Rajkummar Rao Biography, Age, Family, First Movie, Movies List & More

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Who is Rajkummar Rao?

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Rajkumar Rao was born on 31st August 1984 (age 36 years in 2020). He is one of the most talented artists in Bollywood. Whatever the character he is given to play, he does justice to those characters and leaves an impression in the heart of the audience. Despite an ordinary look, he has not only established himself in Bollywood but also gained recognition in Hollywood. His black comedy Newton was selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars in 2017.

Rajkummar Rao Biography

Early Life

Rajkumar was born to Satyapal Yadav and Kamlesh Yadav in a big joint family. He was fond of watching movies since childhood. The whole family used to watch movies on VCR at the weekend, which made a filmy environment at his home. That encouraged him to become an actor.

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He did his schooling from Blue Bells Model School, Gurugram, and graduated from Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi University. During his school and college days, he participated in many plays and won several awards. He used to do theater in Sri Ram Center and Kshitij Repertory to improve his acting skills.

After his graduation, he went to Pune and took admission in “Film and Television Institute of India” to earn a diploma in acting. Living about two years in Pune, he moved to Mumbai to seek a break in the movie.

Breakthrough & Achievements

After giving around hundred of auditions for a year and a half, he got a small unnamed role in the movie Rann (2010) as a newsreader. The same year he did Dibakar Banerjee Love Sex Aur Dhokha and started gaining some recognition.

He then appeared in small roles in movies like Ragini MMS (2011), Shaitan (2011), Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 (2012), Chittagong (2012), and Talaash (2012) but played them well.

From the movie Kai Po Che! he started gaining recognition among the audience as he got a nomination for the Filmfare Award for the best supporting actor. In the year 2013, he won National Film Award for Shahid. 2017 was the luckiest year for him in which he gave many hits at the box office. He is now counted among the best actor in Bollywood.

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He is the recipient of a National Film Award, an Asia Specific Screen Award (Newton 2017), three Filmfare Awards, and many others.

Personal Information

Real NameRaj Kumar Yadav
ProfessionActor
Zodiac SignVirgo
Date of Birth31 August 1984
Age36 Years
Birth PlaceGurugram, Hariyana
SchoolBlue Bells Model School, Gurugram
College/UniversityAtma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (Delhi University),
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Education QualificationsBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
HobbiesTraveling, Watching Movies, Reading, Dancing
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism

Body Measurements

Height5 Feet 9 Inches (178 cm)
Chest40 Inches
Waist34 Inches
Biceps14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Rajkummar Rao Family

Fatherrajkummar rao father image
Satyapal Yadav.
He was a government employee in the revenue department. Unfortunately, he died on 5 September 2019.
Motherrajkummar rao mother image
Kamlesh Yadav.
She was a housekeeper and died in 2017.
Brotherrajkummar rao brother image
Amit Kumar Yadav.
Sisterrajkummar rao sister image
Monika Yadav.

Rajkumar Rao First Movie

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Rajkummar made his film debut in the movie Rann (2010) with a small role as a newsreader. However, as a lead role, his first movie was Love Sex Aur Dhokha. The film released in the same year and was directed by Dibakar Banerjee. Rao played the character of Adarsh, a supermarket salesman.

Net worth, Salary, House, Car Collection

Net Worth50 crores rs. approx
Salary5 – 7 crores rs. per movie
Houserajkummar rao home image
Oberoi Springs, Andheri (Value – 25 crores rs. approx)
Brand Endorsement70 – 80 L rs.
Carsrajkummar rao car collections
Audi Q7 (80 L rs.)
Bikerajkummar rao bike collecton
Harley Davidson Fat Bob (14.69 L rs.) [1]News18

Affairs / Girlfriends

Patralekharajkummar rao girlfriend image
They met in 2010 in FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Pune while both were pursuing a diploma in acting. Since then they are dating each other. She is also an actress.

Favorite Things

ActorShah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Manoj Bajpayee
ActressMadhubala, Konkona Sen Sharma
MovieMohabbtein, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, The Godfather
Food Indian, Italian
ColourBlack, Blue
Holiday DestinationGoa, Amsterdam, Budapest
BooksBhagavad Gita, The Fountained By Ayn Rand, My Autography By Charlie Chaplin, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, You can win by Shiv Khera, Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
FestivalDepawali

Unknown Facts

  • His former name, Raj Kumar Yadav, was changed by his mother due to astrological beliefs.
  • He is a big fan of Shahrukh Khan and came to Mumbai after getting inspired by him.
  • He has won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the movie City Light (2014).
  • Rajkummar is a gold medal-winning practitioner in taekwondo.
  • He signed the movie Talaash just because he was a big fan of Amir Khan.
  • Due to his dark complexion, he had to face a lot of negative comments and rejections in Bollywood.
  • He reduced 7 kg for Trapped (2016) and gained 11 kg for the television series Subhash Chandra Bose which reflects his dedication towards his work.
  • In his beginning days in Mumbai, he used to earn approx 10000 rs per month and had to seek help from his friends at the end of the month.
  • He was the first choice for Anushka Sharma’s produced movie NH10 (2015) but due to his busy schedule, he could not be signed.
  • In 2017, he was crowned GQ Men of the Year by GQ magazine.
  • He is also a winner of PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian in the same year.
  • Rajkummar is a pure vegetarian but due to the script demand of the movie Trapped, he had to eat meat.

Rajkummar Rao Movies List

TitleRole Cast & Crew
Rann (2010)News ReaderDirector: Ram Gopal Varma
Co-Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sudeep, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Ritesh Deshmukh, Rajat Kapoor, Gul Panag
Writer: Aman Singh, Rohit Banawlikar
Music: Amar Mohile, Sanjeev Kohli
Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)AdarshDirector: Dibakar Banerjee
Co-Stars: Neha Chauhan, Nushrat Bharucha, Anshuman Jha
Writer: Dibakar Banerjee
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
Ragini MMS (2011)UdayDirector: Pawan Kriplani
Co-Stars: Sunny Leone, Kainaz Motivala, Divya Dutta, Shandhya Mridul
Writer: Pawan Kriplani
Music: Buppi Lahiri, S. D. Burman
Shaitan (2011)Malwankar PintyaDirector: Bejoy Nambiar
Co-Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Gulshan Devaiah, Shiv Pandit, Neil Bhoopalan, Rajiv Khandelwal, Kriti Kulhari
Writer: Megha Ramaswamy
Music: Prashant Pillai, Anupam Roy
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 (2012)Shamshad AlamDirector: Anurag Kashyap
Co-Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Pankaj Tripathi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Zeishan Quadri, Piyush Mishra, Vineet Kumar Singh
Writer: Zeishan Quadri, Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
Chittagong (2012)Lokenath BalDirector: Bedabrata Pain
Co-Stars: Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Vega Tamotia
Writer: Bedabrata Pain, Shonali Bose
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Talaash (2012)Devrath KulkarniDirector: Reema Kagti
Co-Stars: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Writer: Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar
Music: Ram Sampath
Kai Po Che! (2013)Govind PatelDirector: Abhishek Kapoor
Co-Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Asif Basra, Manav Kaul
Writer: Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor
Music: Amit Trivedi
Boyss Toh Boyss Hain (2013)Rahul ShahDirector: Amit Vats
Co-Stars: Anshuman Jha, Divya Dutta, Gulshan Grover, Manu Rishi, Adil Hussain
Writer: Satyajit Krushna Mahanti
Music: Anuj Garg, Dhiren Raichura
Shahid (2013)Shahid AzmiDirector: Hansal Mehta
Co-Stars: Prabhleen Sandhu, Kay Kay Menon, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Vipin Sharma
Writer: Apurva Asrani, Sameer Gautam Singh
Music: Karan Kulkarni
Queen (2013)VijayDirector: Vikash Bahl
Co-Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon, Mish Boyko, Togendra Tiku
Writer: Vikash Bahl
Music: Amit Trivedi
CityLights (2014)Deepak SinghDirector: Hansal Mehta
Co-Stars: Patralekha, Manav Kaul, Sadiya Siddiqui, Pramod Pathak
Writer: Sean Ellis
Music: Jeet Gannguli
Dolly Ki Doli (2015)Sonu SherawatDirector: Abhishek Dogra
Co-Stars: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Archana Puran Singh, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Brijendra Kala, Manoj Joshi
Writer: Umashankar Singh, Abhishek Dogra
Music: Sajid-Wajid
Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015)Hari PrasadDirector: Mohit Suri
Co-Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Namit Das, Narendra Jha
Writer: Mahesh Bhatt, Shagufta Rafiq
Music: Amit Mishra, Jeet Gannguli, Zubeen Garg, Mithoon
Aligarh (2015)Deepu SabastianDirector: Hansal Mehta
Co-Stars: Manoj Bajpai, Dilnaz Irani, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sumit Gulati
Writer: Apurva Asrani, Ishani Banerjee
Music: Karan Kulkarni
Trapped (2016)ShauryaDirector: Vikramaditya Motwane
Co-Stars: Geetanjali Thapa, Hardik Mehta
Writer: Amit Joshi, Hardik Mehta
Music: Alokananda Dasgupta
Behen Hogi Teri (2017)Shiv Kumar NautiyalDirector: Ajay K. Pannalal
Co-Stars: Shruti Haasan, Gulshan Grover, Gautam Gulati, Ranjeet, Darshan Jariwala
Writer: Rajat Kumar Chouhan
Music: Rishi Rich, Yash Narvekar, Jaidev Kumar
Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)Pritam VidrohiDirector: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Co-Stars: Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana, Pankaj Tripathi, Seema Pahwa, Rohit Choudhary
Writer: Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain
Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Samira Koppikar
Newton (2017)Newton KumarDirector: Amit V. Masurkar
Co-Stars: Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Sanjay Mishra
Writer: Mayank Tiwari, Amit V. Masurkar
Music: Benedict Taylor, Rachita Arora
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (2017)Satyendra MishraDirector: Ratnaa Sinha
Co-Stars: Kriti Kharbanda, Navni Parihar, Govind Namdev, Bipin Sharma, Alka Amin
Writer: Kamal Pandey
Music: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Anand Raj Anand
Omerta (2018)Ahmed Omar Saeed SheikhDirector: Hansal Mehta
Co-Stars: Rajesh Thailang, Rupindra Nagra, Keval Arora
Writer: Mukul Dev, Hansal Mehta
Music: Ishaan Chhabra
Fanney Khan (2018)AdhirDirector: Atul Manjrekar
Co-Stars: Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Peehu Sand, Divya Dutta, Satish Kaushik
Writer: Hussain Dalal
Music: Amit Trivedi, Tanishk Bagchi
Stree (2018)VickeyDirector: Amar Kaushik
Co-Stars: Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, Abhishek Banerjee
Writer: Raj, D. K.
Music: Sachin-Jigar
Love Sonia (2018)ManishDirector: Tabrez Noorani
Co-Stars: Manoj Bajpai, Mrunal Thakur, Freida Pinto, Richa Chadda, Anupam Kher
Writer: Ted Caplan
Music: A. R. Rahman, Niels Bye, Nielsen
5 Weddings (2018)Harbhajan SinghDirector: Namrata Singh Gujral
Co-Stars: Nargis Fakhri, Bo Derek, Sandy Clark
Writer: Namrata Singh Gujral
Music: Christopher French
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)Sahil MirzaDirector: Shelly Chopra Dhar
Co-Stars: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Seema Pahwa, Brijendra Kala
Writer: Gazal Dhaliwal, Shelly Chopra Dhar
Music: Rochak Kohli
Judgementall Hai Kya (2019)KeshavDirector: Prakash Kovelamudi
Co-Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Amyra Dastur, Vikrant Massey, Kanika Dhillon
Writer: Kanika Dhillon
Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Rachita Arora, Arjuna Harjai
Made in China (2019)Raghuvir MehtaDirector: Nikhil Musale
Co-Stars: Mouni Roy, Amyra Dastur, Boman Irani, Paresh Rawal, Sumeet Vyas, Gajraj Rao, Manoj Joshi
Writer: Nikhil Vyas, Nikhil Musale
Music: Sachin-Jigar
Shimla Mirchi (2020)AvinashDirector: Ramesh Sippy
Co-Stars: Rakul Preet Singh, Hema Malini, Shakti Kapoor, Kanwaljit Singh
Writer: Kausar Mundir, Ramesh Sippy
Music: Meet Bros
Ludo (2020)Alok KumarDirector: Anurag Basu
Co-Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, Rohit Suresh Saraf, Asha Negi
Writer: Anurag Basu
Music: Pritam
Chhalaang (2020)Mahender Singh HoodaDirector: Hansal Mehta
Co-Stars: Nushrat Bharucha, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Saurabh Shukla, Ila Arun, Jatin Sharma
Writer: Luv Ranjan
Music: Hitesh Sonik, Vishal-Shekhar, Guru Randhawa, Yo Yo Honey Singh

Apart from the movie list of Rajkummar Rao, he also made a cameo appearance in D-Day (2013), A New Love Ishtory (2013), Raabta (2017). He has done two short films namely Bombay Mirror (2014) and Uss Din (2020) and a web series Bose Dead/Alive (2017).

Upcoming Movies

TitleRoleCast & Crew
The White Tiger (2021)AshokDirector: Ramin Bahrani
Co-Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Adarsh Gourav, Mahesh Manjrekar, Kamlesh Gill
Writer: Ramin Bahrani
Music: Danny Bensi
Roohi Afzana (2021)RaviDirector: Hardik Mehta
Co-Stars: Janhvi Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi, Ronit Roy, Alexx O’Nell
Writer: Mandeep Singh Lamba
Music: Sachin-Jigar, Tanishk Bagchi, Badshah
Badhaai Do (2021)ShardulDirector: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Co-Stars: Bhumi Pednekar
Writer: Akshat Ghildial
Music: Vishal Dadlani, Tanishk Bagchi

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