Gajraj Rao

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Gajraj Rao
Gajraj Rao in February 2020.jpg
Rao in February 2020
Born1971 (age 48–49)
Years active1994 - Present
Known forBlack Friday, Badhaai Ho, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Gajraj Rao is an Indian actor who appears predominantly in Hindi films.[1][2] He is known most for his award-winning performance in Badhaai Ho.

He debuted in 1994 with a minor role in Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen and has since worked in many films and web-series. Rao is known for his supporting roles in movies like Talvar, Blackmail and web-series like TVF'S F.A.T.H.E.R.S. and Tech Conversations with Dad.[3][4][5][6][7]

He also directed a number of ad-films with Codered films.[8][9][10]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films/shows/series that have not yet been released


Year Film Role Notes
1994 Bandit Queen Ashok Chand Thakur
1995 Pathreela Raasta
1998 Dil Se.. CBI investigation officer
2000 Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! Tiwariji
2001 Aks RAW officer
2002 Chhal
Dil Hai Tumhaara
Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?
2003 Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi Junior Bihari constable
2005 Yahaan Home Minister
2007 Black Friday Dawood Phanse
No Smoking Rajendra Kishan Dhingra
2008 Aamir The Caller
2015 Talvar Inspector Dhaniram
2017 Rangoon Ahuja
2018 Love per Square Foot Mr. Rehmat
Blackmail Chawla
Badhaai Ho Jeetendra Kaushik Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2019 Made in China Abhay Chopra
2020 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Shankar Tripathi
Lootcasedagger MLA Patil Post-production[11]


Year Series Role Channel
2015 Bang Baaja Baaraat Murli Prasad Sharma Y-Films
2016 A Day With RD Sharma Prof RD Sharma TVF
2017 F.A.T.H.E.R.S. Bhatia TVF
2018 Tech Conversations with Dad Father TVF
2019 TVF Tripling Season 2 Prince Alexander TVF


Year Film Award Category Result Ref(s)
2018 Badhaai Ho 25th Screen Awards Best Actor (Critics) Won [12]
Best Actor Nominated [13]
2019 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Won [14]


  1. ^ "TVF's 'fathers' a story of three 'modern' dads". Telangana Today. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Blackmail Review: Is This Black Comedy Worth The Hype?". News18. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Three veteran Bollywood actors now part of a web series". mid-day. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "In conversation with the makers of web series 'Bang Baaja Baaraat'". The Indian Express. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Coincidence much? Irrfan Khan's Blackmail to have a connect with the ongoing CDR row, details inside". dna. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Irrfan Khan keen to host Blackmail special screening for Amitabh Bachchan". Deccan Chronicle. 30 March 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Blackmail teaser out: Watch Irrfan Khan at his quirky best in this hilarious promo". The Asian Age. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. ^ "LinkdIn".
  9. ^ "Code Red Films". Code Red Films. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  10. ^ Code Red Films (8 January 2015), Gajraj Rao Showreel, Jan 2015., retrieved 24 September 2018
  11. ^ "'Lootcase' promo: Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Dugal starrer film to be released on 11th October". Times of India. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Badhaai Ho actor Gajraj Rao is grateful to win an award alongside Ranveer Singh and Rajkummar Rao - see post". Times Now. Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. Zoom TV Digital. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  13. ^ Morani, Aly; Morani, Karim; Morani, Mohomed; Nadiadwala, Mazhar; Soorma, Neelam (31 December 2018). "A Star-studded Night". Star Screen Awards. 122 minutes in. Star Plus. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Nominations for the 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards 2019 |". Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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