Rajkummar Rao


Personal Info

  • Birth Name: Rajkummar Rao
  • Date of Birth: August 31, 1984
  • Residence: Gurgaon, Haryana, India
  • Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)


Raj Kumar is also known as Rajkummar Rao. He was born in Gurgaon. He finished his schooling in Gurgaon and graduated in Arts from Delhi University. He was simultaneously doing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and SRC in Delhi. He is an Acting graduate from Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India. Raj Kumar’s debut film was Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex aur Dhokha in 2010.

Rajkummar Rao is an Indian actor. he was born as Raj Kumar Yadav in Prem Nagar, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. He had two older siblings and three cousins in his extended family. His father, Satya Prakash Yadav, was a government employee in the Haryana revenue department, and his mother, Kamlesh Yadav, was a homemaker. He completed his 12th standard from S N Sidheshwar Senior Sec Public School. He graduated from The Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, (University of Delhi) where he was simultaneously doing theatre with Kshitij Theater Group and the Shri Ram Centre in Delhi. In 2008, he enrolled in a two-year acting course at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, and moved to Mumbai to pursue a film career.

He made a small, uncredited appearance as a news reader in Ram Gopal Varma’s 2010 political thriller Rann. After that, he auditioned for the Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) film and was selected. The film consists of three stories; Rao appears in the second story opposite Neha Chauhan. The film and Rao’s performance met with critical acclaim. After the success of his debut film, producer Ekta Kapoor offered Rao the lead role in the found footage horror film Ragini MMS (2011) His next release was Bejoy Nambiar’s crime thriller Shaitan (2011), in which he played a slimy police officer.

Anurag Kashyap liked Rao’s performance in Love Sex Aur Dhokha and cast him in Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 (2012), a follow-up to his crime film Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1. He played the supporting role of Shamshad Alam for which he visited Wasseypur to perfect his accent and character.

After that, his acting journey never stopped, and acted in many great films. he acted in historical dramas Chittagong (2012), Talaash: The Answer Lies Within, Kai Po Che, Shahid, Boyss Toh Boyss Hai, Queen, CityLights, Dolly Ki Doli, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Aligarh, Trapped, Raabta, Behen Hogi Teri, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Newton, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Omerta, Fanney Khan, Stree, 5 Weddings, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Judgementall Hai Kya, Made in China, Shimla Mirchi, Ludo, Chhalaang, Montu Hooda, The White Tiger, Roohi, Hum Do Hamare Do, Badhaai Do, Monica, O My Darling.