Rajkummar Rao is known for his distinctive acting style and versatility for taking a variety of roles. The actor has given remarkable performances in many Bollywood films for which he has been recognised with many distinguished awards. The actor made his debut in Bollywood with Dibaker Banerjee’s Love, Sex Aur Dhokha in 2010.
Gujarat-born Rajkummar Rao is known as one of the most experimental actors of the generation. Starting from his debut role of a greedy and selfish man who tapes the woman he loves having sex in Love, Sex Aur Dhokha to his recent role of a gay policeman in Badhaai Do, the actor never ceases to amaze his audience.
Here are the best Rajkummar Rao films which proves he is as skilled as an actor as underrated he is.
Shahid follows the story of human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi who fights against the people who have been unjustly accused of terrorism. The film is based on real-life human rights activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in 2010. Rajkummar Rao also received the National Film Award for Best Actor and Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critic) for his lead role in the movie Shahid.
Newton revolves around the events in a conflicted Central India village where an election officer attempts to hold free and fair voting despite the fear of attacks by communist rebels and passivity of the security forces appointed. Rao won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Actor for this film.
The film discusses the struggles of a man as he mistakenly traps himself at his high-rise apartment without any available food, water or electricity. Rajkummar Rao has been highly appreciated for his performance in Trapped along with the concept of the film. The film received several awards including Critics Award for Best Actor.
Touching upon the unique genre of horror-comedy, Rajkummar Rao plays the role of a womens’ tailor in the small town of Chanderi who falls for a mysterious girl. The film is based on the urban legend of “Nale Ba” which was highly popularised in Karnataka back in the 90s. Rajkummar Rao entertains his audience with the elements of both comedy and horror in this film.
Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)
Even as a supporting actor in the film, Rajkummar Rao did his very best to entertain his audience with his role of Pritam Vidrohi in this romantic-comedy. Rao was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film.
Aligarh revolves around the real-life story of a professor at Aligarh Muslim University who had been expelled after being charged on the grounds of homosexuality. While Manoj Bajpayee takes the stage for this one, Rao’s brilliance as the journalist reporting the professor’s story cannot go unnoticed.