When he made his debut in Love Story in 1981, Kumar Gaurav, was the dreamy son of the Jubilee Star, Rajendra Kumar. At 21, small, thin and very cute, his run in Bollywood was sealed.
A slew of duds after Janam in 1985 and Naam in 1986 killed Kumar Gaurav's career. His father tried to revive it with the 1993 film, Phool.
But nothing worked. Thirty years after his blockbuster debut, Kumar Gaurav is listed among one-hit wonders with a footnote for aspiring actors, not to go the Kumar Gaurav way. Kumar Gaurav turned 55 on July 11.