Who is Randeep Hooda?

In Indian cinema, the name of extremely talented actor Randeep Hooda remains a distinct identity among cinema fans. His special acting skills and unique style have elevated him to a different platform where he maintains his reputation in many forms of cinema. Made her Bollywood debut in 2001 with Monsoon Wedding. Before venturing into commercially and critically successful films, Randeep was seen in films that bombed at the box office.

After a series of flops, Randeep starred in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai in 2010, after which he began appearing in significant roles and received critical acclaim for his performances. He is best remembered for his role in Imtiaz Ali’s Highway co-starring Alia Bhatt and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Omung Kumar’s Sarabjit.

Randeep has also been an active part of stage plays and theater and is also a playwright. Apart from being a film star, Randeep is an active sportsperson. He regularly participates in equestrian sports such as polo, show jumping, and dressage. The actor is also an active blogger.

Randeep Hooda’s family background

Born in a Jat family in Rohtak, Haryana on August 20, 1976, his father Dr. Ranbir Hooda is a surgeon, and his mother Asha Hooda works as a social worker. Her elder sister Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan is a US-trained obesity, metabolic medicine, and clinical nutritionist, while her younger brother Sandeep Hooda works as a software engineer in Singapore.

Randeep studied at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, a boarding school in Sonipat, Haryana, where he took an active part in swimming, tent pegging, and show jumping and won national-level medals. After this, he started participating in stage shows and also directed a production of his school. Despite his keen interest in acting, his father wanted him to become a doctor and enrolled him in Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi.

Randeep Hooda’s career

Randeep started his acting career with Mira Nair’s 2001 film Monsoon Wedding, in which his performance was critically acclaimed and the film was also commercially successful. However, despite a successful debut, he got his second role four years later in Ram Gopal Varma’s D, reportedly based on the life of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, for which his performance was well received. After D, he was seen in a series of unsuccessful films, until he was cast in Milan Luthria’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbai in 2010. Randeep starred alongside Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, and Prachi Desai in the period action drama. Plays the role of ACP Agnell Wilson in the highly crime-ridden city of Mumbai. This film is considered a turning point in the career of the actor, whose acting was highly appreciated.

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