Rajesh Tailang

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Rajesh Tailang
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Rajesh Tailang with Best Film Award for Siddharth at Beijing Film Festival 2014
Notable work
Siddharth (2013 film)

Rajesh Tailang is an Indian actor. He is best known to international audiences for his role in Siddharth,[1] for which he garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards.[2] He also wrote the dialogues for Siddharth and for Amal. Besides being an actor and writer, he is a poet as well. He is the brother of late cartoonist Sudhir Tailang.

He has also appeared in the films Phantom, Dev, Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa, Thakshak, Amal, Umrika and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the television series Shanti. He also had supporting roles in Netflix Originals Selection Day and Delhi Crime along with Amazon Prime Original Mirzapur.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa Somu's Father
2004 Dev ACP Waman Bhonsle
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising Brahmin sepoy
2007 Amal Dhaba Owner
2013 Siddharth Mahendra Saini [3]
2015 Umrika Postman
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Babul
2015 Phantom Raw Agent Alok
2017 Haseena Parkar Advocate Shyam Keswani [4][5]
2018 Omerta General Mahmood
2018 Mukkabaaz Shravan's Father [6]
2018 Aiyaary Brigadier K Srinivas
2019 Commando 3 Roy
2020 Panga National Coach Sinha
2020 Bandish Bandits Prime Video Anand Tiwari
2020 Comedy Couple Mukesh
2021 Pagglait TARUN Netflix

Short films[edit]

Year Films Role Director Notes
2015 Mast Qalandar Master Divij Roopchand Best Student Film at the Manchester International Film Festival 2016 and Best Short Film at Flicks International Student Short Film Festival.[7]
2016 Zoya (Short) Zoologist Sahirr Sethhi Premiered at 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest[8]


Year Title Role Platform
1995 Shanti Manu Doordarshan
2018-present Mirzapur Ramakant Pandit Amazon Prime Video
2018 Selection Day Mohan Kumar Netflix
2019 Delhi Crime Bhupender Singh Netflix
2020 Crackdown Ashvini Rao Voot
2020 Bandish Bandits Rajendra Amazon Prime Video
2021 Dhindora Neighbour YouTube


  1. ^ "A Conversation With Filmmaker Richie Mehta". The New York Times, 20 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards 2014: Nominees Announced For TV And Movie Honours". Huffington Post, 13 January 2014.
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (26 June 2014). "'Siddharth' Follows a Father's Search for His Son". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (29 March 2017). "REVEALED: Shraddha Kapoor and brother Siddhanth's look in Haseena - The Queen of Mumbai - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  5. ^ News, Rajpath (5 September 2017). "स्टार जैसा व्यवहार नहीं करतीं श्रद्धा : राजेश तैलंग". Rajpath News. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  6. ^ "अनुराग कश्यप बहुत स्पेस देते हैं : राजेश तेलंग". NewsTimes Portal. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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