Rajit Kapur

Rajit Kapur is an Indian film and theater actor and director. He is known for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1996 film[1], The Making of the Mahatma. 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.

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

Career

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.

Filmography

Year TitleRoleDirectorNotes
2019 Bypass RoadPratapNaman Nitin Mukesh[3]
TBD Life's Good TBAAnant Mahadevan
2019 22 Yards Mitali Ghoshal
2019 Uri: The Surgical StrikePrime Minister of IndiaAditya Dhar
2018 RaaziHidayat KhanMeghna Gulzar
2018 Phir Se...KrishKunal Kohli
Ajay Bhuyan
2017 A GentlemanKavya's fatherRaj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
2017 The Wishing TreeFatima's FatherManika Sharma
2017 Begum JaanIlias KhanSrijit Mukherji
2016 Anna: Kisan Baburao HazareShashank Udapurkara
2016 Baar Baar DekhoPanditjiNitya MehraSpecial appearance
2016 Ki & KaMr. Kumar BansalR. Balki
2015 UvaaPrincipalJasbir Bhaati
2015 RoyDetective WadiaVikramjit Singh
2014 DishkiyaoonViki's DadSanamjit Singhalwar
2014 KickDr. Jayant VermaSajid Nadiadwala
2013 Singh Saab the GreatIqbalAnil Sharma
2013 Mishawr RawhoshyoAl MamunSrijit MukherjiBengali film
2011 ShaitanAmy's FatherBejoy Nambiar
2011 Dam 999ShankaranSohan royUAE–Indian co-production film
2011 MonicaRaj JaitleySushen Bhatnagar
2010 GuzaarishPublic Prosecutor, Vipin PatelSanjay Leela Bhansali
2010 Well Done AbbaInspector Rishab ReddyShyam Benegal
2009 Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish DebuDeepti NavalPremiered at 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Direct-to-video
2009 Yeh Mera IndiaArun TalrejaN. Chandra
2009 Blue OrangesNileshRajesh Ganguly
2009 Morning WalkIndraArup Dutta
2009 Marega SalaaRahul AwasthiDevang Dholakia
2008 Welcome to SajjanpurCollectorShyam Benegal
2007 Dahek - A Restless MindAjay MathurAroop Adhikari
2006 Deadline: Sirf 24 GhanteDr. Viren GoenkaTanveer Khan
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Abid HasanShyam Benegal
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin MaraRonu ChaudharyJahnu Barua
2004 Rok Sako To Rok LoSweety's husbandArindam Chaudhuri
2003 Ek Alag MausamGeorgeK.P. Sasi
2002 OctaveDr. GujaralShaji N. Karun
2002 NishadDr. Gopi GujaralShaji N. Karun
2002 Zindagi Khoobsoorat HaiPrakashManoj Punj
2002 AbaidhaGul Bahar SinghBengali film
2001 DattakSunilGul Bahar Singh
2001 CensorDev Anand
2001 ZubeidaaRiyaz MasudShyam BenegalThird film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
2000 Hari-BhariKhurshidShyam Benegal
1999 SamarShyam Benegal
1999 AgnisakshiUnniShyamaprasadMalayalam film
1998 Train to PakistanIqbalPamela Rooks
1998 GhulamJaiVikram Bhatt
1996 The Making of the Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand GandhiShyam BenegalWon National Film Award for Best Actor
1996 Sardari BegumSadiq MoosviShyam BenegalSecond film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
1995 Limited ManuskiSadanand BorseJayoo Patwardhan
Nachiket Patwardhan
Marathi film
1994 MammoRiyaz (Adult)Shyam BenegalFirst film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
1994 CharacharLakhinderBuddhadeb Dasgupta
1992 Suraj Ka Satvan GhodaManik MullaShyam Benegal

Plays

  • 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

In reverse chronological order:

TitleYearCredited asNotes
ActorDirectorRole
Bard of Blood (Netflix Series) 2019YesSadiq Shaikh
TVF Tripling (Season-2) (Web series) 2019Yes Satyanweshi
Bang Baaja Baaraat (Web series) 2015Yes
Samvidhaan 2014YesAlladi Krishnaswamy Iyer
Rishtey - The Love Stories (Episode 158 - Poorab Aur Pashchim) 2001YesShastri
Star Bestsellers (Episode unknown-'Tripti') 1999YesYesAlso, writer and producer
Star Bestsellers (Episode 12-'Prayas') 1999Yes
Star Bestsellers (Episode 8-'Shuruaat') 1999YesYesAlso, producer
Junoon 1997-98Yes
Byomkesh Bakshi (Season 2) 1997YesByomkesh Bakshi
Yugantar 1995-96Yes
Byomkesh Bakshi (Season 1) 1993YesByomkesh Bakshi
Kshitij Ye Nahi 1991Yes
Ghar Jamai 1986Yes

Awards

References

https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2015/01/rajit-kapur-interview/

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