Arjun Rampal is a well-known Indian Model, Actor, Producer, and television personality. He has earned commercial success with movies such as Aankhen, Om Shanti Om, Rock On!!, Housefull, and D-Day all of which yielded him huge recognition.
Arjun Rampal was born on 26 November 1972 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. His father’s name is Amarjeet Rampal and his mother’s name is Gwen Rampal. He has a sister named Komal. His maternal grandfather, Gurdayal Singh, an Army person who designed the first artillery gun for the Indian Army post-independence. He tied knots with former model Mehr Jesia in 1998 and they blessed with 2 daughters, Mahikaa Rampal and Myra Rampal. After 20 years of marriage, the pair got separated in 2018 with a joint statement. Now, he is in a relationship with a model Gabriella Demetriades.
Arjun Rampal Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Arjun Rampal|
|Age||(as in 2020) 48 Years|
|Debut||• Film: Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001)|
• TV: Nach Baliye 4 (2008, as a judge)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Sagittarius|
|Birth Place||Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Date of Birth||26 November 1972|
|Residence||104 Hill Post, Shirley Rajan Road, Opp. Stringfield High School, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Home Town||Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Hobbies||Reading, Driving, Playing Guitar and Cricket|
|Mother's Name||Gwen Rampal (Teacher, Died in 2018)|
|Father's Name||Amarjeet Rampal|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Mehr Jesia (Model)|
• Gabriella Demetriades (Actress, Model)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Wife/Spouse||Mehr Jesia (m. 1998-November 2019)|
|Marriage Date||29 March 1998|
|Children||• Son- Arik Rampal (From Gabriella Demetriades)|
• Daughters- Maahika and Myra
|School||St. Patrick School, Deolali, Maharashtra|
|College/University||Hindu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||B.A. in Economics|
|Profession||Model, Actor, Producer|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 181 cm|
in meters- 1.81 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 85 kg|
in pounds- 187 lbs
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Hindu|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Tattoos||On Both Arms: His daughter's names|
|Cars Collection||• Mercedes SLR Mclaren|
• Range Rover
• BMW 7-Series
• Porsche Cayenne
• Toyota Corolla
|Favourite Food||Spaghetti Carbonara, Dhansak, Tandoori Chicken|
|Favourite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Christian De Sica, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt|
|Favourite Colors||Black and White|
|Favourite Actresses||Smita Patil, Manisha Koirala, Madhuri Dixit, Scarlett Johansson|
|Favourite Films||Bollywood: Sholay, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Satya|
Hollywood: Goodfellas, Scarface, Cinema Paradiso
|Favourite TV Shows||House of Cards, Game of Thrones|
|Favourite Perfumes||Creed, Diptique, Jo Malone and Alive|
|Favourite Fashion Designers||Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani|
|Favourite Restaurant||Le Pain Quotidien in Mumbai|
|Favourite Destination||New York|
|Controversies||• Earlier, he and Shah Rukh Khan used to be best friends until they had a fight after the film Ra. One; as it was rumored that Arjun was not happy as his role was edited in SRK's production film. However, Arjun rubbished the rumors.|
• Arjun and his wife Mehr were blamed for the poor performance of Indian players at IPL, as they planned and organized IPL after parties after the matches that we're one of the reasons for their poor performance.
• In 2012, Ram Gopal Varma had gone to Arjun's house for script narration, where he said that he hates dogs and kids. After which, Mehr asked him to leave as they have not only a dog but also two daughters.
• After, Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan separated in 2014, rumors started making rounds that the reason behind their separation was Arjun.
• In February 2019, he was sued for ₹1 crore for nonrepayment of a loan he borrowed.
Arjun Rampal completed his schooling at Kodaikanal International School in Tamil Nadu. Then, he did his graduation from Delhi’s Hindu College. He had begun modeling since his college days and in the year 2001, director Ashok Mehta signed him for his movie “Moksh”. Although the film was a flop Rampal’s work was highly praised. In 2002, he won the Face of the Year award from the International Indian Film Academy.
In addition as a newcomer; he also got the nomination in the Filmfare Award Star Screen and IIFA Awards for a debutant actor award. After his debutant, he appeared in a number of films such as Aankhen, Dil Hai Tera, Yakeen, and A Ajnabee. In most of the films, he appeared in supporting roles and was not successful in commercial success.
Arjun Rampal Net Worth
According to Woodgram, Arjun Rampal’s estimated net worth is of $15 million.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)|| $15 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Salary||INR 7-8 Crore/film|
|Income Source||Model, Actor, Producer|
Arjun Rampa guest-starred in the multi-cast film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and performed a supporting role in the remake of the 1978 movie Don, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Don – The Chase Begins Again in 2006.
In the following year, Rampal e produced the movie ‘I See You’. His wife Mehr Jessia was co-producer. In this movie, Rampal, Sonali Kulkarni, and Boman Irani were the star cast. Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan played a cameo role in this movie. But this movie could not become successful at the box office and got a very cold acknowledgment from the viewers as well as film critics.
Despite all hard work and consistently working in the film industry for a number of years finally, he got succeeded through the film ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007. Although Arjun Rampal played a villain in this movie and this was his first commercially successful film both in terms of commercial as well as critics. In the mid of the year 2007, Rampal starred in Rituparno Ghosh’s English-language artistic movie, The Last Lear, with Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta. This movie was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
On the release of the movie in India’s theatres, Rampal got positive reviews for his performance. In the year 2008, he rocked on!, In which he played the band’s lead guitarist, which was widely acclaimed and won several awards such as the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
|2001||Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat|
Dil Hai Tumhaara
|2003||Dil Ka Rishta|
|2006||Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai|
Darna Zaroori Hai
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
I See You
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.|
Om Shanti Om
The Last Lear
We Are Family
Ajab Gazabb Love
|2016||Rock On 2|
Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh
TV Shows & Serials List
|2008–09||Nach Baliye 4|
|2011–12||Love 2 Hate U|
|2015||Discovery Real Heroes|
|2019||The Final Call|
Facts About Arjun Rampal
- Does Arjun Rampal drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does Arjun Rampal smoke?: Yes
- After his parents got separated, his upbringing was done by her mother alone.
- Rampal once told that as a child, he and his family used to use Nivea cream a lot.
- Arjun’s wife Mehr was also a supermodel of the 90s and was the winner of the Femina Miss India in 1986.
- In the year 1994, Arjun became the “Society’s Face Of The Year”.
- Rampal is an avid animal lover and also supports PETA.
- Arjun was the first choice for the character of Karan in the movie Lakshya, but due to the shortage of shooting dates, the role went to Hrithik Roshan.
- Rampal is a fitness freak.
- In the year 2012, Arjun launched his signature fragrance collection, Alive.
- Arjun is the co-owner of a nightclub, Lapin Mumbai where sometimes he plays as a DJ.
- He always takes a camera, along with him, whenever he goes on a shoot; he loves being clicked during a shoot.
- Rampal played the role of Mumbai’s gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli in the film Daddy in 2017.
- He was on the 1st rank in the Times 50 Most Desirable Men of 2012 with 7.01 lakh votes collected online.
What happened between Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal?
Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal were close friends. When SRK was producing and acting in Ra one, he gave a good role of villain to Arjun, his then close friend. Now, it is common knowledge that movies do take a different shape at the editing table. So, in that process, Arjun’s lot of shots were cropped and edited. But Shahrukh retained some of Priyanka Chopra’s (his then very special friend) part and gave more prominence to her. When the final movie was out, Arjun was shocked to see his minuscule role as compared to Priyanka. This irked him and there was a lot of bad-mouthing between them.
Why is Arjun Rampal not acting in Bollywood movies now?
Up until 2010, SRK was the undisputed top star of Bollywood and he gave Arjun Rampal meaty roles in his films such as Om-Shanti-Om, Don, Ra.One etc. Owing to his presence in these big films he also kept getting the opportunity to work in smaller films also. It was after his friendship with SRK went sour, Arjun Rampal stopped receiving any offers.
Is Arjun Rampal the most underrated hero of Bollywood?
Nevertheless, he was excellent in D-Day and managed to make his presence felt in Raajneeti, Om Shanti Om, Rock On, and several other films. Maybe he doesn’t have the Masala factor to appeal to the masses.
Who is physically stronger between Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal?
Building your body and having muscles is not exactly what you mean by fitness. Fit people have more resistance and durability. So answering the question Arjun Rampal is a great muscle builder but he is not as fit as Akshay Kumar.