Rajkummar Rao


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Rajkummar Rao (born Rajkumar Yadav on August 31, 1984) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films.

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After earning laurels for his portrayal of lawyer Shahi Azmi in biopic Shahid (2012), actor Rajkummar Rao wants to act in a biopic on late Steve Jobs, the co-founder of one of the world's leading IT giants.
Rajkummar Rao might have done a few intense roles in his career, but he says he wants to "be part of all kinds of cinema".
Apart from acting, National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao has other passions too.
Nowadays, actors not only do research to prepare for their characters, but they also learn new skills to do justice to their roles.
He is one of the youngest National Award-winning actors in Bollywood. But, not many know that Raj Kummar Rao has been following a unique method to get into the skin of his characters from even before he ventured into films.
Raj Kummar Rao bagged a National Award for Best Actor for his film, Shahid (2012).
Actor Rajkummar Rao, who won the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation award for his film Citylights (2014), will now share tid bits of his journey in the film industry with students of his college.
For Rajkumar Rao, experimenting with film roles isn't a new thing. In fact, the actor enjoys taking risks.
Rajkummar Rao has "never downloaded" a pirated film off the Internet, he says. He's "bad with technology". Of course. But back in film school (he went to the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, the veritable breeding ground for a lot of acting and directing talent in present-day Bollywood), he would watch films that his "friends and classmates would download".

We have seen and admired him in Shahid and Citylights, but Rajkummar Rao claims he also enjoys light-hearted roles like the one he plays in Sonam Kapoor-starrer Dolly Ki Doli.