Raj Kumar Yadav, also known as Rajkummar Rao, started his Hindi film career from the movie, Love Sex aur Dhokha, in the year 2010, but the movie that got him critical and public acclaim was
Kai Po Che, for which he received the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor, in the year 2013. He has not looked back since then, and has received Filmfare Best Critics Award for Best Actor and National Film Award for the depiction of the lawyer,
Shahid Azmi, in the movie, ‘Shahid’, that released in the year 2013. Since then he has starred in numerous Hindi films, and has established a unique style of acting and an intense position in the industry.
Rajkummar Rao hails from Gurgaon, Haryana, and started playing characters since he was in 10th class. After completing his schooling from Gurgaon, Rajkummar graduated from Delhi University, and it was here that he decided that he was made for films when he enrolled himself at the Films and Television Institute, Pune. He met his current wife, Anwita Paul, also named Patralekha. Since then, he moved to Mumbai and has not looked back. Critics have embraced the characters played by Rajkummar Rao, and he has a distinct place in the industry. He is known for his real portrayals and intense themes. As he hails from Gurgaon, he has carried a unique real boy personality that reflects in his characters, and as it is relatable to the people, they like the characters he plays on screen.
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'Raj Kumar Yadav' is a highly successful and widely known actor of the Indian film industry and has played some different roles. He was born in Gurgaon, Haryana, on 31st of August in the year 1984. He attended schools like Blue Bells Model School. It was during his years in school that he developed his love for theater, acting, and the stage where he performed. Over the years, he realized that he was meant for the field of acting and wanted to establish himself as a successful actor. He, however, continued his studies and graduated from the University of Delhi. After his intense dedication to the field of theater since the age of fifteen, he thought of pursuing his talent further and for this, he went on to graduate, in the year 2008, from an institute in Pune named Films and Television Institute India. Soon after he finished his graduation, he shifted to Mumbai from his previous abode in Pune.
He debuted in the film industry with the movie, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, for which he was widely appreciated. After this power-paced debut, Raj Kumar went on to give some highly talented and amazing performances in movies like ‘
Queen’, and Kai Po Che, among many others. He played the role of Shahid Azmi in his biopic named, ‘Shahid’. This film, which came out in the year 2013, was one of the finest examples of exemplary art and Raj Kumar was bestowed with various prestigious laurels like the National Award for Best Actor, along with the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor.
'Raj Kumar Yadav' is often citing his name to be Rajkummar Rao. When he confirmed about his name change, he clarified that both Yadav and Rao are surnames that belong to his family. He chose to change his surname, because his mother believes a lot in numerology and this surname felt more promising in terms of his future successes.
He will be seen in many upcoming movies like ‘
Aligarh’, and Shimla Mirchi, among many others.