Raja Chaudhary is an Indian actor, film producer, producer, and businessman. He is the ex-husband of the Indian actress Shweta Tiwari.
Raja Chaudhary aka Raj Kumar was born on Wednesday, 23 July 1975 (age 48 years; as of 2023) in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Leo.
From 1990 to 1992, he attended Govt. Inter College, Meerut. In 1997, he did an advanced diploma in business management at Tata Unisys Limited Education Centre (TULEC), Mumbai. In 1997, he pursued B A at Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. From 1981 to 1985, he did Bachelor of Engineering at R K Academy Meerut, Meerut College, Meerut. Raja then pursued a Master of Fine Arts at Marva Studios, Noida. In 2007, he attended the Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Surendra Singh. He has a brother named Rajkamal Tomar (businessman) and a sister named Dolly.
Wife & Children
He met the Indian television actress Shweta Tiwari through one of his friends. The duo dated each other for a few months and tied the knot on 23 December 1998. They have a daughter, Palak Tiwari, who was born in 2000.
The couple started facing problems in their marriage in 2006 and subsequently, got separated in 2007. The couple got divorced in 2012.
On 10 February 2015, he got married to an HR professional named Shveta Sood in a private ceremony. However, after a few years of their marriage, the couple got divorced.
After her divorce from Shweta Tiwari, she met the Bhojpuri actress Shradha Sharma. They met at a party and became friends there. He then invited her for coffee. However, problems started arising between the two when Shradha came to know about Raja’s over-drinking habit. In an interview, while talking about Raja, she said that Raja used to drink too much and tended to become violent. Shradha also said that Raja cheated on her, which she found out through a TV show. When she confronted him, he said that he was drunk and that happened by mistake. Whereas, the girl with whom he was involved blamed it on Raja. After a few days of the incident, the couple parted ways.
In 2003, he made his Bollywood debut as an actor with the film ‘Market’ in which he played the role of Appa Rao.
He has played cameo roles in various Hindi films such as ‘Black Friday’ (2011), ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai’ (2012), ‘Meridian Lines’ (2013), and ‘Rasik Balma’ (2018).
In 2020, he appeared in the Chhattisgarh film ‘Dabang Daroga.’
He has acted in a few Hindi TV serials like ‘Chandramukhi’ (2007; DD National), ‘Kahani Chandrakanta Ki’ (2012; Sahara One), ‘Adaalat’ (2012; Sony), and ‘Tenali Rama’ (2018; Sony SAB).
Raja has participated in various Hindi reality TV shows such as ‘Nach Baliye 2’ (2007; Star Plus), ‘Bigg Boss 2’ (2008; Colors), ‘Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout’ (2011; Imagine TV), and ‘Love Lock-up’ (2011; UTV Bindass).
He has acted in a few short Hindi films like ‘It Happened One Night’ (2005) and ‘Plus Minus’ (2018).
He has been featured in TV commercials for various brands like Euro Smart.
He has also worked as a model for various print shoots.
Raja has worked as a producer in various Bhojpuri films.
Accused of Domestic Violence
His ex-wife Shweta Tiwari once filed a complaint against Raja accusing him of domestic violence. Reportedly, the reason behind their divorce was Raja’s abusive nature. In an interview, Raja shared that Shweta had an affair with her co-actor Cezanne Khan. Later, his girlfriend Shradha Sharma and second wife Shveta Sood also accused him of domestic violence.
Arrested by Mumbai Police
In 2018, he was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police after he landed in a fight with a group of people under the influence of alcohol in Kanpur. The police registered a case against Raja Chaudhary and sent him for a medical test in a nearby hospital.
Fight With Dolly Bindra
In 2010, while his ex-wife Shweta Tiwari was in the Bigg Boss house, she had a brawl with her co-contestant Dolly Bindra. During the fight, Shweta said that Raja once had a fight with Dolly, and slapped her during an event.
Fued with a Producer
In 2013, he landed in a fight with an Indian producer and a performer named Surbhi Chatterjee. Raja insulted her and caused a big commotion before leaving for a nearby coffee shop. Raja had previously collaborated with Surbhi on a music album and had come to celebrate. As soon as Raja arrived at the event, his friends informed him that Surbhi had named her dog after him. This made him extremely furious. He felt like he was being discredited and defamed. Before things got even worse, Raja decided to leave the party and went to sit at a nearby coffee shop. His friends and public relations agent hurriedly tried to fix the situation. In an interview, Raja said,
Surbhi used my name to gain attention and created a whole drama that I wasn’t prepared for at all. I arrived late to the party for personal reasons, and as soon as I faced the media, she started insulting me and threatened to sue me for Rs10 lakh for being late, among other things.”
- Ford Mustang
- Raja is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs named Bacardi, Muffi, and Bheem.
- He has also performed in various ramleela.
- He loves playing various sports like cricket, badminton, and Pickleball. He also won various matches of Pickleball.
- In his leisure time, he loves to party and travel with his family and friends.
- To maintain his fitness, he regularly workouts at a gym.
- While Raja was in the Bigg Boss house in 2008, he made headlines for his kiss with the Indian actor Sambhavan Seth. Later, in an interview, when Seth was asked about the kiss, she said,
Oh God! That was not a kiss. It was cheat-shot, something like what is still done in films and serials. Raja and I didn’t get along at all. We could have never kissed.”
- He is often spotted smoking and consuming alcohol at parties and events.