After making his debut in 2010's Love, Sex Aur Dhokha, we all have seen witnessed Rajkumar Rao's journey from being a side actor to the main lead. With films such as Bareilly Ki Barfi, Queen and Stree, Rajkumar Rao has won the heart of the audience with his realistic performances as the middle-class boy. The actor also deserves praise for his versatile films that range from progressive to funny to thrilling. The actor shares his 38th birthday with the birthday of Lord Ganesh.
If you want to dedicate the day by watching a Rajkumar Rao special, here are some movies you can watch-
A very simple powerful movie, Newton was a stark comment on India's electoral system. A government employee is dedicated to conducting elections without conflict. This was a challenging role for Rajkumar Rao and he did complete justice. Pankaj Tripathi as the support takes it to another level. The film was India's official entry for Academy Awards 2018.
The film shows a very hypothetical situation, one of the worst situations one can think of with a subconscious mind. It deals with a man trapped on the 12th floor of an empty building and survives the situation with no food and water. It is a really interesting movie to watch but watch it only if you have a strong heart.
The film which shows four stories altogether. If we talk about the particular role of Rajkumar Rao, he plays a guy who is ready to give up all, just for the love of his life. His comedic timing and haggard looks make us root for him all through.
Bareilly ki Barfi
This is a story of a small-town girl with large dreams. Rajkumar Rao's role here is short but makes the film better in all ways. The light-hearted dramedy is perfect for a weekday watch.
A movie which has a perfect mix of comedy, suspense and horror. Rajkumar Rao's acting is remarkable in the film. The horror comedy genre was refreshing for the audience. You can surely watch it for Rao and Aparshakti Khurana.
This film has time and again been praised for its sensitive portrayal of LGBTQ love. The film presented a marriage of convenience between Rao and Bhumi as they wanted their families to be happy. Rao who plays a gay inspector in the film is amazing.
This is a 2015 Indian biographical film where a gay professor who gets bullied by society because of his personal choices. This film gives you a bigger perspective. Although Manoj Bajpayee is the central character, Rao supports the narrative perfectly.