Birthday Special June 25: Raghubir Yadav wanted to become a musician, not an actor
Raghuveer Yadav, a versatile actor, was born on June 25, 1957 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Born in an ordinary family, Raghuveer Yadav was interested in music since childhood. With time, he became deeply attached to music and started dreaming of becoming a famous musician. When Raghuveer told about this dream in his house, he refused. After which Raghuveer took a big step. Aspiring to fulfill his dream, Raghuveer ran away from home at the age of 15 and joined a theater group. One day while performing the drama, he realized that he can do acting very well.
After this Raghuveer’s interest in acting started increasing and he was completely immersed in it. Along with this, he enrolled in the National School of Drama and completed his education from there. Raghuveer Yadav made his Bollywood debut in 1985 with the film ‘Massey Sahab’ directed by Pradeep Krishna. He was awarded the ‘Silver Peacock Award’ for his brilliant performance in this film. Raghuveer is the first Bollywood actor who got the privilege of receiving this award. After this Raghuveer was seen acting in many films. In the year 1990, he made his debut on the small screen with the famous serial ‘Mungeri Lal Ke Haseen Sapne’ which aired on Doordarshan. He became famous from house to house with this serial. This serial also became very famous among the audience. With this serial, Raghuveer Yadav made a special identity in the hearts of the audience and people started lovingly calling him Mungeri Lal. After this, he also appeared in small screen serials ‘Haji Nasruddin’ and ‘Chacha Chaudhary’.
Raghuveer Yadav has done 2500 shows in his entire career so far. He has left an indelible mark of his brilliant acting in the theater as well as in the films and television world, while he has won accolades in the world of music as well. In the year 2010, Raghuveer Yadav made a mark of his singing along with acting in Aamir Khan-produced film ‘Pipli Live’. He was in the lead role in this film and Raghuveer Yadav sang the famous song ‘Sakhi Saiyan Khub Kamat Hai Dearness Daayan Khaye Jaat Hai’ from this film and got a lot of applause. Apart from this, Raghuveer sang and composed songs for many films.
Raghuveer Yadav’s major films include Aakash Se Gira, Bandit Queen, Dil Se, Lagaan, Darna Mana Hai, Club 60, Piku, Sui Dhaaga, Jacqueline I’m Coming, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Chehre etc. Apart from this, he was also seen playing a great role in the web series ‘Panchayat’, ‘Ray’ etc. Raghubir Yadav married actress Poornima in 1988. They have a son Abir Yadav.