received Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film (Salaam Bombay!, Lagaan, and Water). Raghubir Yadav is the only Indian actor to have received the Silver Peacock Best Actor Award, at the International Film Festival of India. His most acclaimed role was as the drug addicted "Chillum" in Salaam Bombay! (1988).

Television Yadav started his television career with the TV series Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne (1990), playing the lead character 'Mungerilal'. Later he played the roles of Haji Nasruddin in the series Mulla Nasiruddin and the lead in Chacha Chaudhary. He also played the lead role for BI T.V. in Arjun Pandit.

Music Composing and Singing in films. Films include Maya Memsaab, Massey Sahib, Rudaali, Aasmaan Se Gira, O Darling ye hai India, Samar, Sunday, Darna mana hai, Ramaji London waale, Billu Barber, Dilli 6. Sang the title song of Chacha Chaudhary

Singing and Voice for AD films. Pepsi, Parle, Vim, Kotak Mahindra, Icy Cool Mint, Coke, Midday, Bagh Bakari Chai, Krack Kream, Maggie Mania etc.

Composed Music for Ghasiram Kotwal, Chotte Sayeed Bade Sayeed, Chaupra Kamaal Naukar Jamal, Chacha Chaudhary, Ballet for Song and Drama Division. Composed and sang Maggie Mania Conceived, Written & Composed Ramlila for Dilli 6.
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