Name: Arjun Rampal
Birthday: 26th November, 1972
Marital Status: Arjun Rampal is married to supermodel and Ex-Miss India Mehr Jessia. The couple got married on 1997. The couple has two daughters Maahika and Myra.
Awards: The dark, tall and handsome actor of Bollywood has bagged 10 awards and 15 nominations in this little span of time. The model cum actor won Apsara Film & Television Producer Guild Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2011) for the film Raajneeti, Film Fare Awards for Best Supporting Actor (2009) for Rock On!!, International Indian Film Academy Awards for Star Debut Of The Year-Male (2002) for Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, Best Supporting Actor (2011) for Rajneeti and for Rock On!! (2009), National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Rock On!! (2009). He also won Screen Awards as Most Promising Newcomer-Male (2002) for Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, Moksha:Salvation, Dewaanapan and also Best Supporting Actor (2009) for Rock On!!, Zee Cine Awards for Best Actor in a Negative Role (2007) for Om Shanti Om and Best Actor in a Supporting Role-Male (2011) Rajneeti. The hero villain of Bollywood got nominations for Zee Cine Awards (2002) for Best Male Debut for Deewanapan, Screen Awards (2008) for Best Villain for Om Shanti Om, International Indian Film Academy Awards (2008) for Best Performance in a Negetive Role for Om Shanti Om, Filmfare Awards (2002), (2011) for Best Male Debut in Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat and Best Supporting Actor in Rock On!! respectively. Arjun got nominated for Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards (2008) for Best Actor in a Negetive Role in Om Shanti Om.
Trivia: Arjun Rampal is an Indian supermodel. He was the proclaimed Society’s Face Of The Year, 1994. Arjun Rampal is cousin to the Bollywood bombshell Kim Sharma. Arjun Rampal was a former model and is son of Sikh Amarjeet Rampal and Dutch Guen Rampal. He even appeared with his cousin Kim in Yakeen. Arjun’s villain role in Om Shanti Om was formerly offered to Shiney Ahuja who dropped the offer and it went to Arjun. He has even acted with Nicole Kidman in the ad for Schweppes Drink produced by Gladiator director Sir Ridley Scott and directed by Shekhar Kapoor. Arjun has featured in the Temptation Tour alongside his best buddy Shahrukh Khan. He started his production house Chasing Ganesha and his first production was I See You (2006) with himself in the lead. Arjun family launched a Resto-Bar named LAP Lounge inside the hotel Samrat. The bar was collectively designed by Rampal, Mehr and Shahrukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan.
Biography: The Bolly hunk is born of a mixture of culture. Arjun comes from a high class Ramgariha Punjabi Sikh background. He went to the Kodaikanal International School with his sister in Tamil Nadu. Rampal boy collected his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hindu College in Delhi.
Rampal was unsuccessful in his earlier career and was highly criticized for his failed start with lead roles in Moksha:Salvation (2001), Deewaanapan (2001), Vaada (2005), Yakeen (2005), Dil Hai Tumhar (2002), Dil Ka Rishta (2003), Asambhav (2004), Fox (2009), EMI (2008). His debut film was Rajiv Rai’s Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001). But Moksha with Manisha Koirala was his actual first film but as it released later it could not earn the title of Arjun’s debut.
Rampal’s first critically acclaimed role was of a blind man from the film Aankhen (2002). His career graph moved up from this point. He did various genres of films and worked with varieties of actresses. His films include Ek Ajnabee (2005) opposite Big B, Tehzeeb(2003), asambhav (2004) an action thriller, Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai (2006), Darna Zaroori Hai (2006).
The desired actor’s success reached the height as the supporting actor in Don-The Chase Begins Again (2006) which was the remake of 1978 movie Don.
Rampal’s producing career begins with I See You (2006), himself as the leading actor and his wife Mehr Jesia as coproducer.
The stylish Rampal’s career as the villain hero took the flight with Om Shanti Om (2007) opposite the debuting Deepika Padukone and King Khan. It was the biggest hit of his career.
The next film was Rock On!! In the year 2008 which again after Om Shanti Om earned him awards.
He starred in Rituparno Ghosh’s The Last Lear, English arthouse film with Priety Zinta and Amitabh Bacchan. The film was premiered on different Film Festivals.
Rampal tried his hand on comedy with Housefull (2010), a Sajid Khan film. The film hit the Box Office with bang.
He also featured in We Are Family opposite Kareena and Kajol.
In 2011 again Rampal took a negative acting in Anubhav Sinha’s Ra.One.
The choco villain did small roles in movies like Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007).
He has not yet bid goodbye to his filmograph and his upcoming movies include Heroine, Ishq In Paris, Chakravyuh. These films are hoped to strike the silver screen this year. The next year upcoming fils are The Legend Of Kunal, Ajab Gajab Love, Zanjeer. Thse films are on processof shooting.
The cool hunk is going to debut in Telegu, Tamil and English with the film Amma 3D. The film is a pre-production and the shooting in different languages are going on simultaneously.
He had a shaky career at the beginning but proved himself the dark horse of a race with his determination, dedication and hard work. Carry on and achieve what you dream!