Randeep Hooda, the non-conformist of Bollywood. He has never played typecasted characters ever since his debut in the industry 16 years ago. In 2001, he made started his film career with Monsoon Wedding, which catered him praises for his performance. Despite his outstanding performance, he didn’t get recognition for his works until he featured in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010). For Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011) he bagged IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination.
It was Sarbjit, where he played the role of Sarbjit Singh, which garnered him critical acclaim from all the movie buffs around the country. His role in Highway also deserves a special mention when we’re talking about Randeep Hooda.
His father, Ranbir Hooda is a surgeon while his mother Asha Hooda is a social worker and a BJP Politician.
After completing his schooling, he moved to Australia. He studied bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in business management and human resource management. He worked as a car wash, as a waiter and for two years as a taxi driver to sustain himself.
Horse riding is Randeep Hooda’s passion. He owns six horses which are kept at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai.
Hooda is the only Bollywood actor who regularly participates in professional equestrian sports, including polo and show jumping
Randeep Hooda was also a guest contributor to ‘In The Script’ where he wrote about his experience in Australia. He spoke volumes about racism against Indians in Australia in his article.