The Struggle Story of Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda is a Bollywood actor born in 1976 in Rohtak, Haryana, India. He comes from a Jaat family and has two siblings – sister Anjali Hooda and brother Sandeep Hooda. His father is a medical surgeon, while his mother is a social worker. Randeep spent most of his childhood with his grandmother. When he grew up, his parents wanted him to be a doctor, but Randeep’s faith took him somewhere else.
Randeep’s journey to becoming an actor started with modelling in 2000, while he was subsequently working in an amateur theatre in Delhi. Director Mira Nair saw Randeep Hooda while he was rehearsing for a play, “To Teach His Own,” and approached him for giving an audition for her upcoming film Monsoon Wedding. And that’s how his journey in Bollywood began.
Randeep debuted in Bollywood with director Mira Nair’s film Monsoon Wedding released in 2001. Randeep’s performance in the film was remarkable, and it was a critically and commercially successful project. However, Randeep Hooda did not get any new project to work on for the next four years. Meanwhile, he was doing TV commercials and theatres for supporting himself financially.
In 2005, Ram Gopal Verma cast Randeep in his gangster film, “D,” which was financially unsuccessful. After that, he worked in several other movies, but they couldn’t do well. Nevertheless, the turning point in Randeep Hooda’s Bollywood career came in 2010 when he appeared in Milan Luthria’s superhit film Once Upon a Time in Mumbai as a supporting role. It is a period action drama film starring Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut, and Prachi Desai.
The cope’s role in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, played by Randeep Hooda, was praised by everyone, and he got his recognition from this film. After that, he was seen in many critically acclaimed Bollywood films, such as Highway, Rang Rasiya, and Sarabjit. He recently worked with Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth in Sam Hargrave directed film Extraction, released in 2020.