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Arjan Bajwa (born 3 September 1979), is an Indian film actor known for his work in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. He initially started off with Telugu films with a stage name Deepak, and was the first North Indian actor to have played leading roles in eight films, of which five were successful. He then made his debut in Bollywood with director Mani Ratnam's critically acclaimed film, Guru, playing the antagonist opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Subsequently he played the male lead in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion with Priyanka Chopra. The film won him the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance while Fashion won several awards such as Filmfare, IIFA, Star Screen and Stardust Awards along with two National Awards. Bajwa also starred in the Telugu movie King along with Nagarjuna Akkineni and Trisha. He then appeared in another Telugu film Arundhati starring Anushka Shetty and Sonu Sood, which became the highest grossing Telugu film at its time of release.
He then appeared in Ajay Devgn's comedy film Son of Sardaar, where he was paired with Sonakshi Sinha. He also acted in Crook (2010) with Emraan Hashmi and Bobby Jasoos (2014) with Vidya Balan. He will appear in the upcoming film Rustom starring Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz. The film is scheduled for release on 12 August 2016.
In addition to acting, he has hosted the Filmfare Awards (South) in the year 2007, the International Film Festival of India Goa closing ceremony in 2010 and 2014 and the Kabaddi World Cup opening ceremony in Jalandher. Bajwa also hosted the PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2014 and 2016.
Early life and education
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Born in New Delhi, India on 3 September 1979, Bajwa hails from a Punjabi Sikh Jatt family. His name "Arjan" based on its Albanian and Dutch origin means 'from Hadria, Italy'. However, based on its Punjabi origin, it means the archer. His father Swinderjeet Singh Bajwa was a former Deputy Mayor of New Delhi from the BJP. Bajwa holds a degree in architecture from Delhi and is a black belt in Taekwondo.
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Before entering films Bajwa was a successful model having walked the ramp for several big fashion designers. His breakthrough on television started off with several commercials for brands like Lux, Veet, Fiat Palio, Godrej AC etc. These advertisements featured him alongside with some of the most prominent actresses of Bollywood such as Aishwariya Rai, Katrina Kaif and Preity Zinta.
|2002||Nee Thodu Kavali||Vasu||Telugu|
|Kanulu Musina Neevaye||Sagar||Telugu|
|2003||Premalo Pavani Kalyan||Kalyan||Telugu|||
|Woh Tera Naam Tha||Akhtar||Hindi|||
|2005||Bhadra||Raja||Telugu||[not in citation given]|
|2007||Guru||Arzaan contractor||Hindi||[not in citation given]|
|2010||Hide N Seek||Jaideep Mahajan||Hindi|
|2011||Tell Me O Khuda||Jay||Hindi|
|2012||Son Of Sardaar||Bobby||Hindi|
|Rambha Urvasi Menaka||Tamil
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