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Rahul Dev (born 27 September 1968) is an Indian film actor and former model. He predominantly works in Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil and Telugu films.[1]

Rahul Dev
Rahul Dev in 2014
Rahul at the Nari Hira's birthday
Born
Rahul Dev Kaushal

(1968-09-27) 27 September 1968 (age 51)
Alma materSt. Columba's School, Delhi
OccupationActor, model
Years active1997–Present
Spouse(s)Reena Dev (m. 1998–2009; her death)
Partner(s)Mugdha Godse
Children1
RelativesMukul Dev (brother)

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Rahul Dev and his brother Mukul Dev were the sons of a police officer.[2]

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.[3]

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,[4] Siddharth. Dev has spoken about the experience of being a single father.[5]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language source
1997 Dus Mast Gul Hindi Unreleased
2000 Champion Naseer Ahmed Debut Hindi film
2001 Aashiq Baburao
Asoka Bheema
Indian Pratap Cameo appearance
Narasimha Rasool Akhtar Tamil Tamil Debut
2002 Takkari Donga Shakeel Telugu Telugu debut
Chalo Ishq Laadaye Hindi
23 March 1931: Shaheed Sukhdev
Awara Paagal Deewana Vikrant/Guru Gulab Khatri (in a sequence)
2003 Surya
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, the gang lord Hindi
2004 Omkara Khaan Kannada Kannada debut
Agnipankh Vishal Hindi
Bardaasht ACP Yeshwant Thakur Hindi
Aan: Men at Work Yeda Bhai Hindi
Mass Seshu/Shatru Telugu
2005 Kyon Ki Mr Dharr Hindi
Insan Azhar Khan/Munna Hindi
Narasimhudu Telugu
Athadu Saadhu Telugu
Mazhai Deva Tamil
Allari Pidugu Telugu
Jai Chiranjeeva Asghar Telugu
Vidyarthi 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
2007 Mahanayak Ranjit Oriya Oriya Debut
Soundarya Police Officer Kannada
Okkadunnadu Sona Bhai's brother's son 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 C. P. 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 Oriya
Premi No. 1 Ranjit Bengali/ Oriya Bengali debut
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
Dharti Natchaar Singh Punjabi
2012 Mirza The Untold Story Jeet Punjabi Punjabi debut
2013 Shadow Jeeva Telugu
Naayak Babji Telugu
Sringaravelan Vikram Malayalam
Rangbaaz Lucky Vai Bengali
2014 Yevadu Veeru Bhai Telugu
Gangster Police/Nayaak Malayalam
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 Bangla
Dishoom Altaaf Hindi
2017 Sathya Malayalam
E Malayalam
Mubarakan Akalpreet Sandhu Hindi
I'm Not A Terrorist Mustaffa Malay – Hindi
2018 Inttelligent Keshava Telugu
Dulhan Chahi Pakistan Se 2 Bhojpuri
Padayottam Samad Malayalam
2019 Rocky Marathi Marathi debut
Pagalpanti Smuggler Kazaam Gujarati Gujarati debut
Bikkhob Bengali Bangladeshi film

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Notes
2005 Games Bond Host [6]
2013 Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev Arunasur [1]
2015–2016 Power Couple Contestant with Mugdha Godse[7]
2016 CID: Karo Ya Maro Katori Damta
2016–2017 Bigg Boss 10 Contestant evicted on day 63 [8]
2017 Dil Boley Oberoi Kali Thakur [9]
2017-2018 The Test Case Naib Subedar Kirpal Bhatti Web series[10]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Rahul Dev to play a villain on Devon Ke Dev Mahadev". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Rahul Dev and Mukul Dev's father dies at 91, Shah Rukh Khan, Manoj Bajpayee pay tribute". Hindustani Times. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Rahul Dev's look in 'Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev". The Times of India. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  4. ^ Rahul Dev loses his wife to cancer
  5. ^ "Kamal Haasan to Tom Cruise: Here are 10 famous single proud daddies". MyNation. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Star One to launch virtual reality game show 'Games Bond'". 3 June 2005. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Power Couple is all about love: Mugdha Godse". Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Bigg Boss 10". Colors TV. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  9. ^ "ISHQBAAZ: Rahul Dev's role REVEALED in Dil Bole Oberoi and he is NOT Anika's Father". Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Rahul Dev about The Test Case: Women are equally strong for combat roles". Retrieved 14 May 2017.

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