Rajit made his debut on stage in 1978. His theatre credits include Love Letters, Class of 84, Girish Karnad`s solo performance of Flowers, A walk in the woods, Siddhus of Upper Juhu, Twelve Angry Jurors and recently Mosambi Narangi.
He has donned the Director`s hat for many plays including The Glass Menagerie, Mahua and Naqqaash (Hindi). Hi is also a Co-founder of Rage Productions.
His television breakthrough came with a role in the teleserial `Ghar Jamai` in 1986. His popularity soared with Basu Chatterjee`s Byomkesh Bakshi in 1991-92. Rajit`s silver screen debut was in Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, directed by Shyam Benegal in 1993. His other
60 film credits include Ghulam, Guzaarish, Raazi, Uri and Bypass Road.
His performance as Mahatma Gandhi in Shyam Benegal`s The Making of the Mahatma fetched him the National Award for Best Actor in 1995.