Arjan Bajwa

  • Actor

Sep 03, 1979  in Delhi, India

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Arjan Bajwa is an Indian actor, model, and show host. He began his career in the Telugu film industry and then ventured into Bollywood movies as well. Arjan is well-known for being one of the few North Indian actors who made a mark in South Indian cinema.

Early Life
Arjan was born on 3 September 1979 in New Delhi. His father Swinderjeet Singh Bajwa was a former BJP politician who served as the Deputy Mayor of New Delhi and his mother is a homemaker. Arjan graduated in New Delhi with a degree in architecture. He also stakes claim to a Taekwondo black belt.

Movie Career
Before he became an actor, Arjan modeled for various fashion designers as well as for brands like Lux, Fiat, and Godrej. He worked as a model with several top Bollywood actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Preity Zinta, and Katrina Kaif. Arjan began his film career in the Telugu film industry under the alias Deepak. The actor`s debut film was Sampangi (2001), a romantic drama. He then played the male lead in Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao`s Nee Thodu Kavali (2002).

Arjan Bajwa made his Bollywood debut in Sandesh Kohli`s romantic drama Woh Tera Naam Tha (2004). After featuring in the blockbuster Telugu hit Bhadra (2005), the actor made his second Bollywood appearance with Mani Ratnam`s Guru (2007). Arjan essayed the role of Arzaan Contractor, an antagonist opposite Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The film went on to be an enormous critical and commercial success. The actor`s next hit movie was Fashion (2008), a women-centric film about the transition of a small-town girl, played by Priyanka Chopra, into an international supermodel. The film was highly acclaimed and Arjan won the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance. That same year, the actor featured in the Telugu action comedy King (2008), which was declared as a super hit at the box office.

In 2009, he starred in the Tamil-Telugu fantasy film Arundati, alongside Anushka Shetty and Sonu Sood. Arundati went on to be a huge critical and commercial hit and set the bar high for fantasy films in South India. After acting in a string of flop films like Mithrudu (2009), Crook (2010), Tell Me O Kkhude (2011), and Lanka (2011), Arjan was roped in on the hit Bollywood comedy Son of Sardaar (2012). Also referred to as SOS, the movie starred Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Juhi Chawla. In 2013, Arjan made his Punjabi film debut with Himmat Singh, an action movie in which Arjan himself choreographed a lot of action sequences. He returned to Bollywood with the Vidya Balan-starrer Bobby Jasoos (2014). The actor`s sole 2016 release Rustom is a thriller film about a controversial naval officer, played by Akshay Kumar. His 2019 release includes Kabir Singh.