Name: Randeep Hooda
Birthday: 20th August, 1976
Marital Status: In a relationship with actress Neetu Chandra
Awards: His first film ‘Monsoon Wedding’ earned many awards at International Film Festivals. His other films have also been recipients of major awards and nominations, but he is yet to receive an award for his personal achievements.
Trivia: Better known as Sushmita Sen’s ex-boyfriend. Randeep Hooda has exhibited his caliber by essaying variety roles in all his films till date.
Biography: Randeep Hooda, who belongs to a Jat family, was born in a village named Jassia in the Rohtak district of Haryana. His father, Ranbir Hooda, is a surgeon and his mother, Asha Hooda, is involved in social work. He completed his schooling from Sonepat and New Delhi. For his higher studies, he went to Melbourne, Australia and studied Marketing for his graduation and Business Management and Human Resource Management for his post graduation.
Hooda’s stay in Australia helped him significantly in his acting career. His Australian accent helped him bag the role of an NRI in his debut film ‘Monsoon Wedding’. Four years later, he played the lead role in Ram Gopal Verma’s gangster film ‘D’. The film was not very successful commercially but he got noticed for his acting talent.
Thereafter, the 5’ 11” hunk starred in a number of films which were not commercial earners, but they helped Hooda evolve as an actor. He acted in films like ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’, ‘Risk’, ‘Ru Ba Ru’, ‘Rang Rasiya’, and ‘Karma Aur Holi’, etc. which failed to make a mark at the box office.
Randeep Hooda then played the role of an ACP in Milan Luthria’s superhit film ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’. The film won many awards and nominations at important ceremonies and paved the way for more offers for the actor. His next film ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’ received a favorable response from the critics and earned many nominations in various categories.
‘Jannat 2’ and ‘Cocktail’ also featured Hooda in supporting roles. His upcoming films include ‘Jism 2’ opposite Sunny Leone, ‘Heroine’ with Kareena Kapoor, and ‘Murder 3’.
Besides films, Randeep Hooda came into the limelight because of his relationship with Sushmita Sen, with whom he eventually broke up. He is now engaged to actress Neetu Chandra, and the two plan to tie the knot soon.