Veteran film director Rajkumar Kohli passed away at the age of 95 in Mumbai. He was a notable director of Bollywood and was known for films like Dulla Bhatti, and Lootera, starring Dara Singh and Nishi.
According to PTI, Rajkumar Kohli went to his washroom to take a shower, but he did not come out for a very long time. His son broke the door and found him lying on the floor. When the family called a doctor, he was declared dead, and his last rites will be held today at 5:30 PM at the Santacruz crematorium.
About Rajkumar Kohli
Rajkumar Kohli was born on September 14, 1930, in Lahore, Punjab, British India (present-day Pakistan). His family moved to India after the India-Pakistan partition, and during the 1970s, he started his career as a director and was active in the industry until 2003.
He was well-known for collaborating with the top stars of the era, such as Sanjeev Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, and others. Kohli made films like Nagin, Jani Dushman, Naukar Biwi Ka, and more, which were some of the most-watched movies of that time.
He was survived by his wife and son.
Rajkumar Kohli Wife
Rajkumar Kohli got married to actress Nishi. She predominantly worked in Hindi and Punjabi cinema and most of the movies she did were with Dara Singh who was a notable actor of that time.
Nishi started her career as a child actress with films like Badle Ki Aag and Raaj Tilak. She acted in 68 films and her notable films included Main Nashe Mein Hoon, Ganwaar, Phagun, Boyfriend, Naya Kanoon, and Railway Platform.
Rajkumar Kohli Children
Rajkumar Kohli had two sons named Armaan Kohli and Gogi Kohli. Senior Kohli launched his son Armaan Kohli in Bollywood with the film Virodhi which was released in the year 1992. After that, Armaan Kohli featured in several movies Dushman Zamana (1992), Anaam (1993), and Aulad Ke Dushman which failed at the box office.
Rajkumar Kohli again became the savior of Armaan Kohli’s career by re-launching him with the film, but it also turned out to be a disaster. After all this, in 2013, Armaan Kohli participated in the television reality show Bigg Boss 7, and after 12 years, he made his comeback in Bollywood with the movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, starring Salman Khan.
Rajkumar Kohli’s younger son, Rajneesh Kohli aka Gogi Kohli, passed away in April 2021 due to kidney failure. According to reports, Gogi had been ill since childhood. Once, Armaan’s ex-girlfriend revealed that Gogi faced health issues since the age of 11 and couldn’t even walk without help. He was a kind human being, and Neeru Randhava used to take care of him, She added in her interview.
Rajkumar Kohli FAQs
A. Rajkumar Kohli died on 24 November 2023.
A. Rajkumar Kohli was married to Punjabi actress, Nishi.
A. Rajkumar Kohli has 2 sons, Armaan Kohli and Gogi Kohli.
A. Rajkumar Kohli was 95 years old.