Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda


Life Story

Randeep Hooda was born in a small village called Daseya in the Rohtak district of Haryana. His mother, Asha Hooda, is a BJP politician and his father is a surgeon by profession. He did schooling from Delhi Public School before moving to Australia for higher studies. He is Bachelors in Marketing & Human Resource Management.

He made his film debut in Monsoon Wedding (2001) where he plays NRI (Non Resident Indian). He got the role in Monsoon Wedding primarily because of his Australian accent rather then his acting skills or good looks.

However even after a powerful performance in Monsoon Wedding he had to wait for 4 years to get a second project. He finally got lucky and Ramgopal Verma cast him as lead in a gangster flick "D" (2005). "D" was a turning point in his career and he suddenly became a household name across the country. The "D" which supposedly portrays Dawood Ibrahim's real life gave Randeep Hooda a grand entry into tinsel town.

Recently he got the lead role in "Karma, Confessions and Holi" (2006) produced by Drena De Niro.


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Sister is world famous surgeon Dr. Anajali Hooda.. Younger brother is a engineer in Singapore Sandeep Hooda.
Starred in the shelved film Ram Gopal Varma's "Shock" directed by Jiji Philip. It was a remake of Ram Gopal's Telegu film Shock. Randeep was later replaced by Mohit Ahlawat. The Telegu version was dubbed in Hindi as Kick 2 in 2014.
Was approached for Shyam Benegal's Carmen(Chamki Chameli)in 2005. The title role was offered to many actress's. Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Urmila Matondkar.Jimmy Shergill was eventually signed. Music by AR Rahman. The film was finally shelved.
Starred in Satish Kaushik's shelved movie " Mayanagri" opposite Mahie Gill. He was to play a male gigolo. This was in 2012.

Personal Quotes 

I waited so long because I know how important the launch is for a newcomer in our cinema. In this matter I want to play by their rules. Like Ramu I believe audiences can be entertained without going into the rut.
I'm really not nervous. I've gone through the process of the acting in theater. I've done my best. What happens now is not in my hands. If you have life's experiences with you nothing can stop you from being a competent actor
I never had a problem being called a Naseeruddin Shah protégé, a Ram Gopal Varma product or Sushmita Sen's friend. I always knew I'd have my own identity
Seriously I suspected I was a good actor, though I didn't know it during 'Monsoon Wedding'. Now I realize the more I learn the less I know about acting... and life.



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