Raj Babbar: News

Renowned Punjabi and Hindi film actor, Raj Babbar was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh. After completing his graduation from Agra, he attended the National School of Drama (NSD) due to his interest in acting. Babbar got involved in street theater while attending NSD and then moved to Mumbai to start his film career. 'Kissa Kursi Ka' (1977) and the 1980 films 'Aap To Aise Na The' , 'Jazbaat', and 'Sau Din Saas Ke' are among his earliest Hindi movies. However, he received disrepute in the industry after being portrayed as a rapist in the movie 'Insaaf Ka Taraazu'. Along with Hindi cinema, Babbar also worked in Punjabi cinema, where he managed to gain a huge fan following. His movies 'Chann Pardesi', 'Marhi Da Deeva', and 'Long Da Lishkara' became three of his most important movies in the Punjabi industry. In Bollywood, Babbar became popular as an antagonist in several movies. In 1989, he entered politics by joining Janata Dal. Later, he shifted to Samajwadi Party and became a Member of Parliament thrice. After being suspended from the party, he joined Indian National Congress and became an MP for the fourth time in 2009. However, in 2014 and 2019, he lost the General Elections from Ghaziabad.

23 Jun 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Raj Babbar: Times he was perfect as villain

Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar has turned 71 years old. With a career spanning over four decades, Babbar has played different shades of roles in films. But, he is most loved for being a villain.

03 Mar 2023

OTT releases

'Happy Family: Conditions Apply' to premiere soon; details inside

Amazon Prime Video announced their new fun and frolic family drama series Happy Family: Conditions Apply.

08 Jul 2022

Samajwadi Party

Raj Babbar awarded 2-year sentence in assault case; gets bail

The MP/MLA court in Lucknow awarded a two-year jail term to former Bollywood actor and Congress leader Raj Babbar on Thursday.

07 Sep 2020

Salman Khurshid

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

24 May 2019


After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

Raj Babbar, who heads Congress in Uttar Pradesh, sent resignation to his boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday, a day after the party was wiped out of the most populous state in Lok Sabha elections.

27 Apr 2019

West Bengal

How does Mamata know Modi's kurta size, asks Raj Babbar

On Saturday, senior Congress leader Raj Babbar made a condescending remark at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by asking how she knew the size of PM Modi's kurtas.

13 Jan 2019


BJP's end near, feels RaGa; 'snubbed' Congress makes plans

That Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party joined hands and left Congress won't change the end result for Bharatiya Janata Party, said President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in Dubai.

25 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

PM attacks Congress for comparing sliding rupee with his mother

PM Modi hit out at the Congress yesterday, days after its leader, Raj Babbar compared the rupee's slide with the age of his mother, saying those who didn't have issues to talk about, resort to abusing someone else's mother.

23 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Brahmins know Hinduism: Congress-leader's comments on Modi's caste spark row

Congress has found itself in yet another controversy after senior leader CP Joshi said only Brahmins are learned enough to speak on Hinduism.

14 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Adityanath attacks Congress, says it encouraged corruption, Naxalism, terrorism

UP CM Yogi Adityanath today accused Congress of "encouraging corruption, Naxalism, terrorism, and misrule" during its 55-year rule.

23 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Congress optimistic of 'grand alliance' in UP, says Raj Babbar

Undeterred by the BSP's recent alliance in Chhattisgarh and declaration of seats for Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar has said that his party is "optimistic" of a grand alliance in the state for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

02 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Raj Babbar says Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate

Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar, on Saturday, said INC President Rahul Gandhi is the party's natural Prime Ministerial candidate, but the citizens of the country will decide who will be the PM after 2019 general elections.

UP's law and order situation, key 2019 LS election issue

With the Lok Sabha polls just months away, the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is set to be a key election issue for both the ruling BJP and the opposition in the state.

28 Jul 2018


Biopic on my mother should be called 'Ek-Thi-Smita': Prateik Babbar

Prateik Babbar would love to have a biopic on his mother Smita Patil and he even has a title in mind. It should be called "Ek Thi Smita".

20 Jul 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Congress didn't pay Rs. 35/month rent, asked to vacate Allahabad-office

The grand old party, the Congress may be looking to regain its lost lustre in national politics but it stands to lose its iconic office in Allahabad.

29 Jun 2018


UP Congress conducts written test, practice interviews for potential spokespersons

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party has conducted a written test and interviewed candidates for its new-media team in UP, introducing a system the party had tried in Gujarat and Karnataka.

29 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Aspiring Congress spokespersons appeared in 'exam' on 'Modi government's failures'

Aspiring spokespersons of the UP Congress Committee (UPCC) had a surprise yesterday: they were made to sit for a 30-minute 'exam' and an interview for the post.

04 Apr 2018

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

MP gives ministerial-status to five saints. They cancel anti-government protests

In a controversial move, the BJP government in MP accorded 'Minister of State' (MoS) status to five Hindu saints, part of a Narmada conservation committee.

22 Feb 2018


Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui joins Congress

Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui who was once the close aide of party chief Mayawati, on Thursday formally joined the Congress party, along with some other former Uttar Pradesh ministers.

23 Jan 2018


Prateik Babbar gets engaged to girlfriend Sanya Sagar

The only son of veteran actor Raj Babbar and late actress Smita Patil, Prateik Babbar got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sanya Sagar in Lucknow on Monday.

26 May 2017

Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh spent Rs. 10.32cr for pension to Yash Bharti awardees

An RTI query has found that the UP government spent Rs. 10.32cr in 2016-17 to provide pensions to 172 beneficiaries of the Yash Bharti awards.