Rajkummar Rao is an institution of acting in himself. From acing practically all the genres to becoming the force behind challenging narratives – his filmography is a lesson for becoming the ‘Rajkummar’ of the industry. 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.
While the first look of Rajkummar Rao from Guns and Gulaabs has taken the internet by storm, here’s celebrating the phenomenal actor that he’s by looking at his five finest performances over the years!
Rajkummar Rao brought the subject of lavender marriage alive on screen with his character in Badhaai Do. The actor earned massive reception from all corners of the nation for his authentic portrayal of a gay police officer. Beautifully packed in an entertaining box, he left an everlasting impact with his emotional sequences.
THE WHITE TIGER
An adaptation of The White Tiger book became a massive hit on the streaming platform. 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 with 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 became another path-breaking film for Rajkummar Rao! The actor played the character of an honest clerk sent on election duty in a Naxal area who 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 one has witnessed in today’s time! Based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, the film earned the actor his first National Film 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.