Rajit Kapur | Srivideo
Born/Date of Birth: 22 May 1960
Place of Birth: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Residence: Mumbai, India
Alma mater: Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics
Occupation: Actor, director, writer, producer
Known for: Byomkesh Bakshi, The Making of the Mahatma, Agnisakshi, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda
Rajit Kapur is an Indian film and theater actor and director. He is known for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1996 film, The Making of the Mahatma. Other notable roles are as the protagonist Unni in the Malayalam film Agnisakshi, and the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi[third-party source needed] in the eponymous television series, directed by Basu Chatterjee and broadcast on Doordarshan. His debut film was Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992), directed by Shyam Benegal.
Rajit Kapur played the role of the famous Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi in the eponymously named TV series, Byomkesh Bakshi (1993). Byomkesh Bakshi is a fictitious character created by the popular Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Basu Chatterjee directed a TV show based on the stories of Bandyopadhyay, and Rajit Kapur played the lead role. The show was very popular and Rajit Kapur achieved his first media recognition through this show. Kapoor is also a very prominent theatre actor and director in india. He has also acted in several hit movies recently like Kick and Uri: The Surgical Strike.
1996: National Film Award for Best Actor - The Making of the Mahatma
1998: Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor - Agnisakshi
2010: Imagine India Film Festival, Spain, Award for Best Actor - Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish
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