Jackky Bhagnani

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Jackky Bhagnani
Jackky Bhagnani.jpg
Native name जैकी भगनानी
Born Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present
Parent(s) Vashu Bhagnani

Jackky Bhagnani is an Indian actor working in Bollywood film. He is the son of Indian producer Vashu Bhagnani. He made his acting debut with Kal Kissne Dekha in 2009. He had to shed 60 kilos in two years for his role and went on to win the IIFA Debut Award for the film. He was praised for his 2013 film Rangrezz, and also, for his 2014 film Youngistaan. He will next be seen in Mumbai Police.

Early life[edit]

Bhagnani was born in Kolkata, West Bengal[1] in India to a Sindhi family. He studied in St.Teresa’s High School and used to accompany his father on the sets of many movies. Post schooling, he chose to acquire a Degree in Commerce from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.[2]


Jackky started his film career as an assistant producer for "Out of Control" (2003), "Shaadi No. 1" (2005) and "Silsilay" (2005).[2] In 2009, he managed to sign his first film as an actor with his father Vashu Bhagnani as the producer. In preparation for his debut, he lost 60 kg in less than two years, working hard to achieve a lean look.

Jackky Bhagnani with Deepak Bhanushali during shoot of Rangrezz

[3] The film was titled Kal Kissne Dekha.[4] Jackky went on a road tour with Lara Dutta and Vaishali Desai to promote the film and performed in Indore at his father's "Kal Kissne Dekha Golden Nites" concerts.[5] The film was panned by critics, and did below average business at the box office. Jackky's performance as a young intellect with the ability to see the future received positive response from critics and audiences.[6]

In April 2011, he starred in F.A.L.T.U. The film took place in India and in Mauritius(the college of F.A.L.T.U was actually the University of Mauritius), and was based on the Indian educational system. F.A.L.T.U received mixed to positive response, and hit an above average verdict, which made it become Jackky's first successful film.

In 2012, Jackky appeared as the main lead in Ajab Gazabb Love, opposite Nidhi Subbaiah and Arjun Rampal amongst others. The film and Bhagnani's performance received generally mixed to negative response from critics and the public.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kal Kissne Dekha Nihal Singh
2011 F.A.L.T.U Ritesh Virani
2012 Ajab Gazabb Love Rajveer Grewal
2013 Rangrezz Rishi Deshpande
2014 Youngistaan Abhimanyu Kaul
2014 Shooting Star Productions Next Pre-Production
2014 Mumbai Police Pre-Production
2015 Welcome to Karachi Filming


  1. ^ "I am still not allowed to bring girls home: Jackky Bhagnani". The Times of India. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Newcomer Jackky Bhagnani shed 60 kilos for Bollywood debut". Hindustan Times. 2009-02-02. 
  3. ^ "B-town goes from flab to fab". Hindustan Times. 2009-04-28. 
  4. ^ "New releases may end up in single theatres". The Economic Times. 2009-05-06. 
  5. ^ Ahmed, Afsana; Sharma, Smrity (2009-05-18). "Livewire Vashu plans live shows for next film". Times of India. 
  6. ^ "Multiplexes mull distribution". Screen India. 2009-05-15. 

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