Rajit Kapoor is a big name in the world of small and big screen. He has worked in many famous TV shows and played strong roles in Bollywood films. Along with acting, Rajat is also interfering in the world of direction. He is also well known as a director. He has also done a lot of work in theatre. Today is his birthday. Let us tell you that Rajit Kapoor was born on 22 May 1960 in Amritsar. In his career so far, he has worked in many films and TV series. He has played many challenging characters very well. Sometimes he came on screen as Gandhi and sometimes as Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. Let’s know about some of his famous characters…
Byomkesh Bakshi (1993)
Rajit Kapoor played the lead role of the famous Bengali Detective Byomkesh Bakshi in the famous 1993 TV series ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’. Actually Byomkesh Bakshi was a fictional character created by popular Bengali writer Sharadendu Bandyopadhyay. But Rajit made it alive on the screen on the strength of his acting. This TV series was directed by Basu Chatterjee. In fact, Rajit got recognition in the media for the first time after this TV series.
‘The Making of the Mahatma’ (1996)
Rajit Kapoor played the character of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1996 film ‘The Making of the Mahatma’. The film was produced jointly by India-South Africa. The film was directed by Shyam Benegal. Apart from Rajit Kapoor, Pallavi Joshi played the role of Kasturba Gandhi in this film. Rajit Kapoor received the National Film Award for Best Actor for this film. Most importantly, Rajit Kapoor is the first Indian to play Mahatma Gandhi on the silver screen.
Web Series ‘Rocket Boy’ (2022)
This web series is the inspiring story of Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. There are eight episodes in this series, which are forty-forty minutes. In this series, Rajit Kapoor played the character of the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, which was well-liked by the audience.
Movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (Upcoming)
R. The film, directed by Madhavan, premiered at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on 19 May. It is a biographical drama film based on the life of Indian scientist and aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan. Rajit Kapoor will be seen in the role of Vikram Sarabhai in this film. The film will be released in theaters on June 1, 2022. In this R. Madhavan plays the character of Dr Nambi Narayanan. Apart from these main characters, Rajit Kapoor has done ‘Suraj Ka Seventh Ghoda’, ‘Mammo’, ‘Sardari Begum’, ‘Train to Pakistan’, ‘Ghulam’, ‘Zubida’, ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’, ‘I have not Gandhi’. Mara’, ‘Weldon Abba’, ‘Singh Saab the Great’, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, ‘Ki and Ka’, ‘Begum Jaan’, ‘Raazi’, ‘Bypass Road’, etc. have worked in many films including.