Rajkummar Rao has successfully carved a niche for himself in Bollywood. Audiences, actors, actresses and directors have started noticing this pool of talent. He is being talked of as a versatile actor who can be cast in all kinds of roles.
From his first role in ‘LSD’ to his National Award winning performance in ‘Shahid’, Rajkummar has traveled a short way, but is here to stay.
Coming from a middle-class family, Rajkummar had no Bollywood connections and no, Gurgaon wasn’t how it is now. It was a rural area back then.
He is also a qualified actor from FTII Pune.
His early performances were in movies like ‘LSD’ and ‘Ragini MMS’ but the actor believes that it’s due to Ekta Kapoor that he got real exposure in the industry when he acted in ‘KPC’.
Rajkummar is a huge fan of Anurag Kashyap, a cameo was no problem for him.
Although the movie was promoted with Sushant Singh Rajput as the lead, Rajkummar still managed to get the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for it.
The pair has been going steady for almost three+ years now.
The young lad used to cycle from Gurgaon to Delhi to perform in the plays during his college days. During those days, Rajkummar was doing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and Shri Ram Centre (SRC) in Delhi.
Bu the determined actor did not give up. He stood his ground. Rest is history.
His real name was Rajkumar Yadav. The on-screen name became Rajkummar Rao with an extra M in Kumar, and Rao instead of Yadav as surname.
It was Anushka Sharma who got him ousted from NH 10, as she was adamant to take a hero of her choice, since she was the producer of the movie.
He further adds, “You can spot me roaming around with my friends on Yari Road in Mumbai. If I change as a person, then I cannot be an actor. If I feel celebrity-like, I’ll never be able to play real characters.”
Hats off to this humble superstar in making!
The actor enjoys a huge female fan following across the country.
We think Rajkummar is a massive pool of talent and there is a whole lot more to him than the few memorable roles he has done. We wish him all the best and good fortune for his future ventures.