Rajit Kapur Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthAugust 27, 1963
Zodiac SignVirgo
Eye ColorDark Brown

Rajit Kapur is an Indian actor, theatre artist, director, writer, and producer who is known for his roles like playing Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the film The Making of the Mahatma, Unni in the Malayalam-language spiritual film Agnisakshi, Byomkesh Bakshi in the fictional detective television series Byomkesh Bakshi, Jawaharlal Nehru in the biographical series Rocket Boys, and Debu in the drama film Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish. In addition to that, Rajit Kapur’s film credits also include Uri: The Surgical Strike, Guzaarish, Singh Saab the Great, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Bypass Road, Kick, Ki & Ka, CharacharMammoLimited ManuskiSardari Begum, Samar, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, Train to PakistanGhulamHari-BhariCensorWell Done Abba, Mishawr Rawhoshyo, DattakZubeidaaZindagi Khoobsoorat HaiNishadEk Alag MausamRok Sako To Rok LoNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten HeroDeadline: Sirf 24 GhanteYeh Mera IndiaBlue OrangesMorning WalkBaar Baar Dekho, and Begum Jaan.

Born Name

Rajit Kapur

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Nick Name

Rajit

Rajit Kapur in 2011Rajit Kapur in 2011
Rajit Kapur in 2011 (Bollywood Hungama / bollywoodhungama.com / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Amritsar, Punjab, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Indian

 

Education

Rajit Kapur studied at Sydenham College in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Occupation

Actor, Theatre Artist, Director, Writer, Producer

Build

Average

Rajit Kapur as seen while taking a selfie in May 2021Rajit Kapur as seen while taking a selfie in May 2021
Rajit Kapur as seen while taking a selfie in May 2021 (Rajit Kapur / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Receding hairline

Rajit Kapur as seen in an Instagram post in April 2021Rajit Kapur as seen in an Instagram post in April 2021
Rajit Kapur as seen in an Instagram post in April 2021 (Rajit Kapur / Instagram)

Rajit Kapur Facts

  1. For his performance in the 1996 film The Making of the Mahatma, he received the National Film Award for “Best Actor”.
  2. Rajit Kapur co-starred as Unni in the 1999 Malayalam-language spiritual film Agnisakshi and this role won him the Kerala State Film Award for “Best Actor”.
  3. In 2009, he played a not-so-successful lyricist named Debu in the drama film Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish. For this, he won the Award for Best Actor at the Imagine India Film Festival in Spain.
  4. Alongside Sachin Khedekar, Dalip Tahilramani, Suzanne Bernert, Divya Dutta, Tom Alter, Neeraj Kabi, and Rahul Singh, Rajit Kapur co-starred portraying the character of Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer (an Indian lawyer and member of the Constituent Assembly of India, which was responsible for framing the Constitution of India) in the 10-part television mini-series Samvidhaan in 2014.
  5. He was seen as Dr. Jayant Verma in the 2014 Hindi-language action comedy film Kick, an official remake of the 2009 Telugu film of the same name. It stars Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Mithun Chakraborty. Kick became one of the biggest blockbusters of 2014 and the 22nd highest-grossing Indian film of all time.
  6. Rajit Kapur has been a part of many plays which include Love Letters, Me Kash and Cruise, Class of ’84Are There Tigers in the Congo?, A Walk In The Woods, Six Degrees of Separation, Pune Highway, One on One Part 2, Larins SahibMr. BehramThe Siddhus of Upper Juhu, and Flowers.
  7. In 2018, he brought to life the character of Hidayat Khan (an Indian freedom fighter and agent posing as an informant for the Indian government against the Pakistani government) in the Hindi-language spy action thriller film Raazi. Rajit Kapur co-starred in the film alongside Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Jaideep Ahlawat, Shishir Sharma, Soni Razdan, Amruta Khanvilkar, and Arif Zakaria.
  8. Rajit Kapur was cast as Prime Minister of India (a character based on Narendra Modi) in the 2019 Hindi-language military action film Uri: The Surgical Strike, starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, and Paresh Rawal. The film became the 29th highest-grossing Indian film ever made.
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