My Biggest High Is To Be in Front Of The Camera and To Be On a Film Set – Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar rao
Written by Heer Pamnani

Notice the stunning career graph of the versatile artist Rajkummar Rao. Defying age-old norms of Hindi Film industry where impeccable grooming, a renowned family background, and film qualifications were seen as the needed criterion before considering this profession. However, Rajkummar has risen above these notions, standing out and looking good as the new unconventional leading man.

Rajkummar’s USP lies in his character portrayal, which he tries to play with utmost honesty, and goes on to make him extremely likeable, relatable and hated, in some cases.  In a career spanning 8 years, Rajkummar has made clever film choices, each different from the other. Recall, his perverse act in Ragini MMS, his intellect and dutifulness in Newton, his bizarre antics in Bareily ki Barfi, a sari salesman turned rowdy local, succumbing to pressure, in order to rectify his friend’s love-life.

Rajkummar has never disappointed in any of his films.  2017 marked a new phase in his career as he was loved in diverse films like Bareily ki Barfi, Trapped, Newton, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, and his first digital show as Bose in ‘Bose – Dead or Alive’.

Still from movie Bose: Dead/Alive

Rajkummar enjoys being on set and in front of the camera, and one day might produce and direct films, in a way he desires to narrate them. Many colleagues have seen a directorial side to him, but this development may take time as Rajkummar is busy with his acting assignments. Some of his upcoming films include Mental Hai Kya, Stree, Fanne Khan, Omerta, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and an untitled collaboration with girlfriend Patralekha.


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