|Occupation||Actor, film director, screenwriter, writer|
|Known for||Kapoor & Sons (2016 film), Drishyam (2015 film)|
Rajat Kapoor (Hindi : रजत कपूर) (born February 11, 1961) is an Indian actor, writer, screenwriter and film director. Kapoor was born in Delhi, India. As a child, he would watch films with his family and decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 14. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 2013 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
Kapoor started out in Parallel Cinema making his debut in the 1989 Kumar Shahani film Khayal Gatha . When he had trouble finding acting jobs in the 1990s, Kapoor began writing and directing shorts. He made his full-length directorial debut with Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One (1997), which had Irrfan Khan and Naseeruddin Shah in minor roles. In 2001, Kapoor got his big mainstream break-in Dil Chahta Hai , which starred Aamir Khan, as uncle of Preity Zinta's character. He received international attention in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding in which he played an abusive uncle. Since then, he has written, directed, and appeared in many critically acclaimed films including Corporate , Bheja Fry , and also as Muhammad Ali Jinnah in a UK television film The Last Days of the Raj in 2007. In 2003, he wrote and directed the independent film Raghu Romeo which he financed by sending e-mail requests for money to his friends. Although it was not a box office success, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Kapoor then directed and starred in Mixed Doubles , a film that deals with Swinging in contemporary Mumbai.In 2008 he directed a Sleeper hit called Mithya. Many international critics call it one of the greatest Black Comedy of all times, a rarely explored genre. He was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor for Siddharth: The Prisoner at the 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In the year 2010, he has also starred in a Bengali movie Iti Mrinalini opposite Konkona Sen directed by acclaimed Bengali film writer Aparna Sen. Kapoor frequently collaborates with actors Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey.
Apart from films, Kapoor hosts the tri-weekly chat show Lounge telecasted by NDTV Good Times.He also worked in television shows, including Rishtey which was aired on Zee TV in the episode 'Milan'. Tired of pitching his stories to investors, Kapoor reached out to his friend Chet Jainn, founder of the crowdfunding platform goCrowdera.com to raise initial seed fund for his next film called "RkRkay". The "RkRkay" crowdfunding campaign went on to successfully raise over ₹35,00,000.
'Kadakh' which is directed by Rajat Kapoor is a brilliant dark comedy which leaves the audiences glued to the screens.Rajat Kapoor also shines as a director.
He has worked in Scam 1992 as an investigating officer.
Kapoor married Meenal Agarwal, a photographer-production designer in 1996 [ citation needed ]and has two children, a daughter Rabia and a son Vivan. He did his schooling in Happy school Daryaganj Padam Chand Marg.
Kapoor is a three time National Award winner, first for his 26-minute non-feature documentary, Tarana, then for his short, Hypnothesis, and after that for Raghu Romeo in Best Feature Film in Hindi section.
|1989||Khayal Gatha||Yes||Several characters|| Filmfare Award Best Film (Critics) |
Premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival
|1994||Tarana||Yes||Short National award- swarna kaamal, for the best short film- |
also won the national award for the best cinematography
|1996||Hypnothesis||Yes||National award for the best short fiction film|
|1997||Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One||Yes||Yes|
|2001||Dil Chahta Hai||Yes||Mahesh|
|2001||Monsoon Wedding||Yes||Tej Puri|
|2003||Raghu Romeo||Yes||Yes||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi|
|Mudda: The Issue||Yes||Harphool Singh|
|Kisna: The Warrior Poet||Yes||Prince Raghuraj|
|Yun Hota To Kya Hota||Yes||US Consulate Officer|
|Anuranan||Yes||Amit Bannerjee||Made In Bengali & Hindi Language|
|2007||The Last Days of the Raj||Yes||Muhammad Ali Jinnah||TV Movie|
|Bheja Fry||Yes||Ranjeet Thadani|
|Apna Asmaan||Yes||Dr. Sen|
|Hamlet: The Clown Prince||Yes||Play|
|Khoya Khoya Chand||Yes||Prem Kumar|
|Gateway To Hollywood||Judge||Reality Show|
|Krazzy 4||Yes||Ravi K. Sanyal|
|Via Darjeeling||Yes||Ronodeep 'Rono' Sen|
|Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na||Yes||Mahesh Pariyar (Meghna’s Father)|
|2009||I M 24||Yes||Shubendu Roy|
|Ek Tho Chance||Yes|
|Siddharth: The Prisoner||Yes||Siddharth Roy|
|Teree Sang||Yes||Maahi's Father|
|Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rahul Kapoor|
|That Girl in Yellow Boots||Yes||Man Who Steps Out of Elevator||Premiered in South Asian International Film Festival 2010|
|Pappu Can't Dance Saala||Yes||Palash||Premiered in South Asian International Film Festival 2010|
|...And Once Again||Yes||Rishi|
|Iti Mrinalini||Yes||Siddhartha Sarkar||Made In Bengali Language|
|Phas Gaye Re Obama||Yes||Om Shastri|
|2011||Jo Dooba So Paar: It's Love In Bihar!||Yes||Superintendent of Police|
|Nothing Like Lear||Yes||Play|
|2012||Agent Vinod||Yes||ISI chief Lt-Gen Iftekhar Ahmed|
|Midnight's Children||Yes||Aadam Aziz|
|2013||Carpet Boy||Yes||Ehsaan Khan|
|2014||Ankhon Dekhi||Yes||Yes||Yes||Rishi||Won – Star Screen Award for Best Story |
Won - Filmfare award for Best Story
Won - Filmare Critics award for Best Film
|2015||Drishyam||Yes||Mahesh Deshmukh, IGP Meera's Husband|
|X: Past Is Present||Yes||K|
|2016||Kapoor & Sons||Yes||Harsh Kapoor||Nominated - Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2017||Rat Race - Ek Andhi Daud||Yes||Akhil||Short|
|2018||Pari||Yes||Professor Quasim Aali|
|2019||Code M||Yes||Col Suryaveer Chauhan||ALT Balaji web series|
|2021||RK/RKay||Yes||Yes||Yes||RK and Mahboob|
|2000-2003||Gharwali Uparwali (one episode only)||Advertising Agency Boss||Hindi||Star Plus|
|2005||C.I.D (two episodes only)||Tanuj||Hindi||Sony TV|
|2014-2015||Everest||Ramesh Rungta||Hindi||Star Plus|
|2017-2019||The Good Karma Hospital||Amit Nambeesan||English||ITV|
|2020||Code M||Col. Suryaveer Chauhan||Hindi||ALTBalaji/Zee5|
|2020||Scam 1992||K Madhavan||Hindi||SonyLIV|
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