Arjun Rampal Biography
In Bollywood, Models and super models do not have a history of making successful actors. Here’s a super model who not only made his place among the first rate actors but also bagged the prestigious National Award. Arjun Rampal became a model by chance and as they say “ one road led to another”, he is today a National Award winning actor. Arjun was born to a Dutch mother and Punjabi father in the small town of Jabalpur. During his education, he was noticed by the famous Fashion designer Rohit Bal in a party. This paved the way for his modeling career. In a few years’ time, he made his mark in the industry and began to be counted among the top models.
He got the super model status as soon as he started winning titles in contests one after another. Rajiv Rai spotted the young talent in one these events and casted him in his venture Pyar Ishq aur Mohabat. He made a modest entry in the industry with the multi starrer film, Pyar Ishk aur Mohabbat. Arjun was noticed in the film and earned a nomination for the Filmfare best male debut that year. What followed later was a series of failures both commercially and in the eyes of the critics. Though Arjun got noticed for his chiseled looks that had the female audience wooed by him, yet neither good films nor good roles came his way.
Born on 26 Nov 1972, Arjun worked later in films like Deewanapan, Asambhav, Elaan , D-Day and several others. One of the major roles of his career that made the difference was his villain role in the Shahrukh Khan production Om Shanti Om. The film
went on to create and break records and Arjun was highly appreciated for his acting. But it was the Farhan Akhtar starrer Rock On that fetched him great reviews along with the much coveted National Award for the best supporting role. The actor came to be counted among the first rate actors in the industry. This was followed by Ra one in which we saw him once again in negative role in which he excelled.
Rock On was the mile stone in the actor’s career .He received a complete makeover with the character looking eac
h inch designed for him. The negative roles in Om Shanti Om and Ra One fetched him huge critical acclaim as well as commercial success.
Arjun Rampal Filmography
2012: Ajab Gazabb Love
2012: I M 24
2010: We Are Family
2008: The Last Lear
2008: Rock On!!
2007: Om Shanti Om
2007: Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd
2006: I See You
2006: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
2006: Darna Zaroori Hai
2005: Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai
2005: Ek Ajnabee
2003: Dil Ka Rishta
2002: Dil Hai Tumhaara
Source : Santabanta & Entertainment site