He had been training talent since the 1960s, first at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune and later at his private school in Mumbai, the Roshan Taneja School of Acting.
The actor-turned-politician also appealed to voters to come out in large numbers and vote in the ongoing polls.
With films like "Guddi", "Abhimaan" and "Mili", the actress became synonymous with roles that exuded innocence.
Agrawal, whose term in the Rajya Sabha in ending shortly, was overlooked for Rajya Sabha nomination by the Samajwadi party which selected Jaya Bachchan.
The biennial elections to 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh will be held on March 23.