Rajkummar Rao Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Rajkummar Rao is an Indian actor. He made his debut with Dibakar Banerjee’s movie “Love Sex Aur Dhokha” (LSD) in 2010.


Rajkummar Rao was born on 31 August 1984 (age 37; as of 2021) in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. His birth name is Raj Kumar Yadav. He enrolled in Siddheshwar Mandir School, and, later, completed his education from Blue Bells Model School, Gurgaon. As a kid, he got training in martial arts. He graduated in Arts from Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi University, New Delhi. When he was in college, he actively participated in stage shows and also did theatre at “Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts” and “Kshitij Repertory” in Delhi. In 2008, he completed his acting course from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Rajkummar Rao, During His School Days

Rajkummar Rao In His First Professional Play As King Oedipus During His College Days

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’ 9”

Body Measurements (approx.): 40′ chest, 34′ waist, and 14′ biceps

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black


Rajkummar Rao was born into a Hindu Family.

Parents & Siblings

His father was a government employee in the revenue department. His mother is late Kamlesh Yadav. Rajkummar grew up in a middle-class joint family. He was very close to his mother. He lost his mother while he was shooting for his movie Newton. He is also a national-level gold medalist in Taekwondo. He has a brother, Amit, and a sister, Monika.

Rajkummar Rao’s Childhood Picture

Rajkumar Rao Childhood

Rajkummar Rao With His Mother


On 15 November 2021, he got married to his long-time girlfriend Patralekha.

Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa’s wedding photo

The wedding ceremony took place at Oberoi Sukhvilas in Chandigarh.

Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa’s wedding card


Before getting married to actress Patralekha Mishra Paul, he dated her for a long time. He first met Patralekha during the shoot of his movie Citylights, in which the duo co-starred.

Rajkummar Rao With His Girlfriend, Patralekhaa


After graduating from Film and Television Institute of India, Rajkummar shifted to Mumbai to focus on his acting career. For around a year, he made frequent visits to various production houses and also met casting directors. He came across an ad by the casting director “Dibakar Banerjee” who was searching for fresh faces, and, consequently, made his debut with the movie Love Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD) in 2010. He was paid a remuneration of ₹11,000 for his movie LSD. He, then, appeared in a short role as a freedom fighter, Lokenath Bal, in the 2012 movie, Chittagong. He was also seen in movies like Ragini MMS (2011), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), and Talaash (2012).

Rajkummar Rao In His Debut Movie Love Sex Aur Dhokha

Rajkummar Rao In The Movie Chittagong

Rajkummar Rao got his big break with Hansal Mehta’s movie “Shahid” in 2012.  He appeared in a brief role as Govind Patel in the Abhishek Kapoor’s movie ‘Kai Po Che’ (2013), which also starred Sushant Singh Rajput and Amit Sadh. The movie was a commercial success and Rajkummar’s performance was greatly acclaimed.

Kai Po Che Movie Poster

In 2014, Rajkummar starred in the successful drama movies, Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut, and Citylights, starring Patralekha. He portrayed as a journalist in the critically acclaimed biographical drama Aligarh, starring Manoj Bajpai. His role as Newton Kumar in the 2017 movie Newton won him many accolades and was strongly praised. He also appeared in movies like Trapped (2016), Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), and Stree (2018).

Rajkummar Rao In The Movie, Newton

In 2017, Rajkummar played the role of Subhas Chandra Bose in the Ekta Kapoor’s web series “Bose: Dead/Alive.” The same year, he appeared in a biographical crime movie ‘Omerta,‘ playing the role of Omar Saeed.

Rajkummar Rao As Subhash Chandra Bose In The Web Series, Bose

Rajkummar Rao As Terrorist, Omar Saeed, In The Movie, Omerta

In 2019, he played the lead in Shelly Chopra’s movie ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga,’ also starring Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Movie Poster

Awards & Achievements

  • Best Actor (Critics) – Filmfare Awards – Shahid in 2014

Rajkummar Rao With Best Actor-Critic Award At Filmfare in 2014

  • Best Actor – National Film Awards, India – Shahid in 2014

Rajkummar Rao Awarded Best Actor For The Movie, Shahid At National Awards

  • Breakthrough Talent of the Year – GQ Awards, India – 2014
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Zee Cine Awards – Kai Po Che! in 2014
  • Best Performance by an Actor – Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Newton in 2017

Best Actor Award For The Movie, Newton At APSA 2017

  • Best Actor (Special Mention) – Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne – Trapped in 2017

Thank you Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 4 this recognition. #BestActorSpecialJury. This one is 4 the whole team. #VikramMotwane #Trapped pic.twitter.com/g3g6XInppe

— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) August 12, 2017

  • Indian of the Year (Entertainment Category) – CNN-IBN Indian of the Year – 2017

Rajkummar Awarded As Indian Of The Year By CNNnews18 In 2017

  • Variety Asian Stars: Up Next Award – International Film Festival & Awards Macao – 2017

Asia Rising Star Award At IFFM In 2017

  • Hottest Vegetarian – PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity – 2017

Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity By PETA

  • The 50 Most Influential Young Indians Award – GQ Power List – 2017

Rajkummar Rao Listed In The 50 Most Influential Young Indians in 2017 By GQ Power List

  • Best Actor (Critics) – Filmfare Awards – Trapped in 2018
  • Best Actor (Critics) – Screen Awards, IN – Newton in 2018

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Best Actor #NEWTON, Best Supporting Actor #BAREILLYKIBARFI, Best Film #NEWTON #StarScreenAwards2017. Thank you team Newton and team Bareilly Ki Barfi. Thank you all you wonderful people for giving us so much love. GRATITUDE 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

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  • Best Actor – Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards – Newton in 2018
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – FOI Online Awards, India – Newton in 2018
  • Best Supporting Actor – Filmfare Awards – Bareilly Ki Barfi in 2018
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – FOI Online Awards, India – Bareilly Ki Barfi in 2018
  • Extraordinary Impact Actor – Zee Cine Awards – 2018
  • Best Actor – Screen Awards, IN – Stree in 2018

Best Actor (Popular) Award At Star Screen Awards For The Movie, Stree In 2018

  • Best Actor in a web series – IMW Digital Awards – Bose in 2018

Best Actor In Web Series (Bose) – IMW Digital Awards

  • Best Actor Award – Talentrack Awards – Bose in 2018

Thank you #Talentrackawards2018 for honouring me with the best actor award for Bose. Thank you team #Bose @ektaravikapoor @mehtahansal sir @Patralekhaa9 @filmypulkit14 @nouwwwin & everyone who made it possible. pic.twitter.com/yJ1CorBV1h

— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) March 17, 2018

  • Man Of The Moment Award – Vogue Beauty Awards – 2018

Rajkummar Rao Bestowed With Man Of The Moment At Vogue Beauty Awards

  • Best Actor (Popular Choice) Award – Hello Hall Of Fame Awards 2018

Rajkummar Rao Received Best Actor Award At Hello Hall Of Fame Awards

Favourite Things

  • Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Marlon Brando
  • Actresses: Madhubala and Konkona Sen Sharma
  • Dessert: Cake
  • Books: Biography of Robert De Niro, The Bhagavad Gita, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, My Autography by Charlie Chaplin, and Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
  • Destinations: Volendam in Amsterdam
  • Movies: The Godfather, Mohabbatein, and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Authors: Saadat Hasan Manto, Ayn Rand, and Walter Isaacson
  • Mobile Application: Facetime
  • Hobbies: Travelling, watching movies and web series
  • Dialogue: “Bade bade shehron mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai.”


  • Rajkummar Rao is very close to Ekta Kapoor, Dinesh Vijan (producer), and Hansal Mehta (director).
  • He is quite fond of travelling and considers it a stress-buster.
  • Rao also likes to go out for shopping.
  • Rajkummar has put a wallpaper of his mother’s picture on his phone. He considers his mother his hero.
  • He has a habit of making his own bed and is a cleanliness freak.
  • Rao saw Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge for the first time when he was 11-year-old. He used to imagine himself as “Raj Malhotra,” which was the name of Shah Rukh Khan’s character in the movie. He would even ask his friends to call him “Raj,” and said- ‘What is this Rajkumar? Call me Raj!’
  • When he was a child, every time he watched a movie, he would mimic the lead character of the movie.
  • He is an avid reader. Rao likes reading books whenever he is travelling, in his vanity van, or balcony while having coffee.
  • For his role as Subhash Chandra Bose, he gained nearly 11 kg.
  • His first crush was Madhubala.
  • He says that he would like to be born as Marlon Brando in his next birth.
  • In the initial years of his career, he had to struggle a lot. In an interview, while remembering those days, he said,

    It used to be tough times for me. I come from a very humble middle class background and there was a time in school when I didn’t have money and my teachers paid my school fees for two years. When I came to the city, we were living in a really small house. I was paying Rs 7000 of my share which I thought was too much. I needed around 15-20000 every month to survive and there were times I would get a notification that I have only 18 rupees left in my account. My friend would have 23 rupees.”

  • He is a bike lover and in October 2019, he bought a Harley Davidson Fat Bob.  [1]

    Rajkummar Rao Posing on His Harley Davidson Fat Bob


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