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Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana (born Nishant Khurrana) is an Indian actor, singer, and television host who works in Hindi films. Known for his portrayals of ordinary men often battling social norms, he is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards. He has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list of 2013 and 2019. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020. Khurrana won the second season of reality television show MTV Roadies in 2004 and ventured into an anchoring career. He made his film debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy Vicky Donor opposite co-debutante Yami Gautam, in which his performance as a sperm donor earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following a brief setback, he starred in the commercially and critically successful romance Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), and went on to establish himself with the comedies Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Badhaai Ho (2018), Dream Girl (2019), and Bala (2019), the thriller Andhadhun (2018), and the crime drama Article 15 (2019). Khurrana's performances as a blind pianist in Andhadhun and an honest cop in Article 15 won him two consecutive Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and he also won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the former. Additional to his acting roles, Khurrana has sung for all of his films with the exception of Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bala and the Amazon Prime Video-presented comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo (2020); his debut song "Pani Da Rang" earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer, and was also composed by him and composer friend Rochak Kohli.
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