This handsome actor was born as the son of Nitin Mukesh and as the grandchild of the legendary singer Mukesh brought up in a singer family, no one knew he could become an actor in Bollywood films. Neil Nitin comes from a musical family where his father, playback singer Nitin Mukesh, his grandfather
Mukesh Chand Mathur is all musically inclined.
Legendary playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar had named Mukesh’s grandson Neil after the astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was born on January 15, 1982. He has acquired a degree in Mass Communication from a college in Mumbai. He had a keen interest in acting from early age. During his college vacation, he did take part in a workshop of acting and trained himself before a camera.
Neil began his career as an actor at a very young age. He was discovered by
Yash Chopra to play a junior
Rishi Kapoor in Vijay and Junior Govinda in ‘Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii’. As a junior artiste, he displayed his talent in these films. Neil Nitin is Bollywood’s conventional actor with an unconventional choice. He has experimented with his roles in every film. He also had signed films that are different from the norm of Bollywood.
He had appeared in Madhur Bhandarkar's Jail, where he played a role of a prisoner. It was totally an unconventional role for an actor at a young age. He has a simple method of choosing roles and scripts. He does not follow the norms of big banners or big directors. So far, he has taken roles that are very risky for a new actor. In Jail, he shot a nude scene and gained critical acclaim.
Take, for instance, he had chosen the 10-minute role in ‘
7 Khoon Maaf’ or a lengthy character in ‘
Johnny Gaddaar’. This actor also acted in a Tamil film of A.R. Murugadoss's
Kaththi. His forthcoming films include ‘
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ with
Salman Khan and Wazir with
Amitabh Bachchan. After getting notices in Tamil flick ‘Kaththi’, the actor is getting an offer to play a lead role in Telugu film too now.
Neil has met Prabhas recently, and the shy and stylish actor of Bollywood might appear in a Telugu film now. He admits himself as a shy and different person that we see him on screen. Neil Nitin Mukesh is a shy person but can rise to the occasion when necessary for his career. He is looking forward to with a lot of hope and excitement with few films on the floor and back to back releases in 2016.