Rajkummar Rao Net Worth (2024): Height, Age, Real Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On July 5th, 2022

Rajkummar Rao is one of the most talented young actors in India who is known for his acting skills and immense dialogue delivery. He finished an acting course at the Film and Television Institute of India and Rajkummar Rao’s acting career started. He also has received a number of National Film Award, Filmfare Awards, and an Asia Pacific Screen Award.

Rajkummar Rao's Net Worth

As of 2024, Rajkummar Rao's net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

Net Worth$8 million
Given NameRajkumar Yadav
Famous NameRajkummar Rao
Source(s) of FameActor
Date of BirthAugust 31, 1984
Place of BirthGurugram, India
RelationshipsMarried, Patralekha Paul,
Social Links

Early Life

The Indian actor Rajkummar Rao or Rajkumar Yadav was born on August 31, 1984, in Gurugram, India. His father is Satya Prakash Yadav who worked in the government and his mother is Kamlesh Yadav.

He finished his 12th grade at S.N. Sidheshwar Senior. Sec Public School where he was first exposed to acting and joined school plays. He then enrolled at The Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Delhi or Delhi University where he also participated in theatre with Kshitij Theatre Group and the Shri Ram Centre in Delhi.

According to Rajkummar, he decided to enter the entertainment industry as an actor after he saw Manoj Bajpayee being “highly influenced” by his performance. Then he enrolled in a two-year acting course at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India). Rajkummar then moved to Mumbai, India so he can start his acting career.


After Rajkummar Rao graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. After his graduation, he spent time visiting studios and meeting casting directors.

He entered the film industry by having a small role in the film “Rann” as a news reader. He then auditioned for the film “Love Sex Aur Dhokha” and was selected to act in the character Adarsh. For his character, he had to lose 6 kilos in a month.

In 2012, he appeared in the films “Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1”, and “Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2″, ” where he had supporting roles. His last film for the said year was “Talaash: The Answer Lies Within” where he acted as police. The film was a hit earning 1.74 billion Indian rupees.

For the year 2013, he acted in the dramatic film “Kai Po Che!” which is inspired by the 2008 novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life. The film was a success and Rajkummar was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

After Kai Po Che!, he appeared in the dramatic film “Shahid”. Despite him saying his role was challenging, the film and performance received great reviews. He then received the National Film Award for Best Actor during the National Film Awards ceremony and the Best Actor during the Filmfare Awards.

He then released comedy films “Boyss Toh Boyss Hain”, “Queen”, and “Bombay Mirror”. The film Queen premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and earned 970 million Indian rupees worldwide.

In 2014, he appeared in the drama “CityLights”. For his role, he grew a mustache and learned the dialect of the small town Sadri. His performance was praised by the critics.

The next year, he appeared in the rom-com “Dolly Ki Doli” followed by a drama film “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” and the biographical drama “Aligarh”. The film Aligarh is based on Professor Ramchandra Siras’s life. Rajkummar was then nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2016, he worked with Vikramaditya Motwane in the film “Trapped” which is about a man who was trapped in his apartment with no food, water, and electricity. He had to lose weight for the film and had to eat some meat in some scenes though he is vegan. Rajkummar then won a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

Rajkummar appeared in the musical comedy film “Fanney Khan” in 2018 which is a remake of the Belgian film “Everybody’s Famous!”. He next appeared in “Stree” followed by the films “Love Sonia”, and “5 Weddings”.

His first film for 2019 was the film “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”. He next appeared in “Judgementall Hai Kya” where he got another nomination for a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

In 2020, he appeared in the films “Shimla Mirchi”, “Ludo”, and “Chhalaang”. The film Ludo was released on Netflix and he got another nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Chhalaang on the other hand was released on Amazon Prime Video.

Rajkummar Rao had his Hollywood debut with the film “The White Tiger” The film was released in Netflix and it got positive comments from critics. He next appeared in the film “Roohi” and the film received mixed reviews.

Personal Life

Rajkummar Rao is a vegetarian though he had to eat meat in some of his films. In 2014, he changed his family name from Yadav to Rao and added ‘m’ to his name. According to him, one of his favorite actors is Shah Rukh Khan.

He was included in Forbes India in 30 Under 30 list of 2014. He is also one of India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities in 2017 according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Rajkummar was also featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list and GQ magazine’s list of 50 Most Influential Young Indians.

He has brand endorsements for the brands Actimaxx, Seventh Street, and the Food Safety and Standards Authority. He also likes expensive cars and motorcycles and owns a Harley Davidson Fat Boy.

Social Media

Rajkummar Rao is one of the most popular actors in India. He has a large following both on Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram has over 6.7 million followers and his Twitter account has over 1.1 million followers.

He mostly posts about his work and promotions on social media. We also found some fan pages on Facebook dedicated to him with over a thousand followers.

Who Is Rajkummar Rao Dating?

Rajkummar Rao married the actress Patralekha Paul in 2021 after dating her for 11 years. The couple doesn’t have any children but they are planning to have kids in the future. The two are currently living in their expensive apartment in Mumbai which is worth crores of rupees.


Rajkummar Rao is one of the most renowned celebrities and highest-paid actors in India. He has worked in a lot of Hindi films and has received critical acclaim for his work. He is also one of the most followed Indian celebrities on social media. Rao is married to actress Patralekha Paul and the two have no children yet but are planning to have kids in the future. Rajkummar Rao’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 Million.

Rajkummar Rao has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Arjun Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, Vikram, Kriti Sanon, Sudesh Lehri, Tara Sutaria, Disha Parmar, Anushka Shetty, and Kangana Ranaut.