Arjun Mathur

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Arjun Mathur
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Born (1981-10-18) 18 October 1981 (age 37)
ResidenceMumbai, India
Alma materLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)
Simrit Malhi
(m. 2010; div. 2012)
[1]

Arjun Mathur (born 18 October 1981) is an Indian film actor working predominantly in Bollywood and in independent films[2]. He was also seen in the British drama series, Indian Summers. He plays a lead character in a TV series, Made In Heaven.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Arjun Mathur was born in London, England. His father is a hotelier and he has an older brother and a younger sister. His mother died when he was much younger.

Mathur went to school at St. Columba's School, Delhi, St. Mary's School, Mumbai and finally The British School, New Delhi where he completed his schooling.

He has also trained as an actor trained at Barry John's institute as well as the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.[5]

Career[edit]

Before he started acting, Mathur served as an Assistant Director on the sets Bollywood films like Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Rang De Basanti and Bunty Aur Babli.[6]

In 2007, he made his debut opposite Irrfan Khan in Mira Nair's Migration and as Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani’s son in Farhan Akhtar's Positive.[7] His performance as a struggling actor in Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance received rave reviews.[8]

He then appeared in Barah Aana with Naseeruddin Shah and Vijay Raaz and in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan. In 2011 he appeared in Onir's I Am in which he had a controversial intimate gay scene.[9] The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.[10] He also appeared in an Airtel 3G ad with Aditi Rao Hydari[5] and in ad for Axis Bank. He is widely known for his role of KD in Bring on the Night which was aired on MTV India in 2012.[11] He also appeared in the music video of Khudi by The Local Train.[12]

In 2019, he co-starred in the TV Series Made in Heaven, where he plays the role of an entrepreneur along with Sobhita Dhulipala.[13] His character is a gay man in a time when it was a criminal offence to be homosexual or indulge in homosexuality.[14]

Selected filmography[edit]

Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Migration Imran Hindi Short Film
2007 Positive Abhijit Hindi Short Film
2009 Barah Aana Aman Hindi
2009 Luck by Chance Abhimanyu Gupta Hindi
2010 My Name Is Khan Raj Burman Hindi
2010 Mumbai Cutting Hindi Short Film
2010 I Am Omar Hindi Short Film
2011 My Friend Pinto Sameer Hindi
2012 Fireflies Rana Singh Rathore Hindi [15]
2012 Bring On The Night Kabir Dalal Hindi Television Mini Series
2013 Ankur Arora Murder Case Dr. Romesh Mathur Hindi
2014 Coffee Bloom Dev Anand Cariappa Hindi
2015 Angry Indian Goddesses Zain Hindi
2015 Waiting Rajat Deshpande Hinglish
2016 Indian Summers Naresh Banerjee English British/American drama series
2018 Brij Mohan Amar Rahe Brij Mohan Hindi Netflix Release
2019 The Accidental Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi Hindi
2019 Made in Heaven Karan Mehra English/Hindi Web Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Is Your New 'Made in Heaven' Crush Really Gay? What You Need to Know About Arjun Mathur". distractify. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Kumar, Anuj (3 April 2019). "Arjun Mathur: The present actor". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  3. ^ "When Alia Bhatt walked up to Arjun Mathur to tell him that she's his 'big fan' | Bollywood News". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  4. ^ Engl, India New; News (9 March 2019). "Made In Heaven possibly the best Indian webseries so far". INDIA New England News. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b Priyanka Dasgupta (23 February 2010). "'If SRK, Aamir agreed to smooch on-screen...'". Times of India. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  6. ^ Harneet Singh (12 April 2009). "The Scene Stealers". Indian Express. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Farhan Akhtar's blue-eyed boy Arjun Mathur going places". Yahoo! Movies India. 19 July 2009. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  8. ^ Rajeev Masand (4 February 2009). "Luck By Chance insightful, funny". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Onir is back to his heart with 'I Am': Purab". News18. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  10. ^ Sarkar, Neeti (9 March 2009). "Braveheart boy". Hindu. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Serial scan: 'Bring On The Night'". DNA India. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  12. ^ Rakta, Anagha (6 July 2017). "'Khudi' is about finding your true calling: The Local Train discuss their new song". DU Beat. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Made In Heaven: Finally A Show That's Much More Than Just Crazy Rich Indians Getting Married!". indiatimes.com. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  14. ^ Staff, Scroll. "'Made in Heaven' trailer: Big fat weddings and secrets in Amazon Prime Original series". Scroll.in. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  15. ^ Pai, Megha (19 April 2012). "'I have a lot on my plate'". Khaleej Times. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.

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