Years ago, a 15-year-old boy left his home in a village in MP’s Jabalpur, with dreams of becoming a singer someday. Today, he is among the most versatile and beloved actors that Bollywood has seen — Raghubir Yadav.
Yadav’s journey began when he joined the National School of Drama, Delhi, where he spent 13 years as an actor, musician, and even costume designer. Before that, he was part of a travelling Parsi theatre, from which he received a daily income of Rs 2.50.
“For 6 years, I lived like a nomad with that theatre company. It taught me everything about art, culture, and music,” he once told PTI.
The 64-year-old actor was introduced to Indian audiences through a series on Doordarshan, and from thereon, starred in several Hindi shows and movies. He is among the few Indian actors to receive the Silver Peacock Best Actor Award at the International Film Festival of India for his performance in the film Massey Sahib (1985).
Watch how a young boy from MP became an integral part of Indian cinema:
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