Ayushmann Khurrana celebrates his birthday as he turns 38 today. The actor is known for essaying the character of a common man fighting different social issues in his films, having always chosen content-rich projects in his career. He is the winner of several awards, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare awards.
The one thing that makes him stand out from the list of actors in Bollywood is his ability to be a one-man army to establish his career. He came a long way in his acting career without any support from Bollywood biggies like Karan Johar and others. Being a part of films that gave a strong message (such as Vicky Donor, Article 15, and Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan), he has redefined heroism in a completely new way.
Ayushmann, who is from Chandigarh, left his hometown and came to Mumbai in 2004. During his initial days in Mumbai, he worked as a radio and video jockey. He also worked in the TV show ‘Yeh Pyar na Hoga Kam’ with actress Yami Gautam. He then anchored various reality shows before entering Bollywood.
On his 38th birthday, we bring you some interesting anecdotes about the actor’s life.
The Story Behind His Name
Very few will be aware that Ayushmann Khuranna was initially named Nishant. When he was three years old, his parents changed his name. The extra ‘n’ in his name is due to the numerology, which he started using afterwards.
Ayushmann Khurrana was expelled from his house
Ayushmann once remembered the story of how his father forced him to leave the house. He wanted to send him to Mumbai, but the actor used to procrastinate a lot. Ayushmann stated, “After my journalism studies, I planned to take a 2-month gap, chill a little, and prepare myself mentally. Well, I am among those people who didn’t run away from their houses but were banished instead. I got my dreams from my dad. He got my tickets booked and my bags packed. He said: If you go now, you will do it in a week, but if you don’t, then two years will go waste for you and nothing will happen.” It really came true when I received a contract as a radio jockey within a week and started working.
Mumbai has a lot of dirt, he once said
Ayushmann Khurrana once said that Mumbai has a lot of dirt. During an interview with Rajyasabha TV in 2015, he was asked about one thing that he would like to change in society. He responded, “I came from a city where people largely focus on cleanliness…When I came here to Mumbai, I was shocked. HAPPENS!”
Ayushmann Khurrana: Career Ups and Downs
During his film career, the actor saw huge ups and downs. At one point in his life, he used to sing songs on trains for his pocket money. When he started his acting career, many of his movies suffered failure after Vicky Donor, which did well. His luck got better once again with the 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, with actress Bhumi Pednekar. Today, he charges Rs. 10 crores for a movie, reports from Mid Day say.
Besides this, he also represents various well-known brands like KitKat, Toyota, Bajal Allianz, and others. We saw Ayushmann Khurrana in Anubhav Sinha’s action-thriller ‘Anek’ last, and will see him in ‘Doctor Ji’ which will be released soon.
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