Rajkummar Rao Biography, Age, Family, First Movie, Movies List & More
Who is Rajkummar Rao?
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
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.
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.
He is the recipient of a National Film Award, an Asia Specific Screen Award (Newton 2017), three Filmfare Awards, and many others.
|Real Name||Raj Kumar Yadav|
|Date of Birth||31 August 1984|
|Birth Place||Gurugram, Hariyana|
|School||Blue Bells Model School, Gurugram|
|College/University||Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (Delhi University),|
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
|Education Qualifications||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Watching Movies, Reading, Dancing|
|Height||5 Feet 9 Inches (178 cm)|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
Rajkummar Rao Family
He was a government employee in the revenue department. Unfortunately, he died on 5 September 2019.
She was a housekeeper and died in 2017.
Amit Kumar Yadav.
Rajkumar Rao First Movie
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 Worth||50 crores rs. approx|
|Salary||5 – 7 crores rs. per movie|
Oberoi Springs, Andheri (Value – 25 crores rs. approx)
|Brand Endorsement||70 – 80 L rs.|
Audi Q7 (80 L rs.)
Harley Davidson Fat Bob (14.69 L rs.) News18
Affairs / Girlfriends
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.
|Actor||Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Manoj Bajpayee|
|Actress||Madhubala, Konkona Sen Sharma|
|Movie||Mohabbtein, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, The Godfather|
|Holiday Destination||Goa, Amsterdam, Budapest|
|Books||Bhagavad 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|
- 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
|Title||Role||Cast & Crew|
|Rann (2010)||News Reader||Director: 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)||Adarsh||Director: Dibakar Banerjee|
Co-Stars: Neha Chauhan, Nushrat Bharucha, Anshuman Jha
Writer: Dibakar Banerjee
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar
|Ragini MMS (2011)||Uday||Director: Pawan Kriplani|
Co-Stars: Sunny Leone, Kainaz Motivala, Divya Dutta, Shandhya Mridul
Writer: Pawan Kriplani
Music: Buppi Lahiri, S. D. Burman
|Shaitan (2011)||Malwankar Pintya||Director: 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 Alam||Director: 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 Bal||Director: Bedabrata Pain|
Co-Stars: Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Vega Tamotia
Writer: Bedabrata Pain, Shonali Bose
|Talaash (2012)||Devrath Kulkarni||Director: 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 Patel||Director: 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 Shah||Director: 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 Azmi||Director: 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)||Vijay||Director: Vikash Bahl|
Co-Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon, Mish Boyko, Togendra Tiku
Writer: Vikash Bahl
Music: Amit Trivedi
|CityLights (2014)||Deepak Singh||Director: Hansal Mehta|
Co-Stars: Patralekha, Manav Kaul, Sadiya Siddiqui, Pramod Pathak
Writer: Sean Ellis
Music: Jeet Gannguli
|Dolly Ki Doli (2015)||Sonu Sherawat||Director: 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
|Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015)||Hari Prasad||Director: 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 Sabastian||Director: Hansal Mehta|
Co-Stars: Manoj Bajpai, Dilnaz Irani, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sumit Gulati
Writer: Apurva Asrani, Ishani Banerjee
Music: Karan Kulkarni
|Trapped (2016)||Shaurya||Director: Vikramaditya Motwane|
Co-Stars: Geetanjali Thapa, Hardik Mehta
Writer: Amit Joshi, Hardik Mehta
Music: Alokananda Dasgupta
|Behen Hogi Teri (2017)||Shiv Kumar Nautiyal||Director: 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 Vidrohi||Director: 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 Kumar||Director: 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 Mishra||Director: 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 Sheikh||Director: Hansal Mehta|
Co-Stars: Rajesh Thailang, Rupindra Nagra, Keval Arora
Writer: Mukul Dev, Hansal Mehta
Music: Ishaan Chhabra
|Fanney Khan (2018)||Adhir||Director: 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)||Vickey||Director: Amar Kaushik|
Co-Stars: Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, Abhishek Banerjee
Writer: Raj, D. K.
|Love Sonia (2018)||Manish||Director: 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 Singh||Director: 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 Mirza||Director: 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)||Keshav||Director: 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 Mehta||Director: Nikhil Musale|
Co-Stars: Mouni Roy, Amyra Dastur, Boman Irani, Paresh Rawal, Sumeet Vyas, Gajraj Rao, Manoj Joshi
Writer: Nikhil Vyas, Nikhil Musale
|Shimla Mirchi (2020)||Avinash||Director: Ramesh Sippy|
Co-Stars: Rakul Preet Singh, Hema Malini, Shakti Kapoor, Kanwaljit Singh
Writer: Kausar Mundir, Ramesh Sippy
Music: Meet Bros
|Ludo (2020)||Alok Kumar||Director: Anurag Basu|
Co-Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, Rohit Suresh Saraf, Asha Negi
Writer: Anurag Basu
|Chhalaang (2020)||Mahender Singh Hooda||Director: 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).
|Title||Role||Cast & Crew|
|The White Tiger (2021)||Ashok||Director: Ramin Bahrani|
Co-Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Adarsh Gourav, Mahesh Manjrekar, Kamlesh Gill
Writer: Ramin Bahrani
Music: Danny Bensi
|Roohi Afzana (2021)||Ravi||Director: 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)||Shardul||Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni|
Co-Stars: Bhumi Pednekar
Writer: Akshat Ghildial
Music: Vishal Dadlani, Tanishk Bagchi
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