Raju started his acting career in Gulzar's Parichay and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Bawarchi. He won a National Award for his performance in Chit Chor.
He bagged his first Filmfare award for his role in Kitaab, and was brilliant in Woh Saat Din and the television show, Chunauti.
Sadly, Raju was not lucky when he grew up
As an adult, he did not have the screen presence to carry off pivotal roles, and ended up with supporting roles.
Junior Mehmood was a popular child star during the 1960s and has acted in over 264 films. Junior Mehmood's real name was Naeem Sayyed.
He was given his screen name by yesteryear comedian, Mahamood. Junior Mehmood joined the industry when he was just nine years old.
He went to watch the shooting for a film called 'Kitna Nazook Hai Dil', during which a child artiste could not get his line right. In irritation, Junior Mehmood exclaimed 'Itni si line nahi bol sakta, aagaya acting karne'.
The director then turned around and asked Junior Mehmood to deliver the dialogues. After that he acted in several movies.