Arjun Rampal is a Hindi Indian film actor and a former model majorly known for his role in Rock on. He made his debut in films with Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat” (2001) a romantic drama by Rajiv Rai. He has done a number of modelling projects. He is also an active filmmaker and television personality. He produces his first-ever film with “I see You” under his banner “Chasing Ganesha Films” and produced a biopic Daddy (2017). He has also served as writer of the screenplay.
Arjun Rampal was born on 26 November 1972 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India in a family of military background. Arjun Rampal is from a multicultural background which means he and his family celebrates all festivals be it Diwali, Christmas or Eid.
He attended St. Patrick School, Nasik. His mother was a teacher in the school too. Later he attended the prestigious Kodaikanal International School. He completed his graduation in Economics (hons0 from Delhi University’s Hindu College.
Rampal’s father, Amarjeet Rampal is a Brahmin and his mother, Gwen Rampal is half-Sikh and half-Dutch. Brigadier Gurdayal Singh, his maternal grandfather designed the first artillery gun for the Indian Army post-independence. Rampal stayed with his mother after his parents got separated. He has a sister named Komal who is younger to him.
Actress Kim Sharma who debuted with the film Mohabbatein (2000) is Rampal’s first cousin.
Arjun Rampal married former Miss India and Indian supermodel Mehr Jesia in 1998. They have two daughters together named Mahikaa Rampal and Myra Rampal. Rampal and Jesia are now divorced. They announced they are going to separate after 20 years of marriage in May 2018. Their divorce was legally finalised in November 2019 in a Bandra court.
Rampal is currently dating model Gabriella Demetriades. He announced this publicly in April 2019. The couple welcomed a son on 18 July 2020 who they named Arik Rampal.
Mehr Jesia was born in a Parsi family. Jesia was born on 30 November 1968. His father, Homi Jesia was also a model and her mother, Vera Jesia was an air hostess. She also has an elder sister, Avan Jesia who is a teacher as well as a novelist. She grew up in Mumbai’s Dadar Parsi Colony. She did her schooling from The J.B. Vachha High School. She is a college dropout, though she was a student of Sophia College for Women, Mumbai. She started her modelling career in the 1980s. Jesia had a lot of interest in sports before entering into modelling. Before she became a model, she played badminton and Snooker at the National level. She was also a state-level swimmer.
Jesia won the title of Femina Miss India in1986. She is one of the first generation Indian supermodels with the likes of Madhu Sapre, Shyamolie Verma, Feroze Gujral and Anna Bredmeyer.
Demetriades is from South Africa. Her mother was an artist. Her grandmother owned a fabric store. She did her graduation from a university in Sunnyside, Gauteng in Africa. Demetriades started her modelling journey at the age of 16. She came to India to further pursue her modelling dreams. She came to limelight after she won the Miss India Premier in 2009. She has featured in ad campaigns for brands like Micromax Mobiles. She has also been the cover girl for FHM magazine’s cover girl in 2012. She has acted in films as well. She was seen in Hindi film Sonali Cable and Telugu-Tamil film Oopiri. She was also a part of the music video of singer Aditya Narayan’s single Tu Hi Pyaar Hai. Apart from this she also has a clothing label, Deme Love.
Rampal started his career as a model before he shifted to being an actor. He made his acting debut in 2001 with the film Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat. He achieved critical appreciation for his work in the film. Don- The Chase Begins Again proved to be a breakthrough film for Rampal’s career. He had a supporting role in the film and became his first hit film.
In 2006, Rampal established a production house, Chasing Ganesha Films with his then-wife Mehr Jesia. He also starred in the film I See You made under his banner.
For Rampal 2007 was a great year career-wise since his film Om Shant Om in which he played a negative role emerged as the highest-grossing film of that year in India.it not only earned him critical acclaim but also turned out to be the biggest hit of his career. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 56th National Film Award for his role as the lead guitarist of a band in the Abhishek Kapoor film Rock On! (2008). He has done a lot of films to date like Ra.One, Rajneeti, Housefull, We Are Family, Roy, Kahaani 2 and Daddy.
He made his television debut as a judge of the 4th season of the dance reality show Nach Baliye. He also hosted a television series called Love 2 Hate U.
He made his debut in the digital space with the web series The Final Call in 2019 for which he won the Best Actor Award in the Web Series Awards.
The net worth of Arjun Rampal is approximately $15 million. He owns many cars like Range Rover, Mercedes SLR Molaren, Toyota Corolla, Porsche Cayenne and BMW 7-series.