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Rajneesh Duggal is an Indian film actor and a former model.[4][5] He is the winner of Grasim Mr. India title in 2003 and a runner up in Mr. International. He is also the winner of Kingfisher Model of the year 2005.[6] In May 2014, he won the reality stunt show Khatron Ke Khiladi 5.[7][8] He made his Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatt's super-hit horror thriller 1920.

Career

Duggal started his career as a Model.[9] He also did several TV cals and ad campaigns like Raymond suitings, Kitkat, Monte Carlo, Wagon R, Yamaha, Videocon, Clinic All Clear.[10]

He made his acting debut with Vikram Bhatt's horror thriller movie 1920,[11] alongside Adah Sharma, where he played the lead role of Arjun Rathod, who vows to protect his possessed wife.[12] The film was critically and commercially successful in 2008. In 2011, Duggal appeared in next horror thriller Phhir, he collaborated with Vikram Bhatt and Adah Sharma for the second time. He portrayed the role of Kabir Malhotra, a doctor who is in the search of his wife (played by Roshni Chopra). However, the film met with mixed reviews and failed to hit the box-office. His third film was Chandrakant Singh's thriller Be Careful alongside Tanisha Mukherjee, released at the end of 2011, where he portrayed the character of Sameer Malhotra. Duggal's south movies including Kaatu Puli and Aranyam were box-office failures. In 2012, Duggal appeared in Vikram Bhatt's supernatural thriller Dangerous Ishq co-starring Karishma Kapoor. The film become a major flop at the box-office, receiving negative reviews from the various critics, following This Weekend. Duggal has appeared in the 2013 animated movie Main Krishna Hoon, in a cameo role. In 2014, Duggal played in Samrat & Co., in the supporting role and Spark, in the lead role of Arjun.

Same year, Duggal appeared in the erotic music video "Mohabbat Barsa Dena Tu" alongside Surveen Chawla, from the Vikram Bhatt's horror movie Creature 3D. In 2015, Duggal played the role of Shravan in Bobby Khan's thriller drama Ek Paheli Leela, co-starring Sunny Leone and Jay Bhanushali. The film met with mixed reviews, and commercially successful at the box-office. He also appeared in Syed Ahmed Afzal's crime thriller Laal Rang as Inspector, multi-starring Randeep Hooda and Piaa Bajpai in 2016.

He also did Life OK's theatrical show Ramleela Ajay Devgn ke Saath as Ram[13][14] He is also in the video of famous song by Bombay Vikings named 'Chodd do aanchal'.

In 2016, Duggal appeared in four various films including Direct Ishq, Beiimaan Love and Wajah Tum Ho etc. Rajiv S Ruia's film Direct Ishq is a romantic comedy film which was released on 19 February 2016, starring Rajneesh Duggal, Nidhi Subbaiah and Arjun Bijlani in the pivotal roles. Duggal then appeared in a lead role for Rajeev Chaudhari's romantic film Beiimaan Love alongside Sunny Leone. He also appeared in Vishal Pandya's multi-starrer erotic crime thriller Wajah Tum Ho alongside Sana Khan and Sherlyn Chopra and the horror thriller Saansein alongside Sonarika Bhadoria.

Upcoming projects

Duggal is filming for Vipin Parashar's Udanchoo, which will be the comedy thriller film co-starring Sayesha Saigal.

Personal life

Duggal graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Apeejay School of Management and a B.Com from Delhi University.[15] He is married to Pallavi Duggall,[16] and the couple have a daughter named Teeyaa.[17]

Filmography

Key
Dagger-14-plain Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Co-star Notes
2008 1920 Arjun Rathod Adah Sharma Bollywood debut[18]
2011 Phhir Kabir Malholtra [19]
2011 Be Careful Sameer Malhotra Tanisha Mukherjee [20]
2012 Kaatu Puli Unknown Sayali Bhagat Tamil film[21]
2012 Aranyam Unknown Telugu film
2012 Dangerous Ishq Rohan Karishma Kapoor [22]
2012 This Weekend Himself Sayali Bhagat Cameo
2013 Main Krishna Hoon Cameo Misti Mukherjee Special appearance in song "Govinda Aala Re" song.[23]
2014 Samrat & Co. Deepak Khurana Rajeev Khandelwal [24]
2014 Spark Arjun Subhashree Ganguly
2014 Creature 3D Himself Surveen Chawla Special appearance in song "Mohabbat Barsa Dena Tu"
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Shravan Sunny Leone
2016 Laal Rang Inspector Randeep Hooda, Piaa Bajpai
2016 Direct Ishq Vickky Shukla Nidhi Subbaiah released
2016 Beiimaan Love Raj Sunny Leone released
2016 Udanchhoo Vikram Sayesha Saigal Filming[25]
2016 Wajah Tum Ho Rahul Oberoi Sana Khan released
2016 Saansein Lead role Sonarika bhadoria released
2017 Murder 4 Jain Chetna Pande not yet released

References

  1. Rajneesh Duggal - Movies, Photos, Filmography, Biography, Wallpapers, Videos, Fan Club. entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  2. Aaqilah (2014-05-26). "Rajniesh Duggall's Glorious Journey To Victory In Khatron Ke Khiladi 5!". Entertainment.oneindia.in. http://entertainment.oneindia.in/television/news/2014/khatron-ke-khiladi-5-winner-rajneesh-glorious-journey-to-victory-140976.html. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  3. "Rajneesh Duggal in the big car league". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-02-08. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news-interviews/Rajneesh-Duggal-in-the-big-car-league/articleshow/11803712.cms. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  4. Rajniesh Duggall Latest Movies Videos Images Photos Wallpapers Songs Biography Trivia On. Gomolo.com. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  5. Rajneesh Duggal changing tracks. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2007-10-24). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  6. Talent counts: Rajneesh Duggal. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2008-06-14). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  7. Narayan, Girija (2014-05-26). "Rajniesh Duggall Wins Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi 5; Beats Gurmeet Choudhary, Nikitin Dheer!". Entertainment.oneindia.in. http://entertainment.oneindia.in/television/news/2014/rajneesh-duggal-wins-khatron-ke-khiladi-5-beats-gurmeet-nikitin-140949.html. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  8. Rajneesh Duggal beats Gurmeet Chaudhary, wins 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5'. Ibnlive.in.com (2014-05-26). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  9. Models are spoilt like anything: Rajniesh Duggall. Mid-day.com. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  10. 'A female fan tried to kiss me on the lips'. Hindustantimes.com (2008-09-02). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  11. Rajniesh Duggall’s ready for any test!. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2008-05-12). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  12. Fame sometimes hinders growth: Rajniesh Duggall. Hindustantimes.com (2012-04-29). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  13. Tejashree Bhopatkar. Rajniesh Duggall as Ram, Richa Pallod as new sita of Ram Leela. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  14. Rajniesh Duggall wants to do intense love stories. Movies.ndtv.com (2012-10-26). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  15. Rajniesh Duggall Biography, Profile. entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  16. I’m constantly on cloud 9: Rajniesh. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2009-03-25). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  17. ‘I don’t mind getting up to change nappies’. Hindustantimes.com (2010-06-20). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  18. Rajniesh Duggall: From right to left. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2008-11-27). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  19. I never get intimidated: Rajniesh Duggall. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2012-05-10). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  20. Rajniesh Duggall the prankster. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2011-10-17). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  21. Kaatu Puli - Tamil Movie Reviews, Cast & Crew, Story & Synopsis. entertainment.oneindia.in (2012-02-17). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  22. Look who's playing Karisma Kapoor's lover?. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2011-08-02). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  23. Rajniesh shoots a ‘dahi handi’ song for animation movie. Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  24. Post 'Khatron...', Rajniesh eyes 'quality work'. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2014-05-26). Retrieved on 2014-06-16.
  25. "Rajineesh Duggal replaces Gautam Gulati in Udaanchoo". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Rajneesh-Duggal-replaces-Gautam-Gulati-in-Udanchoo/articleshow/47157596.cms. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Raghu Mukherjee
Grasim Mr. India (2003) Succeeded by
Sunil Mann

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