The 43rd Birth Anniversary of film and television actor Kushal Punjabi was on 23 April 2020. He was known for his appearances in various TV shows and films including Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya, Karan Johar’s Kaal, UTV’s Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, and Cinevistaa’s Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai.
Kushal Punjabi Biography
Kushal Punjabi was born on April 23, 1977, into a Sindhi family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He did a course in bartending after his graduation and had served as a bartender for a while. He also worked as a purser with the Mumbai based Indian international airline Jet Airways which ceased operations on April 17, 2019.
Kushal was extremely active in cycling, skating, swimming and dancing from his very young age. He also played in the school and college football team and also was into swimming. His passion for dance, theatre and music helped him to become an actor. He appeared in more than 20 TV shows, 10 films, and several music videos and commercials.
Kushal Punjabi Top Hits
Punjabi played the role of the ‘The Sodomiser’ in the anthology of short films Bomgay directed by Riyad Vinci Wadia and Jangu Sethna, starring alongside Rahul Bose. The film with music by Ashutosh Phatak is regarded as the first gay film in India.
Humko Ishq Ne Mara (1997)
He was featured in the comedy film Humko Ishq Ne Mara directed by Arjun Sablok starring Aashish Chaudhary, Charmy Kaur and Omung Kumar in lead roles.
Bombay Boys (1998)
He played the role of ‘Asif’ in the cult comedy film Bombay Boys written and directed by Kaizad Gustad. The film revolves around the adventures of three young men of Indian origin but raised in the West in modern-day Mumbai.
He played the role of ‘Monty’ in the romantic musical film Andaaz directed by Raj Kanwar and produced by Suneel Darshan, starring Akshay Kumar, Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta and Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra. The film written by Robin Bhatt, Shyam Goel and Jainendra Jain, is the story of an Air Force officer Raj’s (played by Akshay Kumar) who is reluctant to confess his love to his best friend Kajal (played by Lara Dutta).
He played the role of ‘Nikhil’ in the slasher film Sssshhh… written and directed by Pawan S. Kaul and produced by Sunil Mehta and Prem Kishen featuring Dino Morea, Karan Nath and Tanisha in the lead roles.
He played the role of ‘Rajiv Goel’ (Romila’s fiancée) in the war-drama film Lakshya directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, starring Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta in the lead roles. The coming of age film is set against a fictionalized backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War.
Kushal Punjabi played a pivotal role along with Vishal Malhotra in the supernatural horror film Kaal directed by Soham Shah, and jointly produced by Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan. The film features John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi, Esha Deol and Lara Dutta in lead roles with Ajay Devgan in a negative role as the title role.
He played the role of ‘Rohit Chaddha’ in the romantic drama film Salaam-e-Ishq directed by Nikkhil Advani, starring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Govinda, Shannon Esra, Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Sohail Khan and Isha Koppikar in lead roles.
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)
He played the role of ‘Ranveer’ in the sports drama film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Vivek Agnihotri for UTV Motion Pictures featuring John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in lead roles.
He appeared in the Telugu crime action drama Don directed by Lawrence Raghavendra starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Anushka Shetty and Lawrence Raghavendra.
Crazy Cukkad Family (2015)
He played the role of ‘Aman Beri’ in the comedy film Crazy Cukkad Family directed by Ritesh Menon and produced by Prakash Jha, starring alongside Swanand Kirkire, Shilpa Shukla, Zachary Coffin, Nora Fatehi, Jugnu Ishiqui, Jagat Singh and Anushka Sen.
A Gentleman (2017)
He played the role of ‘Willy’ in the action comedy film A Gentleman written and directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. featuring Sidharth Malhotra in a dual role opposite Jacqueline Fernandez, with Suniel Shetty as the antagonist.
Kushal Punjabi Awards
Kushal has won the NDTV Imagine’s reality show Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout in February 2011 and took home the prize money of 5 million INR. The show created by Endemol and presented by Shah Rukh Khan and Saumya Tandon was the Indian version of the US game show Wipeout.
Kushal Punjabi Personal Life
Kushal was interested in travelling and being outdoors. He had a great adventure spirit that made him great at various adventure sports. He used to train water sports like scuba diving and waterboarding. He also worked as a choreographer and trainer in Shiamak Davar’s dance institute. He was a fitness enthusiast who regularly hit the gym. His favourite cuisine was continental and favourite beverage was black coffee. His favourite actress was Madhuri Dixit and favourite was Salman Khan. His favourite colours were black and grey. His favourite holiday destination was Mauritius. His favourite films were Sholay (1975), Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and American film I am Sam (2001).
Kushal Punjabi Death Reason
Kushal Punjabi was found dead at his residence in Pali Hill, Mumbai on 26 December 2019 at the age of 42. The death reason was reported to be suicide by hanging and he was also suffering from depression.
Kushal Punjabi Achievements
He had choreographed for Gladrags Manhunt Mega model, Mrs India contest, Star Walk fashion event for UMEED and various fashion shows and music videos. He has been a part of reality shows like Mr & Ms TV (2007), Fear Factor, Fun on The Run and Ek Se Badhkar Ek (2008). He participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa through a wild card entry in 2014.
Kushal Punjabi Bigg Boss
Kushal had helped Bigg Boss 13 contestant Dalljiet Kaur to get over depression after she separated from her husband Shalin Bhanot. She was one of his close friends who was too shocked to know about his death.
Kushal Punjabi Family
Kushal was married to Audrey Dolhen of French origin in November 2015. They have a son Kian. Audrey is a businesswoman who currently lives in China with her son. They met in Goa and became friends and fell in love with each other. His father Captian V.J. Punjabi is from Karachi and mother Priya Punjabi is from Hyderabad. He has two sisters Reena and Monisha.
Kushal Punjabi Horoscope
Kushal belongs to the Taurus zodiac sign.
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