Rajkumar Santoshi Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Biography & More

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Rajkumar Santoshi is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter, who was born on 20th August 1954 in Uttar Pradesh, India. He is the son of producer-director P. L. Santoshi and his second wife. Rajkumar was born in Chennai (then Madras) and currently lives with his wife Manila and children; Ram and Tanisha. He began his career in the film industry in the late 1980s and has directed several successful Hindi films, including Ghayal, Damini, Andaz Apna Apna, Lajja, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, and Khakee.

Santoshi is known for his socially relevant films that often address issues like corruption, injustice, and communal harmony. He has won several awards for his work, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Ghayal and The Legend of Bhagat Singh.

Rajkumar Santoshi Wiki

Real NameRajkumar Santoshi
Nick NameRaju, Rajji
ProfessionFilm Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Writer
Famous ForMovies
Wife NameManila
Physical Status 
Age66 Years
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight82 Kgs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Information 
Date of Birth17 August 1956
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamilnadu, India
Zodiac SignLeo
NationalityIndian
School NameNA
College NameNA
QualificationsHigh School Drop-out
Family Profile 
Father NameP.L. Santoshi (Producer, Director)
Mother Name
SiblingsAnand Santoshi(step-brother)
2 younger sisters
WifeManila Santoshi
ChildrenRam Kumar Santoshi (Son)
Tanisha Santoshi(Daughter)
CareerFilm Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Writer
Source of IncomeMovies
Appeared InMovies
Net Worth Salary75 Crores+(Approx.)

Rajkumar Santoshi Films

Rajkumar Santoshi is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter who has directed several successful Hindi films. Some notable Rajkumar Santoshi movies are:

  • Ghayal (1990)
  • Damini (1993)
  • Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
  • Barsaat (1995)
  • China-Gate(1998)
  • Doli saja ke Rakhna(1998)
  • Vinashak-Destroyer(1998)
  • Pukar(2000)
  • Lajja (2001)
  • Dil Hai Tumhaara(2002)
  • The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
  • Khakee (2004)
  • Halla Bol(2008)
  • Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)

Santoshi is known for his socially relevant films that often address issues like corruption, injustice, and communal harmony. He has won several awards for his work, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for “Ghayal” and The Legend of Bhagat Singh.

Rajkumar Santoshi Awards

Rajkumar Santoshi has won several awards for his work in the Indian film industry. Here are some of his major awards:

  • National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for “Ghayal” (1990)
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for “Damini” (1993)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director for “Ghayal” (1990) and “Damini” (1993)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue Writer for China Gate movie(1999)
  • Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Pukar movie(2000)
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for “The Legend of Bhagat Singh” (2002)
  • Screen Award for Best Story for “The Legend of Bhagat Singh” (2002)
  • Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue Writer for The Legend of Bhagat Singh movie(2003)
  • ITA Scroll of Honour (Entertainment) Award for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani movie(2009)


In addition to these, he has also received numerous other nominations and honors for his work in the Indian film industry.

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