Date of Birth: 31 August 1984
Birth Place: Gurgaon
Description: He has established a career in Hindi cinema and is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, and an Asia Pacific Screen Award."> Rajkummar Rao born 31 August 1984 also known as Rajkumar Yadav, is an Indian actor. He has established a career in Hindi cinema and is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, and an Asia Pacific Screen Award.
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1/2 A Hansal Mehta movie is always hard to ignore and his latest offering Aligarh has much the same impact as his hard hitting Shahid did. Here’s what the film is all about. Aligarh is based on the true story of Professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras of the Aligarh Muslim University. He was suspended for having consensual sex with a man in his room. Siras then took the case to the Allahabad high court and won. However, the whole thing still resulted in a tragedy. Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of the professor in Aligarh with Rajkummar Rao playing the role of a journalist who documents the entire incident. As usual, Hansal Mehta manages to cut right to the heart of the matter and once again delivers a film that focuses on hard facts. The film delivers the message of freedom and equality without getting over-dramatic or resorting to Bollywood cliches in any way. This means that Aligarh is by no means an easy watch since it does not pull any punches. Manoj Bajpayee brilliantly portrays the role of a 64 year old man and manages to get into the skin of the character with remarkable ease. He is strong yet sensitive and almost meek at times. Rajkummar Rao is at his usual best in the film ensuring we have fantastic performances across the board. Overall, Hansal Mehta brings us yet another brilliant feature that needs to be watched by everyone. We shall go with three and a half stars for Aligarh. Tags: Aligarh, Manoj Bajpayee
The award winning actor, Rajkumar Rao believes in staying true to his fitness regime. The actor opts to indulge in regular free hand workouts so as to stay fit. As a part of his workout regime, Rajkumar does push-ups, dips, squats, Ab crunches, Leg Lifts, Side bends in addition to other free hand workouts. It is a lesser known fact that Rajkumar is a national level gold medalist in Taekwondo and reserves a part of the day to practice the same. The avid traveler, sure has found out a way to maintain his health without the use of gym equipment's. Rajkumar Rao is all set with his next release 'Aligarh', which was recently screened at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The actor's performance has been appreciated a lot by the audience present at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. In just a span of a few years, Rajkummar Rao has gone from strenght to strenght and every new movie of his only seems to cement his image of a really good actor. We can't wait to see what he comes up with in the future.
The film which is being directed by Amit Masurkar will see Rajkummar play the title role. Rajkummar, the youngest national award winner will yet again present a new and different avatar in the film. Rajkummar Rao, who has proven his acting skills in films like Shahid and Citylights is all geared up to kick start the shooting of the film. The actor has won immense praises for his powerful performances in his previous films which leaves a strong impact on the audiences. The actor confirmed the news and added “"Yes, it's the journey of a common man who aspires to be someone in life and heads to a jungle infested with Naxals. It's a really funny story. I've been reading a lot of scripts but at the same time am being careful and choosy. Manish Mundra, who's made Ankhon Dekhi and Masaan, got in touch and as soon as I read it, I knew this was it." The shoot of the film will commence sometime during November – December. Rajkummar who is known for delivering varied kinds of roles and performances will also be seen in Ramesh Sippy’s Shimla Mirchi and Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh.
The successful Shahid duo of director Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar Rao once again team up in this remake of Metro Manila by Mahesh Bhatt. It is the classic tale of a family in debt moving to Mumbai with big dreams and light pockets. They end up losing what little money they have and are eventually drawn into the harsh realities of the complicated metropolis. The film’s premise feels all too familiar but what makes City Lights special is the talent at play. Mehta transforms what could have been a simple film into a crime drama and keeps the film taut. It stays realistic throughout and still manages to stop short of being outright parallel cinema.
Rajkummar Rao genuinely shines in a role oft seen in many Bollywood films. But unlike most actors, he brings a rare intensity and poignancy to the role. Patralekha very well complements Rajkummar with a nuanced performance. Jeet Ganguly’s music though comes across as a typical Mahesh Bhatt attempt to commercialise the film. Overall City Lights scores with its honesty and simplicity but the performances of the lead actors is what sets it apart. It very well deserves three stars.
The 61st National Film Awards have been announced and the winners come as no surprise. The Best Actor award went to Rajkummar Rao for his brilliant performance in Shahid. Talking about his win, Rao said, "I almost cried. I was in the middle of a shoot when the news came in. The entire credit, however, goes to my institute where I learnt the skill. It is a heartwarming moment for me." The Best Actor award was shared by Sooraj Venjaramoodu for his Malayalam film, Perariyathavar. The Best Actress award was bagged by Geetanjali Thapa for Liar’s Dice while Anand Gandhi’s Ship Of Theseus was honoured as the Best Film Of The Year. Shahid was also recognized in the direction department with Hansal Mehta winning the award for Best Director. Gulaabi Gang, the documentary on the gang of women activists from Bundelkhand was named as the Best Movie On Social Issues. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has managed to bag two awards. Besides winning in the Best Popular Film category, it has also bagged the top honours in the choreography department with Ganesh Acharya winning the Best Choreographer Award for the song Maston Ka Jhund. Arshad Warsi’s Jolly LLB too managed to leave a mark. It was named as the best Hindi film of the year and Saurabh Shukla won the best supporting actor award for his performance in the film.