Arjun Rampal (born 26 November 1972) is an Indian actor, model, film producer and television personality who works in Hindi films. He made his acting debut in Rajiv Rai’s romance film Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001) and has since gone on to act in more than 40 films. He has received several awards including the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Rock On!!.
He has enacted lead roles in romance films including Deewaanapan (2001), Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002), Dil Ka Rishta (2003), Vaada (2005) and I See You (2006), action films Asambhav (2004) and D-Day (2013), thrillers Yakeen (2005) and Roy (2015), socio-political Chakravyuh (2012), crime drama Inkaar (2013) and biopic Daddy (2017). The year 2002 marked a turning point for Rampal when he was cast in Aankhen, proving to be his first commercial success. His other commercially successful films include Don (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007), Housefull (2010), Raajneeti (2010), Ra.One (2011), Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016) and Nail Polish (2021).
Rampal became a film producer with I See You (2006) under his banner, Chasing Ganesha Films, and produced the biopic Daddy (2017), for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.
Rampal was born on 26 November 1972 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, in a family with military background. His maternal grandfather, Brigadier Gurdayal Singh, designed the first artillery gun for the Indian Army post-independence. His father is a Brahmin while his mother is part Sikh and part Dutch. He grew up in a multicultural environment where the family celebrated Christmas, Diwali and Eid. He stayed with his mother after the separation of his parents and attended St. Patrick School (Devlali, Nashik) where his mother was a teacher. He then attended the Kodaikanal International School. Later, he graduated with a degree in economics with honours from Hindu College, Delhi. He went on to become a model. Actress Kim Sharma is Arjun Rampal’s first cousin.
Rampal married Mehr Jesia in 1998 and has two daughters, Mahikaa and Myra, with her. On 28 May 2018 the couple announced their separation in a joint statement after 20 years of marriage. They were granted divorce by a Bandra family court in November 2019. The couple’s two daughters will live with their mother.
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In April 2019, Rampal announced that his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, was pregnant. Demetriades gave birth to a boy named Arik Rampal in July 2019. The couple welcomed their second child, a boy, in July 2023.
Arjun Rampal Age Girlfriend Wife Family Biography
|Real Name||Arjun Rampal|
|Profession(s)||Model, Actor, Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 185 cm
in meters– 1.85 m
in feet inches– 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 85 kg
in pounds– 187 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 42 inches
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 16 inches
|Date of Birth||26 November 1972|
|Age (as of 2023)||51 Years|
|Birthplace||Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|School||St. Patrick School, Deolali, Maharashtra|
|College/University||Hindu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||B.A. in Economics|
|Debut||Film: Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001)
TV: Nach Baliye 4 (2008, as a judge)
|Address||104 Hill Post, Shirley Rajan Road, Opp. Stringfield High School, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Reading, Driving, Playing Guitar and Cricket|
|Awards, Honours||2002: International Indian Film Academy Awards for Star Debut of the Year – Male for Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat
2008: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Rock On!!
2009: International Indian Film Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Rock On!!, National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Rock On!!
2011: Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Raajneeti, Stardust Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Housefull
|Tattoo(s)||On Both Arms: His daughters names
|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 rumoured that Arjun was not happy as his role was edited in SRK’s production film. However, Arjun rubbished the rumours.
• Arjun and his wife Mehr were blamed for the poor performance of Indian players at IPL, as they planned and organised IPL after parties after the matches that were 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, rumours started taking rounds that the reason behind their separation was Arjun.
• In February 2019, he was sued for ₹1 crore for non repayment of a loan he borrowed.
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Divorced News18|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Mehr Jesia (Model)
Gabriella Demetriades (Actress, Model)
|Marriage Date||29 March 1998|
|Wife/Spouse||Mehr Jesia, Model (m. 1998-November 2019)
|Children||Son– Arik Rampal (From Gabriella Demetriades)
Daughters– Maahika and Myra
Note: On 20 July 2023, Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades welcomed their second child, a baby boy. NDTV
|Parents||Father– Amarjeet Rampal
Mother– Gwen Rampal (Teacher, Died in 2018)
Sister– Komal (Younger)
|Food||Spaghetti Carbonara, Dhansak, Tandoori Chicken|
|Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Christian De Sica, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt|
|Actresses||Smita Patil, Manisha Koirala, Madhuri Dixit, Scarlett Johansson|
|Film||Bollywood: Sholay, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Satya
Hollywood: Goodfellas, Scarface, Cinema Paradiso
|TV Shows||House of Cards, Game of Thrones|
|Colour(s)||Black and White|
|Perfume(s)||Creed, Diptique, Jo Malone and Alive|
|Fashion Designer(s)||Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani|
|Restaurant||Le Pain Quotidien in Mumbai|
|Travel Destination||New York|
|Cars Collection||Mercedes SLR Mclaren, Range Rover, BMW 7-Series, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Corolla
|Salary (approx.)||Rs. 7-8 Crore/film|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 306 Crore ($45 million)|
Arjun Rampal is an Indian actor, model, and film producer who works in Hindi films. He made his acting debut in 2001 with the romance film Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat. He has since starred in over 40 films, including several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films.
Rampal’s breakthrough came in 2006 with the action film Don, in which he played the antagonist. He followed this with acclaimed performances in the films Om Shanti Om (2007), Rock On!! (2008), and Housefull (2010). He also starred in the critically acclaimed films Raajneeti (2010), Ra.One (2011), and Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016).
Rampal has won several awards for his acting, including the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Rock On!! and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Om Shanti Om. He has also been nominated for several other awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Don.
In addition to his acting career, Rampal is also a successful film producer. He has produced several films under his production company, Chasing Ganesha Films, including Rock On!! (2008), I See You (2006), and Daddy (2017).
Arjun Rampal is one of the most talented and versatile actors in Bollywood today. He is known for his wide range of roles, from romantic heroes to action heroes to villains. He is also known for his commitment to his craft and his dedication to his work.
In 2008, Rampal made his television debut as one of the three judges of the fourth season of the dance reality television show Nach Baliye on STAR Plus. The other two judges were choreographer Farah Khan and film actress Karisma Kapoor. In 2010, Rampal hosted the 5th Apsara Awards with Preity Zinta.
In November 2011, Rampal started hosting a new television show called Love 2 Hate U airing on STAR World India. The theme of the show was that Rampal would try and change the perception of people who hate Bollywood actors by bringing them face to face with them. The first episode aired on 20 November and the last episode aired on 15 January. In 2019, Rampal made his debut in a digital web series with The Final Call in which he played Captain Karan Sachdev and won the Best Actor in a Web Series Award.
In 2021, Rampal made his debut in a digital web film titled Nail Polish.
Alongside acting, Arjun Rampal has performed in many international stage concerts with several of Bollywood actors and actresses. In 2002, Rampal participated in his first world tour; Heartthrobs: Live in Concert with Hrithik Roshan, Aftab Shivdasani and sisters Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. His next concert was the international Temptations 2004 with Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta and Priyanka Chopra. It was the most successful Bollywood concert at the time. Nineteen shows occurred across the globe.
In 2008, Rampal participated in Temptations Reloaded 2008, a series of concerts showcased across several different countries. It was set by Shah Rukh Khan. The show also featured Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Ganesh Hegde, Javed Ali and Anusha Dandekar. It took place at the Ahoy Rotterdam venue in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Several months later, Rampal again joined Khan, Kapoor and Kaif to perform for 15,000 spectators at Dubai’s Festival City Arena. In 2010, Rampal was paired with Khan in a concert at the Army Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh to a packed audience. The other participants were Rani Mukerji, Neeraj Shridhar and Ishaa Koppikar.
In the media
Rampal has gained a frequent popularity and fan base on the basis of his good looks and acting. He is described as a versatile and popular actor by the media. He has been frequently described by the Indian media as “the hunk”. He was voted as The Times of India’s “Most Desirable Man” of 2012, beating 49 other men including actors, politicians and sportsmen. Also in 2017, he was included in Times of India’s ”Most Desirable Man” list at No. 9. In 2012, Arjun Rampal, in association with Percept Limited launched “Lost Festival”. “Lost” is a music festival driven by culture, tradition & soul. In 2013, he joined PETA, in its campaign to ban horse-drawn carriages in Mumbai. Rampal’s luxury night club “Lap”, situated in New Delhi, hosting DJs and musicians like Lady Gaga, the Formula 1 after-parties, attended by Bernie Ecclecston. He shut the club in 2016 after 8 years.
|2001||Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat||Gaurav Saxena||Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut|
|Dil Hai Tumhaara||Dev Khanna|
|2003||Dil Ka Rishta||Jai Mehta|
|2004||Asambhav||Captin Aditya Arya & Qazi, Aditya’s look-a-like|
|Ek Ajnabee||Shekhar Verma|
|2006||Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai||Rohit|
|Darna Zaroori Hai||Kunal||In the segment Spirits Do Come|
|Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||Jai||Special appearance|
|Alag||Special appearance in song “Sabse Alag”|
|I See You||Raj Jaiswal||Also producer|
|2007||Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.||Jignesh||Special appearance|
|Om Shanti Om||Mukesh “Mike” Mehra|
|2008||Rock On!!||Joseph “Joe” Mascarenhas||National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
|The Last Lear||Siddharth||English-language film|
|2010||Housefull||Major Krishna Rao|
|Raajneeti||Prithviraj Pratap||Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|We Are Family||Aman|
|Chakravyuh||S. P. Adil Khan|
|Ajab Gazabb Love||Karan Singh Chauhan & Arjun Singh Chauhan|
|D-Day||Rudra Pratap Singh|
|2016||Rock On 2||Joseph “Joe” Mascarenhas|
|Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh||Inderjeet Singh|
|2017||Daddy||Arun Gawli||Also producer and writer|
|2018||Paltan||Lt. Col. Rai Singh Yadav, CO 2 Grenadiers|
|2021||Nail Polish||Siddharth Jaisingh||Release on ZEE5|
|2022||The Rapist||Aftab Malik|
|2023||Mystery of the Tattoo||Karan Abhimanyu||special appearance|
|Bhagavanth Kesari||Rahul Sanghavi||Telugu Film Debut|
|The Battle of Bhima Koregaon †||Sidhnak Mahar Inamdar||Filming|
|Nastik †||Rohan Bhargava||Filming|
|3 Monkeys †||Sanjay||Filming|
|2008–2009||Nach Baliye 4||Judge|
|2011–2012||Love 2 Hate U||Host|
|2015||Discovery Real Heroes||Host|
|2019||The Final Call||Captain Karan Sachdev||Web series|
|2022||London Files||Detective Om Singh||Web series|