Personal Agenda with Rajit Kapur: “I danced to Hindi pop tunes in an all-gold outfit on my 40th birthday!”

Updated on Aug 18, 2019 12:01 AM IST

The actor also reveals that one millennial slang he has recently learnt!

According to Rajit Kapur, an open mind, a free body and a big heart are the traits one needs to become a theatre actor(Aalok Soni)
According to Rajit Kapur, an open mind, a free body and a big heart are the traits one needs to become a theatre actor(Aalok Soni)
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All about Rajit

Date of birth: August 27


Place of birth: Amritsar

School/college: Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai

First break:The feature film Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1992)

What’s the last thing you googled?

Lyrics of Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan from Mera Naam Joker (1970).

Last show you binge-watched...?

Sacred Games.

Tell us one millennial slang you have recently learnt.


What’s the most filmy thing you have done in real life?

Danced to Hindi pop tunes of the 90s in a gold jacket, gold trousers and a gold tie on my 40th birthday!

One habit that you want to get rid of...?

Biting my nails.

What are you most likely to be caught doing when alone at home?

Cleaning, packing and dusting!

One thing you can make really well...?


What are your favourite lines from a poem?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

(By Robert Frost)

Share your first memory of being on stage as an actor.

I remember playing the king of hearts at the age of six in a kindergarten school play.

A talent or a personality trait that you have most recently discovered about yourself...?

That I have an abundance of positive energy to give always, which makes me feel blessed.

And what traits are needed to become a theatre actor?

An open mind. A free body. A big heart.

Rajit’s Favourites

Comfort food: Khichri

Holiday destination: Any place atop the mountains

Side of the bed: Right

Hindi words: Bewakoof and badtameez

Recent play: Dhumrapaan

Play you were a part of: Love Letters

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Strawberry and chocolate.

Three things nobody knows about you...?

I love to sing while driving, I’m a very light sleeper and I love pani puri.

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From HT Brunch, August 18, 2019

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    Ananya Ghosh is an assistant editor with Hindustan Times Brunch. She has 10 years of experience as a journalist having worked as a copy editor/feature writer in various publications.

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