Rajit Kapur

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Rajit Kapur
Kapur at Kashish Film Festival 2011
Kapur at Kashish Film Festival 2011
Born
NationalityIndian
Alma materSydenham College
OccupationActor, director, writer, producer
Known forByomkesh Bakshi, The Making of the Mahatma, Agnisakshi, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

Rajit Kapur is an Indian film and theatre actor and director. He is known for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1996 film,[1] The Making of the Mahatma for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor. Other notable roles are as the protagonist Unni in the Malayalam film Agnisakshi, and the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi[2] in the eponymous television series, directed by Basu Chatterjee and broadcast on Doordarshan. His debut film was Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992), directed by Shyam Benegal.

Career[edit]

Rajit Kapur played the role of the famous Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi in the eponymously named TV series, Byomkesh Bakshi (1993). Byomkesh Bakshi is a fictitious character created by the popular Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Basu Chatterjee directed a TV show based on the stories of Bandyopadhyay, and Rajit Kapur played the lead role. The show was very popular and Rajit Kapur achieved his first media recognition through this show. Kapur is also a very prominent theatre actor and director in India. He acted in Malayalam film Agnisakshi in 1999 which won numerous acclodes including National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam, and he was awarded Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. He has also acted in several commercially successful movies like Kick, Uri: The Surgical Strike, and Raazi.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2021 Nail Polish Judge Kishore Bhushan Bugs Bhargava Krishna A legal thriller
2020 Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Vikram Sarabhai Madhavan A biographical drama film.[3][4]
2020 Fitrat Taher Ali Baig Short film[5]
2019 Bypass Road Pratap Naman Nitin Mukesh [6]
TBD Life's Good TBA Anant Mahadevan
2019 22 Yards Mitali Ghoshal
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike Prime Minister of India Aditya Dhar
2018 Raazi Hidayat Khan Meghna Gulzar
2018 Phir Se... Krish Kunal Kohli
Ajay Bhuyan
2018 Mehram Ikhlaque Siddiqui Zain Anwar Short film released on ZEE5[7]
2017 A Gentleman Kavya's father Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
2017 The Wishing Tree Fatima's Father Manika Sharma
2017 Begum Jaan Ilias Khan Srijit Mukherji
2016 Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare Shashank Udapurkara
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Panditji Nitya Mehra Special appearance
2016 Ki & Ka Mr. Kumar Bansal R. Balki
2015 Uvaa Principal Jasbir Bhaati
2015 Roy Detective Wadia Vikramjit Singh
2014 Dishkiyaoon Viki's Dad Sanamjit Singhalwar
2014 Kick Dr. Jayant Verma Sajid Nadiadwala
2013 Singh Saab the Great Iqbal Anil Sharma
2013 Mishawr Rawhoshyo Al Mamun Srijit Mukherji Bengali film
2011 Shaitan Amy's Father Bejoy Nambiar
2011 Dam 999 Shankaran Sohan roy UAE–Indian co-production film
2011 Monica Raj Jaitley Sushen Bhatnagar
2010 Guzaarish Public Prosecutor, Vipin Patel Sanjay Leela Bhansali
2010 Well Done Abba Inspector Rishab Reddy Shyam Benegal
2009 Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish Debu Deepti Naval Premiered at 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Direct-to-video
2009 Yeh Mera India Arun Talreja N. Chandra
2009 Blue Oranges Nilesh Rajesh Ganguly
2009 Morning Walk Indra Arup Dutta
2009 Marega Salaa Rahul Awasthi Devang Dholakia
2008 Welcome to Sajjanpur Collector Shyam Benegal
2007 Dahek - A Restless Mind Ajay Mathur Aroop Adhikari
2006 Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante Dr. Viren Goenka Tanveer Khan
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Abid Hasan Shyam Benegal
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara Ronu Chaudhary Jahnu Barua
2004 Rok Sako To Rok Lo Sweety's husband Arindam Chaudhuri
2003 Ek Alag Mausam George K.P. Sasi
2002 Octave Dr. Gujaral Shaji N. Karun
2002 Nishad Dr. Gopi Gujaral Shaji N. Karun
2002 Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai Prakash Manoj Punj
2002 Abaidha Gul Bahar Singh Bengali film
2001 Dattak Sunil Gul Bahar Singh
2001 Censor Dev Anand
2001 Zubeidaa Riyaz Masud Shyam Benegal Third film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
2000 Hari-Bhari Khurshid Shyam Benegal
1999 Samar Shyam Benegal
1999 Agnisakshi Unni Shyamaprasad Malayalam film, Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor
1998 Train to Pakistan Iqbal Pamela Rooks
1998 Ghulam Jai Vikram Bhatt
1996 The Making of the Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Shyam Benegal Won National Film Award for Best Actor
1996 Sardari Begum Sadiq Moosvi Shyam Benegal Second film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
1995 Limited Manuski Sadanand Borse Jayoo Patwardhan
Nachiket Patwardhan
Marathi film
1994 Mammo Riyaz (Adult) Shyam Benegal First film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
1994 Charachar Lakhinder Buddhadeb Dasgupta
1992 Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda Manik Mulla Shyam Benegal

Plays[edit]

  • Love Letters
  • Class of '84
  • Larins Sahib
  • Are There Tigers in the Congo?
  • Mr. Behram
  • Six Degrees of Separation
  • Pune Highway
  • Me Kash and Cruise
  • Flowers
  • A Walk In The Woods
  • One on One Part 2
  • The Siddhus of Upper Juhu
  • Mahua (as director)

Television series[edit]

Year(s) Title Credited as Notes
Actor Director Role
1986 Ghar Jamai Yes
1991 Kshitij Ye Nahi Yes
1993 Byomkesh Bakshi Yes Byomkesh Bakshi Season 1
1995-96 Yugantar Yes
1997-98 Junoon Yes
1997 Byomkesh Bakshi Yes Byomkesh Bakshi Season 2
1999 Star Bestsellers Yes Yes Episode entitled "Tripti". Also, writer and producer.
1999 Star Bestsellers Yes Episode 12 – "Prayas"
1999 Star Bestsellers Yes Yes Episode 8 – "Shuruaat". Also, producer.
2001 Rishtey – The Love Stories Yes Shastri Episode 158 – "Poorab Aur Pashchim"
2014 Samvidhaan Yes Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer
2015 Bang Baaja Baaraat Yes Web series
2019 Bard of Blood Yes Sadiq Shaikh Netflix series
2019 TVF Tripling Yes Satyanweshi Season 2 of the web series

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Academy, Himalayan. "Hinduism Today Magazine". www.hinduismtoday.com. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ Kapur, Rajit. "Even now people call Rajit Kapur Byomkesh Bakshi". GQ India. GQ. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ Scroll Staff. "'Rocketry – The Nambi Effect' teaser: Madhavan presents scientist Nambi Narayanan's story". Scroll.in.
  4. ^ "R. Madhavan: 95 per cent of Indians don't know about Nambi Narayanan, which I think is a crime". 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ "FITRAT BY TAHER ALI BAIG". 9 April 2020.
  6. ^ "'Bypass Road': Neil Nitin Mukesh is all praise for senior actor Rajit Kapur - Movies to look forward to". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Mehram actor Farida Jalal: Today's films lack soul". The Indian Express. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

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