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Rajkumar Rao

Born on August 31, 1984 in Gurgaon, Haryana, Rajkumar Rao is one of the finest young actors to come up on the scence. Rajkumar caught the acting bug on a theatre stage in the 10th grade. He finished his schooling in Gurgaon and graduated in Arts from Delhi University. He was simultaneously doing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and Shri Ram Centre (SRC) in Delhi. In 2008, Rajkummar graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and shifted to Mumbai.

He made his film debut with the 2010 experimental film Love Sex aur Dhokha and achieved success in 2013 with the drama film Kai Po Che!for which he was nominated the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shahid Azmi in the 2013 biographical film Shahid.

His recent films like Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2Queen CityLights have received widespread recognition winning him numerous awards and accolades.