Probably, one of the most prolific actors of current times, Rajkummar Rao notched up another victory under his sleeve, by winning the Best Actor Award for the coveted National Film Awards 2014, for his amazing performance in the movie ‘Shahid’. The 29 year old actor admitted that he was overwhelmed after receiving the honor. He said, “I had been waiting for this day since ages. I can’t believe my ears. Now that I have won it, it feels absolutely amazing. I am on cloud nine. I am so happy that I almost cried. I cannot describe the feelings. I spoke to my mom first after the declaration. ”
Shahid was a sensitive movie based on the reality of the courageous lawyer Shahid Azmi, who had the tenacity to take tough cases of terror suspects, who were detained for years without proof. Rajkummar Rao essayed the role of the slain lawyer to the hilt, which won him rave reviews.
The prolific actor has also won the Filmfare Award Best Actor Critics Award for the same film,earlier in the year. Shahid also fetched director Hansal Mehta, the National Award for the ‘Best Director’. Rajkummar shares the glory with the Malayalam actor Suraj Venjaramoodu for ‘Perariyathavar’.