Sometimes, all it takes is just a few scenes or one dialogue to prove your acting prowess. Rajkummar Rao made his way from being the actor with small supporting roles to becoming the next big thing in Bollywood in just 5 years. And that is no miracle but the success story of a man who has charmed the audiences and critics alike with each and every performance of his!
An FTII alumni, he made his debut with ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’ and was in news for his steamy scenes in the film. However, in his next ‘Ragini MMS’, people clearly noticed his brilliant screen presence more than the intimate scenes, a definite win for the actor!
And then started a different innings in the industry with small but important supporting roles in movies like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 2’ and ‘Talaash’. His restrained and adorable performance as Govind in ‘Kai Po Che!’ was applauded by all.
However, the sun shone bright for him with ‘Shahid’ where he portrayed the role of lawyer Shahid Azmi in the biopic; and the rest is history. From winning everyone’s hearts to winning the National Award for Best Actor, he took everyone by surprise.
The only good thing about ‘Dolly Ki Doli’, the actor carried the entire film ‘Citylights’ on his shoulders. His negative performance in ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ still has people talking about how well the actor can steal a show with even limited screen timing.
Rajkummar emerged as the under-rated dark horse who has everyone’s money placed on him; and what better than iconic ‘Sholay’ director Ramesh Sippy trusting the man in his upcoming directorial ‘Shimla Mirch’ where he has been paired opposite the gorgeous Rakul Preet Singh and the evergreen Hema Malini!
Here’s wishing the actor a very Happy Birthday and lots of success in future! Waiting for more and more powerful performances from him.