Randeep Hooda Biography

Born : 20 August 1976

Height: 6′ 0″ (1.8 m)

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Randeep Hooda

The actor with rugged looks and expressive eyes, Randeep Hooda is from Haryana, and was born on 20 August, 1976 in Rohtak to a surgeon father and social worker mother. After completing his schooling from Sonepat and New Delhi, he moved to Australia for higher studies and acquired a Master’s degree in marketing and human resource management.

On returning to India, the young MBA graduate got the opportunity to model; he also worked at a theatre in Delhi at that time. Apart from that, he also attended an imagination and creativity workshop conducted by Naseeruddin Shah at the National School of Drama in New Delhi. He has been associated with many of Naseeruddin Shah’s plays.

His Australian accent, thanks to his stay in the country, got him the role of an NRI in his debut film Monsoon Wedding (2001). Four years later, he played the lead role in Ram Gopal Verma’s gangster film D-Day (2005). After this, Hooda was seen in many films as the lead, which did not do commercially well, but evolved and established him as an actor to be reckoned with.

Hooda has always given his audience a marvellous variety of performances which have been appreciated. His impressive performances in the films like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2011) got him a favourable response from the critics and earned many nominations in various categories.

Vishesh Bhatt's Murder 3 (2013), which was an official remake of The Hidden Face (2011), earned him a lot of critical appreciation. The same year Hooda was again featured in Karan Johar’s anthology film Bombay Talkies (2013) and proved the industry that adaptability is his strong suit. He also played important roles in the films Kick (2014) and Rang Rasiya (2014). Highway (2014), directed by Imtiaz Ali, was yet another milestone in the actor’s career and got him further recognition.

Hooda has been working on many new projects and is set for many major releases in the near future. He last appeared in the film Shooter (2016), directed by Vishram Sawant.