Rajat Kapoor has grown into a familiar over the years with regular appearances in commercials and playing character roles in movies when he is not directing or writing them.

Basics on Rajat Kapoor
Rajat Kapoor was born in 1961 in India.

Rajat Kapoor’s Movies
Actor Rajat Kapoor played Preity Zinta’s uncle in Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai (2001). The same year he was seen in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding as Tej Puri who is accused of sexually abusing Ria, played by Shefali Shah.

Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005) saw him as Prince Raghuraj. He wrote, directed and acted in Mixed Doubles (2006) with Konkana Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shorey and Koel Purie. It was a story about a man who wants to pep up his mundane married life.

Madhur Bhandarkar’s successful Corporate (2006) saw him in the role of Vinay Sehgal, the head of a company who is willing to do all it takes to beat competition. He was seen in movies like Bheja Fry (2007), Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) and Movies Done By Rajat Kapoor(2008).

His next release in 2009 is Saurabh Shukla’s I Am 24 with Neha Dhupia, Ranvir Shorey, Lilette Dubey and Vijay Raaz.

Director Rajat Kapoor has directed many movies that fall outside the mainstream category. After Taraana (1994), he worked with Irrfan Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and Alyy Khan in the ‘whodunit’ style Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One. He also wrote the screenplay.

After Hypnothesis (1998), Jojo and the Chair (2001), he wrote and directed the comedy Raghu Romeo (2003)that went on to win the National Film Award for Best Regional Film (Hindi). Mithya (2008) showed Ranvir Shorey as a man mistaken for an underworld don.

His recent directorial venture, set to release in 2009, is A Rectangular Love Story with Ranvir Shorey and Purab Kohli.


Movies Done By Rajat Kapoor

  • 1989 Khayal Gatha Yes Several characters Filmfare Award Best Film (Critics)-Premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival
  • 1994 Tarana Yes Short
  • 1996 Hypnothesis Yes Short
  • 1997 Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One Yes Yes
  • 2000 Tonight No Show Yes Short
  • 2001 Must Tell Her… That I Love Her Yes Short
  • 2001 Jojo and the Chair Yes Short
  • 2001 Dil Chahta Hai Yes Mahesh
  • 2001 Monsoon Wedding Yes Tej Puri
  • 2003 Raghu Romeo Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi
  • 2003 Mudda: The Issue Yes Harphool Singh
  • 2004 Tum Yes Vinod Gupta
  • 2005 Dhadkanein Yes
  • 2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet Yes Prince Raghuraj
  • 2005 Chehraa Yes
  • 2006 Mixed Doubles Yes Yes Yes Vinod
  • 2006 Corporate Yes Vinay Sehgal
  • 2006 Yun Hota To Kya Hota Yes US Consulate Officer
  • 2006 Bombay Skies Yes Anand Short
  • 2006 Anuranan Yes Amit Bannerjee Made In Bengali & Hindi Language
  • 2007 The Last Days of the Raj Yes Muhammad Ali Jinnah TV Movie
  • 2007 Bheja Fry Yes Ranjeet Thadani
  • 2007 Apna Asmaan Yes Dr. Sen
  • 2007 Hamlet: The Clown Prince Yes Play
  • 2007 Khoya Khoya Chand Yes Prem Kumar
  • 2008 Mithya Yes Yes
  • 2008 Gateway To Hollywood[12] Judge Reality Show
  • 2008 Krazzy 4 Yes Ravi K. Sanyal
  • 2008 Via Darjeeling Yes Ronodeep ‘Rono’ Sen
  • 2008 Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na Yes Mahesh Pariyar (Meghna’s Father)
  • 2008 Hulla Yes Janardhan
  • 2008 Dasvidaniya Yes Rajiv Jhulka
  • 2009 I M 24 Yes Shubendu Roy
  • 2009 Ek Tho Chance Yes
  • 2009 Siddharth: The Prisoner Yes Siddharth Roy
  • 2009 Teree Sang Yes Maahi’s Father
  • 2009 Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi? Yes Yes Yes Rahul Kapoor
  • 2010 Rann Yes Naveen Shankalya
  • 2010 That Girl in Yellow Boots Yes Man Who Steps Out of Elevator Premiered in South Asian International Film Festival 2010
  • 2010 Pappu Can’t Dance Saala Yes Palash Premiered in South Asian International Film Festival 2010
  • 2010 …And Once Again Yes Rishi
  • 2010 Iti Mrinalini Yes Siddhartha Sarkar Made In Bengali Language
  • 2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Yes Om Shastri
  • 2011 Jo Dooba So Paar: It’s Love In Bihar! Yes Superintendent of Police
  • 2011 Nothing Like Lear Yes Play
  • 2012 Agent Vinod Yes ISI chief Lt-Gen Iftekhar Ahmed
  • 2012 Fatso! Yes Yes
  • 2012 The Owner Yes
  • 2012 10ml Love Yes Ghalib
  • 2012 Midnight’s Children Yes Aadam Aziz
  • 2013 Carpet Boy Yes Ehsaan Khan
  • 2014 Ankhon Dekhi Yes Yes Yes Rishi Won – Star Screen Award for Best Story-Won – Filmfare award for Best Story-Won – Filmare Critics award for Best Film
  • 2015 Drishyam Yes Mahesh Deshmukh, IGP Meera’s Husband
  • 2015 X: Past Is Present Yes K
  • 2016 Kapoor & Sons Yes Harsh Kapoor Nominated – Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actor
  • 2016 Mantra Yes Kapil Kapoor
  • 2017 Rat Race – Ek Andhi Daud Yes Akhil Short
  • 2018 Pari Yes Professor Quasim Aali
  • 2018 Mulk Yes Danish Javed
  • 2019 Code M Yes Col Suryaveer Chauhan ALT Balaji web series
  • 2020 Kadakh Yes Yes Yes Author Rahul


Television and Web (OTT) appearances Done By Rajat Kapoor

  • 2020 Shobdo Jobdo Bengali Sougata Hoichoi.tv
  • 2020 Code M Hindi Col. Suryaveer Chauhan AltBalaji/Zee5
  • 2017-2019 The Good Karma Hospital English Amit Nambeesan ITV
  • 2014-2015 Everest Hindi Ramesh Rungta Star Plus
  • 2005 C.I.D (two episodes only) Hindi Tanuj Sony TV
  • 2000-2003 Gharwali Uparwali (one episode only) Hindi Unknown (Please add) Star Plus
  • 1999-2000 Gubbare HIndi Unknown (Please add) Zee TV
  • 1994-1998 Junoon Hindi Unknown (Please add) Doordarshan