Rajit Kapur is an Indian actor. Rajit Kapur has also been active in theatre as an actor as well as director.
He is particularly known for his award-winning portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1996 film, 'The Making of the Mahatma'. One of his most popular stints is his portrayal of Byomkesh Bakshi in the television serial of the same name, based on the character created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay and directed by Basu Chatterjee.
He has been part of Shyam Benegal's trilogy - 'Mammo'(1994), 'Sardari Begum' (1996) and 'Zubeidaa' (2001). Of these the most famous has been 'Zubeidaa', written by Khalid Mohammed. The film went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
The other renowned films he had worked in are 'Ghulam', 'Bose: The Forgotten Hero' and 'Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda'. 'Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda' was a 1992 film, again directed by Benegal, based on the novel of the same name by Dharmavir Bharati. It won the 1993 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
His performance in the Malayalam film, 'Agnisakhshi', won him recognition as well.