was born on 20th August 1976, in Rohtak, to a
doctor father and social worker mother. He started acting in school
at a young age and this paved his ambition to become the actor he is
today. He finished his MBA in Melbourne, Australia and returned to India
to model and act in plays while he made his Bollywood debut in Mira
Nair's Monsoon Wedding
in 2001. However, Hooda had to wait for four long years before he got a chance to showcase his talent
in Ram Gopal Varma's D
which earned him the much needed critical acclaim. He
worked in a few more movies but it was his ACP Wilson's role in Milan Lutharia's Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
which was the real turning point in career.
Hooda also left his mark in the romantic thriller Saheb Biwi and Gangster
and Jannat 2.
He appeared in the erotic
thriller Jism 2
with Sunny Leone,
where he was paired opposite Kareena Kapoor and the successful franchise, Murder 3
. He will soon be seen in the Salman Khan starrer, Kick.
Hooda is an
active member of Naseerudin Shah's Motley Theatre Troupe. He made his
debut as a theatre writer where he adapted Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods, and is
the only Bollywood actor who participates professionally in polo and show
To celebrate Hooda's birthday in style, here is a mini playlist of his greatest hits:
- Ishq Bhi Kiya Re Maula - Jism 2
- Yeh Kasoor Mera Hai - Jism 2
- Teri Jhooki Nazar - Murder3
- Jaata Hai Tujh Tak - Murder 3
- Khwaishien - Heroine
From BollyCurry and all its readers, we wish Randeep Hooda
a very happy belated birthday and a successful year ahead.
Author: Vibha B.
Editors: Shreya S. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.