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Ceremony Year 2008
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Rajat was born in 1961 in Delhi where he did his early schooling. He studied at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) graduating in 1985 and worked with Kumar Shahani and Mani Kaul before making his first feature film, Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One. His other credits include: Raghu Romeo(2003), Mixed Doubles and Mithya. Today Rajat is recognised more for his achievements as an actor than as a director. He made his acting debut in 2001 with character roles in the films Dil Chahta Hai and Monsoon Wedding. He was recently awarded Best Actor (Indian Competition) at the 10th Asian International Film Festival 2008 for his performance in The Prisoner.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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