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

Randeep Hooda is an Indian actor and equestrian. Best known for his work in the Hindi film industry, he is the recipient of accolades such as two Stardust Awards and a nomination each for the Filmfare and the International Indian Film Academy Awards. Hooda made his Hindi film debut with Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding.

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Education: MBA
Caste: Jaat
Age: 44 Years
Randeep Hooda Biography
Randeep Hooda Biography
Randeep Hooda Biography
Full Name Randeep Singh Hooda
Profession(s) Actor, Model
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) centimeters– 180 cm
meters– 1.80 m
feet inches– 5’ 11”
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 20 August 1976
Age (as in 2020) 44 Years
Birthplace Rohtak, Haryana, India
Zodiac sign Leo
Signature Signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Rohtak, Haryana, India
School(s) Motilal Nehru School of Sports (MNSS) in Rai, Sonepat, Haryana (A boarding school)
Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
College/University A college in Melbourne, Australia
Educational Qualification MBA in Human Resource Management and Marketing
Debut Film (Hollywood): Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Monsoon Wedding
Film (Bollywood): D (2005)
Religion Hinduism
Caste Jat
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address A 3 BHK flat in Rohtak, Haryana
Versova Sea Side CHS, J P Road, Jeet Nagar, Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai
Hobbies Doing Wildlife Photography, Playing Polo & Show Jumping, Listening To Instrumental Music, Travelling, Doing Workout, Horse-Riding
Awards 2010: Lions Gold Awards in category Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role for Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
2014: Stardust Awards for Best Actor for Highway
2015: Stardust Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Main Aur Charles
Controversies • His ‘gay’ kissing scenes with Saqib Saleem in Bombay Talkies (2013), and with Sikander in the film John Day (2013).
• In early 2017, the Delhi University student, Gurmehar Kaur, posted a photo of herself on Twitter and Facebook, holding a placard with some controversial messages. When cricketer, Virendra Sehwag, gave her a witty reply on Twitter, Hooda supported the cricketer by posting a ‘clapping’ emoji. However, Hooda also faced criticism for this act by a faction of the society.

faced criticism
• In 2016, during the premiere of his film ‘Sarbjit’, when a reporter asked him whether he had overshadowed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film, he got angry and told the reporter to ‘Shut up!.’

Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Sushmita Sen (Actress)
Neetu Chandra (Actress)
Neetu Chandra
Lin Laishram (Actress, Rumour)
Lin Laishram
Wife/Spouse N/A
Children None
Parents Father– Ranbir Hooda (Doctor, Professor)
Mother– Asha Hooda (Social Worker, Politician)
Siblings Brother– Sandeep Hooda (Younger, Software Engineer)
Sister– Anjali Hooda Sangwan (Elder, Nutritionist)
Favorite Things
Favorite Food(s) Aloo Ki Sabzi, Choorma, Egg Burrito, French Fries, Spanish Omelette Sandwich, Egg Salad with Tomato and Avocado
Favorite Actor(s) Hollywood: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marlon Brando
Bollywood: Akshay Kumar
Favorite Actress Cate Blanchet
Favorite Film(s) Ghulami, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster
Favorite Director(s) Ram Gopal Varma, Prawaal Raman
Favorite Musician(s) Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk
Favorite Sport Polo
Favorite Brand Ralph Lauren
Favorite Destination(s) New York, Australia, China, Himachal Pradesh, Pune
Style Quotient
Cars Collection Toyota Crown Magesta, Mahendra Commando
Money Factor
Salary (approx.) ₹3-4 Crore/film
Net Worth (approx.) ₹74 Crore ($10 Million)
Randeep Hooda Biography
Randeep Hooda Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Randeep Hooda Biography

  • Does Randeep Hooda smoke?: Yes
Randeep Hooda smoke
Randeep Hooda smoke
  • Does Randeep Hooda drink alcohol?: Yes
Randeep Hooda drink alcohol
Randeep Hooda drink alcohol
  • He had a lonely childhood, as his parents used to work in the Middle East and left him with his maternal grandmother in a strict environment.
  • Since his school days, he was interested in acting and was also active in theatre.
  • His parents wanted him to become a doctor and forcefully sent him to DPS.
  • He became very mischievous and naughty and got indulged in every bad habit like smoking, drinking, dating, bunking classes, etc. He was addressed as “Randeep Don Hooda” at his school farewell.
  • He went to Australia for his higher studies and got failed in the first year of his graduation. Later, he completed his bachelor’s and masters from Melbourne.
  • He was a victim of constant bullying in his school hostel, but with his exposure abroad, he developed a huge amount of confidence, which helped him grow as a person and as an actor.
  • Randeep did various odd jobs like working in a Chinese restaurant as a waiter, car washing, dishwashing, taxi driver, becoming a beach lifeguard, and many such jobs.
  • After returning to India, he worked in the marketing sector in Delhi, but in a short span of time, he quit that job and moved to Mumbai.
  • During his initial struggle days in Mumbai, he did various modeling assignments till he got the opportunity of his debut film- Monsoon Wedding.
    Randeep Hooda in Monsoon Wedding
    Randeep Hooda in Monsoon Wedding
  • After his debut, he started getting many offers, but he refused them all because of the promise Ram Gopal Verma made to him to launch him in his Bollywood flick “Ek” in the lead role. To ensure this commitment, Ram used to pay Randeep 35,000/month for three years, but unfortunately, the film got shelved later.
  • He joined Naseeruddin Shah‘s theatre troupe named “Motley” during his three years gap, and that was the time when his love for horses developed and he started horse-riding.
    Randeep Hooda With Naseeruddin Shah At Motley
    Randeep Hooda With Naseeruddin Shah At Motley
  • He gave a small yet impactful performance in the movie “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai” alongside Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi, which rose him to prominence in the film industry. Here’s a video showcasing his role as a cop:

  • He has been an animal lover since his childhood. He used to get street dogs to his house and even used to spend the majority of his time at the barn.
Randeep Hooda With his Pet
Randeep Hooda With his Pet
  • In 2014, for his role in the movie Highway, he went through rigorous training; as he learned the Gujari language, stood under the sun for hours, avoided bathe for days, and stopped using any cream or moisturizer to get that rough and rustic look.
Randeep Hooda in Highway
Randeep Hooda in Highway
  • He is a professional horse rider and participates in professional horse riding events like Polo and Showjumping regularly. He owns six horses in Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi racecourse. Moreover, he has also won two medals at equestrian events in Mumbai and Delhi. In February 2019, he bagged a silver medal at the National Equestrian Championship (NEC) that was held in Mumbai.
    Randeep Hooda With His Horses
    Randeep Hooda With His Horses
  • He is the owner of “Royal Rooster” Polo Team, which was established in 2014.

Royal Rooster

  • For his breathtaking role as Sarabjit Singh, an Indian who was detained in Pakistan for 23 years, in the biopic ‘Sarabjit’ in 2016, he went through a shocking transformation; as he lost around 18 kg in just 28 days.
  • If not an actor, he would have been a horse trainer.
  • He was selected as the first-ever brand ambassador for Mumbai Fire Brigade in 2016.
    Randeep Hooda As Brand Ambassador For Mumbai Fire Brigade
    Randeep Hooda As Brand Ambassador For Mumbai Fire Brigade
  • In an interview, he told that he doesn’t like women who drink or who have zero figures.
  • Apart from acting, he has an interest in playing musical instruments, and he played the saxophone for around three years, but he left as it started affecting his voice.
Randeep Hooda playing musical instruments
Randeep Hooda playing musical instruments

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