Who Is Rajkummar Rao?
Rajkumar Yadav aka Rajkummar Rao is an Indian model and actor. He is mainly known for his tremendous work in the Bollywood film industry. Rao’s family and close friends call him ‘Raj‘.
In 2010, he first appeared in Amitabh Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh starrer Ram Gopal Varma’s political thriller film ‘Rann’, where he played a very small ‘News Reader‘ character. In the same year, the Actor debuted his Bollywood career with Director Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)’ and played the Adarsh (lead) character in that film. This film got success at the box office. After that, he starred Ekta Kapoor produced horror film ‘Ragini MMS’ in 2011.
Rajkumar was born on 31 August 1984, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. He was born to a middle-class joint family in Haryana. His father is a retired tax collector in Haryana revenue department and mother was a housewife. His mother died on March 10, 2016.
The actor completed his schooling from S.N. Sidheshwar Sr. Sec. Public School in Gurgaon. Later, he admitted to Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College in Delhi and completed a bachelor of Arts degree. This college is a co-educational constituent college of the University of Delhi.
From a very young age, Rao interested in acting. When Rao was studied, he simultaneously doing theatre with Shri Ram Centre (SRC) in Delhi for two years and he is one of the permanent members of this theatre. Later, he worked with veteran theatre director Bharti Sharma in Shedej Remitry, Delhi. At the meantime (2006), Raj completed his bachelor of Arts degree and admitted to Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, India. In 2008, Rajkummar graduated from the institute and shifted to Mumbai to build a successful film career.
Debut & Succes Story
After completing his filmy course, he shifted to Mumbai for a film career. Rao spent years visiting studios and meeting casting directors. In 2010, he first appeared in Amitabh Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh starrer Ram Gopal Varma’s political thriller film ‘Rann‘, where he played a very small ‘News Reader‘ character. In the same year, the Actor debuted his Bollywood career with Director Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)’ and played the Adarsh (lead) character in that film. This film got success at the box office. After that, he starred Ekta Kapoor produced horror film ‘Ragini MMS’ in 2011. That film was a huge success at the box office and collects ₹9 crore (INR) from the budget of only ₹1.3 crore (INR).
After a few brief roles in a couple of films, he finally got his breakthrough role in director Abhishek Kapoor’s sports-drama film ‘Kai Po Che! (2013)‘, co-starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Amit Sadh. This film was taken positive critics reviews and got a huge success at the box office. Raj received so many positive reviews from audiences and nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male). “Kai Po Che!” was the biggest breakthrough in Rajkumar Rao’s career.
His portrayal character of Shahid Azmi in the critically acclaimed biographical drama ‘Shahid (2013)’ gained him good reviews. For this character, he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. After that, he doesn’t have to look back. Now popular producers and director’s wants to work with him.
The actor has acted so many successful films, maximum movies were super hit at box office. Now Raj Kumar Rao established himself as one of the successful actors in Bollywood industry. He is one of the best actors in the Bollywood industry who become famous from a non-filmy family background.
Rajkummar Rao has been in a steady relationship with actress Anwita Paul (stage name: Patralekha). The actress made her debut opposite Raj in 2014’s critically acclaimed film ‘CityLights‘. Raj and Patralekha met in while they are in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). But fall in love while shooting for a short film. They are very open about their relationship. Raj often shares romantic pictures of himself and Patralekhaa together in his social media timeline.
Rajkummar Rao Complete Details
Below are the complete details about Rajkummar Rao (Age, Height, Body measurement, Shoe Size, Social Accounts, Family, Friends, Address, House, Affairs, Controversies, Favorite Things, Hobbies, Vehicle Collection, Car Collection, Movies, Bike Collection, Net Worth, Income, Side Business, Hit Flop, Upcoming Movies, Awards, Unknown facts and more details).
|Real Name||Rajkummar Yadav.|
|Born||31 August 1984.|
|Age||35 Years. (As In 2020).|
|Birth Place||Gurgaon, Haryana, India.|
|Height||5 Feet 10 Inches.
|Biceps: 14 Inches.
Chest: 40 Inches.
Waist: 34 Inches.
|Shoe Size||10 Inches (US).|
|Physical Trade Mark||Unique Eyebrows.|
|School||S.N. Sidheshwar Sr. Sec. Public School in Gurgaon.|
|College||Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College in Delhi.|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Arts.|
|Other||Shri Ram Centre (SRC) - Theater.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
|Family & Friends|
|Father||Name Unknown (Retired tax collector in Haryana revenue department).
|Mother||Name Unknown (Housewife).
Died: March 10, 2016.
|Brother||Elder Brother: Amit Kumar Yadav.|
|Sister||Younger Sister: Monika Yadav.|
|Best Friends||Patralekha Mishra Paul (Actress), Ekta Kapoor (Director, Producer).|
|House & Address|
|Residence Address||A flat at Oberoi Springs in Andheri.
|Rajkummar Rao Facebook.|
|Rajkummar Rao Instagram.|
|Rajkummar Rao Twitter.|
|No Series Controversies|
|Spouse & Children|
|Marital Status||Not Married.|
|Girlfriends & Affairs|
Born: February 20, 1990, Shillong, India.
Age: 30 Years. (As In 2020).
|Favorites & Hobbies|
|Favorite Food||Gimme Cake.|
|Favorite Actor||Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan, Dilip Kumar, Irrfan Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Aamir Khan.
Hollywood: Daniel Day-Lewis
|Favorite Actress||Madhubala, Konkana Sen Sharma.|
|Favorite Movies||Bollywood: Garm Hava (1974), Haasil (2003), Swades (2004). Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Dil Se (1998), Maqbool (2003).
Hollywood: The Post (2017), Forrest Gump (1994), The Godfather (1972).
|Favorite Director||Hansal Mehta.
Raj has done so many films with Hansal like Shahid (2012), CityLights (2014) Aligarh (2015), Omerta (2017), Simran (2017), and more.
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||Goa, New York, Eourope, Dubai, Thailand.|
|Favorite Sport||Basket Ball.|
|Net Worth & Income|
|Per Ad: ₹50 Lakhs - 1 Crore (INR).
Per Film: ₹4 - 5 Crore (INR).
|$5 - 6 Million (US).
₹40 - 45 Crore (INR).
|Bike Collection||Harley Davidson.
Price: ₹14 lakhs.
|Car Collection||Land Rover (Approx - ₹50 Lakhs).
Audi Q7 (Approx - ₹70 Lakhs).
|Total Movies||Click To Know.|
|Debut Film||Rann (2010) - Small Role.
Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) - Lead Role.
|Hit/Flop & Box Office||Click To Know.|
|Turning Point Movies|
|Kai Po Che! (2013).
|Awards Wins||Click Here To Know.|
|Total Nominations||Click Here To Know.|
|Other Recognitions||Click Here To Know.|
|Other Business/Side Business|
|Starring||Rajkummar Rao Upcoming Movies.|
|Interviews & Videos|
Rajkummar Rao Unknown Interesting Facts
Rajkumar was born to a middle-class joint family in Haryana. His father is a retired tax collector in Haryana revenue department and mother was a housewife.
Rajkumar Yadav is the real name of Rajkummar Rao. Yadav is his father’s surname and Rao is mother’s.
20Story Of Extra ‘M’
Rajkummar’s mother believed in numerology. She wanted him to wear various rings etc. But he hadn’t done that. Later in 2014, his mother made him to add an extra ‘M’ in the middle of his name.
The actor has an elder brother named Amit Yadav and a younger sister named Monika Yadav.
18Found The Actual Skills
Rajkummar found his interest in acting while participating in school plays. He started dancing and acting while he was in school.
Raj’s family is too much supportive, especially his mother. Nobody pressurizes him for study or any other things. His mother always supports him because she knows, he was a responsible child.
16Mother Passed Away
Rao’s mother died on March 10, 2016. His mother was an inspiration for his career. Maybe that’s why Rajkummar Resumed Shooting of ‘Newton (2017)’ A Day After His Mother’s Demise.
15Fall In Love
Rajkummar Rao has been in a steady relationship with actress Anwita Paul (stage name: Patralekha). Raj and Patralekha met in while they are in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). But fall in love while shooting for a short film. The actress made her debut opposite Raj in 2014’s critically acclaimed film ‘CityLights‘.
14First Screen Appearance
Rao was first appeared in Sona Mohapatra’s music video ‘Aaja Ve’ in 2005, playing the small role of a schoolmaster.
In 2010, he first appeared in Amitabh Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh starrer Ram Gopal Varma’s political thriller film ‘Rann’, where he played a very small ‘News Reader‘ character.
Although he debuts his career in 2010, he got his breakthrough role in director Abhishek Kapoor’s sports-drama film ‘Kai Po Che! (2013)‘, co-starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Amit Sadh. This film was taken positive critics reviews and got a huge success at the box office.
As an actor, he never hesitates to act any role no matter it’s small or big. He appeared in so many films with small roles.
Did you see the ‘Raabta (2017)’ film? Rajkummar Rao played the role of a 324-year-old man in that film. He is too much disguise freak.
9Self Made Actor
As we all know, he is not from any filmy background family. He made his own road to success.
Raj doesn’t like himself in the character of ‘Hari Prasad’ which he played in the film ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015)’ co-starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan.
If Rajkummar’s autobiography will make, he wanna pick the name ‘He Tried’ for the autobiography.
6‘Reason For Me Becoming An Actor’
In an interview with bollywoodhungama.com, Rajkummar stated “SRK is the reason for me becoming an actor. I am a crazy crazy fan of Shah Rukh Khan”. SRK’s Bollywood journey and success inspired him always. Check out that video of Raj.
He is the huge fan of Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan after Shah Rukh Khan.
Raj has done so many films with Hansal Mehta like Shahid (2012), CityLights (2014) Aligarh (2015), Omerta (2017), Simran (2017), and more. Rajkummar also stated Hansal is his favorite director.
Likes to read celebrities biography to inspire himself and to get some real life skills.
2All Credit Goes To Ekta Kapoor
Although he gained recognition for his work in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che! (2013), Rao always credits Ekta Kapoor for all the fame he gained in the industry.
1Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Rajkummar Rao is the 6th Indian actor, after Atul Kulkarni, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajat Kapoor, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, to be nominated at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards held in Australia. And became the second actor, after Manoj Bajpayee, to have won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor for his work in Newton (2017).
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