Rajat Barmecha

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Rajat Barmecha
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Rajat Barmecha at the premiere of The Forest
Born Rajat Barmecha
(1989-04-24) 24 April 1989 (age 27)
Delhi, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2010–present
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Rajat Barmecha (born 24 April 1989) is an Indian film actor who is best known for his lead role in the 2010 Bollywood film Udaan.[1]

Childhood[edit]

Rajat Barmecha was born in Ladnun, Rajasthan, and grew up in Delhi. He did his schooling and higher education from Bal Bharati Public School, Brij Vihar, Ghaziabad. He has had a passion for acting since childhood. Though his father comes from a business background, he supported Rajat to take up his dream. Rajat's elder brother Vicky Barmecha was supportive of his brother's dream and encouraged him.[2]

Career[edit]

His debut film Udaan follows 17-year-old Rohan (played by Barmecha) who has been expelled from boarding school after being caught watching an adult film. He is forced to return home to an authoritarian father and a half-brother whose existence he had previously been unaware of. For his role in the film, he was nominated for a Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male.[3] He then made a cameo appearance in Shaitan. He will next star in the road movie Disco Valley with Manjot Singh (Vivaan Shah was intended to be the other lead, but suddenly opted out in June 2012 to film Mastaan).[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Barmecha admits to bunking classes with his friends, but their results "used to make them happy, as we always got good marks". He initially went to Mumbai to be a jewellery designer, but quit after a week or two. Barmecha is a Hindu and has described himself as "spiritual".His sister Ritu Barmecha is also an actor and brother Vicky Barmecha is assisting Anurag Kashyap.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2010 Udaan Rohan Award for Best Male Debut
2011 Shaitan Shomu Cameo
2011 Gulmohar Nima Short film
2011 The Finish Line Ayaan Won a National Award(Short Film)
2012 Disco Valley Dhruv Ready[4]
2016 Leader (Tentative Title) Romi Post production
2016 Girl In The City Kartik (Special Appearance) Web Series
2017 Girl In The City (Chapter 2) Kartik (Special Appearance) Web Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharma, Garima (11 May 2011). "It's weird when people stare: Rajat Barmecha". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Dutta, Sauvik (26 April 2013). ""Udaan of Determination"-Rajat Barmecha at TEDx BITS-Pilani". Cool Age. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rajat Barmecha plays a cameo in Shaitan". Indian Express. 11 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Udaan star has 'babe' for buddy". India Today. 28 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Ghosh, Deboshree (23 August 2012). "Rajat Barmecha: I asked Anurag Kashyap about doing 'Disco Valley'". Bollywood Life. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "I miss you Delhi: Rajat Barmecha". Jagran Post. 5 October 2012. 

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