Rajkummar Rao is ruling the year with his three back-to-back blockbusters. There is an enigma in his performance as an actor who captivates the audience. Known as a director’s favourite, Rajkumar has time and again proved his aptitude for versatility and reigns as the ultimate star of Bollywood. Raising praises for his blockbuster film Roohi, the superstar is gearing up for his next Badhaai Do. (image credits – instagram)
As the actor continues to impress us with his path-breaking performances, we list down seven of his films that prove he is the ‘prince’ of the Indian film industry.
Rajkumar Rao Best Five Movie:
Rajkumar ventured into a complex and nuanced film early in his career. Based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, the film is considered one of his best works of all time. Notably, the actor received his first National Film Award for the film.
Rajkummar Rao not only won the hearts of the audience with his stellar performance, but he also stunned everyone with his body transformation. To look like a helpless resident locked in an apartment, the actor lost a significant amount of weight. The film received a standing ovation at the world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival.
Bareilly ki barfi
Known to be an actor of multiple genres, Rajkummar Rao stunned everyone with his comic timing in Bareilly Ki Barfi. With Pritam Vidrohi, the powerhouse artist effortlessly pulled off two different aspects of his character. The actor won the Filmfare Award for his stellar work in the film.
Playing the role of an honest clerk, who is ready to go to any lengths to get his job done, Prince elevates Newton’s humble story with his stellar performance. What struck the audience in his mind was his ability to convey every emotion through his eyes. Interestingly, Newton was India’s official entry at the Oscars.
Entering a more diverse genre, Rajkumar earned vigorous praise for his work in the biographical crime drama. The actor played the role of terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was involved in the abduction of four foreign nationals in 1994. As demanding and challenging as the character was, Rajkummar made it just flawless on screen.
Credited for bringing back the less explored genre, the horror-comedy, Rajkummar Rao delivered a resounding hit with Stree. Balancing both – thrill and comedy, the actor again proved his mettle. Hailed as one of the most talented actors, Rajkummar made a strong case with his performance in the film.
With Ludo, Rajkummar Rao breathes life into his one-sided lover. Catching to the beat of Mithun Dada, the actor delivered one of the most spectacular performances in a dark comedy. She shone with a lovely and charming honesty on screen.