Happy Birthday, Ayushmann Khurrana. Badhaai Ho@36

September 13, 2020 19:27
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    Ayushmann Khurrana has a lot to look forward to as he turns 36. His last few releases including Article 15, Bala and Gulabo Sitabo received critical as well as commercial success. Here's a pictorial look at Ayushmann's journey as he turns a year older.

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    Ayushmann, who was born in Chandigarh on September 14, 1984, came into the limelight when he won the reality show Roadies 2. The actor has also anchored several reality shows and has a melodious voice.

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    Ayushmann made his debut in Bollywood in 2012 when he featured in Shoojit Sircar's film Vicky Donor, opposite Yami Gautam. Based on the concept of sperm donation, Vicky Donor was produced by John Abraham. He also made his singing debut with Paani Da Rang, a song from the same film. Paani Da Rang became an instant hit.

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    After Vicky Donor, Ayushmann featured in Rohan Sippy's film Nautanki Saala! in 2013. The film also featured Kunaal Roy Kapur, Evelyn Sharma, Pooja Salvi and Gaelyn Mendonca. It was inspired by a French romantic comedy Apres Vous. Ayushmann yet again impressed his audience with his voice as he sung two songs, Saddi Gali and Tu Hi Tu for the film.

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    The same year, Ayushmann also gave vocals for a single, O Heeriye. The music video featured Mere Dad Ki Maruti actress Rhea Chakraborty apart from Ayushmann.

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    In 2014, Ayushmann featured in Nupur Asthana's Bewakoofiyaan, co-starring Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor.

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    However, 2015 did not start on a good note for Ayushmann as Hawaizaada did not quite light up the box office. Co-starring Besharam actress Pallavi Sharda and Mithun Chakraborty. Hawaizaada, was a period film based on Indian scientist Shivkar Talpade, who is credited with building the first unmanned plane.

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    Soon after, Dum Laga Ke Haisha released in which Ayushmann featured opposite newcomer Bhumi Pednekar.

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    Ayushmann avoided 2016 but returned with a bang in 2017. His first film of the year - Meri Pyaar Bindu with Parineeti Chopra - failed to create a box office stir but film #2 and #3 of 2017 were critically acclaimed and performed well at the box office too. In Bareilly Ki Barfi, Ayushmann co-starred with Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao while Shubh Mangal Saavdhan reunited him with his Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-star Bhumi Pednekar.

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    In 2018, he featured in Sriram Raghvan's AndhaDhun, in which the actor played the role of a visually-challenged concert pianist. He even received a National Film Award for the Best Actor for his performance in the film. He also starred in Badhaai Ho the same year, which also emerged as a hit.

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    Ayushmann featured in films of two drastically different genres in 2019. His first release this year, Article 15 was a film based on social issues, in which he played the role of a cop. His second release was Dream Girl, which was a comedy drama.

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    By the end of 2019, Ayushmann's Bala opened in theatres. It was a satirical take on premature balding and the actor played the lead role. This year, Ayushmann Khurrana featured in two films - Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Gulabo Sitabo. The latter one, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan, was one of the first few Bollywood biggies to premiere on an OTT platform amid the coronavirus crisis.

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    Here's wishing Ayushmann Khurrana a very happy birthday!

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