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Rajit Kapur is a veteran Indian film, theatre, and television actor. He is also famous for playing the title role in the DD National’s TV serial ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ in 1993. Recently, he has appeared in the web series named Mithya, directed by Rohit Sippy.

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About Rajit Kapur

Born27 August 1960 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021)61 years
BirthplaceAmritsar, Punjab
ProfessionActor, director
Famous ForTitle role in the TV Serial ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ (1993); aired on DD National

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’ in ‘The Making of the Mahatma’ (1996)
Heightin centimeters– 173 cm
meters– 1.73 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 8”
Eye colourDark brown
Hair colourBlack

Early life and education of Rajit Kapur

Rajit Kapur was born on Sunday, 27 August 1960. His birthplace is Amritsar, Punjab. Also, his zodiac sign is Virgo. Moreover, he completed his schooling at Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai. Afterward, he pursued his graduation in commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai. 

Family of Rajit Kapur

Rajit was also born in a Punjabi family. Also, he belongs to a business family. When he was one and a half years old, Rajit, along with his family, moved to Mumbai. 

Personal Life

Rajit Kapur is not married yet.


Rajit Kapur started his acting career when he was six years old. During that time, he appeared in the DD National’s TV serial, ‘Khel Khilone.’ When he was in college, he acted in many theatre plays. He then started his career as a theatre actor. Afterward, he appeared in many theatres plays, like-

  • ‘Love Letters,’
  • ‘Class of ’84,’
  • ‘Larins Sahib,’
  • ‘Are There Tigers in the Congo?’
  • ‘Mr. Behram,’
  • ‘Six Degrees of Separation, and
  • ‘Pune Highway.’ 

Rajit has also directed and produced many famous theatre plays.

Rajit’s appearence as an actor on screen

Afterward, in 1986, he appeared in the TV serial ‘Ghar Jamai,’ aired on DD National. Then he appeared in the popular TV serial, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ in 1993. This serial was also aired on DD National. He also played the lead character in this TV serial. Afterward, he appeared in the sequel of ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ in 1997.

Rajit also debuted in the Bollywood film ‘Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda’ in 1992, which Shyam Benegal directed.

Afterward, he played the character of ‘Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’ in the Bollywood film ‘The Making of the Mahatma’ in 1996. The critics and audience also appreciated his performance in this film.

Rajit has also appeared in various regional films, including –

  • the Marathi film ‘Limited Manuski’ (1995),
  • Malayalam film ‘Agnisakshi’ (1999),
  • and Bengali film ‘Abaidha’ (2002).

Afterward, he contributed his performance on Hindi movies like ‘Train to Pakistan’ (1998), ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’ (2005), ‘Guzaarish’ (2010), ‘Raazi’ (2018), and ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ (2019).

Rajit Kapur has also appeared in a few web series, including ‘Bang Baaja Baaraat’ (2019), ‘TVF Tripling Season 2’ (2019), and ‘Bard of Blood (2019).

Recently, Rajit is also showcasing his performance in the web series named Mithya. Huma Qureshi and Parambrata Chattopadhyay are also playing roles in this series.


National Film Award

1996: Best Actor for ‘The Making of the Mahatma’

Kerala State Film Award

1998: Best actor for ‘Agnisakshi.’

Imagine India Film Festival Award, Spain

2010: Best actor for Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish

Some interesting facts about Rajit Kapur

  • Rajit Kapur used to sing while he was in college.
  • He is also trained in playing the harmonium.
  • Before making his career as an actor, he worked as an English and history teacher.
  • Rajit likes swimming, cooking, and reading books.
  • His theatre play “Love Letter’ is one of India’s longest-running theatre plays.
  • In 1992, he also started a theatre company, ‘Rage Productions’ in Mumbai and Shernaz Patel, and Rahul da Cunha.
  • Then, he appeared in the Bollywood films, including ‘Train to Pakistan’ (1998), ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’ (2005), ‘Guzaarish’ (2010), ‘Raazi’ (2018), and ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ (2019).
  • In February 2022, he appeared on the web series named Mithya aired on Zee5. 

Also read: Parambrata Chattopadhyay

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