Randeep Hooda, the charming actor with rugged looks and brawny physique, has portrayed different shades of characters on the silver screen. Randeep is a fine actor, whose body language and face expressions are never out of sync with his acting. He has a spunk and a rustic, raw charm that only a few actors in Bollywood possess.
The lad from Haryana has emphatically made his presence felt in the film industry. Since his debut in the 2001 Mira Nair movie ‘Monsoon Wedding’, he has only received applause for his acting from viewers and critics alike. Randeep got the role of an Australian NRI in Monsoon Wedding.
Randeep is a master’s in human resources management from Melbourne, Australia and he also did modeling and theatre before his Bollywood debut. Today is his 40th birthday.
We have compiled a list of 10 smashing performances of Randeep:
The 2005 Ram Gopal Verma gangster film is the story of a mechanic named Deshu who becomes witness to a murder, is harassed both by the cops and the gangsters, joins a rival gang and then quickly rises through the ranks to become a dreaded underworld don.
Randeep plays the lead role of Deshu in the movie and his acting is simply superb. The Journey from a simple mechanic to a rookie gangster to the don, shows Randeep changing expressions naturally and effortlessly.
Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
The role of ACP Agnel Wilson, a stoic, disciplined and law-abiding cop, who wanted to keep Mumbai’s streets safe from the Mafia but who repents that because of his short-sightedness one of the rival gangsters has now become too big to fail, is a memorable role in the filmography of Randeep.
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster
Randeep was nominated as the best supporting actor at IIFA awards for his role of Babloo in the Tigmanshu Dhulia directed thrilling drama of intrigue, love, rivalry, and betrayal.
Babloo is the driver of a local former ruler’s wife, who turns into her lover, and then becomes ambitious and wants to kill the ruler.
Randeep plays the role of the celebrated 19th-century painter Raja Ravi Varma in this Ketan Mehta directed biopic.
The movie wasn’t a big commercial success, but Randeep’s acting received praise. Randeep tries his best to fit in the shoes of the patrician painter in the movie.
Randeep plays the role of an insomniac, hard-drinking and psychotic cop ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi who is tormented because of the murder of his wife and obsessed with eliminating the network of illegal weapons smugglers. Randeep’s acting is very realistic in the movie.
Mai Aur Charles
The 2015 movie didn’t do well at the box office but Randeep’s acting didn’t go unnoticed. The movie is based on the life of notorious international crook and serial killer Charles Sobhraj, also known as the ‘Bikini killer’. Randeep played the role of the killer Sobhraj in the movie.
The movie is based on the real story of an Indian man who accidentally crosses the border, is arrested and accused to be a spy, and is imprisoned for decades. Randeep went through a grueling routine for the movie and losing and gaining weight in a short span of time involved both mental and physical stress for him.
In this action cum romantic drama, Randeep plays the role of a guy named Shankar who runs an illegal blood bank. Like most of his other movies, Randeep’s acting in the movie is powerful.
The movie is an anthology of 4 short movies and was released in 2013 to commemorate the 100th year of Indian cinema.
Randeep plays the role of Dev, who is a closeted homosexual but is leading a married life with the editor of a magazine. The world turns upside down for Dev when he meets Avinash, another homosexual, and realized that his whole life was lived as a lie.
Randeep is inspector Gautam, an angry and reckless cop, in this movie based on a bank robbery. In many scenes of the movies, we are simply in awe by his fine portrayal of an angry Mumbai cop. It almost seems as if Randeep must have taken some crash course from former cops.