Ayushmann Khurana is one of the versatile actors in Bollywood in this era. Right from his debut film, he has never failed to impress the audience with his amazing selection of the films. And, he has been successful in impressing us all with his extraordinary acting skills. But, how about we know a li’l more about him. That sounds like an idea, isn’t it?
Facts About Ayushmann Khurana
Here are some interesting facts about Ayushmann Khurana:
1. After his birth, he was named Nishant Khurana. However, at the age of 3, his parents changed his name to Ayushmann.
2. Ayushmann’s father is a renowned astrologer. Although Ayushmann does not believe in astrology, he always follows the advise of his father in astrology.
3. When he was four years old, he started developing an interest in acting after watching the Hindi film ‘Tezaab’ (1988) starring Madhuri Dixit.
4. In an interview, Ayushmann shared that he learnt the basics of acting from his grandmother. His grandmother used to mimic a few Indian actors like Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. However, when Ayushmann told his parents and friends about his acting interest, they made fun of him.
5. He then auditioned for many acting projects, but he was often rejected for his Punjabi accent and thick eyebrows.
6. For almost five years, he worked as a theatre artist. During his college days. He performed in various theatre plays at Gaiety Theatre, Shimla.
7. He also performed in nukkad nataks and won prizes in various college festivals such as Mood Indigo (IIT Bombay), OASIS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani), and St. Bedes Shimla.
8. In 2002, he participated in the singing TV reality show ‘Channel [V] Popstars,’ and he was the youngest contestant on the show.
9. He came into the limelight with the popular TV show ‘MTV Roadies’ (2004). He finished as the winner of the show.
10. At the age of 16, he met his then girlfriend Tahira Kashyap (now wife). After dating for a long time, the couple got married in 2011.
11. When Ayushmann and Tahira got married, Khurrana was not an actor. He made his debut in Bollywood with ‘Vicky Donor.’
12. His brother Aparshakti Khurana is a radio jockey at Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM in Delhi. It was in 2016 that Aparshakti decided to make his acting debut with the popular Hindi film ‘Dangal.’
13. Not only acting, Ayushmann is an amazing singer, who can forget his popular song “Paani Da Rang.” He received Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the same song.
14. Ayushmann has also acted in a few Hindi TV serials like ‘Kayamat’ and ‘Ek Thi Rajkumari.’
15. In an interview, Ayushmann shared an interesting fact that he once donated sperms in real life. He said,
I am India’s most wanted Sperm Donor (laughs). I won MTV Roadies season 2 in 2004. But while I was in it, there was a task given to us. It was sperm donation in Allahabad and I donated sperm back then in real life.”
16. In 2015, Ayushmann released his autobiography ‘Cracking the Code – My Journey To Bollywood.’
17. Ayushmann has never hesitated to take the challenging roles in the films. Whether the role is of a sperm donor, gay, or girl, he has never failed to impress the critics.
18. In 2019, he was awarded with the prestigious National Film Award for Best Actor for the Hindi film Andhadhun.
19. Ayushmann has been featured on the cover page of various magazines like Filmfare, HT Brunch, and GQ.
20. Just like Ayushmann, his father loves singing. In an Instagram post, Ayushmann wrote,
Father singer too Bachpan mein papa ki lagayi paabandiyon ko todne mein bahut mazaa aata tha. Aur ab bade ho kar khud pe lagayi paabandiyaan todi nahi jaati.” We got it from him. The discipline. The love for music, poetry, films and art. He studied law but was always intrigued by astrology. He’s the reason behind the double Ns and double Rs in my name. At the same time he also taught us that we have the ability to carve out our own destiny and our good karma can supersede any soothsayer. My friend, philosopher and guide. My father.”
21. He has walked the ramp in many ace Indian fashion shows.
22. Ayushmann Khurrana has a collection of many luxurious cars such as Mercedes-Maybach GLS, Mercedes Benz S Class, BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, and Nissan Datsun Go.
23. Ayushmann Khurrana is against smoking. Since his teens, he has never even taken a puff in his real life. However, he has smoked on-screen many times. In an interview, he talked about it. He said,
My father was a chain smoker. I once asked my father why he doesn’t quit the habit. My father said that he would quit smoking if promised that I would never take up smoking in my life.”
24. In 2019, he turned vegan. During an interview, he talked about his eating habits. He said,
I live to eat. Thankfully, I’m blessed with good metabolism. It’s only before a film shoot that I follow a certain diet for a couple of months. I eat fewer carbs, stay away from wheat, consume less rice, etc, otherwise I eat everything. My favourite food is homemade rajma chawal. I love Indian cuisine, be it from North East, Gujarat or the South.”
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