7 things to know about ‘Citylights’ actor Rajkummar Rao

Raj_Kumar_123Rajkummar Rao who is all set to taste the success of his new film ‘City Lights‘ , had debuted 2010 experimental film Love Sex aur Dhokha and came to fame with Kai Po Che. City Lights is an upcoming 2014 Indian Hindi drama film directed by Hansal Mehta starring Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha in the lead roles. The film is a remake of the BAFTA nominated British film Metro Manila (2013) . Rajkummar Rao also played the leading man in much acclaimed movie Queen‘ . Let us get to know this actor who is brewing to fame:

1) Rajkummar Rao was born in Gurgaon, India. He was born and brought up in a middle class Ahir family.

2) Rajkummar caught the acting bug on a theatre stage in his 10th grade.

3) In 2008, Rajkummar graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and shifted to Mumbai.

4)He got his big break when he was cast in Love Sex aur Dhokha, after responding to an ad that mentioned Dibakar Banerjee was looking for newcomers

5) Rajkummar Rao performed a series of small, but significant roles in films like Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2Chittagong and Talaash

6) Rao  is filming with Sonam Kapoor and Pulkit Samrat for the romantic comedy Dolly Ki Doli.

7)Rajkummar Rao’s role in Biopic Shahid earned him a National Film Award for Best Actor (shared with Suraj Venjaramoodu for Perariyathavar) and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor