Arun Kumar Ahuja Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Date of Birth January 17, 1917

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 Feet 11 Inches (1.73 m)
Weight 76 kg (187 lbs)
Body Type Not Known
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Nickname Kumar Ahuja
Full Name Arun Kumar Ahuja
Profession Actor, Producer
Nationality Indian
Date of Death July 3, 1998
Place of Death Mahim, Mumbai, India
Cause of Death Heart attack
Birthplace Gujranwala
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Arun Kumar Ahuja was a well-known Indian movie actor as well as film producer and was in Bollywood film industry in early 1950s and 1940s seeming in more than 20 movies. He was massively recognized for his remarkable acting in 1940s Mehboob Khan’s movie “Aurat” which was the precursor of Oscar elected 1957 re-form Mother India.

Arun Kumar was introduced into Bollywood film industry by filmmaker Mehboob Khan who featured him in the main role in Ek Hi Raasta in the year 1939. Arun moved ahead to appear in more than 20 movies all through the 1940s and 1950s playing supporting and leadings characters. One of his prominent movies was “Aurat” in which he acted alongside Sardar Akhtar. This movie was afterward re-created as the more eminent and well famous megahit Mother India. He starred alongside his wife Nirmala in a number of movies like Chalis Karod and Savera. Once his roles dropped in the early 1950s, he abandoned acting after his last movie appearance in Aulad.

Arun Kumar Ahuja turned to produce movies though the only movie he produced was a catastrophe on Indian box office. The losses he suffered from his family production’s failure ensued in him shifting his whole family from his small house in Mumbai. Arun’s health failed all through this time and his beloved wife Nirmala had to work as a vocalist on radio as well as touring concerts with the intention of providing for the family of two sons and four daughters.

Arun Kumar Ahuja lived an ascetic life after leaving the Bollywood film industry and died in the year 1998 when he was 81 years old. He was born in pre-partition Punjab, Gujranwala, India on 17th January, 1917. Arun Kumar married actress and singer Nirmala Devi in the year1942 after they were casted alongside each other in the movie Savera. The couple was married until Nirmala’s death in the year 1996. They had two sons and four daughters. The daughter’s names were Pushpa, Kamini and Padma with one more daughter whose name is still unknown. His sons are director and actor named Kirti Kumar and youngest son is actor named Govinda. Arun Kumar is the grandfather of famous actors Krishna Abhishek, Vinay Anand, Aarti Singh, Ragini Khanna, Tina Ahuja and Soumya Seth. His daughter Padma is the Mom of Aarti and Krishna who died in 1980s after giving birth to Aarti.

Arun Kumar Ahuja Career

Profession: Actor, Producer

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife:
Nirmala Devi (m. 1941–1996)

Children: 3

Son(s): Govinda, Kirti Kumar

Daughter(s): Kamini Khanna

Facts You Never Knew About Arun Kumar Ahuja!

  • Arun Kumar Ahuja was a popular actor of 1940s.
  • He is the father of superstar Govinda and former actor Kirti Kumar.
  • He was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, British India.
  • Arun Kumar was an actor typically recognized for the movies Return of Toofan Mail, Ek Hi Raasta and Adalat.
  • The actor was married to Nirmala Devi who died on 3th July 3, 1998.
  • After playing a number of supporting and leading roles in a number of movies in 1940s, Arun turned a film director in early 1950s.
  • Even if his younger son Govinda became a super star of silver screen, he always favored to stay him away from silver screen.

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