Randeep Hooda is a small town boy who has made it big in Bollywood. His unconventional good looks and amazing acting talent have taken him a long way in the industry and he is expected to do even better in the future. Randeep has carved a niche for himself in both, commercial as well as parallel cinema.
Net Worth: $ 10 million
Income Sources: Randeep Hooda has earned a great deal of money from his modeling and acting career. He is also involved in professional sports like polo and show jumping. Additionally, he is a blogger and a social activist.
Born: 20th August, 1976 (38 years old)
Marital Status: Currently, Randeep is single. He was in a relationship with Ms Universe Sushmita Sen from 2004 to 2006, but unfortunately, the couple parted ways.
Height/Weight: 6 feet, 74 kg
Randeep Singh Hooda was born in Rohtak, Haryana and he hails from a Jat family, with his father Dr Ranbir Hooda, a surgeon and mother, Asha Hooda, a social activist. He did his schooling from Motilal Nehru School of Sports, a boarding school in Sonepat. Randeep was a gifted sportsman, participating in sports like swimming and show jumping at the National Level and bagging medals for his school. He also had an interest in theatre, acting and directing plays in school. He went to Melbourne in 1995 for pursuing his MBA and there, he supported himself by doing odd jobs. He returned to Delhi in 2000 and started a career in modeling and also worked in theater, which gave him a head start for his film career. He was a member of Naseeruddin Shah’s theater group and admits that he has learnt a lot from the veteran actor. He has modeled for various charity shows and also raised his voice for awareness against hunger in the country. He also writes a blog for The Hindustan Times and Asian Correspondent.
Randeep Hooda made his career debut with an Hinglsih film called “Monsoon Wedding” by ace film maker Mira Nair. The 2001 film was successful commercially as well as critically. Randeep had to wait another three years for his next film, which came in the shape of “D”, a gangster movie by Ram Gopal Varma. The actor was in the title role, which is said to be inspired by Dawood Ibrahim, and received rave reviews for his performance. He appeared in a number of movies after that, including “Love Khichdi”, “Darna Zaroori hai”, “Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye”, “Ru Ba Ru”, “Rang Rasiya” and “Karma Aur Holi”, but none of them got success for Randeep. However, the film called “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai…” was the one which gave him a new surge of life in the industry and he was back with a bang. He then starred in a number of acclaimed movies such as “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster”, “Jannat 2”, “Jism 2” and “Heroine”, all of which proved his mettle as one of the most versatile actors in the industry and got him great appreciation for his outstanding performances in each of them. The milestone in his career came in the form of Imtiaz Ali’s “Highway”, a 2014 movie which had him cast opposite actress Alia Bhatt. His upcoming film “Main Aur Charles” is based on the life of Charles Shobhraj.