Biography / trivia
* Neil Nitin Mukesh was born on 15th January 1982 in Mumbai, India to Nitin Mukesh,a singer and Nishi Mukesh. His grand father Mukesh Chand Mathur was a legendary singer.
* He was named after Neil Armstrong.
* He attended “Greenlawns High School” and “HR College” in Mumbai. He has a degree in Communications.
* Before making his acting debut he attended a workshop organized Kishore Namit Kapoor and also studied at Anupam Kher’s acting institute.
* Born in a musical family it was easy for him to enter films, he entered films as a child artist in Vijay in 1988 itself. He turned down several offers in Bollywood and finally made his debut with Johnny Gaddaar in 2007 alongside Dharmendra and Rimi Sen but his first movie failed at the box office. He later did major films like Aa Dekhen Zara, New York, Jail etc.
* Mukesh established an NGO in 2009 to support weaker section of women. The NGO endeavors to provide needy women food, shelter and work to support themselves.
“My diet depends on my films. Like, for NEW YORK, I put on 9 kgs…got 16 inch biceps. I had to cut that for JAIL and spot a lean look. Normally, when I have to put on weight, I eat everything. And when I need to lose weight, I have steamed fish and boiled vegetables. I love to binge on sweets, but only when on holidays.”
“Well, music is my hobby, but acting is my passion. A passion that even my grand-dad harboured. So, while my father continued his legacy and became a singer, I pursued his other passion. I am living his dream.”
“I have read about women getting oppressed, exploited by men and other family members. They get sold like commodities and are driven into prostitution. I’m always pained to hear all this and at the back of my mind I had thought that I would start an organization to support such women.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2007||Johnny Gaddaar||Sriram Raghavan||Dharmendra,Rimi Sen,Zakir Hussain|
|2||2009||Aa Dekhen Zara||Jehangir Surti||Bipasha Basu,Rahul Dev,Sophie Choudry|
|3||2009||New York||Kabir Khan||Katrina Kaif,John Abraham,Irrfan Khan|
|4||2009||Jail||Madhur Bhandarkar||Mugdha Godse,Arya Babbar,Manoj Bajpai|
|5||2010||Lafangey Parindey||Pradeep Sarkar||Deepika Padukone,Piyush Mishra,Amey Pandya|
|6||2010||Tera Kya Hoga Johnny||Sudhir Mishra||Soha Ali Khan,Sikandar Agarwal,Karan Nath|
|7||2011||7 Khoon Maaf||Vishal Bhardwaj||Priyanka Chopra,Irrfan Khan,John Abraham,Aleksandr Dyachenko|
|8||2012||Players||Abbas-Mustan||Abhishek Bachchan,Bobby Deol,Sonam Kapoor|
|9||2012||Shortcut Romeo||Susi Ganeshan||Ameesha Patel,Vrajesh Hirjee,Puja Gupta|
|10||2012||Pocketmaar||Ravi Chopra||Asin,Amitabh Bacchan|
|11||2012||David||Bejoy Nambiar||Vikram,Isha Sharvani,Lara Dutta,Jiiva, Tabu|
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