Rajit Kapur is a famous Indian actor most known for his award-winning portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1996 film, ‘The Making of the Mahatma.’ And the detective television series, ‘
Byomkesh Bakshi’ based on the character created by
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay the series was directed by
Basu Chatterjee, the series was so popular that Rajit said, that people often mistaken him to be solving a murder mystery even when he visited a restaurant.
Rajit Kapur won the National Film Award for the Best Actor in the 1996 film The Making of the Mahatma, and his role was highly acclaimed both by the critics and the people. He was awarded as the Best Actor in the Kerala State Film Award for his film Agni Sakshi in the year 1999. He was also awarded as the Best Actor in the Imagine India Film Festival, Spain for Best Actor for his film Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish in 2010, where he moved hearts with his prowess.
He was born on May 22, 1960 in Amritsar, and loves theater, and enjoys English plays such as Class of 84. However, he has said to have commented that Delhi audience has no respect for theaters, after the screening of his adult play, ‘Mahua,’ where he was a director. The thing that irked him was that people had to be asked to leave for either being underage or bringing the children to the play despite the fact that the play was highly publicized to be an adult.
Rajit is also known for his recent roles in films such as Roy, Kick, Singh Saab the Great, Shaitan, Guzaarish,
Well Done Abba and Zubeidaa. His film
Phir Se... Is soon to be released. However, he says that he is waiting for tough characters and would not mind doing even a two-minute roll if the roll is meaningful.