- Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Rajendra Nath Malhotra (1931 − 13 February 2008) was a comedian actor in Nepalese, Indian Hindi and Punjabi films.
His family was from Karimpura locality of Peshawar but settled in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. He studied in college at Darbar College, Rewa where Arjun Singh (a Congress politician) and R.P. Agarwal were his class mates.
Rajendra Nath's elder brother Prem Nath went to Mumbai and became an actor, so Rajendra Nath joined him in 1949, they were good friends of Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor. Rajendra Nath and Prem Nath's sister Krishna married actor-director, Raj Kapoor. He had also another brother 'Narendra Nath' who also became actor usually played some villain's role in the movies
Film expert Rajesh Subramanian elucidates that Rajendernath who was least interested in studies quit college and landed in Bombay to work in films like his brother. He did some plays at Pritvi theatre like Pathan and Shakuntala. It was here that he became close to Shammi Kapoor.