Born in Dehradun in Uttaranchal, Arun Ajay Agarwal is an actor of Indian origin who has worked in Bollywood and Hollywood, both. He has also worked on Indian television shows. His uniqueness was his height. He was six feet and seven inches tall. This height was rare in the industry. He had a personality of a sportsman and a model. Through his personality and health, he was the sports ambassador of the school in which he studied. He was intelligent and fit since childhood. He cleared the JEE exam and got selected in the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee. He graduated as an engineer from the civil branch from IIT, in the year 1974. Declining the lined up jobs, he moved to Mumbai and pursued his career in acting.
Due to his stature, he mainly received roles in horror films. He appeared in the movie, Band Darwaza, and did a fabulous job in it. He is known for his acting in the picture, Purana Mandir, and ‘Saamri’. Purana Mandir is the 1984 released Hindi feature film, which was directed as well as produced by the jodi, Ramsay Brothers. It was a horror film illustrating the story of a monster whose name was Saamri. Anirudh played this role of a devil worshipper who disappeared a Princess Rupali. His co-stars were
Mohnish Bahl, Arti Gupta,
Puneet Issar, Sadashiv, etc. Ajit Singh gave the music. Anirudh starred in various episodes of
Zee Horror Show, which was a horror TV series by Ramsay Brothers. It aired on the channel Zee TV. The first episode was featured in the year 1993 and was named Dastak. Stars like
Archana Puran Singh, and
Pankaj Dheer acted in it. It ran successfully for many shows, and Anirudh did extremely well in it. ‘Raat’, ‘
Saaya’, and ‘Siskiyaan’, were some of the most seen shows.
He also featured in the TV show, Mano Ya Na Mano. Anirudh did movies which became benchmarks in his career. He was part of the famous film,
Bandit Queen. It was the biographical film of Phoolan Devi, directed by Shekhar Kapoor. Anirudh played the role of Babu Gujjar in it. He did a cruel role in it, but his acting was admired by all. He played a physically imposing man in it. All these kinds of brutal roles suited his personality well. Aaj Ka Arjun, ‘
Ram Lakhan were some of the epic movies he acted in.
Not just Bollywood, he tried his hand in Hollywood as well. He featured in the movies Such a Long Journey and
The Jungle Book, in the year 1994. Anirudh continues acting as a villain in many films.