Actor turned politician Raj Babbar is celebrating his birthday today. On this special day, we take a look at some lesser known facts about his married life with Nadira Babbar and Smita Patil.
They first became acquainted when Raj was given the opportunity to perform in one of Nadira’s performances. While Raj was still trying to establish himself in Hindi cinema, their love grew stronger with time and they got married in 1975.
Raj and Nadira’s daughter Juhi Babbar was born in Delhi. Raj moved to Mumbai for better opportunities. After some difficulty he brought Nadira with him.
Later he fell in love with Bollywood actress Smita Patil. He also forgot his family because of his relationship with Smita. Their relationship created a lot of buzz in the industry.
At that time Raj Babbar also had two children. Still he decided to marry Smita. Both were in live-in for a long time. Smita Patil passed away on 13 December 1986. After Smita’s death, Nadira helped the broken Raj overcome this loss.
After Smita’s death Raj Babbar returned to his first wife and now they have 3 children. Prateik Babbar is Smita Patil’s son, while Juhi and Arya Babbar are Nadira’s children.
Nadira had said in an interview that she was shocked to hear Raj’s love story. Because of her kids, she was broken but eventually calmed down. Nadira then became engrossed in her children and the theater.
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