Rajit Kapur Biography

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Theatre, television and film actor Rajit Kapoor shot to international fame and critical acclaim for his performance as Mahatma Gandhi in the film, The Making of the Mahatma (1996), for which he received the National Award for Best Actor.

Kapoor began his acting career in theatre and worked in critically acclaimed plays like Larins Sahib, Love Letters, Mister Behram, Six Degrees of Separation, and Girish Karnad’s Flowers. He started his career in films with Shyam Benegal’s film Suraj ka Satwan Ghoda (1992). His portrayal of Byomkesh Bakshi in the television series of the same title, made him a well-known name. Created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay and directed by Basu Chatterjee, the series charted the mysteries solved by detective Byomkesh Bakshi. This became a breakthrough role for Kapoor which won him critical acclaim and an ardent fan following.

Kapoor worked with Benegal on several films such as Mammo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), Zubeida (2001), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004). His other films include Ghulam (1998), Agnisakshi (1999), Well Done Abba (2009), Guzaarish (2010), Kick (2014), amongst others. His most recent acting stints have been in supporting roles, such as in Phir Se... (2015) and Ki & Ka (2016).