Bharat Bhushan (1920–1992) was an Indian bollywood actor, scriptwriter and producer, who is best remembered for playing Baiju Bawra in the 1952 film of the same name. He was born in Meerut, and brought up in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
His father, Raibahadur Motilal, was the government pleader of Meerut. His mother died when he was two years old. His elder brother was film producer R.Chandra, who also owned the Ideal Studio at Lucknow. Both the brothers left for Aligarh to stay with their grandfather there after their mothers death. He did his studies and took a Graduate degree from Aligarh. After this he took to acting against his father's wishes. He first went to Calcutta to join cinema and later established himself in Bombay. He married from a prominent family in Lucknow, Zamindar Raibahadur Budha Prakash's daughter Sharadha. They had two daughters, Anuradha and Aparijitha. Anuradha had polio associated complications. His wife Sharadha died of labour complications after delivering their second child in the early 60s, soon after the film Barsaat ki raat. Then, in 1967, he married actress Ratna, his co-star in the movie Barsaat Ki Raat.
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