Rajneesh Duggal

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Rajneesh Duggal
Rajneesh Duggal.jpg
Duggall in 2011
NationalityIndian
Occupationactor
Years active2008–2020
Spouse(s)Pallavee Duggall
ChildrenTeeyaa Duggall

Rajneesh Duggal is an Indian film and television actor and a former super model. He won the title of Grasim Mr. India 2003 and represented India at the Mr. International 2003, held in London and was declared the runner up. He also won the Kingfisher Model of the year award in 2005. He made his Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatt's horror thriller 1920. After that, he did two more films with Vikram Bhatt - Phirr and Dangerous Ishq, starring him and Karishma Kapoor, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan and Arya Babbar.

He went on to win the Khatron ke Khiladi title in 2014.

Duggal played a Banarasi Boy in a romantic comedy titled Direct Ishq with Arjun Bijlani playing the other lead. At the same time he portrayed the role of a lover boy - in Ek Paheli Leela, alongside Sunny Leone. Duggall and Leone went on to do another film together, titled Beiimaan Love, where he played an obsessive lover.

He also did a special appearance in Laal Rang, where he played S.P. Gajraj Singh.

In 2016, Duggall had two more releases: Saansein, a supernatural thriller; and Wajah Tum Ho, a crime thriller where he played an out and out negative character.

In 2017 he helmed the role of a fearless warrior Varundev and Jaldev in the TV series Aarambh: Kahaani Devsena Ki. He then played the role of Lord Krishna for the mega Tv series Shrimad Bhagwad Mahapuran for Colors in 2019-20.

He is currently, shooting for a historical titled Bagawat - the revolt based on caste discrimination.

Career[edit | edit source]

Rajneesh started his career as a model, by winning the title of Mister India World.[1] He also did several TV commercials and ad campaigns like Raymond suitings, Kitkat, Monte Carlo, Wagon R, Yamaha, Videocon and Clinic All Clear.[2]

He made his acting debut in 2008 with Vikram Bhatt's horror thriller movie 1920,[3] alongside Adah Sharma, where he played the lead role of Arjun Rathod, who vows to protect his possessed wife.[4] In 2011, Duggal appeared in his next horror thriller Phhir, he collaborated with Bhatt and Sharma for the second time. He portrayed the role of Kabir Malhotra, a doctor who is in the search of his wife (played by Roshni Chopra). HoIn 2012, Duggal appeared in Bhatt's supernatural thriller Dangerous Ishq co-starring Karishma Kapoor and Jimmy Sheirgill. In 2014, Duggal played the role of Deepak in Rajshri production's Samrat & Co.

In 2014, Duggal went on to become the winner of the television stunt reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5.

Duggal appeared in the music video "Mohabbat Barsa Dena Tu", alongside Surveen Chawla, from Bhatt's horror movie Creature 3D. In 2015, he played the lead role of Shravan in Bobby Khan's period thriller drama Ek Paheli Leela, co-starring Sunny Leone and Jay Bhanushali. He also appeared in Syed Ahmed Afzal's crime thriller Laal Rang as an Inspector, multi-starring with Randeep Hooda and Akshay Oberoi in 2016.

He also did Life OK's theatrical show Ramleela Ajay Devgn ke Saath as Lord Ram[5][6] He is also in the video of the song by Bombay Vikings named Chodd Do Aanchal.

In 2016, Duggal had four releases, which included Direct Ishq, Beiimaan Love, Saansein and Wajah Tum Ho. Direct Ishq is a Benares based rom-com film which was released on 19 February 2016. His dark romantic film Beiimaan Love, alongside Sunny Leone, saw him playing a flamboyant spoilt brat. He also played the negative lead in Vishal Pandya's multi-starrer erotic crime thriller Wajah Tum Ho.

Rajneesh has been working on a limited series, Aarambh.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Rajneesh graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Apeejay School of Management and a B.Com from Delhi University.[7]

He is married to Pallavee Duggall,[8] and the couple has a daughter named Teeyaa.[9]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Bombay Vikings - Chhod Do Aanchal Zamaana Kya Kahega Actor from 70s and 90s Remix/Music video debut
2005 UMI 10 Vol.5 Drummer Role (Love interest of dancer) Remix video
2008 1920 Arjun Rathod Bollywood debut[10]
2011 Phhir Kabir Malholtra [11]
2011 Be Careful Sameer Malhotra [12]
2012 Dangerous Ishq Rohan [13]
2012 This Weekend Ajay [14]
2013 Main Krishna Hoon Cameo Special appearance in song "Govinda Aala Re" song.[15]
2014 Samrat & Co. Deepak Khurana [16]
2014 Spark Arjun
2014 Creature 3D Himself Special appearance in song "Mohabbat Barsa Dena Tu"
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Shravan
2016 Laal Rang Superintendent of Police (SP), Karnal
2016 Direct Ishq Vickky Shukla released
2016 Beiimaan Love Raj released
2016 Wajah Tum Ho Rahul Oberoi
2016 Saansein Abhay Lead Role
2018 Udanchhoo Vikram Lead role
2018 Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle Dev
2019 Mushkil Aveer

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Channel(s)
2014 Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 Contestant (Winner) Colors TV
2017 Aarambh Varundev Star Plus
2019–2020 Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran Lord Krishna Colors TV

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Models are spoilt like anything: Rajniesh Duggall". Mid-day.com. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. "'A female fan tried to kiss me on the lips'". Hindustantimes.com. 2 September 2008. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  3. "Rajniesh Duggall's ready for any test!". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 12 May 2008. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. "Fame sometimes hinders growth: Rajniesh Duggall". Hindustantimes.com. 29 April 2012. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. Tejashree Bhopatkar. "Rajniesh Duggall as Ram, Richa Pallod as new sita of Ram Leela". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  6. "Rajniesh Duggall wants to do intense love stories". Movies.ndtv.com. 26 October 2012. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  7. "Rajniesh Duggall Biography, Profile". entertainment.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  8. "I'm constantly on cloud 9: Rajniesh". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 25 March 2009. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  9. "'I don't mind getting up to change nappies'". Hindustantimes.com. 20 June 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  10. "Rajniesh Duggall: From right to left". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 27 November 2008. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  11. "I never get intimidated: Rajniesh Duggall". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 10 May 2012. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  12. "Rajniesh Duggall the prankster". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 17 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  13. "Look who's playing Karisma Kapoor's lover?". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2 August 2011. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  14. "Kaatu Puli - Tamil Movie Reviews, Cast & Crew, Story & Synopsis". entertainment.oneindia.in. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  15. "Rajniesh shoots a 'dahi handi' song for animation movie". Hindustantimes.com. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  16. "Post 'Khatron...', Rajniesh eyes 'quality work'". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 26 May 2014. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2014.

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Preceded by
Raghu Mukherjee
Grasim Mr. India (2003) Succeeded by
Sunil Mann

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