Jackky Bhagnani

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Jackky Bhagnani
Jackky in a photo shoot
Native name جککے بھگنانی
Born Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present
Parent(s) Vashu Bhagnani
Relatives Dheeraj Deshmukh (brother-in-law)

Jackky Bhagnani is an Indian actor working in Bollywood films. He is the son of Indian producer Vashu Bhagnani. He made his acting debut with Kal Kissne Dekha in 2009 and was last seen in the 2015 film Welcome 2 Karachi.

Early life[edit]

Bhagnani was born in Kolkata, West Bengal[1] in India to a Sindhi family. He studied in Welham Boys School and St.Teresa’s High School. Post schooling, he chose to acquire a Degree in Commerce from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.[2]


Jackky's debut film was Kal Kissne Dekha which came out in 2009. The movie received mostly negative reviews[3][4][5] and was unsuccessful at the box office.[6][better source needed] Taran Adarsh, writing for Bollywood Hungama, noted that "the film lacks the fun that one normally associates with a campus fare. Even the climax leaves a lot to be desired."[3]

In April 2011, he starred in F.A.L.T.U. The film received mixed reviews[7][8][9][10] and did modestly well at the box office.[11] In May 2015, Jackky revealed that a sequel to the movie has been planned.[12]

In 2012, Ajab Gazabb Love was released but was a non-starter at the box office.[13]

Rangrezz, directed by Priyadarshan, was released in 2014. It garnered excellent reviews[14][15][16] and featured Jackky Bhagnani dancing to Psy's 'Gangnam Style'. The rights to the song were bought by Jackky's father Vashu Bhagnani, also the producer of the film, for an undisclosed sum.[17] Despite this, the film failed to leave a mark at the box office.[18][19]

Jackky's next film was Youngistaan, a love story set against the backdrop of Indian politics. Released in 2014, the movie was panned by critics[20][21][22][23] and was a commercial failure.[24]

The movie later became the subject of much controversy when it was revealed that it was India's independent entry to the Oscars.[25][26] Twitter was abuzz with jokes on Jackky Bhagnani, with users expressing surprise and dismay over the movie's selection.[27][28]

Jackky's latest film is Welcome to Karachi which released on 28 May 2015.[29] The film failed to do well at the box office, and could not compete with Tanu Weds Manu Returns which was released a week earlier.[30] Welcome to Karachi also received poor reviews and failed to impress critics.[31][32]

Jackky Bhagnani in Welcome To Karachi


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 Prime Minister Abhimanyu Kaul
2015 Welcome to Karachi Kedar Patel

All the six films that the actor has starred in have been produced by his father, Vashu Bhagnani - a fact which the actor recently admitted during an interview.[33]


Year Film Award Category Outcome
2010 Kal Kissne Dekha IIFA Award Star Debut of the Year – Male Won
Apsara Awards Best Debut (Male) Won
Star Guild Awards Best Male Debut Won
2012 F.A.L.T.U Star Guild Awards Superstar Of Tomorrow - Male Won
2014 Youngistaan BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role - Male Won


  1. ^ "I am still not allowed to bring girls home: Jackky Bhagnani". The Times of India. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Newcomer Jackky Bhagnani shed 65 kilos for Bollywood debut". Hindustan Times. 2009-02-02. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/201763
  4. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/review/kal-kissne-dekha-review/20090612.htm
  5. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-review/Kal-Kissne-Dekha/movie-review/4652067.cms
  6. ^ Kal Kissne Dekha
  7. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/review/review-faltu/20110401.htm
  8. ^ http://movies.ndtv.com/movie-reviews/review-f-a-l-t-u-609
  9. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/FALTU-Movie-Review/articleshow/7833895.cms
  10. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/movie-reviews/mayank-shekhar-s-review-faltu/article1-680207.aspx
  11. ^ http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/box-office-faltu-drops-from-monday-game-over/
  12. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Jackky-Bhagnani-We-are-working-on-F-A-L-T-U-sequel/articleshow/47488537.cms
  13. ^ http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/box-office-rush-chakravyuh-and-ajab-gazabb-love-519083.html
  14. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/review/review-rangrezz-is-a-powerful-social-drama/20130322.htm
  15. ^ http://movies.ndtv.com/movie-reviews/movie-review-rangrezz-796
  16. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/rangrezz-review-hindi-movie-review-17252
  17. ^ http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/bollywood/rangrezz-jackky-bhagnanis-gangnam-style-deal-worth-it-says-vashu-bhagnani_130432.html
  18. ^ http://m.rediff.com/movies/slide-show/slide-show-1-box-office-poor-opening-for-aatma-rangrezz/20130325.htm
  19. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/boxoffice/id/553635
  20. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/articles/movie-review-youngistaan/15187092
  21. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/youngistaan-review-the-film-despite-its-efforts-becomes-muddled-and-dull/
  22. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/reviews/movie-review-by-anupama-chopra-youngistaan-or-youthanasia/article1-1201643.aspx
  23. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/youngistaan-review-i-wouldnt-vote-for-it/20140328.htm
  24. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/Details/art_detail/dishkiyaoonoteriandyoungistaanopenpoorly
  25. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/youngistaans-oscars-entry-inspires-kamal-r-khan-to-make-deshdrohi-2/
  26. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Jackky-Bhagnanis-Youngistaan-in-the-Oscar-race/articleshow/45571844.cms
  27. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/Youngistaan-goes-to-Oscars-Jackky-Bhagnani-jokes-trend-on-Twitter/photostory/45582727.cms?from=mdr
  28. ^ http://www.india.com/showbiz/youngistaan-nominated-for-oscar-2014-awards-but-jackky-bhagnani-is-upset-all-thanks-to-twitterati-227011/
  29. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/features/type/view/id/7511
  30. ^ http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/welcome-to-karachi-1st-monday-tuesday-box-office-collections/
  31. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/welcome-2-karachi-erm-no-thanks/20150529.htm
  32. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/732297
  33. ^ http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/jackky-bhagnani-because-my-dad-backs-my-films-other-filmmakers-shy-away-from-approaching-me/

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