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‘Breaking-up with Sushmita was the best thing’

The actor shared equal screen space as Salman Khan in the year’s biggest blockbuster ‘Kick’ and has got B-town talking with his diverse roles from playing a kidnapper in ‘Highway’ to a police officer in ‘Kick’. The master of mysterious looks, Randeep has a lot more to his multi-faceted personality. Read on to know the lesser known facts about the actor.

Randeep was a lonely child as his parents stayed away in the Middle East. He spent his childhood with his maternal grandmother whom he called strict and sometimes bitter in an interview. He had revealed that from the age of six, his mother would stick a bib on his chest saying ‘unaccompanied child’ on a flight back to India. As revealed in the interview, Randeep still feels uncomfortable visiting friends in their parents’ presence.

He had his own share of childhood struggles. He was active in theatre at his boarding school in Sonepat but was sent to DPS as his parents wanted him to become a doctor. He turned mischievous and gained a rough attitude and short temper out of frustration. He did it all from drinking, smoking, bunking and dating. He was addressed as ‘Randeep Don Hooda’ at his school farewell. He had developed the ‘Jat boy complex’ and was a powerful boy.

Randeep Hooda was in a relationship with former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen from 2006 to 2008. The two fell in love on the sets of ‘Karma Aur Holi’ which also starred international supermodel Naomi Capmbell. Post the breakup, he had confessed that ending their relationship changed his career. He called the break-up as the best thing that had happened to him as he realised that he gave it too much time. The split freed his energy to do things for himself.

The Rohtak born Jat, then dated actress Neetu Chandra. The two were together for three years from 2010 to 2013 before they called it quits. In the meantime, he was also linked to his ‘Murder 3’ co-star Aditi Rao Hydari last year owing to their regular public appearances during the film’s promotions. The actor does not like to discuss his personal life and likes his work to speak for him.



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