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From Heartbeat To Naxalbari: How Rajeev Khandelwal Owned 2020 With His Hard-Hitting Performances

ZEE5 Web Desk

December 21, 2020

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We aren’t exaggerating when we say that Rajeev Khandelwal owned 2020. With as many as four ZEE5 ventures, the actor was all over the digital place this year.

Since the last decade, Rajeev Khandelwal is an actor who has done selectively few films but has given his best performance in all. Rising from TV to films, he has made his place in everyone’s hearts. Besides proving his versatility as an actor, Rajeev has also successfully managed to venture into digital space with all his interesting offerings. When it comes to ZEE5, it won’t be wrong to say that he has owned the ongoing year with his stupendous performance in as many as four series. On that note, here’s looking at Rajeev Khandelwal’s best performances on ZEE5.

Watch the trailer of Naxalbari here:



A short film of 20 minutes, Heartbeat is the story of a defence pilot, who has been in an accident and is lying unconscious in a state of coma for 3 years. The film shows the manifestation of the pilot, played by Rajeev, convincing his wife to turn off the life support. The turmoil and the sadness of the man who once used to touch the skies and is now lying unconscious was very beautifully portrayed by him. Seeing his performance, we could feel the pain that the pilot might be feeling.

Watch Heartbeat on ZEE5.


Rajeev Khandelwal stars as the titular character in this horror film, which is about an army officer who has suddenly come back after years of being pronounced dead. Ateet Rana is a mysterious character, who has a dark secret attached to himself and Rajeev Khandelwal brings this to life. Seeing him play Ateet Rana, the audience get an ominous feeling whenever they see his scenes. 

Watch Ateet on ZEE5.

Also read: Rajeev Khandelwal: Writing for web gives more creative freedom, free of stereotypes


Court Martial

Court Martial, as the name describes, is a movie that revolves around an army officer being questioned for killing and this could lead to his court-martial. Rajeev Khandelwal plays the role of Captain Bikash Roy, the person who aims to defend the officer being tried. He shows the utmost grace and confidence that is required for the role of the defending captain.

Watch Court Martial on ZEE5.


Naxalbari on ZEE5
Naxalbari on ZEE5

This latest series on ZEE5 revolves around a village, Gadchiroli, where a group of Naxalites are planning something huge and destructive. Rajeev Khandelwal is an STF agent, Raghav, who is on a mission to find out the truth and foil the plan. Besides his performance as the STF agent, his action scenes in the series also made his portrayal looked breathtaking.

Watch Naxalbari on ZEE5.

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