By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Rajkummar Rao is a phenomenal actor that the industry was blessed with a decade back. Yes, we are stating the obvious but we couldn’t be more thankful to him for giving us the outstanding movies, which had brought more meaning to Bollywood. A Delhi University graduate had made everyone fall in love with him when he had made his breakthrough performance in Kai Po Che! Rajkummar was conferred with a National Film Award for his role in Shahid. We hope Rajkummar continues to dazzle his audience with his splendid performances. (Also Read: Aamir Ali And Sanjeeda Shaikh's Daughter, Ayra Turns One, The Doting Daddy Shares Her First Pictures)
Rajkummar Rao doesn’t come from a Bollywood family lineage but that didn’t stop him from chasing his dream and in the world of nepotism, he had found his voice. From performing plays in theaters to spreading his charm on the silver screens, Rajkummar has indeed come a long way and is a powerhouse performer. There is nothing cliché about Rajkummar, not even his love for his CityLights co-star, Patralekhaa. Rajkummar and Patralekhaa have redefined the word 'relationship goals' for us. What started off with a thought of ‘I'm going to marry her' to a relationship of nine years, Patralekhaa and Raj are quintessential exemplars of ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’.
As Rajkummar Rao turned 36 on August 31, 2020, his ladylove, Patralekhaa penned a heartfelt wish for ‘the golden boy with a beautiful heart’. But there’s a twist. Patralekhaa referred to the ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ twist in her birthday wish for Rajkummar. Sharing throwback solo pictures of the birthday boy, Patralekhaa wrote, “Happy birthday to the golden boy with a beautiful heart. Thank you for telling me #Rasodemeinkauntha #happybirthdayrajkummarrao.”
Last year on Rajkummar Rao’s birthday, Patralekhaa had posted a picture with him and a solo dapper picture of the actor to wish him on his birthday. Patralekhaa had captioned it as “Happy birthday, my most precious, my dearest @rajkummar_rao. It’s so difficult to translate my feelings into words especially on a platform like this. I wish nothing more for you, but a life that is filled with peace, prosperity, learning and growth.” (Also Read: Mahesh Babu And Namrata Shirodkar Wish Son, Gautam With Unseen Childhood Pictures On His Birthday)
In a lockdown interview with Rajeev Masand, when Rajkummar Rao was asked how he has been holding up the quarantine period and how the days been like for him, he had retorted, “I am holding up well, honestly, no complaints. I am doing all the productive work as much as I can. But no complaints from my side, I am doing whatever I can. I am working out like crazy. I am practising my guitar, which I have always wanted to and taking a couple of lessons from YouTube. I am reading, I am watching some great stuff on OTT platforms.” Revealing how and why he and Patralekhaa had decided to spend the quarantine together, Raj had continued, “Yes, she lives very close by, her house is very close to my house in Andheri. So luckily at 8pm, when Modi ji announced the lockdown, so we decided, just as I said we were so busy for the past 3 years doing different things, thought that these 21 days or maybe more, we should spend this time together. And cover up for all that we have lost.”
When Rajeev Masand had asked Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa, who had joined the interview in the second half, how are they managing the household chores, the latter had replied, “I must say that we are few of the lucky ones because we had our help with us. So, that area we are sorted. But we both have found cooking, especially me but he helps too.” To which, Raj had interrupted, “I think she’s finding her inner chef and she’s making such lip-smacking meals, I’m not kidding Rajeev sir. So I told her where were you all these years. Wow!” When asked if Raj helps or not, Patralekhaa had replied, “No, completely. He’s cooks himself like he’s making dishes for us so, it’s quite nice.” Raj added, “I just realised I make the world’s best sabudana khichdi, I know it sounds boring but…” Raj and Patralekhaa had also revealed their plans of having a get-together after everything gets normal and have a potluck as everybody is exploring their inner chefs. (Also Read: Neetu Kapoor Remembers Husband, Rishi Kapoor, Shares A Beautiful Picture With Daughter, Riddhima)
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Rajkummar!