Last updated

Subbiraj Kakkar
DiedJuly 2007
Other namesSubbi Raj, Subhi Raj, Subi Raj, Suvi Raj, Subbiraaj, Suberaj, Subhiraaj, Subhiraj, Subiraaj, Subiraj
Occupation Actor
Notable work
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
Spouse(s) Kumari Naaz

Subbiraj Kakkar popularly known as Subbiraj was an Indian character actor in Hindi language films and Television. [1] He was the son of the sister of veteran actor Prithviraj Kapoor named Kailash and thus a cousin of Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor & Shashi Kapoor. [2] [3] [4]



His debut film was “Do Gunde.” At that time he was working as the Studio Manager of famous R.K.Studio of Kapoor family.

Subbiraj was well-known for his acting in Hindi cinema mainly as a character artist. He was best known for his acting performance in the film “Ek Ruka Hua Faisla” released in 1986 in which he has acted in the role of “Juror no Ten” as an arrogant, hypocrite, foul-mouthed, and aggressive businessman. This film was the remake of Sidney Lumet movie “Twelve Angry Men.” He got the acclamation of both the critics and the audience for his acting in this movie. In 1991 he featured in another movie named as “Maa Ki Mamta” which was also a big hit.

Some of his other popular films are “Khiladi 420” in 2000, “International Khiladi” in 1999, “Ram Aur Shyam” in 1996, etc.

Personal life

His father was the studio manager of R K Studios. [5]

He married to the actress Baby Naaz, of the Boot Polish movie fame, a classic of Raj Kapoor in 1965 who had received a distinction award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival for her role in Boot Polish. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] They have two sons who are not related to the Film Industry. Subbiraj passed away in July 2007. Baby Naaz died before him in 1995.

His wife Naaz was his co-star in two of his movies are “Dekha Pyaar Tumhara” in 1963 and “Mera Ghar Mere Bachhe” in 1965.


2009 Sanam Teri Kasam Dr. Kapoor
2007 Ghutan Dharrampal
2005Ab Tumhari Bari
2000 Khiladi 420 Judge
2000 Mela (as Subhi Raj)
2000Bharat India Hindustan
2000Raat Rani
1999 Jahan Tum Le Chalo
1999 Kartoos Mini's prospective father-in-law
1999 International Khiladi S.P. Sharma (as Subiraj)
1998 Khote Sikkey Senior Police Officer (as Suvi Raj)
1998 Mohabbat Aur Jung Police Commissioner
1998 Salaakhen Committee Member
1997 Aflatoon College principal (as Subiraj)
1997 Police Station School Master
1997 Agni Morcha
1996 Papi Gudia Commissioner of Police (as Subhiraaj)
1996 Ajay (1996 film) Anjali's Father-in-law
1996 Ram Aur Shyam Scientist (as Subi Raj)
1996 Shohrat
1996 Agni Sakshi Mr. Kapoor (Father)
1995 Fauji Inspector General of Police
1995 Ram Shastra Judge
1995 Sabse Bada Khiladi Police Commissioner Sinha (uncredited)
1995 Aaj Ka Maseeha
1994 Do Fantoosh Veerendra's chacha
1994 Sangdil Sanam Vimla's husband
1994 Aao Pyaar Karen Anjali's husband
1994 Gangster
1994 Andaz Col. Anand Viraj (uncredited)
1994 Khuddar Father of Adarsh Vardhan (Uncredited) seen only in photo frame
1994 Tejasvini Havaldar Trilochan
1994 Dilwale Vikram's dad
1994 Elaan Senior Police Officer (uncredited)
1994Sehme Huye Sitaare
1993 Pyar Pyar Agarwal
1993 Raunaq Jagjit Singh Parwana (as Subiraj)
1993 Meri Aan Ashfaque Khan's Father-in-law
1993 Parwane Principal - Gokhale College (as Subiraj)
1993 Anari Raj Jyotish
1993 Lootere Commissioner
1992 Jai Kaali
1992 Anaam Dr. Bhardwaj (as Subiraj)
1992 Apradhi Dhanraj
1992 Sone Ki Lanka Mohit's foster father
1992 Ek Ladka Ek Ladki Estate Lawyer (as Subbi Raj)
1992 Zindagi Ek Juaa (as Subiraaj)
1992 Mr. Bond Sunita's Father (as Subiraj)
1992 Vansh Geeta's potential in-law (as Subhiraaj)
1992 Dil Ka Kya Kasoor College Principal (as Subhiraj)
1992 Vajraghat
1991 Insaaf Ka Khoon Prosecuting Attorney
1991 Narasimha Doctor
1991 Kurbaan Gupta (as Subbi Raj)
1991Aur Dhol Bajta Raha
1991 Pyar Ka Saudagar Maria's Father
1990 Awwal Number Police Commissioner Patil
1990Karishma Kali Kaa2nd Police Commissioner
1990 Pathar Ke Insan Rai Bahadur Dina Nath (as Subi Raj)
1990 Thanedaar Police Commissioner (Uncle) (as Subhiraj)
1990 Gunahon Ka Devta Police Inspector Verma
1990 Kroadh Mehta - Public Prosecutor (Bombay)
1990Aulad Ke Khatir
1989 Mahaadev Thakur Sujan Singh
1989 Shehzaade Shanti Bhai (uncredited)
1989 Tridev Judge Saxena (as Subiraj)
1989 Apna Desh Paraye Log
1989 Touhean The Judge
1989Khooni MurdaaAdvocate Palkhiwala (as Subiraj)
1989Maut Ka Elaan (TV Movie)
1989 Saaya Prosecuting Lawyer (uncredited)
1988 Zulm Ko Jala Doonga Judge
1988 Ram-Avtar Sangeeta's Father (as Suberaj)
1988 Be Lagaam
1987 Zevar Shambhu Nath (as Subiraj)
1987 Kaash Director of the school
1987 Muqaddar Ka Faisla Murari
1987 Satyamev Jayate Police Commissioner Prithvi Singh (as Subbiraaj)
1987 Imaandaar Sudhir
1987 Pratighaat Laxmi's dad
1986 Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (TV Movie)Juror #10
1986 Kala Dhanda Goray Log Senior Police Officer
1986 Kirayadar Advocate (as Subiraj)
1986Pahunchey Huwe Log
1986Sone Ka Pinjra (Video)
1985 Alag Alag Neeraj's dad
1984 Lakhon Ki Baat Editor Bharucha (as Subiraj)
1983 Pasand Apni Apni Ismail (as Subiraj)
1983 Jaani Dost Dharamraj Singh
1983Sun Meri LailaDavid
1982 Sun Sajna
1980 Jazbaat Ram Mohan
1980 Qatil Kaun Lalu
1977Niyaz Aur NamaazQawwali singer
1969 Raja Saab Kunver Gurbahadur Singh (as Subiraj)
1967 Chhaila Babu Raju
1964 Ishaara Deep (as Subi Raj)
1963Dekha Pyaar Tumhara
1961Bada Aadmi (as Subiraj)
1961 Salaam Memsaab
1961Walait PassAjeet (as Subi Raj)
1960 Mera Ghar Mere Bachche Narendra
1959C.I.D. GirlSuraj
1959 Do Gunde


2000Chattaan (TV Series)
1999Viraasat (TV Series)
1993-1998Parampara (TV Series)
1991Maa Ki Mamta (TV Series)
1990Peechha Karo (TV Mini-Series)

Related Research Articles

Shashi Kapoor Indian film actor and producer

Shashi Kapoor was an Indian actor and film producer who is best known for his work in Hindi films. Recipient of several accolades, including four National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards, he also featured in a number of English-language international films, particularly films produced by Merchant Ivory. The Government of India honoured him with the prestigious Padma Bhushan in 2011, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, in 2014, for his contribution to cinema.

Raj Kapoor Indian film actor, producer and director

Raj Kapoor was an Indian film actor, producer and director of Indian cinema. He is widely regarded as the greatest showman in the history of Indian cinema and entertainment. He received multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Kapoor. He was a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine. His films attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in Asia and Europe.

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor was an Indian film actor and director. He was a prominent lead actor in Hindi cinema from the mid 1950s until the early 1970s and also made a debut in Tamil cinema with the 1992 crime drama Amaran. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1968 for his performance in Brahmachari and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vidhaata in 1982. He is widely hailed as one of the most entertaining and successful actors of Indian cinema.

Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor in the silent era of Hindi cinema, associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and who founded the Prithvi Theatres, a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai, in 1944. He was the patriarch of the Kapoor family of Hindi films, four generations of which, beginning with him, have played active roles in the Hindi film industry, with two generations still active in Bollywood. He's also acted in a Kannada movie Sākshatkāra. However, his father, Basheshwar Nath Kapoor, also played a short role in his movie Awara. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1971 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

Neetu Singh Indian film actress from Kapoor family

Neetu Kapoor (née Neetu Singh; born Harneet Kaur born 8 July 1958 is an Indian actress who appeared in Hindi films. She started acting at the age of 8 under the name Baby Sonia, and made her acting debut in 1966 with the film Suraj. Her other early roles included starring in the films Dus Lakh, starring in a double role in the film Do Kaliyaan, as well as appearing in Waris and Pavitra Paapi. She made her adult debut in 1973 with the film Rickshawala, and went on to appear in 50 films as the lead heroine from 1973 to 1983. She made her comeback in 2009, appearing opposite her husband in the film Love Aaj Kal, and has since appeared in Do Dooni Chaar, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and Besharam.


Awaara, also written Awāra and known overseas as The Vagabond, is a 1951 Indian crime drama film, produced and directed by Raj Kapoor, and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. It stars Raj Kapoor along with his real-life father Prithviraj Kapoor, as well as Nargis, Leela Chitnis and K. N. Singh. Other members of the Kapoor family make an appearance, including Raj's youngest real-life brother Shashi Kapoor, who plays the younger version of his character, and Prithiviraj's father Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor, playing a cameo role in his only film appearance. The film's music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar is an Indian actor and director in Bollywood. He is remembered for his versatile performances in films like Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalay Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Beimaan, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Dus Numbri, Sanyasi and Kranti. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes, and has been given the nickname Bharat Kumar.

Kapoor family Indian family

"Kapoor dynasty", also called "The First Family of Indian Cinema", "the only real dynasty in the Indian Cinema", with at least 5 generations of direct descendants over 93 years in film industry, has the largest impact and longest history of quantitative and qualitative contribution in Indian Hindi cinema. Numerous members of the family, both direct biological descendants and those married into the family, have had prolific careers as actors, film directors and producers. "The Pioneer" founder of the dynasty was "The Patriarch", Prithviraj Kapoor, who was the first member of family to begin acting in movies with his 1928 debut film Do Dhari Talwar. He is best known for the evergreen movie Mughal-e-Azam which was released in 1960 in black and white in which he played the role of the Mughal emporer Akbar. The movie was re-released in full colour picture format with Dolby Digital sound on 12th November 2004. He was a pioneer of Indian theatre and the founding member of IPTA. His son Raj Kapoor was the most influential actor and director in Hindi cinema. The genesis generation or the earliest linear generation of the Kapoor family tree to ever act in the films was Prithviraj Kapoor's father, Basheshwarnath Kapoor, who debuted as actor in 1951 film Awaara, which was produced, directed and starred in lead role by his grandson Raj Kapoor.

<i>Boot Polish</i> (film)

Boot Polish is a 1954 Hindi comedy drama directed by Prakash Arora and produced by Raj Kapoor. It won Best Film at the Filmfare Awards.

<i>Jab Jab Phool Khile</i>

Jab Jab Phool Khile is a 1965 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film. It stars Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. The story is of a poor boy who is a boatman in Kashmir and falls in love with a rich tourist. The film became a "blockbuster" at the box office, was No. 2 in top ten grossing films at Box Office India for 1965. The songs by the music composing duo Kalyanji Anandji, assisted by then little-known Laxmikant Pyarelal are highlights of the film. The film was screened in Algeria's cinema halls every two days for a couple of years; there was, in fact, public demand for it. Shashi Kapoor was one of the most successful Indian actors in North African countries such as Algeria, Morocco and Libya. In the souks of Marrakesh, even today some of the older shopkeepers will give you a discount if you are from the land of Shashi Kapoor. In1996, the Hindi movie Raja Hindustani was inspired by this movie.

David Abraham Cheulkar

David Abraham Cheulkar, popularly known as David, was a Jewish-Indian Hindi film actor and a member of Mumbai's Marathi-speaking Bene Israel community. In a career spanning four decades, he played mostly character roles, starting with the 1941 film Naya Sansar, and went on to act in over 110 films, including memorable films such as Gol Maal (1979), Baton Baton Mein (1979) and Boot Polish (1954), for which he was awarded the 1955 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

R. K. Films

R. K. Films is a film production company, based in R. K. Studio, a film studio both established by and named after the Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor, headquartered at Chembur, Mumbai. It was founded in 1948, one year after India gained independence. It had a rough start, as its first movie, Aag (1948) did not perform well at the box office. Most of the R.K. Films productions share a common theme of criticising society and depicting love across social divides.

Gehri Chot - Urf: Durdesh is an Indo-Canadian and Bangladeshi co-production film released in 1983. It is directed by Ambrish Sangal and Ehtesham and stars Indian actors Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Raj Babbar and Parveen Babi, with Pakistani actor Nadeem Baig and Bangladeshi actress Bobita in supporting roles. This was both Nadeem and Bobita's only Hindi film appearance. Veteran actor David Abraham also appears in his last film role, filmed shortly before his death in 1981. It was shot on location in Toronto, Canada.


Imaandaar is a 1987 Indian Bollywood action crime drama film directed by Sushil Malik and produced by Surendra Pal Choudhary and Mrs. Sarla Sandhu. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Farah Naaz, Sumeet Saigal and Pran in lead roles. It also stars Rohan Kapoor, Satyen Kappu, Om Prakash and Ranjeet in supporting roles.

Samuel Martin Burke or S.M. Burke was a Pakistani diplomat, author and professor. He was also a member of the Indian Civil Service until 15 August 1947, when he became the only Asian to retire. After Pakistan's independence, he joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan and was appointed as a counselor at the Pakistani High Commission in London. In 1952, he served as a minister in the Pakistani embassy in Washington, D.C.. In 1953, he became the first Pakistani Christian head of a diplomatic mission when he was appointed Minister to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. He also served as chargé d’ affaires in Rio de Janeiro, deputy high commissioner in London, followed by being appointed as Pakistan's ambassador to Thailand, and finally as the High Commissioner to Canada between 1959 and 1961, following which he retired.

Suresh, also known as N. A. Suresh, was an Indian actor in Bollywood, who was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, India. He acted in Hindi/Hindustani films from 1929 to 1979.

Bhudo Advani was an Indian cinema character-actor and comedian. He started his acting career in theatre with the notion of spreading awareness on social issues. He came to Bombay on the advice of an Ajanta Cinetone representative and was offered a role in the film Afzal, also called Hoor-E-Haram in 1933, directed by Mohan Bhavnani. He later joined Sagar Movietone, becoming an important fixture in most films produced by them. He turned from character roles to comedy performing in Dr. Madhurika (1935), directed by Sarvottam Badami, Deccan Queen (1936) and Do Diwaane (1936), by C. Luhar.

Salma Baig popularly known as Kumari Naaz or Baby Naaz was an Indian actress in Hindi language films.

Chand Burke was an Indian character actor in Hindi and Punjabi language films. She was the paternal grandmother Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh.


  1. "Naaz". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. "Love never dies – Shashi Kapoor on Jennifer Kendall – People ask me why didn't I remarry…". Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  3. "Subbiraj". Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  4. ""What's the big deal if I married twice?" - Salma Aagha". Filmfare. The Times of India. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  5. "From the Kapoors to the Puris, the famous residents of Mumbai's 'Hollywood Lane'". Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  6. "Bright as a star..." Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  7. "Seventy years of India at Cannes". Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  8. "Four Indian films to feature at Cannes 2018; A look at India's journey at the French Riviera festival". Moneycontrol. Ltd. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  9. "'Children of the Silver Screen' captures the price child stars pay for glory". INDIATODAY.IN. Living Media India Limited. For reprint rights: Syndications Today. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. "The History of India at Cannes". NDTV. Retrieved 15 July 2020.