Neil Nitin Mukesh was born in Mumbai to Bollywood playback singer Nitin Mukesh and Nishi Mukesh. He was named by Lata Mangeshkar after astronaut Neil Armstrong as his father was a big fan of Neil Armstrong. After schooling at Greenlawns High School in Mumbai, he graduated from HR College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He did a 4-month workshop with Kishore Namit Kapoor and also at Anupam Kher’s institute during his college vacation. He also assisted Aditya Chopra in his film Mujhse Dosti Karoge while still in college.

As a child, Mukesh appeared in Vijay (1988) and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni (1989). He received several offers as a lead actor before his acting debut as an adult, but as he did not want to debut with a love story, he chose to wait for the right role. It was then that Sriram Raghavan offered him Johnny Gaddaar Although the movie did not do well at the box-office, his acting was appreciated.

His next films were Aa Dekhen Zara, New York and Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail. He also appeared in Yash Raj’s Lafangey Parindey.
His upcoming films include, Italian Job and 7 Khoon Maaf. The last one being directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, stars Priyanka Chopra alongside John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and Annu Kapoor. Priyanka plays the role of a woman who has seven husbands of which the youngest one is being played by Mukesh.

 

Films Done By Neil Nitin Mukesh

  • 1988 Vijay Young Vikram
  • 1989 Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii Young Ravi Verma
  • 2007 Johnny Gaddaar Vikram / Johnny G Nominated – Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
  • 2009 Aa Dekhen Zara Ray Acharya
  • 2009 New York Omar Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • 2009 Jail Parag Dixit
  • 2010 Lafangey Parindey Nandan Kamthekar
  • 2010 Tera Kya Hoga Johnny Parvez
  • 2011 7 Khoon Maaf Major Edwin Rodriques
  • 2012 Players Spider
  • 2013 David David / Iqbal
  • 2013 3G Sam
  • 2013 Shortcut Romeo Sooraj
  • 2014 Kaththi Chirag Tamil film
  • 2014 SIIMA Award for Actor in a Negative Role – Tamil
  • 2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Yuvraj Ajay Singh
  • 2016 Wazir Wazir
  • 2017 Indu Sarkar Sanjay Gandhi
  • 2017 Golmaal Again Nikhil
  • 2018 Ishqeria Raghav
  • 2018 Dassehra Rudra Pratap Singh
  • 2018 Kavacham Vikramaditya Telugu film
  • 2019 Saaho Jai / Ashok Chakravarthy Trilingual film (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu)
  • 2019 Bypass Road Vikram Kapoor Also producer

 

Awards and nominations Received By Neil Nitin Mukesh

  • 2008 Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Johnny Gaddaar Nominated
  • 2008 International Indian Film Academy Awards Face of the Year Nominated
  • 2008 Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer–Male Nominated
  • 2010 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor New York Nominated
  • 2012 Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor 7 Khoon Maaf Nominated
  • 2015 South Indian International Movie Awards SIIMA Award for Actor in a Negative Role Kaththi Won
  • 2017 IIFA Awards IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role Wazir Nominated
  • 2020 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Favorite Supporting Actor Male Saaho Won
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