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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
BornRajit Kapur
(1963-08-27) 27 August 1963 (age 55)
Amritsar, Punjab, India
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

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