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Raghubir Yadav

Actor & Music Composer

Raghubir Yadav is a versatile Indian actor, music composer, singer, and set designer renowned for his contributions to Hindi cinema and theater. Born with a passion for the arts, Yadav’s journey began with a notable debut in the film “Massey Sahib” in 1985, where he portrayed the titular character. His stellar performance earned him international acclaim, including prestigious awards such as the FIPRESCI Critic’s Award at the Venice Film Festival in 1986 and the Silver Peacock Award for Best Actor at the 11th International Film Festival of India in 1987.

Yadav’s illustrious career spans across various mediums. In theater, he has graced over 70 plays and delivered approximately 2500 performances, showcasing his talent as both an actor and singer. His theater journey took him from the Parsi Theatre Company to the Rangoli Puppet Theatre and eventually to the National School of Drama Repertory, where he honed his craft and contributed significantly to the art form.

In the realm of cinema, Yadav’s repertoire boasts roles in milestone films such as “Salaam Bombay!”, “Water,” and “Lagaan,” all of which received Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. His portrayal of the character “Chillum” in “Salaam Bombay!” remains one of his most acclaimed performances. Additionally, Yadav has showcased his talent as a music composer and singer in various films, contributing memorable compositions and songs to the Indian cinematic landscape.

On television, Yadav charmed audiences with his portrayal of iconic characters such as “Mungerilal” in “Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne” and “Haji Nasruddin” in “Mullah Nasruddin.” His versatility as an actor transcends mediums, as evidenced by his ability to captivate audiences on both the big and small screens.

Yadav’s contributions to the world of music extend beyond films and theater. He has lent his voice to numerous advertisements and composed music for various projects, showcasing his multifaceted talent and creative prowess.

Throughout his career, Yadav has garnered accolades and awards for his outstanding performances, including the Silver Peacock Award and the FIPRESCI Critic’s Award, among others. His recent accolades include the Best Supporting Actor (Male) (Comedy Series) at the 2020 Filmfare OTT Awards for his role in “Panchayat.”

With his unparalleled talent, dedication, and versatility, Raghubir Yadav continues to leave an indelible mark on Indian cinema, theater, and music, captivating audiences with his memorable performances and creative brilliance.