Rajkummar Rao aka Rajkumar Yadav is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He made his film debut with the 2010 experimental film Love Sex aur Dhokha and achieved success in 2013 with the drama film Kai Po Che!, for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He was born in Gurgaon, India, into a lower-middle-class family. Rajkummar caught the acting bug on a theatre stage in his 10th grade. He finished his schooling in Gurgaon and graduated in Arts from Delhi University. He was simultaneously doing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and SRC in Delhi. In 2008, Rajkummar graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and shifted to Mumbai.

After graduating from FTII, Rajkummar spent the next year visiting studios and meeting casting directors. In 2010, he got his big break when he was cast in Love Sex aur Dhokha, after responding to an ad that mentioned Dibakar Banerjee was looking for newcomers.

Rajkummar followed Kai Po Che! with a stellar performance in the biopic Shahid, based on the life of the slain lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi. It earned wholesome praise from the film community, critics, and the general public.

 

Movies Done By Rajkummar Rao

  • 2010 Rann News reader
  • 2010 Love Sex Aur Dhokha Adarsh
  • 2011 Ragini MMS Uday
  • 2011 Shaitan Malwankar Pintya
  • 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 Shamshad Alam
  • 2012 Chittagong Lokenath Bal
  • 2012 Talaash Devrath Kulkarni/Dev
  • 2013 Kai Po Che! Govind Patel Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • 2013 Boyss Toh Boyss Hain Rahul Shah
  • 2013 D-Day Moin (voice) Cameo appearance
  • 2013 Shahid Shahid Azmi National Film Award for Best Actor Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
  • 2013 A New Love Ishtory News Reporter cameo appearance
  • 2014 Queen Vijay
  • 2014 CityLights Deepak Singh
  • 2014 Bombay Mirror Short film
  • 2015 Dolly Ki Doli Sonu Sherawat
  • 2015 Hamari Adhuri Kahani Hari Prasad
  • 2015 Aligarh Deepu Sebastian Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • 2016 Trapped Shaurya Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
  • 2017 Raabta Muwaqqit Cameo appearance
  • 2017 Behen Hogi Teri Shiv Kumar Nautiyal (Gattu)
  • 2017 Bareilly Ki Barfi Pritam Vidrohi Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • 2017 Newton Newton Kumar Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor Nominated—Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
  • 2017 Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana IAS Satyendra Mishra
  • 2018 Omerta Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh
  • 2018 Fanney Khan Adhir
  • 2018 Stree Vicky Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor
  • 2018 Love Sonia Manish
  • 2018 5 Weddings Harbhajan Singh
  • 2019 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Sahil Mirza
  • 2019 Judgementall Hai Kya Keshav Nominated—Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
  • 2019 Made in China Raghuvir Mehta
  • 2020 Shimla Mirchi Avinash
  • 2020 LudoFilm yet to release TBA Post-production
  • 2020 Roohi AfzanaFilm yet to release Ravi Post-production
  • 2020 ChhalaangFilm yet to release Montu Post-production

 

Television Series Done By Rajkummar Rao

  • 2017 Bose: Dead/Alive Subhas Chandra Bose ALTBalaji Web series
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