Randeep Hooda is an actor and model. Before acting in films, he used to act in modeling and theater.


Speaking about  Randeep's professional career, he will be next seen in a Netflix series ‘Cat’ that is said to be a revenge drama. This series marks his return to Netflix after his role in the Chris Hemsworth-Starrer Extraction'. About an innocent man, 'Cat' is a crime thriller set against the backdrop of the Punjab hinterlands. He is thrown into a deep, drug trafficking conspiracy between gang lords, cops, and political powers. Produced by Movie Tunnel Productions in association with Jelly Bean Entertainment, the actor will play the lead in this revenge drama series. 'Cat' is directed by showrunner Balwinder Singh Janjua and co-directed by Rupinder Chahal and Anutej Singh.

Randeep Hooda made the headlines for one of the most unfortunate reasons of late after he got injured on the sets of his upcoming web series Inspector Avinash. It was reported that Randeep got injured while shooting for a combat sequence. Following this, he had undergone a knee injury at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani hospital. The media reports also suggested that Randeep had suffered the injury in the same knee which was injured and operated on while he was shooting for Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.

While his fans have been praying for his speedy recovery, as per the recent update, Randeep has been discharged from the hospital. He was papped while making his way out of the hospital with the help of a walker. He was dressed in a red t-shirt and blue shorts and had a bandage wrapped around his knee. Randeep was also sporting a mustache look which seems to be his look for Inspector Avinash. To note, the series will have the actor in the titular role.

Meanwhile talking about Inspector Avinash, the web series is said to be based on real-life events and will narrate the story of a cop dealing with criminal activities in Uttar Pradesh. Besides, he will also be seen playing the role of an undercover spy in Netflix’s revenge drama CAT and will be seen in a turban-clad avatar as shown in the poster. The show will be helmed by Balwinder Singh Janjua.

Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda underwent knee surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, today. The actor recently suffered a knee injury on the sets of Inspector Avinash while performing one of the scenes. As per a source, the actor was admitted to the hospital on March 1 for treatment.

The source added that Randeep was not facing a lot of pain, however, was suggested by the doctors to undergo surgery. The ‘Highway’ actor received injuries during an action sequence along with his co-star Amit Sial. However, Hooda made sure to complete the scene before getting the treatment for his wound. To note, the actor got injured on the same knee, he hurt while filming an action sequence for Salman Khan's Starrer Radhe in the year 2021.

Neeraj Pathak, who is best known for his work on Sunny Deol's 'Bhaiaji', is directing the crime-thriller series 'Inspector Avinash.' In the series, Hooda will be seen essaying the role of a cop. The makers began filming for the web show on January 15, 2021, however, the shooting was put on hold due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. Apart from Hooda, the show will feature Mahesh Manjrekar, Urvashi Rautela, Rajneesh Duggal, Freddy Daruwala, Priyanka Bose, and many others. 

Apart from this, Randeep has an interesting lineup ahead. He recently revealed his first look from his upcoming Netflix original CAT. He will also be seen opposite Ileana D’Cruz, in his upcoming movie Tera Kya Hoga Lovely. In addition to this, Randeep’s Inspector Avinash will soon be released on an OTT platform.

After winning the nation's heart and taking the country to a global level, Olympian Neeraj Chopra expressed his admiration for actor Randeep Hooda. Well, the pro Javelin throw gold medalist got his fan-boy moment as Randeep Hooda visited him. Randeep took out time to go and visit Neeraj and other Olympians at Army Sports Institute. Randeep shared the special moment and his first thoughts on meeting the Olympian exclusively with us. The picture-perfect moment between the two was also captured in the frame. 

Randeep shared it and told us exclusively, Where does one go from the top? Very few face this question and even fewer have the answers. I deeply feel that you do Neeraj Chopra." In the picture-perfect moment, we get to see Neeraj and Randeep sharing the frame, and well, when two passionate people meet, conversations flow. Randeep shared the Olympic gold medalist's fanboy moment with us and well, it surely was a proud moment for both. Neeraj filled 1.3 billion Indian hearts with pride and now, he also got his fanboy moment with Randeep. 

Neeraj has been vocal about the work of the actor and Hooda's Laal Rang is one of his favorite films. Neeraj Chopra feels that Randeep is the perfect choice to portray his life on the silver screen. So,  Neeraj invited Randeep to the Army Sports Institute and the actor took some time off from his busy schedule to meet the pride of the nation and congratulated him. Apart from Neeraj, Randeep also met other Olympians from the army as well. Neeraj managed to get India's first gold medal in athletics in Javelin Throw at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He has been getting praise from across the globe for his achievement. 

Randeep Hooda started his film career with Monsoon wedding directed by Mira Nair. He played a small role in the film called Rahul Chadha and was able to leave his imprint on the part. Monsoon Wedding came out in 2001, and Randeep’s next release as a leading man was ‘D’ directed by ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma. Randeep has been acting on stage and in films for nearly two decades now and is responsible for some of the most memorable performances in Hindi cinema. As the star celebrates his birthday, here is looking at five of his most extraordinary performances that left an undying mark on the audience’s hearts. 

Directed by Karan Johar, Randeep Hooda acted alongside Rani Mukherjee and Saqib Saleem in one of the short films from the anthology. Randeep played a closeted homosexual who is afraid to confront his reality when instigated by Saqib, who played an openly homosexual character. Randeep gave a heartwrenching performance as a man torn apart between his marriage and his real self. 

Randeep Hooda played the character of ACP Agnel Wilson, who is in charge of removing the mafia from Mumbai in the ’70s. Naturally, Randeep’s character does not succeed and has to live with the enormous guilt of empowering one gangster (Emraan Hashmi’s Shoaib) to defeat another one (Ajay Devgn’s Sultan Mirza). Randeep’s portrayal of a man at the end of his run proved to be nearly existential.

Randeep played a local man from the suburbs of Haryana who is operating in a reality of his own named Shankar Malik. Randeep’s character proves to be a boon and a curse at the same time for Rajesh Dhiman played by Akshay Oberoi. The film did not receive maximum praise from the audience however Randeep’s half-drunk character shined through.

The Highway actor Randeep Hooda has opened up about the approach he follows in his work. In an interview with a leading daily, Randeep said that he doesn’t crave recognition or awards. He instead focuses on what he can gain from his experiences. Randeep also added that his job is nothing else but ‘contractual work’ for him. 

Speaking to Hindustan Times, the actor said, “My job is just like anybody else. I'm a contractual professional having contractual work. Every time you take up a contractual job, you’ve to fulfill it. Apart from that job, there’s not much of an interaction with the so-called industry so to speak. I don’t crave or give a damn about the awards or recognition,” said the 44-year-old.

Randeep Hooda has proved his mettle as a performer with prolific performances in films like ‘Highway’, ‘Once upon a time in Mumbai’, and ‘Cocktail’ amongst others. The actor started his journey in the film industry with Ram Gopal Varma's directorial ‘D’ in 2005 which was a gangster crime drama. In an interview with Indian Express in 2011, Randeep Hooda mentioned that he was working with Naseeruddin Shah at this theater group called ‘Motley’ when he got selected for ‘D’ by RGV. Randeep said that Ram Gopal Varma put him on a roll for 35,000 for the next three years.

Randeep Hooda in an interview with Curly Tales spoke about his experience with Ram Gopal Varma and said, “I was picked up by Ram Gopal Varma from the theater. He said I am going to launch you so don’t do any other work. How much do you need a month, I said, “35,000”. So for three years he paid me 35,000 for me to sit at home and do nothing.” As mentioned in a report in Hindustan Times, Randeep spoke to a leading daily about RGV and said, “I was on Ram Gopal Varma’s payroll for 35,000 per month for four years to not work with anyone else. He gave me a great movie after that. Beyond that, both of us couldn’t see a great movie together. I got better offers after that but turned them down for silly reasons. Reasons which didn’t matter."

Further in the report, it mentioned that allegedly RGV discouraged Randeep Hooda to sign Rang De Basanti. Randeep said, “I was offered Rang De Basanti. Ramu remarked that I wasn’t the leading man, asked how much money I was getting, etc…. I got a lot of advice from a lot. I worked on eight films with first-time directors. I met many people, and each time I thought the person was my Martin Scorsese. Then there came a time when I stopped reading the papers or hanging out with filmi people. The lack of success can even make you look different. It takes the energy out of you and that’s what happened to me."

ArrestRandeepHooda has been trending on Twitter since Thursday night after a social media user posted a 2012 clip of Randeep Hooda, wherein he was seen passing a comment against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati. Calling out the comment, the user said, “if this does not explain how casteist and sexist this society is, especially towards Dalit women, I don’t know what will. the “joke”, the audacity, the crowd. Randeep Hooda, a top Bollywood actor talking about a Dalit woman, who has been the voice of the oppressed.”

As the controversy elevated and translated into a movement on social media, the secretariat of the Convention for Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which is the environmental treaty of the United Nation, issued a statement to announce that Randeep has been removed as it’s ambassador due to the sexist and casteist remarks. “The CMS Secretariat finds the comments in the video to be offensive and they do not reflect the values of the CMS Secretariat or the United Nations. Mr. Hooda no longer serves as a CMS ambassador,” read the statement.

Randeep is yet to issue a statement on this matter. For those unaware, Randeep was appointed as the CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species in February 2020 for a tenure of 3 years. While CMS is a treaty of the United Nations, the statement back in the past had clarified that it is separate from both the UN Secretariat and the UN Environment Programme and the only entity for which Randeep served as a brand ambassador was CMS.

Randeep Hooda has been making the headlines ever since he has been roped in for Salman Khan's Starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The actor will be seen playing the role of the lead antagonist in the cop drama and ever since the makers have unveiled the trailer of the movie, Randeep’s baddie role is grabbing a lot of attention. To note, Randeep plays the role of a drug lord and will be seen locking horns with Salman and will be giving a tough fight to him.

And now, the makers have released a new poster of the movie featuring Randeep and it has added to the audience’s excitement. In the new poster, Randeep was seen dressed in an all-black dress and was also sporting a semi-main bun. He had completed his look with sunglasses and his swag as a villain was undoubtedly making heads turn. Looks like Randeep’s massive fan following will be in for a treat with Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Interestingly, Randeep also shared the poster on his social media account and introduced his character as Rana.

To note, the Prabhudheva directorial will mark Randeep’s third collaboration with Salman after Kick and Sultan and the fans are looking forward to seeing them locking horns on the screen. Apart from Randeep and Salman, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai also stars Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff in key roles. The movie will be having a digital release on May 13 this year.

The Randeep Hooda and Chris Hemsworth Starrer Extraction had released on April 24 last year, and even after a year the action-thriller still continues to entertain fans from all over the world. In a recent exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Randeep says that he has got an overwhelming response for the Russo Brothers’ production. “It was as if you know I went to the Olympics, with India against Australia and America maybe, and we did well. So that was the kind of response that I got from the audience. And the action of course is mind-blowing, so that was something new for me. It opened up my global audience, whether it’s the media there or the audience. The back of this movie was released during the pandemic ground last year at this time, and still, all over again we are sitting at home. So it might not be a bad idea to watch it again, I might,” smiles the actor. 

He adds that Extraction was always meant to be a Netflix film. “It was going to release on OTT because on a big screen this movie will have another kind of spectacle. So there was a plan to release it on a very brief scale in the cinemas, but it was always going to reach people through OTT. So this was a no-brainer,” states Randeep. After its release, Extraction received a lot of love from all quarters, but not many from Bollywood celebrated the film or commented on it. Did Randeep miss that?

“Well, I’m quite used to it. It does happen time and again, well that’s okay. Maybe they didn’t like my acting, liked my action maybe, that’s why they didn’t speak up. But yeah there are a lot of hooplas that happen you know amongst people within the industry which did not happen for this. But, hey maybe as I said before maybe you didn’t like my acting,” says Randeep.

Randeep Hooda, who made his Hollywood debut in 2020 with Russo Brothers 'Extraction', now has an interesting lineup of movies this year. The actor will be giving the audiences something brand new as the antagonist in Salman Khan's Starrer Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai. He will also be uniting onscreen with Illeana D'cruz for Unfair and Lovely. 

Apart from these motion pictures, Hooda is also all ready to take his journey in the streaming space forward with a cop thriller series. Titled  Inspector Avinash, the series will be helmed by Neeraj Pathak and is based on the real-life events of police officer Avinash Mishra. 

Set in Uttar Pradesh, Randeep Hooda's cop avatar will be in a dramatic retelling of the life of the famed cop dealing with criminal activities of the state. The actor took to social media to give his fans and followers a glimpse of his look and make the big announcement.

Revealing what it's like to play a cop, Randeep said, "Portraying a super cop like Avinash Mishra is exciting and challenging at the same time. I'm thrilled to start the year with this series and looking forward to presenting a thorough entertainer to the audience with this one." This will be Randeep's leading debut role in the streaming space as he was earlier seen in Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy. 

Recently, reports have been coming in that Salman Khan, Disha Patani, and others may soon resume shooting for Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Amid this, Randeep Hooda, who recently underwent surgery, resumed dubbing for the film that co-stars Salman, Disha, and Jackie Shroff. Taking to social media, Randeep announced that he has kick-started the dubbing for Radhe again post-recovery. However, the most excited were fans of Randeep, Salman as it meant that the film was one step closer to being complete. 

Taking to Twitter, Randeep shared a photo in a black tee as he smiled and wrote, "Grateful to be back at work #Radhe." The actor had undergone surgery for his leg and after his recovery, he resumed work for the film. As soon as the actor took to social media to share the photo and news of resuming work on dubbing for Radhe, fans of Salman and Randeep went berserk. Many quoted the times in the past the two actors have worked on films like Sultan and Kick. Fans claimed that Radhe too would turn out to be a 'blockbuster.'

A fan wrote back to Randeep, "Jaise sultan me tum hit Lage the Waise hi Radhe me super hit language." Another expressed his opinion on Salman and Randeep's film and wrote, "Really excited for this movie whole Haryana is waiting for your movie with megastar Salman khan."

Meanwhile, recent reports suggested that Salman may also be gearing up to resume the shoot of the remaining portions of the film soon. Radhe was announced last year in November and it stars Randeep as the antagonist. It is being helmed by Prabhudheva. The film stars Salman as an undercover cop and when the first look poster was unveiled fans were left excited. Every year, Salman's film releases on EID. However, this year, due to COVID 19 pandemic, it has been postponed. A new release date is yet to be announced. 

Randeep Hooda is an actor and model. Before acting in films, he used to act in modeling and theater. He is very popular among people due to his acting. Randeep Hooda touched the heights of success with films like Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster and Jannat. Randeep, a sports enthusiast since childhood, turned to cinema in his youth. Apart from films, Randeep also participates in sports like polo and show jumping. He is also a social worker and blogger.

Randeep Hooda studied at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Sonepat, Haryana. Initially, he had a lot of interest in sports but later he developed an interest in theater and acting. He was also enrolled in Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi. After completing his schooling, he moved to Melbourne where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business management and human resource management.

Randeep Hooda has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 78 Kg (172  lbs). Randeep Hooda always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 42 Inches, Waist is approx. 33 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Dark Brown Eyes.

Randeep Hooda was born on 20 August 1976 in Rohtak, Haryana. His father’s name is Ranbir Hooda and his mother’s name is Asha Hooda. He also has an elder sister named Anjali Hooda Sangwan and he has a younger brother named Sandeep Hooda. His father and sister Anjali wanted to make Randeep a doctor due to being a surgeon.

Hooda’s film career started with Mira Nair’s film ‘Monsoon Wedding’. As the lead actor, he appeared in Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘D’, after which he acted in many small films and got his acting iron in the industry. The film ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai’ was the turning point of his career. Even after this, Randeep has acted in many films. Jannat 2, Murder 3, Sarabjit, Baghi 2, Sultan, and Kick 2 are his best films.

Real Name Randeep Singh Hooda
Nickname Randeep
Profession Actor, Model
Debut Hollywood Film- Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Bollywood Film- D (2005)

Language Known Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 20 August 1976
Age (as in 2020) 44 Years
Birthplace Rohtak, Haryana, India
Hometown Rohtak, Haryana, India
Nationality Indian
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Leo
Height in Centimetres 180 cm
Height In Meters 1.80 m
Height in Inches 5’11”
Weight in Kilograms 78 Kg
Weight in Pounds 172 lbs
Body Measurement (approx) Chest-42



Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Father Ranbir Hooda
Mother Asha Hooda
Sister Anjali Hooda Sangwan
Brother Sandeep Hooda
Wife N/A
Children None
Religion Hinduism
Caste Jat
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Sushmita Sen

Neetu Chandra

Lin Laishram (Rumour)

Educational Qualification MBA in Human Resource Management & Marketing
School Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Sonepat, Haryana

Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi

Collage/University Melbourne, Australia
Favorite Actors Bollywood- Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan

Hollywood- Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis

Favorite Actress Hollywood- Cate Blanchet

Bollywood- Alia Bhatt

Food Habit Non-vegetarian
Favorite Brand Ralph Lauren
Favorite Food Spanish Omellete Sandwich, French Fries, Aloo Ki Sabzi
Favorite Film Ghulami, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Hobbies Traveling, Playing Polo, Wildlife Photography, Doing GYM
Favorite color Black, Sky Blue
Favorite Sport Polo
Car Collection Mahindra Commando, Toyota Crown Magenta
Favorite Holiday Destination New York, Australia, Himanchal Pradesh
Salary (approx) INR 3-4 Crore/Film
Net Worth (approx) INR 68 Crore ($ 10 Million)

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