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Gajraj Rao (Actor) – Wiki, Wife, Family, Career and more.



Gajraj Rao

Gajraj’s Brief Intro

Gajraj Rao is an Indian Actor as well as an AD Filmmaker. He got famous in 2018 with the film ‘Badhaai Ho’ for playing the role of Jeetendra Kaushik, father of Ayushmaan Khurana. To know more just read till the end.

Gajraj’s Wiki

NameGajraj Rao
Age as of 202251 years
BirthplaceDungarpur, Rajasthan
AD Filmmaker

Gajraj’s Physical Appearance

Height5’9″ (Approx.)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper

Gajraj’s Educational Details

Well, we don’t have much information about Gajraj Rao’s educational details. But, we only know that he has completed his schooling in Rajasthan and Delhi. He was an average student in his school.

Gajraj’s Family Details

Gajraj Rao was born in Rajasthan and then later shifted to Delhi with his family. He took birth in a lower-middle-class family.

Father’s NameNot Known
Mother’s NameNot Known
SiblingsNot Known
Wife’s NameSanjana Rao

His father works as an employee in the Indian Railways.

If we talk about his relationship status, then Gajraj Rao is married to Sanjana Rao. They both are blessed with two sons. Gajraj’s elder son is a student of graphic design.


Gajraj Rao joined the theatre group just after completing his schooling. The group’s name was ‘Act One when he was just 16 years old. He acts with actors, Manoj Bajpayee and Ashish Vidyarthi. In starting, he does odd jobs to earn for livelihood while acting in theatre. He first works as a Talor in a shop named ‘Iqbal Tailors’ in Delhi. Then, he worked in a garment company, which was offered by one of his friends. Then, he started working as a freelance writer for Navbharat and Hindustan Times. He got this job because he was good at literature.

After sometimes of this job, he got the opportunity for writing a script for an anchor for Doordarshan Channel. He met an Indian television producer named Siddhartha Basu, he offered him to work in a show which was based on audience interaction. Then with this opportunity, he left his job as a writer. After that, he met with many other Bollywood directors as well as writers like Pradeep Sarkar. The meeting with Pradeep was a turning point in his life. From there, he started working with Pradeep as a writer in ad films. After that, he moved to Mumbai with Pradeep. After some time, he met a director named Shekhar Kapur, which he met through his friend named ‘Tigmanshu Dhulia’.

Mr Shekhar gave him an opportunity to play a role in his film named ‘Bandit Queen’ in 1994. In this movie, Gajraj Rao played the role of Ashok Chand Thakur. Then, in 2003 he started his own Advertisement production company with Subrat Ray, named ‘Code Red Films’. Then, Gajraj Rao acted as well as directed many popular TV commercials. His company has received a few national as well as international awards.

As an Actor

Gajraj Rao debuted with the Hindi web series in 2015. The web series named ‘Bang Baaja Baaraat’. In this series, he played the role of ‘Murli Prasad Sharma’. He has also done acting for TVF’s YouTube Channel.

Then, in 2018 he got an opportunity to work with the most famous and popular actor named Ayushmaan Khurana in the Bollywood film ‘Badhaai Ho’ with Neena Gupta, Sanya Malhotra and many others.

After that, he appeared in Bollywood films in 2020, with the film named ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan with Jitendra Kumar, Maanvi Gagroo and others and he also did ‘Lootcase’ with Kunal Khemu, Rasika Dugal and more.

His AD films for big brands like

  1. Maruti Suzuki
  2. Samsung
  3. Cadbury
  4. Reliance Foundation
  5. HUL
  6. McDonald’s
  7. Flipkart
  8. Procter
  9. Gamble

Favourite Things

Food Chole Bhature
Actor Shah Rukh Khan
ActressDeepika Padukone
CricketersYuvraj Singh,
Sachin Tendulkar
Elif Shafak,
Hisham Matar,
Maha Gargash,
Ibrahim Eissa,
Rabindranath Tagore
Web-SeriesSacred Games (2018)

Some Unknown Facts

  • When Gajraj Rao shifted to Delhi with his parents he used to live in a railway colony.
  • He has received many awards for the film ‘Badhaai Ho’ in 2018.
  • Travelling and Reading books are his hobbies.

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