Rajkummar Rao, the National Award-winning actor known for his exceptional performances, continues to gather accolades and recognition for his remarkable work. After winning the ‘Pathbreaking Performer of the Year’ at the OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023, he has now clinched the esteemed title of ‘OTT Performer of the Year – Male’ at the grand OTTplay Awards 2023.
Rajkummar Rao’s filmography is a testament to his consistent ability to deliver critically acclaimed and riveting performances. His recent releases, ‘Guns & Gulabs’ and ‘Monica O My Darling,’ are no exceptions. His impactful portrayal of characters always leaves the audience captivated, making it impossible to look away from the screen. It’s no surprise that he was honored with the ‘OTT Performer of the Year – Male’ award at the prestigious OTTplay Awards 2023, held in Mumbai.
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The award recognizes the exceptional performances Rajkummar Rao delivered in ‘Guns & Gulabs’ and ‘Monica O My Darling,’ solidifying his status as an outstanding talent in the OTT space. The award was presented to him amidst the glitter and glamour of the star-studded event at Taj Land’s End, attended by the who’s who of the Indian film industry.
Upon receiving the award, a humble yet delighted Rajkummar Rao commented, “So sad, ya. Raj-DK just left thinking I got the award for ‘Monica, Oh My Darling’ only. But yeah, ‘Guns & Gulaabs’ is all Raj & DK, the great team and, of course, Netflix. So is ‘Monica, Oh My Darling’ – thank you, Netflix, again. Vasan (Bala) and his team of writers – it feels great when you get to do the work that you really want to do and like and also they give you an award for it. It’s a great feeling.”
Rajkummar Rao’s excellence wasn’t the sole highlight of ‘Guns & Gulabs.’ The web series, streamed on Netflix, also featured stellar performances from Dulquer Salmaan, Gulshan Devaiah, Adarsh Gourav, Sushil Kumar, and Rajatava Dutta. The series received an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers and critics alike.
In ‘Monica O My Darling,’ Rajkummar Rao portrayed the character of Jayant Arkhedkar, also known as Johnny. Sharing the screen with talented co-stars like Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte, Sikandar Kher, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, and Bagavathi Perumal, the neo-noir crime comical thriller added to Rajkummar’s ever-expanding repertoire of remarkable work.
Rajkummar Rao, a synonym for path-breaking cinema, has left an indelible mark with his roles in acclaimed films such as ‘Bose: Dead/Alive,’ ‘Shahid,’ ‘Stree,’ ‘Newton,’ ‘Badhaai Do,’ ‘Talaash,’ ‘Kai Po Che!,’ and many more.
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OTTplay Awards 2023, held at Taj Land’s End on October 29, brought together the luminaries of Indian cinema. As the sole pan-Indian OTT awards show, it recognized talent across various languages, including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bangla, celebrating their exceptional contributions to the world of OTT entertainment.
OTTplay Awards 2023 was presented by Danube Properties alongside Dabur Chyawanprash and driven by Volkswagen, with Colors Infinity as the telecast partner. Rajkummar Rao’s accolade at the awards reaffirms his status as one of India’s most distinguished actors in the OTT space.