18 October 1981 |
Arjun Mathur (born 18 October 1981) is a Indian actor who has appeared in such Bollywood films as Luck by Chance and My Name Is Khan.
Early life and education
Mathur was born in London, England. His father, a hotelier, moved the family to Delhi when Mathur was a child, where he grew up, before moving with his family to Mumbai for a while, before coming back to Delhi. His brother, Gautam Mathur, is a screenwriter. He did his schooling at St. Columba's School, Delhi, St. Mary's School, Mumbai, and at The British School, New Delhi where he completed his schooling. Subsequently he studied at Oaklands College, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK Mathur trained at both Barry John's institute as well as the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
Mathur served as assistant on the sets of the Bollywood films Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Rang De Basanti and Bunty Aur Babli. He also played a small role in Kyun! Ho Gaya Na....
He has appeared opposite Irrfan Khan in Mira Nair's Migration and worked with Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani in Farhan Akhtar's Positive. His performance as a struggling actor in Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance received positive reviews. He also appeared in Barah Aana with Naseeruddin Shah and in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan. In 2011 he appeared in Onir's I Am in which he has a controversial gay love scene. He also appeared in an Airtel 3G ad with Aditi Rao Hydari and in ad for Axis Bank. He is now slated to appear in the lead role of Bring on the Night (TV series) which will be aired on MTV India from the 22nd of September 2012
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