Rajat Kapoor

Actor-turned-Director who has often been credited for setting a new tone in the Indian Cinema landscape


Rajat Kapoor, an actor, writer & director, has a passion for theatre and has various national & international accolades to his name. 

Being an alumni of the Film & Television Institute of India, he made his full length directorial debut with ‘Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One’ (1997), starring Irrfan Khan & Naseeruddin Shah. 

He acted in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’(2001) which brought him into limelight & in the same year he received international attention in Mira Nair's ‘Monsoon Wedding’.

He has acted in many critically acclaimed films including ‘Corporate’ (2006), ‘Bheja Fry’ (2007), as the character of ‘Muhammad Ali Jinnah’ in a UK television film ‘The Last Days of the Raj’(2007), ‘Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na’ (2008), ‘Agent Vinod’ (2012) and ‘Kapoor & Sons’ (2016).

Apart from films, he has hosted a television chat show ‘Lounge’ on NDTV Good Times.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

In 2003, he wrote & directed the independent film, ‘Raghu Romeo’, which won the National Film Award for ‘Best Feature Film’ in Hindi. He won the same for his non-feature documentary, ‘Tarana’ (1994) & for his short film, ‘Hypothesis’ (1996).

Tired of pitching his stories to investors, Kapoor reached out to the crowdfunding platform goCrowdera.com to raise an initial seed fund for his next film called ‘RkRkay’.

Why Rajat Kapoor ?

Combining his knowledge of acting and direction, he captures the attention of all audiences and his kind and humble personality allows him to build an instant rapport, making him one of the most enigmatic speakers on the circuit.

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