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Rajit Kapur (Hindi: रजित कपूर, Punjabi: ਰਜੀਤ ਕਪੂਰ) 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][third-party source needed] 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
Kapur at Kashish Film Festival 2011
Born (1960-05-22) 22 May 1960 (age 58)
ResidenceMumbai
NationalityIndian
Alma materSydenham College
OccupationActor, director, writer, producer
Known forByomkesh Bakshi, The Making of the Mahatma, Agnisakshi, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

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CareerEdit

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.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
TBD Life's Good TBA Anant Mahadevan
2019 Uri: The Surgical Strike Prime Minister of India Aditya Dhar
2018 Raazi Hidayat Khan, Sehmat's father Meghna Gulzar
2018 Phir Se... Krish Kunal Kohli
Ajay Bhuyan
2017 The Wishing Tree Fatima's Father Manika Sharma A Rhombus Films Production
2017 Begum Jaan Ilias Khan Srijit Mukherji
2016 Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare Shashank Udapurkara
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Panditji Nitya Mehra Special appearance
2016 Ki & Ka Mr. Kumar Bansal R. Balki
2015 Uvaa Principal Jasbir Bhaati
2015 Roy Detective Wadia Vikramjit Singh
2014 Dishkiyaoon Viki's Dad Sanamjit Singhalwar
2014 Kick Dr. Jayant Verma Sajid Nadiadwala
2013 Singh Saab the Great Iqbal Anil Sharma
2013 Mishawr Rawhoshyo Al Mamun Srijit Mukherji Bengali film
2011 Shaitan Amy's Father Bejoy Nambiar
2011 Dam 999 Shankaran Sohan roy UAE–Indian co-production film
2011 Monica Raj Jaitley Sushen Bhatnagar
2010 Guzaarish Public Prosecutor, Vipin Patel Sanjay Leela Bhansali
2010 Well Done Abba Inspector Rishab Reddy Shyam Benegal
2009 Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish Debu Deepti Naval Premiered at 2009 Cannes Film Festival
yet to be released theatrically
2009 Yeh Mera India Arun Talreja N. Chandra
2009 Blue Oranges Nilesh Rajesh Ganguly
2009 Morning Walk Indra Arup Dutta
2009 Marega Salaa Rahul Awasthi Devang Dholakia
2008 Welcome to Sajjanpur Collector Shyam Benegal
2007 Dahek - A Restless Mind Ajay Mathur Aroop Adhikari
2006 Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante Dr. Viren Goenka Tanveer Khan
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Abid Hasan Shyam Benegal
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara Ronu Chaudhary Jahnu Barua
2004 Rok Sako To Rok Lo Sweety's husband Arindam Chaudhuri
2003 Ek Alag Mausam George K.P. Sasi
2002 Octave Dr. Gujaral Shaji N. Karun
2002 Nishad Dr. Gopi Gujaral Shaji N. Karun
2002 Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai Yusuf Zayed Husain Manoj Punj
2002 Abaidha Gul Bahar Singh Bengali film
2001 Dattak Sunil Gul Bahar Singh
2001 Censor Dev Anand
2001 Zubeidaa Riyaz Masud Shyam Benegal Third film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
2000 Hari-Bhari Khurshid Shyam Benegal
1999 Samar Shyam Benegal
1999 Agnisakshi Unni Shyamaprasad Malayalam film
1998 Train to Pakistan Iqbal Pamela Rooks
1998 Ghulam Jai Vikram Bhatt
1996 The Making of the Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Shyam Benegal Won National Film Award for Best Actor
1996 Sardari Begum Sadiq Moosvi Shyam Benegal Second film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
1995 Limited Manuski Sadanand Borse Jayoo Patwardhan
Nachiket Patwardhan
Marathi film
1994 Mammo Riyaz (Adult) Shyam Benegal First film in "Shyam Benegal's Muslim Trilogy"
1994 Charachar Lakhinder Buddhadeb Dasgupta
1992 Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda Manik Mulla Shyam Benegal

PlaysEdit

  • 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 seriesEdit

In reverse chronological order:

Title Year Credited as Notes
Actor Director Role
Bang Baaja Baaraat (Web series) 2015 Yes Supporting role
Samvidhaan 2014 Yes Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer Supporting role
Rishtey - The Love Stories (Episode 158 - Poorab Aur Pashchim) 2001 Yes Shastri Lead role
Star Bestsellers (Episode unknown-'Tripti') 1999 Yes Yes Also, writer and producer
Star Bestsellers (Episode 12-'Prayas') 1999 Yes
Star Bestsellers (Episode 8-'Shuruaat') 1999 Yes Yes Also, producer
Junoon 1997-98 Yes
Byomkesh Bakshi (Season 2) 1997 Yes Byomkesh Bakshi Lead role
Yugantar 1995-96 Yes
Byomkesh Bakshi (Season 1) 1993 Yes Byomkesh Bakshi Lead role
Kshitij Ye Nahi 1991 Yes
Ghar Jamai 1986 Yes

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Academy, Himalayan. "Hinduism Today Magazine". www.hinduismtoday.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  2. ^ Kapur, Rajit. "Even now people call Rajit Kapur Byomkesh Bakshi". GQ India. GQ. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.imagineindia.net/eng/News/News.php?id=3823499669042862790

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