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
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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 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 $16 million as of 2023.
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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 he played the band’s lead guitarist, which was widely acclaimed and won several awards such as the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
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Facts About Arjun Rampal
- Does Arjun Rampal drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does Arjun Rampal smoke?: Yes
- Arjun was named “Society’s Face Of The Year” in 1994.
- Rampal supports PETA and is an avid animal lover.
- Hrithik Roshan played Karan in the movie Lakshya instead of Arjun due to a shortage of shooting dates.
- Rampal is a fitness enthusiast.
- Arjun launched his signature fragrance collection, Alive, in 2012.
- Sometimes he plays as a DJ at Lapin Mumbai, a nightclub he co-owns.
- Every time he goes on a shoot, he always takes a camera; he enjoys being photographed.
- In 2017, Rampal played Mumbai’s gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli in Daddy.
- Times 50 Most Desirable Men of 2012 ranked him 1st with 7.01 lakh votes.
- When his parents separated, his mother took care of his upbringing all by herself.
- As a child, Rampal and his family used Nivea cream a lot.
- Arjun’s wife Mehr was also a supermodel of the 90s and won the Femina Miss India in 1986.
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, RaOne, 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 Akshay Kumar or 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.