Today marks the special day of one of our industry's best actor,
producer, model, and television host!!! We are talking about the one
and the only Arjun Rampal
! Happy birthday to the man with many talents!
in this world on 26th November 1972, Rampal was born to Amarjeet Rampal
and Gwen Rampal in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. His family was fairly
multicultural with his father being a Ramgariha Sikh and his mother
being of Dutch descent. He and his younger sister attended the
illustrious Kodaikanal International School in Tamil Nadu, where his
mother also taught. He went to Hindu College, University of Delhi for
higher education and even has a Bachelors in Economics. In his personal
life, Rampal married Mehr Jesia, former Miss India and supermodel, in
1997 and they have 2 daughters, Mahikaa and Myra.
long struggle, Rampal caught the eye of designer Rohit Bal, which
initiated his successful career as a male model and subsequent entry in
to Bollywood. He made his acting debut in Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001),
which failed commercially, but Rampal earned much critical acclaim for
his performance. He was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Male
Debut and won the same in the Star Screen Awards and IIFA Awards. After
his debut, his career plateaued with a string of failed movies;
nevertheless, he continued to garner appreciation for his talent and
many fans. Things took a turn for the better in 2006 when Rampal got his
breakthrough with Don - The Chase Begins Again. At this time he
also established his own production company with his wife, Mehr Jesia,
named Chasing Ganesha Films. He released his first movie, I See You (2006),
in which he played the lead role, and though the movie was a failure,
he was widely recognized for his role.Year 2007 saw him for the first
time in a negative light in the hugely successful Om Shanti Om. He
won the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and was
nominated for the same at the IIFA Awards, Star Screen Awards, and
Apsara Awards for his performance. There has been no looking back since
and Rampal has starred in numerous successful movies including Rock On (2008), Housefull (2010), Raajneeti (2010), We Are Family (2010), Ra.One (2011), Heroine (2012), Chakravuyuh (2011), Inkaar (2013), D-Day (2013), and Satyagraha (2013).
Arjun has had a TV presence as well. He appeared as a judge for the fourth season of Nach Baliye in 2008 and later hosted the 5th Apsara Awards with Preity Zinta in 2010 and the Love 2 Hate U on Star World India in November 2011. Below is a playlist of some of his best music:
- "Apni Yaadon Ko" - Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
- "Jaan Leva" - Moksha
- "Dil Hai Tumhaara" - Dil Hai Tumhaara
- "Dil Ka Rishta" - Dil Ka Rishta
- "Main Sada Hoon" - Asambhav
- "Vaada Hai Ye" - Vaada
- "Mama Told Me (Ek Ajnabee)" - Ek Ajnabee
- "Halo Halo" - I See You
- "Socha Hai" - Rock On
- "Aapka Kya Hoga Janab-E-Ali" - Housefull
- "Mora Piya" - Raajneeti
- "Dil Khol Ke Let's Rock" - We Are Family
- "Satyagraha" - Satyagraha
From all the BollyCurry writers, here's wishing Arjun Rampal a very happy birthday and much continued success!!!
Writer: Shreya S.
Editors: Siona M. and Gunia M.
Graphics: Virina R.