Gajraj Rao

Profession: Actor , Director, Producer, Supporting Actor
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  • Also Know as :- Gajraj Rao
  • Profession:- Actor , Director, Producer, Supporting Actor
  • Gender :- male
  • Status:- Married
  • Debut Year:- 1994
  • Active Years:- Till Today

Physique Details

  • Height :- 175
  • Eye Color :- Black
  • Hair Color :- Salt & paper

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Gajraj Rao is an Indian actor who appears predominantly in Hindi films. He is widely known for his performance in the comedy-drama film Badhaai Ho for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He debuted in 1994 with a minor role in Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen and has since worked in many films and web-series. Rao is known for his leading role in Badhaai Ho and supporting roles in movies like Talvar, Blackmail and web-series like TVF'S F.A.T.H.E.R.S. and Tech Conversations with Dad.

He also directed a number of ad-films with Code Red Films.

He was born in Rajasthan and brought up in Delhi. He was born into a lower-middle-class family. His father was an employee in the Indian Railways. Gajraj is married to Sanjana Rao, and the couple is blessed with two sons. His elder son is a student of graphic designing.

Gajraj Rao was born in Dungarpur, Rajasthan in 1971. He was born in a lower-middle-class family. Gajraj’s father was an employee in the Indian Railways (Rail Transport Company). Gajraj has got married to Sanjana Rao, and the couple has two sons. Gajraj’s elder son is a student of Graphic Designing.

After completing his schooling, he joined the theatre group ‘Act One’ at the age of 16 along with the actors, Manoj Bajpayee and Ashish Vidyarthi.

At the start of his acting career, he used to do theatres and odd jobs for livelihood simultaneously. His first job was in a tailor’s shop, ‘Iqbal Tailors’ in Delhi. Later, one of his friends offered him a job in a garment company. He was good in literature, so, he started working as a freelance writer for Navbharat and Hindustan Times. Soon, he got an opportunity to write anchor’s script for Doordarshan channel. While he was working as a scriptwriter, he met the Indian television producer, Siddhartha Basu, who offered him to work in a show based on audience interaction. He then met the Bollywood director and writer, Pradeep Sarkar, which was a turning point in his life. He started working with him as a writer in ad films and then moved to Mumbai along with Pradeep Sarkar. Later, his friend, Tigmanshu Dhulia, introduced him to the director, Shekhar Kapur. Shekhar offered him a role in his film ‘Bandit Queen’ (1994) in which he played the character of Ashok Chand Thakur.

In 2003, he opened his own advertisement production company, ‘Code Red Films,’ along with his partner Subrat Ray. Gajraj has acted and directed many popular TV commercials.

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