Gajraj Rao is an Indian actor and advert filmmaker. He’s best acknowledged for the place of Jeetendra Kaushik (father of Ayushmann Khurrana) throughout the 2018 film ‘Badhaai Ho.’
Gajraj Rao was born in 1971 (age 48 years; as in 2019), in Dungarpur, Rajasthan. He did his schooling from Rajasthan and Delhi.
High (approx.): 5′ 9″
Eye Coloration: Black
Hair Coloration: Salt & Pepper
Family, Caste & Partner
He was born in Rajasthan and launched up in Delhi. He was born proper right into a lower-middle-class family. His father was an employee throughout the Indian Railways. Gajraj is married to Sanjana Rao, and the couple is blessed with two sons. His elder son is a scholar of graphic designing.
After ending his schooling, he joined the theatre group ‘Act One’ on the age of 16 along with the actors, Manoj Bajpayee and Ashish Vidyarthi.
At the start of his performing career, he used to do theatres and odd jobs for livelihood concurrently. His first job was in a tailor’s retailer, ‘Iqbal Tailors’ in Delhi. Later, one amongst his mates supplied him a job in a garment agency. He was good in literature, so, he started working as a contract creator for Navbharat and Hindustan Situations. Shortly, he obtained a chance to jot down anchor’s script for Doordarshan channel. Whereas he was working as a scriptwriter, he met the Indian television producer, Siddhartha Basu, who supplied him to work in a gift based totally on viewers interaction. He then met the Bollywood director and creator, Pradeep Sarkar, which was a turning degree in his life. He started working with him as a creator in advert films after which moved to Mumbai along with Pradeep Sarkar. Later, his pal, Tigmanshu Dhulia, launched him to the director, Shekhar Kapur. Shekhar supplied him a job in his film ‘Bandit Queen’ (1994) by which he carried out the character of Ashok Chand Thakur.
In 2003, he opened his private business manufacturing agency, ‘Code Crimson Motion pictures,’ alongside collectively along with his affiliate Subrat Ray. Gajraj has acted and directed many widespread TV commercials.
Among the many advert films made beneath his manufacturing dwelling embody the big producers like Maruti Suzuki, Samsung, Cadbury, Reliance Foundation, HUL, McDonald’s, Flipkart, and Procter & Gamble.
His manufacturing dwelling, ‘Code Crimson Motion pictures,’ has acquired a few nationwide and worldwide awards on the Adfest Asia, Promax Singapore, The Cup, NYF, and Asia Pacific Selling. He did small roles in different Bollywood films, along with Dil Se (1998), Aks (2001), Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002), Black Friday (2007), and Aamir (2008).
In 2015, he debuted throughout the Hindi web-series, ‘Bang Baaja Baaraat,’ by which he carried out the character of Murli Prasad Sharma. He has acted in numerous films of ‘TVF’s’ (a YouTube channel) web-series, along with ‘A Day With R D Sharma’ (2016), ‘F.A.T.H.E.R.S.’ (2017), ‘Tech Conversations with Dad’ (2018), and ‘TVF Tripling Season 2’ (2019).
In 2016, he directed a short video, ‘Rorito: Write the New.’ He has produced a few documentaries, like ‘Budhia Singh: Born to Run’ (2016) and ‘The Tribal Scoop’ (2018).
He obtained immense status with the 2018 Bollywood film ‘Badhaai Ho.’
In 2020, he appeared in Bollywood films, like ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ and ‘Lootcase.’
- Writers/ Poets: Premchand, Elif Shafak, Hisham Matar, Maha Gargash, Ibrahim Eissa, and Rabindranath Tagore
- Internet-Assortment: Sacred Video video games (2018)
- He used to remain in a railway colony collectively along with his mom and father in Delhi. In an interview, he acknowledged,
I found different dialects whereas I was residing throughout the railway colony. There could be any person from Himachal Pradesh, any person from Punjab, or a space in Uttar Pradesh. I was fascinated by these dialects and saved practising them. Most likely, that was the beginning of the actor in me who out of the blue finds himself being often known as out by determine. It moreover helped that the family would undertake yearly journeys to Dungarpur in Rajasthan. We’d each get off in Ratlam or Ahmedabad, travelling by Deluxe or Sarvodaya Categorical.”
- He was a imply scholar in his school.
- In an interview, he revealed how he obtained an curiosity in theatres, he acknowledged,
As soon as I used to be a scholar at Delhi Faculty, a pal launched me to the theatre. I watched Sandhya Chhaya at Shri Ram Centre For Performing Arts, Mandi Dwelling. I was blown by the magic of theatre. There have been about 100 people throughout the viewers, and two youthful actors carried out senior residents on stage. The lighting, the music… all of the items impressed me I slept very late that night on account of the experience saved replaying in my ideas. I was drawn to the theatre and my journeys to Mandi Dwelling grew to turn into additional frequent. I was hooked.”
- He acquired laurels for an award-winning advert film, which was made beneath his manufacturing agency, ‘Code Crimson Motion pictures.’ The advert film showcased the importance of respect for the Nationwide Anthem of India.
- In an interview, he shared his journey as an advert filmmaker, he acknowledged,
Nitesh Tiwari gave me my second business. Anyone acknowledged I was a newcomer, nevertheless he favored me. A 3-minute film for Sonata in Tamil (for Lintas, then headed by Balki) did very correctly. I labored extensively with well-known cinematographer V Manikantan. He’s a tremendous have an effect on in my journey.”
- He has acquired many awards for his film ‘Badhaai Ho’ 2018.
- His hobbies embody travelling and learning books.
- He appeared in ‘The Kapil Sharma Current’ for promoting his film ‘Badhaai Ho’ (2018) and ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ (2020).
- In ‘The Kapil Sharma Current,’ he revealed that he calls his partner every half-hour. He further acknowledged,
‘I observed a European film as quickly as. There’s a married couple in that film. The memory of considered one of many two goes away. After this, the alternative affiliate feels that the two have under no circumstances shared one thing worth remembering from each other, so recommendations on how to remember the affiliate in such a situation. After watching the film, I decided that any extra, regardless of will happen in my life will maintain my partner updated.”