From acing practically all genres to doing movie that can shock and shake you, Rajkummar Rao has a that’s for everyone who wants to become big in Bollywood. Having just delivered a brilliant film, Badhaai Do, the actor is back in the grind with Raj and DK’s new show, Guns and Gulaabs.
The first look of Rajkummar Rao in Guns and Gulaabs has taken the internet by storm and we don’t expect any less from an actor who delivers excellence in every role. While we wait for his latest work to release, let’s take a look at some of his finest performances over the years:
Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Padnekar brought the subject of lavender marriage to the screen with Badhaai Do. Rao earned massive appreciation for his authentic portrayal of a gay police officer. Beautifully packed in an entertaining box, he left an everlasting impact with his emotional sequences.
This adaptation of The White Tiger novel became a massive hit. Rajkummar Rao’s powerful performance in the drama, revolving around an ambitious driver of a rich Indian family, garnered love from both the critics and the audiences worldwide. Fans trended the brilliant actor on social media by sharing their favourite sequences of him.
Rajkummar Rao essayed a rather challenging character of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a terrorist involved in the 1994 kidnapping of four foreign nationals in Omerta. With Hansal Mehta at the helm, the powerhouse performer touched all the right chords of his character and delivered yet another power-packed drama.
Newton was another path-breaking film from Rajkummar Rao. The actor played the character of an honest clerk sent on election duty in a Naxal area, and was ready to go to any length to get the work done assigned to him. Owing to the blockbuster star’s outstanding performance in the film, Newton became India’s official entry to the Oscars that year.
Rajkummar Rao’s performance in Shahid is counted amongst the finest ones seen in the recemt past. Based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, the film earned the actor his first National Award. In order to understand and get into the skin of his character, the superstar spent time with Shahid’s family before going on the floors.
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