Rajkummar Rao

Profession: Actor

Brother of Rajkummar Rao


Mother of Rajkummar Rao

Kamlesh Yadav (a Homemaker, Died in 2016)

Sister of Rajkummar Rao


Favourite Actor(s) of Rajkummar Rao

Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis, Marlon Brando

Favourite Actress(es) of Rajkummar Rao

Madhubala, Konkona Sen Sharma

Favourite Author(s) of Rajkummar Rao

Saadat Hasan Manto, Ayn Rand, Walter Isaacson

Favourite Band of Rajkummar Rao


Favourite Beverage of Rajkummar Rao


Favourite Book(s) of Rajkummar Rao

The Bhagavad Gita, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, My Autography by Charlie Chaplin, Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, You Can Win by Shiv Khera

Favourite Cuisine(s) of Rajkummar Rao

Italian, Indian

Favourite Destination(s) of Rajkummar Rao

Goa, Amsterdam, Budapest

Favourite Film(s) of Rajkummar Rao

Bollywood- Mohabbatein, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Hollywood- The Godfather

Favourite TV Show of Rajkummar Rao

Game Of Thrones

Awards, Achievements 2013 of Rajkummar Rao

National Film Award - Best Actor for the film 'Shahid'

Awards, Achievements 2014 of Rajkummar Rao

Filmfare Award - Critics Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for the film 'Shahid'

Awards, Achievements 2017 of Rajkummar Rao

Asia Pacific Screen Award - Best Performance by an Actor for the film 'Newton'
CNN-IBN Indian of the Year - Entertainment
PETA's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity - Hottest Vegetarian
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne - Best Actor (Special Mention) for the film 'Trapped'
GQ Men of the Year Award - Actor of the Year

Awards, Achievements 2018 of Rajkummar Rao

Filmfare Award - Critics Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for the film 'Trapped'
Filmfare Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for the film 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award - Best Actor for the film 'Newton'
FOI Online Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film 'Newton'
FOI Online Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film ' Bareilly Ki Barfi'
IMW Digital Award - Best Actor in a Web Series

Controversies of Rajkummar Rao

In 2017, while hosting the opening ceremony of the 48th International Film Festival of India with a fractured leg, he joked about Smriti Irani's name and said, "What a co-incidence Majid Majidi (director of the IFFI's opening film Beyond the Clouds) is an 'Irani' just like our union minister Smriti Irani." When Smriti Irani took the stage, she said, "Rajkummar, the entire country should know this (referring to his joke) that you only poked fun at a minister and it only shows as a government how tolerant we are."   In 2018, he had a fall out with the '5 Weddings' director, Namrata Singh Gujral, who said, "Either he didn't want it to release in India or do the Hindi dub, or thought it was just a small film, but I have never seen an actor behave like he did. I don't think I can forgive him for that."  

Information about Rajkummar Rao

He was fond of music since his childhood and wanted to make a career in it. Moreover, when he was 16 years old, he auditioned for a dance reality show in Mumbai.  After completing his course from the FTII, he moved to Mumbai in 2008, and during his struggling days, he used to get small roles in ads.  ed his debut role in Ekta Kapoor's 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha' (2010).  He did the film 'Talaash' (2012) just to share the screen space with one of his inspirations, Aamir Khan.  He got just ₹16,000 remuneration for his first film 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha.'  He first met Patralekha at FTII but fell in love during the making of a short film. Later, she made her acting debut with him in 'CityLights' (2014).  While he was working at a Delhi-based theatre group 'Kshitij' for a year, his senior, Mukesh Chhabra was very much impressed with his acting, who later cast Rajkummar in two of his breakthrough films, 'Kai Po Che' (2013) and 'Shahid' (2013).  Does Rajkummar Rao drink alcohol?: No  Rajkummar was born into a middle-class movie enthusiast joint family of Prem Nagar in Gurugram.  Growing up, he was fascinated by Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and Manoj Bajpayee. He was passionate about Bollywood to such as extent that he used to imitate Aamir  He made his first Bollywood appearance as a 'News Reader' in the film 'Rann' (2010), starring Amitabh Bachchan and Paresh Rawal. For this role, he was paid around ₹3000.  He was born as 'Raj Kumar Yadav,' but on the suggestion of her mother, based upon numerology, he changed it to 'Rajkummar Rao.'  Does Rajkummar Rao smoke?: No  When he was in 5th standard, he did training in martial arts and was a national level gold medalist in Taekwondo.  For his role of 'Mohak' in the film 'Raabta' (2017), he went through a tiresome make-up process of applying prosthetics for 5-6 hours every day to look like a 324-year-old man. 

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