Raju Shrestha

Last updated

Raju Shrestha
Fahim Ajani

Dongri, Mumbai, India
Other namesMaster Raju
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)seema Roshan ajani

Fahim Ajani or Raju Shrestha, initially credited as Master Raju or Master Rajoo, is an Indian film and television actor, who started his film career as a child actor, in the 1970s.


Raju has acted in films like Gulzar's Parichay , Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Bawarchi (1972), Yash Chopra's Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) , Basu Chatterjee's Chitchor (1976) and Gulzar's Kitaab (1977). [1] [2]

Over the years, he has acted in around 200 films and a few television series. [3]

He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role in Chitchor (1976). [1]




1987 Chunauti - DD National [4]
1994 Zee Horror Show - Zee TV [4]
1995 Chhodo Baat Purani (TV) - [4]
1997 Byomkesh Bakshi (Episode: Vansh Ka Khoon)Satyakam Das DD National [5]
AahaSpecial appearance
Jai Hanuman Sage Narada DD National
1999 Dam Dama Dam Dance master Zee TV
2008 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai - Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche(Episode 72 & 73) STAR One [4]
Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai - Divyaastra(Episode 96 & 97)
Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai - Khooni Aankade(Episode 124 & 125)
2009 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai - QayamatDamroo (Episode 166-173)
2011-2013 Adaalat Jaggi Malhotra/Pappu Padwal/Abhigyan Rohra Sony TV [4]
2011-2013 CID Aman/Sanjeev/Sanchit Sony TV [4]
2013-2014 Bani - Ishq Da Kalma Kuljeet Singh Bhullar Colors TV
2013-2015 Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap Mia Tansen Sony TV
2015 Badii Devrani Swaroop Chand (Mausa) &TV [4]
2016Saab Ji DD National

Dubbing career

Raju has dubbed for Suraj Sharma's role as the 16-year-old "Pi" in the Hindi dubbed version of the film, Life of Pi . [6]

Dubbing roles

Live action films

Film titleActorCharacterDub LanguageOriginal LanguageOriginal Year ReleaseDub Year ReleaseNotes
Life of Pi Suraj Sharma Pi
(Age 16)

Related Research Articles

Prem Chopra Indian actor (born 1935)

Prem Chopra is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 380 films over a span of over 60 years. He has a soft-spoken diction despite being a villain in most films. His 19 films, with him as antagonist and Rajesh Khanna in the lead role remain popular with audiences and critics.

Filmfare Award for Best Director Bollyood Filmfare Award for Best Director

The Filmfare Best Director Award is one of the main awards presented given by the annual Filmfare Awards to recognise directors working in the Hindi film Industry. It was first presented in 1954 in the inaugural year.

Dina Pathak was an Indian actress and director of Gujarati theatre and also a film actor. She was an activist and President of the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW).

Asrani Indian film actor and director

Govardhan Asrani popularly known simply as Asrani, is an Indian actor and director whose Bollywood career has spanned five decades. He has acted in over 350 Hindi films. Asrani has played the lead hero, character roles, comedic roles and supporting roles. He is best known for his role in Sholay as a jailer.

<i>Chitchor</i> 1976 film directed by Basu Chatterjee

Chitchor is a 1976 Indian Hindi romantic musical film, written and directed by Basu Chatterjee. The film is a Rajshri Productions film produced by Tarachand Barjatya. It is based on a Bengali story, Chittachakor by Subodh Ghosh. K. J. Yesudas and Master Raju won the National Film Awards 1976 for Best Male Playback Singer and Best Child Artist respectively. The film was remade in Telugu as Ammayi Manasu, in Malayalam as Minda Poochakku Kalyanam and in Tamil as Ullam Kavarntha Kalvan. It was also an inspiration for the 1997 Bengali movie Sedin Chaitramas and the 2003 movie Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon. Chitchor was a silver jubilee hit on its release.

The Filmfare Best Screenplay Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.

The Filmfare Award for Best Story is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a writer who wrote a film's story.

Madan Puri Indian character actor

Madan Puri was an Indian actor of Hindi and Punjabi films. His brother was actor Amrish Puri. As a character actor mainly in negative roles (villain), he acted in about 430 films in a career spanning above fifty years.

Vinod Mehra

Vinod Mehra was an Indian actor in Bollywood films. He started out as a child actor in the late 1950s before starting his film career as an adult in 1971. He acted in over 100 films from the 1970s through to his death at the age of 45 in 1990. He was also the producer and director of the film Gurudev which was released 3 years after his death.

Rajshri Productions

Rajshri Productions Pvt. Ltd. is a film production and distribution company based in Mumbai, India, established in 1962, which is primarily involved in producing Hindi films. The most successful films produced by the company include Dosti (1964), Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978), Nadiya Ke Paar (1982), Saaransh (1984), Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994). Recent projects include Piya Albela, a TV serial on Zee TV, created by Sooraj Barjatya.

Paintal (comedian)

Kanwarjit Paintal, better known as Paintal, is an Indian actor and comedian. He started off as a comic actor and moved on to teaching the art of acting. He has extensively worked not only in numerous movies but also television.

Keshto Mukherjee

Keshto Mukherjee was an Indian film actor and comedian. He was born in Kolkata,Bengal Presidency, British India. He specialised in comic drunkard roles in Hindi films. Despite this he was a teetotaller throughout his life.

Om Shivpuri

Om Shivpuri was an Indian theatre actor-director and character actor in Hindi films.

Rakhee Gulzar Indian actress, born 1947

Rakhee Gulzar is an Indian film actress who has appeared in many Hindi films and Bengali films as well. In four decades of acting, she has won three Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award, apart from many other awards. At Filmfare, Raakhee has been nominated 16 times in all, making her the second most-nominated performer in the female categories, behind Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukerji. She debuted in the Bengali film Bodhu Boron in 1967 with Geeta Dutta in the lead role. Her first Hindi film was Jeevan Mrityu in 1970.

Chandrashekhar (actor) Indian actor

Chandrashekhar Vaidya, known simply as Chandrashekhar, was an Indian actor and filmmaker working in the Bollywood film industry. He was best known for playing supporting characters in films starring Rajesh Khanna in lead roles and later for playing Arya Sumant in the epic television series Ramayan. He died of age-related illness on 16 June 2021, at the age of 98, though some news sources incorrectly listed his age as 97.

<i>Kitaab</i> 1977 Indian film

Kitaab is a 1977 Indian drama film written and directed by Gulzar. The film stars Uttam Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Shreeram Lagoo, Keshto Mukherjee and Asit Sen. The film was based on Bengali story Pathik by Samaresh Basu. The musical score is by R. D. Burman with lyrics by Gulzar.

Pallavi Joshi Indian actress

Pallavi Joshi is an Indian film and television actress. She is a recipient of Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards.


Mukri also spelled as Muqri was an Indian film actor, who worked as a comedian in Hindi films.

Dharmendra filmography

This following is a complete filmography of Indian actor and producer Dharmendra. He has starred in more than 300 films.

Indrani Mukherjee is an Indian actress who worked in Hindi films during the 1960s and 1970s and starred in over 70 films. After playing the heroine in some films, notably Usne Kaha Tha (1960) and Aakhri Khat (1966), she moved to playing character roles which were central to the film and made this her forte. Her roles in films like Dharam Veer (1977), Parvarish (1977) and Des Pardes (1978) were the pivot of the storyline, but they were not conventional heroine roles. Each of the movies were a success at the box office.


  1. 1 2 "Shortlived Stardom". The Tribune. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  2. "Salaam 'Slumdogs'". The Times of India . 1 March 2009. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. "Former child star Master Raju is Suraj Sharma's voice in Hindi Life Of Pi". NDTV. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0557625/
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrVT_ynauHw
  6. "Debutant Suraj Sharma's voice dubbed in 'Life of Pi'". The Times of India . 23 November 2012. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.