'It's not a smooth ride unless you are really lucky': Quotes by Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao on his 36th birthday
Rajkummar Rao is a celebrated Bollywood actor in Bollywood, who has carved a niche for himself in the film industry, and is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, and an Asia Pacific Screen Award.
Many of his new movies like Ludo, Chhalaang, the new-age comedy Indoo Ki Jawaani and others are in the pipeline for release later this year, but he is best remembered for his roles in movies like Queen, Newton, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Stree.
Originally from Gurugram, Haryana, Rajkummar was always very clear that he wanted to be a part of the cinematic universe and enrolled himself at the Film and Television Institute of India, where he majored in acting.
Fast forward to today, and he has successfully won the nations hearts by portraying a wide range of complex characters through the ages. He is known to keep things authentic, and bring out multiple facets of the various individuals he portrays.
Actor Rajkummar Rao
Some of other his notable films include Shahid, Trapped, Aligarh, Kai Po Che, and Gangs of Wasseypur-part 2 amongst others.
YS Weekender brings you some inspiring quotes by Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao on his acting journey on his 36th birthday…
'I’m still that curious kid from Gurgaon who looks at the surreal planet of Bollywood from a distance.'
'It's very tough for someone who doesn't have a filmi background to get work in Bollywood. It's not a smooth ride unless you are really lucky. But I think one has to be prepared for that.'
Rajkummar Rao is known for popular characters such as Newton Kumar from the 2017 film Newton, Vijay from Queen, Vicky from Stree, and Shaurya from Trapped
'If I have to portray real characters on the screen, then I have to be real too. Otherwise I would be lying to myself.'
'My biggest high is just being in front of the camera and on a film set.'
'I am a greedy actor; I want all the scripts to come to me. So, I do all the good films which come my way, even if it means I will rest a little less.'
'Filmmaking is teamwork'
'All the characters play an important role for me as an actor. For my characters to come out so beautifully, I would give all the credit to my co-actors, directors, and writers.'
'I knew my success depends more on my work, than my appearance.'
He always wanted to be an actor, and put in immense hard work to make these dreams come true. He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India in 2008, with a degree in Acting.
'No one cares how much money you made, they only remember how you treated them.'
'For me acting is like painting, I’m doing it for myself and enjoying it. I don’t want people to come and say while I am doing it, that wow what a stroke. I just want to finish my painting in peace, and then take it to people for their opinion.'
'Performances come from experiences and exposure in your life. I feel more confident in the industry now from the time I began.'
'Manners maketh a man, Practice maketh perfect.'
(Image Credits: Rajkummar Rao official Facebook handle)