A lot of people believe that Rajkummar is somewhere from South India which isn’t true
Rajkumar Rao real name is Rajkumar Yadav
Rajkumar Rao was born on 31 August 1984 and is from a small village in Gurugram, Harayana
Did you note the transition from Rajkumar Yadav to Rajkummar Rao? There is an extra ‘m’, and that is because of his mother who is a staunch believer of astrology and numerology. She convinced him to do that for his success.
Rajkumar Rao has his father, brother Amit and Sister Monika in his family. Raj’s mother, Kamlesh Yadav, passed away after succumbing to a heart attack on 11 March 2016.
Rajkummar Rao completed his schooling in Gurgaon at Blue Bells Model Sr. Sec. School and graduated from Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (University of Delhi) in Arts
Rajkummar Rao changed his school from Sh. S. N. Sidheshwar public school to Blue Bells after Class X to improve his English.
Rajkummar realized his passion for acting quite early when he was in high school and did quite a number of theatre
Rajkummar Rao said that he used to travel to Delhi from Gurgaon to perform plays that he had participated in.
He started with playing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and Shri Ram Centre (SRC) in Delhi.
Rajkummar revealed in an interview that for 2 years his teacher paid his school fees
In 2008, Rajkummar graduated from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
And shifted to Mumbai. It seems everyone wanted to see a great actor come to the stage.
Launched in the industry by Ekta Kapoor.His initial movies were LSD and Ragini MMS but Rajkummar says that he got the real exposure of the industry when he acted in Kai Po Che! Only because of Ekta Kapoor.
Rajkummar Rao also played a small cameo role in the movie Gangs of Wasseypur II by Anurag Kashyap
Rajkummar Rao is a big fan of his work and so he didn’t mind doing a cameo for him.
Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha (Anwita Paul) already knew each other because they both were in FTII, Pune. They started feeling for each other and fell in love, on the sets while they were shooting for a short film. Their relationship has been going smoothly for more than three years now.
The movie City Lights is a special movie in the life of Rajkummar Rao. It is so because it is the movie which is the debut of his girlfriend Anwita Paul (screen name is Patralekha). The movie starred both, Patralekhaa and Rajkummar Rao.
Rajkummar faced criticism because of his looks and skin complexion
He was told that he was dark, had ugly eyebrows and was not at all a hero material. But, Rajkummar was mentally strong and only focused on his goals.
Rajkummar Rao is a big fan of Aamir Khan
He took the opportunity to do Talaash only to get a chance to work with Aamir Khan.
Rajkummar Rao was initially chosen in the main cast of NH 10. But Anushka Sharma produced the movie and she wanted an actor of her own choice, acting in the movie with her.
Rao was conferred with a National Film Awards for Best Actor for his role in “Shahid” (2014)
Rajkummar played the role of Subhash Chandra Bose in a web series
Currently he has 3 Filmfare Awards under his name
Two best Actor (Critics) for Shahid (2013) and Trapped (2017) and Best Supporting Actor for Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017).
Rao received Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Outstanding Performance for his film City Lights
At GQ Men of the Year, Rajkummar was honored with an award for the Actor of the Year, in 2017
Awarded with Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Actor, for his stunning performance in the black comedy Newton