32 Facts About Ayushmann Khurrana


Ayushmann Khurrana was born on Nishant Khurrana; 14 September 1984 and is an Indian actor and singer who works in Hindi films.


Ayushmann Khurrana has appeared in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list of 2013 and 2019, and Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.


Ayushmann Khurrana made his film debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy Vicky Donor, in which his performance as a sperm donor earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.


Ayushmann Khurrana established himself with several box-office hits, including the comedy-dramas Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Badhaai Ho, Dream Girl, and Bala ; the thriller Andhadhun ; and the crime drama Article 15.


Ayushmann Khurrana's parents changed his name to Ayushmann Khurrana when he was 3 years old.


Ayushmann Khurrana was a part of Guru Nanak Khalsa College.


Ayushmann Khurrana studied at St John's High School, Chandigarh and DAV College, Chandigarh.

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Ayushmann Khurrana majored in English literature and has a master's degree in Mass Communication from the School of Communication Studies, Panjab University.


Ayushmann Khurrana was the founding member of DAV College's "Aaghaaz" and "Manchtantra", which are active theatre groups in Chandigarh.


Ayushmann Khurrana conceived and acted in street plays and won prizes in national college festivals such as Mood Indigo, OASIS and St Bedes Shimla.


Ayushmann Khurrana won a Best Actor award for playing Ashwatthama in Dharamvir Bharati's Andha Yug.


Ayushmann Khurrana was the youngest recipient of the Bharat Nirman Award in New Delhi.


Ayushmann Khurrana worked in many other MTV shows such as MTV Fully Faltoo Movies, Cheque De India and Jaadoo Ek Baar.


Ayushmann Khurrana then turned television host with a multiple-talent-based reality show India's Got Talent on Colors TV, which he co-anchored with Nikhil Chinapa, and Stripped, which gave latest updates on the Indian TV industry with a comic tinge, again on MTV.


Ayushmann Khurrana made his acting debut in 2012 with Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy Vicky Donor, co-starring Annu Kapoor and debutante Yami Gautam.


At the Filmfare Awards ceremony, Ayushmann Khurrana was awarded trophies for Best Male Debut and Best Male Playback Singer.


In 2013, Ayushmann Khurrana appeared in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, ranking 70th with an estimated annual income of 25.8 million.


Anupama Chopra found Ayushmann Khurrana to be "earnest" in it but felt that his comedic work was overshadowed by that of Roy Kapur.


Two years later, after starring in the poorly received Meri Pyaari Bindu opposite Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana's career progressed with his two other films releases of 2017, the romantic-comedy dramas Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, both of which were commercially successful.


Ayushmann Khurrana received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the latter film.


Ayushmann Khurrana lobbied for the part after hearing about it from casting director Mukesh Chhabra, and in preparation, learnt how to play the piano and interacted with blind piano players.


Udita Jhunjhunwala of Mint praised Ayushmann Khurrana for giving a "taut performance that balances vulnerability with craftiness" and Ankur Pathak of HuffPost found his to be "a layered, no-holds-barred performance worth applauding".


Ayushmann Khurrana next starred in Badhaai Ho, a comedy from director Amit Ravindernath Sharma about a young man whose middle-aged mother gets pregnant.


Ayushmann Khurrana found it physically challenging to play the part due to the heavy layers of prosthetics used on his head.


Ayushmann Khurrana won another Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Article 15 and received a Best Actor nomination at the ceremony for Bala.

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Ayushmann Khurrana found it in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, in which he played a gay man who has trouble convincing his partner's family of their relationship.


Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express credited Ayushmann Khurrana for "allowing the film to be so much about" his lesser known co-star Jitendra Kumar.


Ayushmann Khurrana was next seen in the comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo, directed by Sircar and co-starring Amitabh Bachchan.


In 2021, Ayushmann Khurrana played a bodybuilder who falls in love with a trans woman in Abhishek Kapoor's romantic comedy Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.


Ayushmann Khurrana then reunited with Sinha for the Northeast India-based Anek.


Ayushmann Khurrana's brother Aparshakti Khurana is a radio jockey at Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM in Delhi and made his debut in the 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer film Dangal.


Ayushmann Khurrana maintains a blog where he writes in Hindi and it has been received very well by his admirers.