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Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the most versatile actors that Bollywood has seen in the recent years. From acting to singing and hosting, Ayushmann has done it all with a different streak and quirky style. Ayushmann, who shot to fame by winning the physically and mentally exhausting ‘MTV Roadies Season 2’, proved his versatility at various platforms later.
On his 31st birthday, IBNLive takes you through the journey of an ordinary Chandigarh lad who has now become the most sought after face in Bollywood:
MTV Roadies win
It all started when a college student, wearing a blue shirt and his smile, entered the audition room of ‘MTV Roadies Season 2’. The guy seemed simple, confident, real with a charm that, along with dedication, planning and strength would make him the winner of the show. Ayushmann’s consistent performance on the show made him win the season and opened gates for this Chandigarh lad to a different world, he was going to conquer in the years to come.
RJ at Big FM
Despite making his first appearance in ‘Roadies’, he took few years to enter the showbiz industry. While he won ‘Roadies’ while he was still studying, he took up his first job as a radio jockey at BIG FM in Delhi after completing his graduation. He hosted the show ‘Big Chai – Maan Na Maan, Main Tera Ayushmann’. Excelling in this field as well, Khurrana won the Young Achievers Award in 2007 for it. This guy truly knows to win!
VJ in MTV
After becoming the voice of a popular radio station, he went to Mumbai to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an actor. Khurrana was spotted by his 2004 ‘Roadies’ team and was picked up to be a Video Jockey for MTV. During his tenure, Khurrana discovered and groomed his quirky side and polished his in-built humour, becoming one of the most prominent faces of the channel that youth connected to.
His stint as a host
After becoming ‘the’ face of MTV, Khurrana was approached to host various reality shows like ‘India’s Got Talent’ and award shows such as ‘IIFA’ because of his wacky, youth-connecting approach and sense of humour. His spontaneity made him a successful host as well, so much so that at one point of time he was all over the TV, holding mikes and cracking people up with his smile and undeniable talent.
First Step in Bollywood – ‘Vicky Donor’
Some might consider it fate, but it was solely because of his consistent efforts that made Shoojit Sircar cast Ayushmann in his one of its kind comedy ‘Vicky Donor’. Sircar was looking for a fresh, innocent face with a whack and our guy seemed to have possessed it thoroughly by doing so much in so little time, that it was a perfect fit. Ayushmann’s acting and screen presence was very well accepted by the audience and the critics alike and the Punjabi boy with his unconventional good looks became the heartthrob of the entire nation.
Grooming himself as an actor
After having an exceptionally well debut, instead of playing it safe, Ayushmann took the challenge of doing films that had different storyline and scripts. From ‘Nautanki Saala’ to ‘Hawaizada’, we saw our talented star take risk with the script and his character, proving his potential as an actor. Then came 2015, and Khurrana played the role of a dreamy, middle class, vulnerable Haridwar-based man in ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’. Ayushmann proved his ability to carry offbeat, unique roles beautifully with yet another film. The Indian Film Festival of Russia for his stellar act has honoured Ayushmann recently. Another win again!
His singing experiment
Well, we saw him prove himself in ‘Roadies’. He cracked us up with witty humour as a RJ and VJ. Apart from donning all these caps successfully, Ayushmann proved himself in the field of singing as well. The VJ turned actor awed us with his melodious voice in “Pani Da”, “Saadi Galli Aaja”, “Dil-e-Nadaan”, etc. The Punjabi boy is a huge fan of Punjabi sufi genre and has a raw classical touch in his music. He also recorded a Punjabi song “Mitti Di Khusboo” other than singing in his films.
Ayushmann Khurrana has got it all and we love him in his every avatar. Here’s wishing the multi-talented star a very happy birthday.
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