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Randeep Hooda

Name : Randeep Hooda

Birthday : 20th August, 1976 (Age:41)

Zodiac Sign : Leo

Occupation : Actor

Marital status : Single

Awards : 2011: Lions Gold Awards.

Biography : Randeep Hooda is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi-language films, born on 20 August 1976 in Rohtak, Haryana, to Dr. Ranbir Hooda (a surgeon) and Asha Hooda (a social worker). He belongs to a jat family, and studied at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports (MNSS), a boarding school in Rai, Sonepat, Haryana.

Hooda made his acting debut in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding (2001), playing a non-resident Indian from Australia. He waited four years for a second project. He also attended (and assisted) an imagination and improvisation workshop conducted by Naseeruddin Shah at the National School of Drama in New Delhi.

In 2005 Hooda was cast as the male lead in Ram Gopal Varma's gritty gangster film D, allegedly based on the life of Dawood Ibrahim, after D, Hooda appeared in a series of critically and commercially unsuccessful films such as Darna Zaroori Hai (2006), Risk (2007), Ru Ba Ru (2008), Rang Rasiya (2008), Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye (2009), Karma Aur Holi (2009) and Love Khichdi (2009).

In 2010 Hooda appeared in Milan Luthria's Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, a period action drama depicting the rise of organised crime in Mumbai. Co-starring alongside Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut and Prachi Desai, Hooda played ACP Agnel Wilson, his performance in the film was appreciated by critics, and proved to be a turning point in his career.

Hooda's first film in 2012 was Kunal Deshmukh's crime thriller Jannat 2, a sequel to Jannat (2008). Hooda was praised for his performance. Critics wrote he can steal the thunder from the best of actors. Hooda's next appearance was in Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller Jism 2 opposite Sunny Leone, the film, and Hooda's performance, received mixed reviews from critics.

Hooda's final film of the year was Madhur Bhandarkar's drama Heroine, starring Kareena Kapoor, in which he played cricketer Angad Paul. Bhandarkar later confirmed that he selected Hooda after seeing his performance in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011).

In 2013, Hooda starred opposite Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren in Vishesh Bhatt's Murder 3, an official remake of the 2011 Colombian thriller The Hidden Face. The film and his portrayal of Vikram (a fashion and wildlife photographer) garnered mixed to negative feedback from critics.

He is doing many projects like As of March 2013, Hooda featured the anthology film Bombay Talkies (in the segment directed by Karan Johar) alongside Rani Mukerji and Saqib Saleem, Vishram Sawant’s Shooter, John Day, Fanne Khan, Rensil D’Silva’s Ungli, Pooja Bhatt's Bad, Imtiaz Ali's Highway and Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick.


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