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A Very Happy Birthday to Neil Nitin Mukesh- Turning 38 Today !!

Neil was born on 15 January 1982 in BombayMaharashtra.His father is Bollywood playback singer Nitin Mukesh, son of veteran singer Mukesh. His paternal grandmother was a Gujarati Shrimali Brahmin while his paternal grandfather was a Mathur Kayastha from Delhi. He was named by Lata Mangeshkar after the American astronaut Neil Armstrong. As a child, he appeared in Vijay (1988) and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii (1989) as the younger versions of Rishi Kapoor and Govinda respectively.

Neil was educated at Brown Lawns H kindergarten and HR College in Mumbai, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in commerce at his father’s insistence. He then decided to pursue a career in acting, despite being born into a family of singers. In an interview with The Times of India, the actor said “singing is my hobby, but acting is my passion. A passion that even my grand-dad harboured. So, while my father continued his legacy and became a singer, I pursued his other passion. I am living his dream”. Neil trained at a four-month workshop at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, and received training from actor Anupam Kher.

YearFilmRoleNotes
1988VijayYoung Vikram
1989Jaisi Karni Waisi BharniiYoung Ravi Verma
2007Johnny GaddaarVikram / Johnny GNominated – Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
2009Aa Dekhen ZaraRay Acharya
New YorkOmarNominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
JailParag Dixit
2010Lafangey ParindeyNandan Kamthekar
Tera Kya Hoga JohnnyParvez
20117 Khoon MaafMajor Edwin Rodriques
2012PlayersSpider
2013DavidDavid / Iqbal
3GSam
Shortcut RomeoSooraj
2014KaththiChiragTamil filmSIIMA Award for Actor in a Negative Role – Tamil
2015Prem Ratan Dhan PayoYuvraj Ajay Singh
2016WazirWazir
2017Indu SarkarSanjay Gandhi[56]
Golmaal AgainNikhil
2018IshqeriaRaghav
DassehraRudra Pratap Singh
KavachamVikramadityaTelugu film
2019SaahoJai / AshokTrilingual film (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu)
Bypass RoadVikram KapoorAlso producer
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