Rahul Roy is a well-known Indian model-turned-actor and producer in television and Bollywood film industry. He was born on February 9, 1968, in Kolkata, West Bengal in India to Indira Roy and Deepak. He studied at Lawrence School in Sanawar. Rahul is related to Cory Walia, a popular personality in the fashion world. He got married to fashion model, Rajalaxmi Khanvilkar, in the year 2000 and they had a divorce in 2014. Before his marriage, he was known for his Casanova image. In the late 80s, he stayed in Delhi to finish college and did modeling at the same time. His mother wrote an article about a fashion glossy and Mahesh Bhatt, a renowned film director, became interested in meeting her. That’s when he saw Rahul’s pictures and asked if he’s interested in working in Hindi films. His mother asked him to meet the director at his home in Juhu. When they met, Bhatt narrated a line about the film, Aashiqui, and Rahul agreed to do it. Aashiqui, a Bollywood musical romance film, happened to him in the year 1990, and it became an all-time blockbuster of the year.

After the success of this film, Rahul signed some films, but most of those movies failed at the box-office, or it got shelved. He worked in many films including Majhdhaar, Pyar Ka Saaya, Jaanam and Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare. He was noted for his performance in the Hindi horror film, Junoon, in 1992. In the late 90s, he started playing supporting roles. Rahul was cast in K. Balachander’s Dilon Ka Rishta, but due to the death of the producer, R.C. Prakash, the project failed to wrap up. He was supposed to do another important film entitled Ayudh, by K. Balachander, but due to the untimely death of the director, the film didn’t materialize. Other films that were shelved were Premabhishek, Dil Diya Chori Chori, Kalyug, Tune Mera Dil Le Liya, Vajra and Jab Jab Dile Mile. Rahul was supposed to do the Bollywood remake of Kevin Costner’s Revenge, but it was also shelved.

He took a hiatus for four long years and returned in the year 2005, through the Bollywood film, Meri Aashiqui. In 2006, he did films like Bipasha – The Black Beauty, Naughty Boy, Rafta Rafta and he also joined the first season of the reality show, Bigg Boss on Sony TV. Rahul won the game show by public votes in the following year. In 2014, he was starred in the psycho-social thriller film, To B or Not to B and played a negative role in Kumar Babloo’s 100 Crores.

Nirmal Pandey Hindi Actor

Nirmal Pandey

Actor Nirmal Pandey was the first actor to play those flawless characters in those movies that were the place to find our prime anti-heroes. Actor Nirmal Pandey rose to stardom with his role in Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen. Later he had acted in films like award-winning Daayraa and his last film Lahore. His first film was 'Kedi' in the Telugu language. The actor was a brilliant student in National School of Drama and moved to London where he concentrated in acting in stage and theater. Some of the notable plays he had performed were Heer Ranjha and Antigone. He has acted so far in 125 plays. He was not just a good actor but also an excellent singer and shot a music video album named ‘Jazba’ in 2002. As a stage artist, he has also directed a Hindi play’ Andhayug’ (playwright Dharamveer Bharati) where he had assembled 70 actors gathered to perform the 18-days of Mahabharata war. His finest performance in a Bollywood movie was from film Daayraa(1996). He had the rare privilege to play the role of a transvestite. He received the Valenti award (category best actors) in France for his role. The actor also was seen in award-winning film ‘Bandit Queen.' He played the role of Vikram Mallah, who assists Phoolan Devi in her mission. He played a negative character in the film and was appreciated very much. He also has acted in a Malayalam movie. He was not keeping well for many days. He was 47 when he passed away due to cardiac arrest. He breathed his last in Mumbai’s Holy Spirit Hospital. He was married twice in his life. He was survived by his wife and two children. He was born on August 10, 1962. He has established an acting institute, "Fresh Talent Academy," in Ghaziabad. His career was very much short lived.

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Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor was born on 11 th February 1961, in Delhi, India. He is an actor, director, and screenwriter by occupation. He is married to Meena Agarwal and has two children, Rabia, and Vivan. Rajat Kapoor is a 54 years old actor, director, and screenwriter, born in Delhi. He was mesmerized by the magnificent grandeur of the film industry and decided to choose his career as in actor at the young age of 14. His first experience in acting was when he joined a theater group called Chingari, in Delhi in 1983. He later pursued his passion even further by moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India. After graduating, he debuted in parallel cinemas. His first parallel cinema was Khayal Gatha. Even though he was passionate about acting, in the 1990s he shifted his career and started directing and writing. He achieved perfection in this field too. Many of his directed movies won a lot of major awards. His directorial debut in 1997, with Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One. He was first cast in the mainstream movie, Dil Chahata Hai, directed by Farhan Akhtar, where he played the role of Preity Zinta’s character’s uncle. This role brought him great acclaim and later he worked for Meera Nair, in her movie Monsoon Wedding. After this, his career accelerated, and he featured in a number of critically acclaimed films like Corporate and Bheja Fry. He also directed many awards winning films such as Raghu Romeo, which won the National Award for the Best Feature Film in Hindi, and his latest directed movie in Ankho Delhi, which was released in 2014 and won Star Screen Award for Best Story and also the Filmfare Award for Best Story. His acting also secured him many prestigious awards. Khayal Gatha won the award for Best Film (Critic). He also starred in the Bengali movie, Iti Mrinalini, against Konkona Sen Sharma, directed by Aparna Sen. He also acted in a number of television drama like Rishtey, Kabhi Kabhi, Agnipariksha, and Amar Prem.

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