Rajat Kapoor

11 February 1961 | Aquarius

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Writer

Director

Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor

Rajat is a veteran Indian actor, writer and director who is best known for his role in Phas Gaye Re Obama and directing the film, Ankhon Dekhi.

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Rajat is a veteran Indian actor, writer and director who is best known for his role in Phas Gaye Re Obama and directing the film, Ankhon Dekhi. Born in Delhi, India, Rajat Kapoor attended the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He made his acting debut in the year 1989 with Kumar Shahani film Rajat is a veteran Indian actor, writer and director who is best known for his role in Phas Gaye Re Obama and directing the film, Ankhon Dekhi. Born in Delhi, India, Rajat Kapoor attended the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He made his acting debut in the year 1989 with Kumar Shahani film Khayal Gatha and went on to work in films like Dil Chahta Hai (2001) which got him recognition, Monsoon Wedding (2001), Mixed Doubles (2006), Corporate (2006), Bheja Fry (2007), Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa (2008), Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010) for which he received acclaim and Ankhon Dekhi (2014) among others. Hemade his directorial debut with the film, Private Detective (1997), In the year 2003, he wrote as well as directed the independent film Raghu Romeo.This film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. In 2010, he acted in a Bengali movie Iti Mrinalini opposite Konkona Sen. This film was a direction by acclaimed Bengali film writer Aparna Sen. Rajat’s association with actors Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey was highly appreciated. Apart from his National Award for Raghu Romeo, he has won two more National Awards, for his 26-minute non-feature documentary, Tarana (1994) and for his short Hypnothesis (1996). Besides films, Rajat has also worked in television series Rishtey on Zee TV, Kabhie Kabhie, Agnipariksha, Vansh and Amar Prem on Zee TV. His directorial venture, Ankhon Dekhi (2014) won widespread critical acclaim and three Filmfare Awards. His latest projects include roles in Drishyam (2015) and X: Past Is Present (2015). Rajat is married to Meenal Agarwal. They have two children Rabia and Vivan.

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