Randeep Hooda Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Randeep Hooda, an Indian actor, is well-known for his work in Hindi movies and a few English films. After returning to India in 2000, he began modeling and working in small theaters in Delhi. His first appearance in a Hindi film was in ‘Monsoon Wedding’. Hooda has been honored with two Stardust Awards and has been nominated for the International Indian Film Academy Awards and Filmfare. Following ‘Monsoon Wedding’, he took a four-year break from movies. Later, he re-entered the film industry with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘D’, a film based on the life of notorious gangster Dawood Ibrahim. His breakthrough role came in the 2010 Hindi movie ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’, where he portrayed the character of ACP Agnel Wilson.

Randeep Hooda Biography

Randeep Hooda, an Indian film actor, is recognized not only for his acting but also for his work in theater, his passion for equestrianism, and his contributions as a social worker. He began his journey in the film industry with Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’. Afterward, he starred in several notable films, including “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster” (2011), “Rang Rasiya” (2014), “Highway” (2014), and “Sarbjit” (2016). His performances in successful movies like “Jannat 2” (2012), “Jism 2” (2012), “Cocktail” (2012), “Kick” (2014), “Sultan” (2016), and “Baaghi 2” (2018) have also been praised.

Moreover, in 2020, he marked his debut in Hollywood with “Extraction”. Randeep Hooda commenced his career in modeling upon returning to India and was also involved in stage productions. Despite potential differences in views, Hooda is urged to embrace a more compassionate and open-minded perspective toward those he might disapprove of, a worthy endeavor for him.

Additionally, he ventured into playwriting with an adaptation of Lee Blessing’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’. While his acting journey began in 2001 with “Monsoon Wedding,” it was his role in the critically acclaimed film “D” in 2005 that truly highlighted his exceptional acting skills.

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Personal Information

Real Name Randeep Singh Hooda
Nickname AKA Randeep
DOB (Date of Birth) 20 August 1976 (Friday)
Age 47 Years
Birth Place Jassia Village, Rohtak, Haryana
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Jassia Village, Rohtak, Haryana
Religion Hinduism
Address Versova Sea Side CHS, J P Road, Jeet Nagar, Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai

Education/Qualifications

School Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Haryana
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi
College/ University Delhi University
Education Qualifications Graduation from Delhi University, Delhi
Master’s in Business Management and Human Resource Development in Melbourne, Australia

Physical Stats

Height

Feet & Inches 5’ 11”
Meter 1.80 m
Centimeters 180 cm
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches

Family Information

Father Name Ranbir Hooda (doctor and professor)
Mother Name Asha Hooda (social worker, politician)
Siblings Brother- Sandeep Hooda (software engineer)
Sister- Anjali Hooda Sangwan (doctor)
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 29 November 2023
Marriage Place Imphal
Wife Lin Laishram (Manipuri actress)
Children N/A

Affairs

Girlfriend Sushmita Sen (actress)

Neetu Chandra (actress)

Lin Laishram (Manipuri actress) (2021-present)

Profession

Profession Profession(s)
Net Worth $10 million

Favorites

Color Black and Red
Food Sushi, Tandoori Roti and Tadke Waali Dal, Aloo-Gobi, Gajar-Methi
Drink Filter Coffee, Kashmiri Kahwa Recipe
Actor/Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty
Songs Ram Siya Ram
Movies Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Hobbies Music, Skateboarding
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Randeep Hooda Childhood Picture
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Randeep Hooda Young Age Picture
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Randeep Hooda With his Family Picture
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Randeep Hooda With his Wife Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Father Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Father Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Mother Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Mother Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Sister Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Sister Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Brother Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Brother Picture
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Randeep Hooda With his Girlfriend Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Girlfriend Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Girlfriend Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Girlfriend Picture
Randeep Hooda With his Girlfriend Picture

Family

Randeep Hooda was born in the village of Jassia in Rohtak, located in the Haryana district. He belongs to a Jat family. His father, Ranbir Hooda, is a surgeon, while his mother, Asha Hooda, is involved in social work. Randeep’s elder sister, Anjali Hooda Sangwan, is a doctor practicing in the USA. His younger brother, Sandeep Hooda, works as a software engineer.

Age

Randeep Hooda, an actor and equestrian from India, was born on August 20, 1976, in Rohtak, Haryana. Known for his versatility, he is primarily celebrated for his performances in Hindi cinema. Currently, he is 47 years old.

Education

He attended the Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Haryana for his early education. During his junior school years, he transferred to Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi. In 1995, Randeep Hooda moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing. First, he completed his graduation at Delhi University and later pursued a Master’s in Business Management and Human Resource Development in Melbourne, Australia.

Height and Weight

He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 78 kilograms.

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Relationships and Wife

Randeep Hooda’s wife, Lin Laishram, is involved in modeling, acting, and business. Before marrying Lin, Randeep was in a relationship with former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen from 2006 to 2009. The couple recently got married on November 29, 2023, in a traditional Meitei marriage ceremony held in Imphal. Reflecting on his past relationship with Sen, Randeep expressed that ending it felt very freeing, allowing him to channel his energy into his craft.

Career

2001–09: Debut and struggle

Hooda’s first acting role came in Mira Nair’s movie “Monsoon Wedding” in 2001, where he portrayed a non-resident Indian from Australia. Even though the film was a hit with critics and audiences, Hooda had to wait four years before landing another project. During this time, he engaged himself in theater, took part in TV commercials for financial support, and participated in an imagination and improvisation workshop conducted by Naseeruddin Shah at the National School of Drama in New Delhi.

In 2005, Hooda snagged the male lead in Ram Gopal Varma’s gangster film “D”. His performance garnered praise, with Taran Adarsh stating, “D wouldn’t be what it is without Randeep. He changes his expressions like a chameleon changes colors and that’s where he scores.” However, following “D,” Hooda’s subsequent films like “Darna Zaroori Hai” (2006), “Risk” (2007), “Ru Ba Ru” (2008), and “Love Khichdi” (2009) didn’t fare well both critically and commercially.

In 2010, Hooda starred in Milan Luthria’s “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,” a movie that depicted the organized crime rise in Mumbai during a historical period. The next year, he appeared in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s romantic thriller “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster,” sharing the screen with Jimmy Shergill and Mahie Gill. His role as ACP Agnel Wilson in a film alongside Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, and Prachi Desai garnered high praise from critics. Portraying a gangster in love with a married woman while serving as her driver, Hooda’s performance in the film marked a pivotal moment in his career. Reflecting on his character, he mentioned drawing inspiration from his upbringing in Haryana.

Reviewers hailed his performance, with Sudish Kamath from The Hindu noting Hooda’s Bachchan-like presence and commanding dialogue delivery. Komal Nahta described him as a “revelation,” while Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India found him “absolutely mesmerizing.” Gaurav Malani wrote that Hooda displayed his performance prowess with this role. The film achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing over ₹780 million (US$12 million) in India.

Hooda acknowledged the film’s impact on his career, stating, “Things have really changed for me professionally because before ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai,’ I did take a hiatus from acting, but that film brought me back in a big way.” Subsequently, his performance in “Jannat 2” received mixed reviews from critics, but he was praised for his acting skills, earning recognition as an actor capable of handling more significant roles with longer screen presence.

In 2012, Randeep Hooda starred in two films. The first was Kunal Deshmukh’s crime thriller “Jannat 2,” a sequel to the movie “Jannat” (2008). His second film that year was Madhur Bhandarkar’s drama “Heroine,” featuring Kareena Kapoor, where he portrayed cricketer Angad Paul.

“Jannat 2” received mixed reviews from critics, but Hooda’s performance garnered praise. Originally, Arunoday Singh was set for the role, but for unknown reasons, Hooda eventually took on the part. Taran Adarsh commended his performance as “yet another knockout.” Despite media speculation about other actors being considered, Bhandarkar confirmed that he chose Hooda after being impressed by his role in “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster” (2011). Hooda’s strong presence was noted, with critics acknowledging his potential to outshine even the best actors.

“Heroine” received mixed to negative reviews overall, but Hooda’s acting was applauded. Sonia Chopra of Sify praised Hooda as the standout in the film. It achieved commercial success, earning over ₹410 million (US$6.3 million) domestically. Reviewer Kanika Sikka from Daily News and Analysis commended Hooda for his performance as usual.

Following this, Hooda appeared in Pooja Bhatt’s “Jism 2,” and in 2013, he starred in Vishesh Bhatt’s “Murder 3” opposite Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren. Both films received mixed reviews, with “Murder 3” being an official remake of the 2011 Colombian thriller “The Hidden Face.” Critics had varied opinions on the film and Hooda’s portrayal of Vikram, a fashion and wildlife photographer.

In “Rang Rasiya,” a biographical period film by Ketan Mehta based on the life of the 19th-century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma, Hooda showcased his acting skills. “Jism 2” achieved moderate commercial success, earning ₹350 million (US$5.4 million) in India.

In 2014, Randeep Hooda acted alongside Alia Bhatt in Imtiaz Ali’s movie “Highway.” Then in 2016, he featured in four films. The first was the drama thriller “Laal Rang,” centered around illegal blood selling. To understand his character, who had a distant relationship with Bhatt’s character, Hooda avoided speaking to her for around 25 days. Despite being a box office failure, critics appreciated Hooda’s “nuanced yet controlled” performance, praising the authenticity he brought to his character. His acting was noted as the standout aspect in the film.

Following that, he appeared in Sajid Nadiadwala’s action film “Kick,” sharing the screen with Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. Next was Omung Kumar’s biographical drama “Sarbjit,” portraying the role of Sarabjit Singh, who faced capture by Pakistan and was sentenced to death for alleged terrorism. “Sarbjit” emerged as one of Bollywood’s major blockbusters in 2016, grossing ₹4.2 billion (US$65 million). Hooda’s final release for the year was “Ungli,” alongside Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut. While “Sarbjit” was a success at the box office, “Ungli” faced commercial failure and received criticism from reviewers.

Moving on, his next film was Deepak Tijori’s “Do Lafzon Ki Kahani,” co-starring Kajal Aggarwal. Despite its potential, the film received negative remarks from critics, particularly directed towards its dialogue, described as “downright idiotic” by one critic from Mid-Day.

2017–present: Baaghi 2 and beyond

In 2018, Hooda took on a supporting role in the action film “Baaghi 2” after a two-year break. Reflecting on his past relationship, he mentioned that its end positively changed his career trajectory, freeing up his time and energy for personal growth. He had been involved in a film project centered on the Battle of Saragarhi, but after a prolonged struggle in development, the project was eventually dropped, allowing him the freedom to focus on his own pursuits.

In 2020, Hooda made his debut in Hollywood with the action-thriller “Extraction,” alongside Chris Hemsworth and Goldshifteh Farahani. The film premiered on April 24, 2020, and gained significant viewership, estimated at 90 million within its first month on Netflix. He then portrayed the main antagonist in “Radhe” (2021), a film that received negative reviews from both audiences and critics.

Transitioning to the small screen, Hooda starred in the Netflix series “CAT” (2022), where his performance garnered critical acclaim. His upcoming projects include roles in the satirical drama “Unfair & Lovely” (2023) and “Swatantra Veer Savarkar” (2023), a movie based on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

Journalism

Besides his involvement in acting and sports, Randeep Hooda has also ventured into journalism. In 2009, he contributed as a guest writer for a column titled “In the Script” in the Asian Correspondent. Hooda used this platform to discuss his personal experiences facing racial discrimination while in Australia, emphasizing that these instances were more about an individual asserting superiority rather than specific incidents of racial bias.

He further delved into this topic by publishing an article titled “Racism against Indians in Australia,” shedding light on the violence experienced by Indians in Australia. Hooda expressed his pride in attempting to bring attention to these issues and encouraged others to do the same. In 2011, he expanded his writing endeavors by contributing a blog to The Times of India, a leading Indian news portal.

Social activism

In September 2010, Randeep Hooda, alongside Jackky Bhagnani, took part in a charity fashion show organized by Khushi, Kapil Dev’s NGO aiming to uplift impoverished communities across India. The event aimed to gather funds for the betterment of these communities.

Continuing his philanthropic efforts, Hooda raised public awareness about chronic hunger in India the following year. In 2018, during the floods, he collaborated with the Indian NGO Khalsa Aid to provide food to those affected. Amid the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021, he extended his support to help those in need by providing rations and other essential items. Additionally, he has been an advocate for various NGOs involved in cleanliness campaigns in India.

In December 2012, Hooda participated in an anti-suicide initiative alongside Imtiaz Ali, Rahul Bose, Mahesh Bhupati, and Nishikant Kamath. Sharing his personal experience of failing Class 12, he encouraged resilience in the face of adversity, remarking, “Don’t accept defeat. Fight back adversities. Failure is a myth. Every experience is just fodder for the future. Suicide doesn’t solve the problem; it ends you.”

Awards and Honors

In 2011, Randeep Hooda was honored with the Lions Gold Award for his exceptional supporting role in “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.” He has been recognized with various awards and nominations for his outstanding performances, including accolades such as the Stardust Award, Screen Award, and International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award.

Continuing his streak, he received the Stardust Award for Best Actor (Searchlight Award) for his role in “Highway” in 2014. His versatile acting was further acknowledged at the 2015 Stardust Awards, where he won the Best Actor in a Negative Role for “Main Aur Charles.” In 2016, Hooda’s portrayal in “Sarbjit” earned him the FOI Online Award for Special Mention and the Jury Award for Best Actor at the Jagran Film Festival. These recognitions further highlighted his skill and versatility as an actor.

Achievements

  • In 2010, Randeep Hooda ranked 21st in The Times of India’s yearly list of the 50 most desirable men.
  • The following year, in 2011, he secured the seventh spot on the Internet Movie Database’s (IMDb) list of the “20 sexiest men in the world.”

Net Worth

Randeep Hooda’s net worth stands at $10 million, roughly equivalent to 73 Crore Indian Rupees.

Films List

Title Notes Role Year
Swatantrya Veer Savarkar † Also director Vinayak Damodar Savarkar 2024
Sergeant Nikhil Sharma 2023
Radhe Rana 2021
Love Aaj Kal Raghvendra “Raghu” Singh / Raj 2020
Baaghi 2 Loha Singh Dhull 2018
Laal Rang Shankar Malik 2016
Beeba Boys English
Punjabi film
Jeet Johar 2015
Highway Mahabir Bhati 2014
Murder 3 Vikram 2013
Jannat 2 ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi 2012
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Lalit “Babloo” 2011
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai ACP Agnel Wilson / Narrator 2010
Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye Jai 2009
Ru Ba Ru Nikhil 2008
Risk Suryakant Satam 2007
Darna Zaroori Hai Segment: “A Bride’s Revenge” Ajay Doshi 2006
D Deshu 2005
Monsoon Wedding English film Rahul Chadha 2001
Karma Aur Holi Dev
Love Khichdi Vir Pratap Singh
Cocktail Kunal Ahuja
Jism 2 Kabir Wilson
Heroine Angad Paul
Bombay Talkies Dev
John Day ACP Gautam
Kick Himanshu Tyagi
Rang Rasiya Raja Ravi Varma
Ungli Abhay Kashyap
Main Aur Charles Charles Sobhraj
Sarbjit Sarabjit Singh
Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Sooraj Singh Rathod
Sultan Fateh Singh
Extraction English film Saju Rav
Unfair & Lovely † TBA

Television List

Title Role Year
CAT Gurnam Singh / Gary 2022
Inspector Avinash Inspector Avinash Mishra 2023

Music videos List

Title Singer Year
Zohrajabeen B Praak 2023

Accolades List

Award Film Result Category Year
Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2012
International Indian Film Academy Awards Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Stardust Awards Jannat 2 Nominated Best Actor 2013
Highway Won 2014
Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated Best Actor 2015
Filmfare Awards Rang Rasiya Nominated Best Actor
Stardust Awards Main Aur Charles Won Best Actor in a Negative Role

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