Rahul Dev (born 27 September 1968) is an Indian actor and former model who works in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films.[1][2]

Rahul Dev
Rahul Dev in 2014
Rahul Dev in 2014
Born
Rahul Dev Kaushal

(1968-09-27) 27 September 1968 (age 54)
Alma materSt. Columba's School, Delhi
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Model
Years active1997 – present
Spouse
Reena Dev
(m. 1998; died 2009)
Children1
RelativesMukul Dev (brother)

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Rahul Dev and his brother Mukul Dev both are sons of Hari Dev who was an Assistant Commissioner of Police.[3]

CareerEdit

He made his screen debut in the 2000 film Champion where he played a villainous role for which he was nominated for the 2001 Filmfare Best Villain Award. He also appeared as a villain in the Punjabi movie Dharti in 2011. He then moved into Malayalam cinema, playing the role of an assassin Sheik Imran in Amal Neerad's Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded. Four years later, he made a comeback with Sringaravelan.

In December 2013, Dev made his television debut, playing the role of the demon Arunasur in the mythological TV series Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev.[4] He Participated in Bigg Boss (Hindi season 10) and Evicted in Day 63.[5][6][7] He appeared in Bhojpuri film Dulhan Chahi Pakistan Se 2 in 2018.[8] Rahul will soon be seen sharing screen space with Aftab in the upcoming crime thriller web series Poison 2.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Dev's wife Rina died of cancer on 16 May 2009. The couple had been married for 11 years and have a son,[10] Sidhart. Dev has spoken about the experience of being a single father.[11] He is in a relationship with model and actress Mugdha Godse.[12]

On 22 April 2019, his father, Hari Dev, who was an assistant commissioner of police died at the age of 91.[13]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2000 Champion Naseer Ahmed Hindi Hindi Debut [14]
2001 Aashiq Baburao [15]
Asoka Bheema [16]
Indian Pratap [17]
Narasimha Rasool Akhtar Tamil Tamil Debut[18]
Akasa Veedhilo Terrorist Telugu [19]
2002 Takkari Donga Shakeel Telugu [20]
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye Raja Hindi [21]
23 March 1931: Shaheed Sukhdev
Awara Paagal Deewana Vikrant
2003 Parasuram Shankaran Kutti/Akash Tamil
Kyon? Inspector Aditya Solanki Hindi
Supari Papad Hindi
88 Antop Hill IGP Arvind Khanvilkar Hindi
Simhadri Bala Nair Telugu
Footpath Shekhar Srivastav Hindi
Seetayya Chandra Naidu Telugu
2004 Omkara Khaan Kannada Kannada Debut
Agnipankh Vishal Hindi
Bardaasht ACP Yeshwant Thakur Hindi
Aan: Men at Work Yeda Bhai Hindi
Andhrawala Dhanraj Telugu
Mass Seshu/Shatru Telugu
Vidyardhi Salim Ibrahim Telugu
2005 Insan Azhar Khan/Munna Hindi
Narasimhudu JD's son Telugu
Athadu Sadhu Telugu
Mazhai Deva Tamil
Allari Pidugu J. K. Telugu
Jai Chiranjeeva Asghar Telugu
2006 Fight Club – Members Only Sandy Hindi
Asthram Karim Telugu
Jaane Hoga Kya? Special Investigations Officer Rathore Hindi
Kachchi Sadak Javed Ali Hindi
Iqraar by Chance Sikka Hindi
Chinnodu Sri Sailam Telugu
Seetha Raamudu Ramulu Telugu
Sarhad Paar Bakatawar Hindi
Pournami Zamindar Telugu
Shree Kannada
2007 Mahanayak Ranjit Odia Odia Debut
Soundarya Police Officer Kannada
Okkadunnadu Sona Bhai's nephew Telugu
Muni Mastan Bhai Tamil
Munna Aatma Telugu
Cape Karma Manav Hindi
Tulasi Basavaraju Telugu
2008 D Raj Hindi
Bindaas D Kannada
Jimmy ACP Rajeshwar Vyas Hindi
Bombaat Das Kannada
Arasangam Chandru Tamil
Mukhbiir Saaya Hindi
Bank Telugu
Sankat City Suleman Supari Hindi
Kidnap Irfan Hindi
U Me Aur Hum Jeetu Hindi
2009 Shatru Sanghar Rahul Odia
Premi No. 1 Ranjit Odia
Aa Dekhen Zara Captain Hindi
Kal Kissne Dekha Marshal Hindi
Sagar Alias Jackie Reloaded Sheikh Imran (Sniper) Malayalam Malayalam Debut
Yodha Kannada
Aadhavan Abdul Kulkarni Tamil
Blue Gulshan Hindi
2010 Shaapit Prof. Pashupathy Hindi
2011 Run Bhola Run Hindi
Veera Dhanraj Telugu
Dhada R.D. Telugu
Dharti Natchaar Singh Punjabi Punjabi Debut
2012 Mirza The Untold Story Jeet Punjabi
Lovely David Telugu
Dhammu Police Officer Telugu
2013 Shadow Jeeva Telugu
Naayak Babji Telugu
Sringaravelan Vikram Malayalam
Bhai Bhavani Telugu
Rangbaaz Lucky Vai Bengali Bengali Debut
2014 Yevadu Veeru Bhai Telugu
Jaihind 2 Tamil
Abhimanyu Kannada
Loukyam Sathya Telugu
2015 Ek Paheli Leela Bhairav Hindi
Lailaa O Lailaa Victor Rana Malayalam
10 Endrathukulla Daksha Bhai Tamil
RajadhiRaja John Tiger Malayalam
Vedalam Rahul Tamil
2016 Shikari Dev Bengali
Okka Ammayi Thappa Aslam Bhai Telugu
Dishoom Altaaf Hindi
2017 Sathya Don David Malayalam
E Malayalam
Mubarakan Akalpreet Sandhu Hindi
I'm Not A Terrorist Mustaffa Malay – Hindi
2018 Inttelligent Vicky Bhai Telugu
22 Days Hindi
Dulhan Chahi Pakistan Se 2 Bhojpuri Bhojpuri Debut
Padayottam Samad Malayalam
2019 Rocky Marathi Marathi Debut
Pagalpanti Smuggler Kazaam Gujarati Gujarati Debut
2020 Operation Parindey Monty Singh Hindi Released on ZEE5[22][23]
Torbaaz Qazar Hindi Released on Netflix
2021 Ranam Kannada
Raat Baaki Hai Rajesh Ahlawat Hindi Released on ZEE5
Arjun Gowda Kannada
2022 Bikkhov Malik Pradhan Bengali Bangladeshi film
The Legend Member of VJ's pharmaceutical mafia Tamil

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Ref
2005 Games Bond Host [24]
2010 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 3 Contestant
2013 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Arunasur [1]
2015–2016 Power Couple Contestant [25]
2016 CID: Karo Ya Maro Katori Damta
2016 Bigg Boss 10 Contestant [26]
2017 Dil Boley Oberoi Kali Thakur [27]
2021 The Empire Wazir khan

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017–2018 The Test Case Naib Subedar Kirpal Bhatti [28]
2020 Who's Your Daddy?? Prem Singh [29]
2020 Poison 2 Sikander Malik [30]
2021 LSD: Love, Scandal and Doctors Dr. Rana

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Title Award Result Notes
2001 Champion Filmfare Best Villain Award Nominated
2004 Simhadri Filmfare Award South for Best Villain- Telugu Nominated
Footpath Zee Cine Award Best Villain Won

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Bigg Boss 10: Bollywood's villain actor Rahul Dev to enter the house". 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Rahul Dev and Mukul Dev's father dies at 91, Shah Rukh Khan, Manoj Bajpayee pay tribute". Hindustan Times. 22 April 2019. Archived from the original on 9 October 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Rahul Dev's look in 'Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev". The Times of India. 7 December 2013. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Rahul Dev: Took up 'Bigg Boss' to support my son's education". The Times of India. 24 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Bigg Boss 10: Rahul Dev EVICTED!". 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Bigg Boss 10: "I am going to miss spending time with..." -Rahul Dev post EVICTION!". 19 December 2016.
  8. ^ "'Dulhin Chahi Pakistan Se 2': Rahul Dev to star in the Bhojpuri film | Bhojpuri Movie News - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 January 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Poison 2: Rahul Dev On Working With Aftab Shivdasani For The 4th Time, Says,"He Is More Like Family"". Koimoi. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
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  11. ^ "Kamal Haasan to Tom Cruise: Here are 10 famous single proud daddies". MyNation. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Rahul Dev on 14-year age gap with Mugdha Godse: 'My parents had an age gap of 10 years too'". Hindustan Times. 9 March 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
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  22. ^ "Rahul Dev To Be Seen In A Whole New Avatar In Operation Parindey". mid-day.com. 30 January 2020. Archived from the original on 23 March 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Rahul Dev on lockdown amid coronavirus crisis: 'Shooting is the last thing on my mind, I really wish I am able to get back to work'". Hindustan Times. 27 March 2020. Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  24. ^ "Star One to launch virtual reality game show 'Games Bond'". 3 June 2005. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Power Couple is all about love: Mugdha Godse". Archived from the original on 21 April 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  26. ^ "Bigg Boss 10". Colors TV. Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  27. ^ "ISHQBAAZ: Rahul Dev's role REVEALED in Dil Bole Oberoi and he is NOT Anika's Father". 10 February 2017. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  28. ^ "Rahul Dev about The Test Case: Women are equally strong for combat roles". Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  29. ^ "AltBalaji And Zee5 To Launch A New Show 'Who's Your Daddy' Starring Rahul Dev". mumbailive. 11 March 2020. Archived from the original on 30 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  30. ^ "Poison 2 (Zee5) Web Series Watch Online, Cast, Trailer, Release Date". Bollywood News 23. 14 September 2020. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.

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