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Neil Nitin Mukesh
Also known as:Neil Nitin Mukesh Chand Mathur, Neil
Born:January 15, 1982
Birthplace:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse:Rukmini Sahay
Grandson of the celebrated yesteryear`s singer Mukesh, Neil Nitin Mukesh is an Indian actor who made his debut with a bang, through the critically acclaimed Johnny Gaddaar (2007). Born to a family of singers, Neil deviated and went for acting instead. He appeared as a child actor in the films Vijay (1988) and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii (1989), and later once he was finished with his schooling he trained at a workshop at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute. Johnny Gaddaar was his first feature film as a lead which also granted him a nomination for the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award.

Over the years he has worked on over 25 movies, the best of which include New York (2009), Jail (2009), Lafangey Parindey (2010), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Players (2012) and David (2013). Despite appearing in several back-to-back commercial failures over the next couple of years, Neil`s acting was praised. His highest-grossing credits include films like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), Golmaal Again (2017), and Saaho (2019). He even made his Tamil debut in Kaththi (2014), one of Tamil cinema`s most successful films. His 2019 releases include Bypass Road.
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Rukmini Sahay
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Bypass Road
Inspector Vijay
Fighter (2018)
Golmaal Again
Indu Sarkar

Did You Know? (7)

  • Kavacham (2018) marked the Tollywood debut of popular Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh.
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh is named after the renowned astronaut Neil Armstrong by none other than the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar.
  • Before making his acting debut with Johnny Gaddar, Neil was seen as a child actor in Vijay, where he played junior Rishi Kapoor, and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni, where he played the child version of Govinda’s character.
  • Upon finding out about Neil’s role in his debut movie, Johnny Gaddar, his father Nitin Mukesh did not talk to him for six months since he felt Neil’s role is way different from their family’s reputation.
  • "Before his debut, Neil attended acting workshops at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute and also at Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares.
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh is seen playing the role of Sanjay Gandhi in Indu Sarkar. It took him six months to get his look right for the movie, for which prosthetic make-up experts were flown in from abroad.
  • As a part of his preparation for his role in Indu Sarkar, Neil Nitin Mukesh read up a lot of books that were based on the India's state of national emergency.
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