You have seen Rajat Kapoor in ‘Corporate’, ‘Bheja Fry’, ‘Krazzy4’ and a plethora of other flicks. Undoubtedly, he never fails to woo you with his amazing acting skills. Considering the same, stating that Rajat is one of the most underrated actors of the B-industry won’t be untrue. Here are some amazing facts and stories about this 57-year-old actor:
- Rajat is a Delhiite who decided to become a filmmaker at the age of just 14. However, he first focused on his acting.
- Although Khayal Gatha (1989) was Rajat’s debut movie, Dil Chahta Hai (2001) was his first big mainstream break. He played the role of Preity Zinta’s uncle in the movie.
- In the 90s, when Rajat had no acting jobs in hand, he turned to writing and directing short stories. His first full-length directorial debut was with the movie – Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One. The movie released in the year 1997 and it even had Irrfan Khan and Naseeruddin Shah in short roles.
- Aside from his acting skills, Rajat is best-remembered for his writing and direction work for Raghu Romeo, which released in 2003. Interestingly, he solicited finance for this movie through email requests to his allies and colleagues. The movie fetched the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2003.
- Apart from being an actor and director, Rajat is also a screenwriter. Some of his screenwriting projects include Mixed Doubles, Mithya, Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi?, and Aankho Dekhi.
- He received his education in Arts from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Notably, late actor Om Puri also received his education from the same institute.
- Other than the silver screen, Rajat is quite popular on the ‘idiot-box’ too, wherein he hosts a tri-weekly chat show – Lounge – telecasted by a prominent Indian TV channel. He had also worked in some daily soap operas, for instance, Rishtey.