Randeep Singh Hooda is an Indian actor who works in Bollywood films.

Hooda was born in a small village called Jaseya in Rohtak district of Haryana to a Hindu Jat family. His mother, Asha Hooda, is a social worker and his father, Dr. Ranbir Hooda, is a surgeon by profession. When he was eight years old, he went to a boarding school MNSS in Rai, Sonepat, Haryana. He then went to Delhi Public School, R K Puram, New Delhi. He was anti-establishment and rebellious at school and was goonda of the school. “If anybody had to skip school, leave school, get drinks, get their exam papers done by someone else, I was the guy who arranged all that,” he stated in an interview. “I watched The Godfather movie and put it to good use. And yeah, I was a bit short-tempered and a bit frustrated in school so all that contributed to the attitude.”

Then he moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1995 for higher studies. He got a Bachelors in Marketing and a Masters in Business Management and Human Resource Management. During that time he peeled onions in a Chinese restaurant, worked in a car-wash, waitered-tables, and drove taxis for two years. In 2000 he returned to India and got a job in the marketing department of an airline and was acting in stage theatres.

He made his film debut in Monsoon Wedding (2001), where he played an NRI (Non Resident Indian). He got the role in the film primarily because of his Australian accent.

However even after a powerful performance in Monsoon Wedding he had to wait for four years to get a second project. Ram Gopal Varma cast him as lead in the gritty gangster flick D (2005). D was a turning point in his career. The D which supposedly portrayed Dawood Ibrahim’s real life gave Hooda a grand entry into tinsel town. In an interview, he stated, “I find D and Risk very romantic films.” In 2008, he played the lead role in the romantic film Ru-Ba-Ru. In 2010, he played the ACP of Mumbai crime branch in the film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.

In 2009, Hooda migrated his blog, “In The Script,” to Asian Correspondent, a blogging-and-news website covering 13 countries in Asia Pacific.


Filmography Done By Randeep Hooda

  • 2001 Monsoon Wedding Rahul Chadha
  • 2005 D Deshu
  • 2006 Darna Zaroori Hai Ajay Doshi
  • 2007 Risk Suryakant Satam
  • 2008 Ru Ba Ru Nikhil
  • 2009 Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye Jai
  • 2009 Karma Aur Holi Dev
  • 2009 Love Khichdi Vir Pratap Singh
  • 2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai ACP Agnel Wilson
  • 2011 Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Lalit / Babloo
  • 2012 Jannat 2 ACP Pratap Raghuvanshi
  • 2012 Cocktail Kunal Ahuja Special appearance
  • 2012 Heroine Angad Paul
  • 2013 Murder 3 Vikram
  • 2013 Bombay Talkies Dev
  • 2013 John Day ACP Gautam
  • 2014 Highway Mahabir Bhati
  • 2014 Kick Police Officer Himanshu Tyagi
  • 2014 Rang Rasiya Raja Ravi Varma
  • 2014 Ungli Abhay
  • 2015 Beeba Boys Jeet Johar
  • 2015 Main Aur Charles Charles Sobhraj
  • 2016 Laal Rang Shankar Malik
  • 2016 Sarbjit Sarabjit Singh
  • 2016 Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Suraj
  • 2016 Sultan Fateh Singh
  • 2018 Baaghi 2 Loha Singh Dhull
  • 2020 Love Aaj Kal Raj/older Raghu
  • 2020 Extraction Saju Rav English
  • 2020 Radhe Films that have not yet been released Karan Singh Rathore Filming


Awards and nominations Received by Randeep Hooda

  • 2010 Lions Gold Awards Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Won
  • 2012 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Nominated
  • 2012 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
  • 2013 Stardust Awards Best Actor Jannat 2 Nominated
  • 2014 Stardust Awards Best Actor Highway Won
  • 2015 Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actor Nominated
  • 2015 Filmfare Awards Best Actor Rang Rasiya Nominated
  • 2015 Stardust Awards Stardust Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Main Aur Charles Won