Jugal Hansraj

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Jugal Hansraj

Jugal Hansraj
Born26 July 1972 (age 40)
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Jugal Hansraj

Jugal Hansraj
Born26 July 1972 (age 40)

Jugal Hansraj (born 26 July 1972) is an Indian actor and director based at Mumbai.

Hansraj started his career as a child artiste in the 1983 film Masoom, which starred Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. The film was about a 9-year-old boy whose stepmother was not willing to accept him into the family because he was born out of an extramarital relationship. Masoom was based on Man, Woman and Child, a novel by Erich Segal. The film had a positive response and launched Hansraj's career. Later on, he continued his career as a child actor in Karma and Sultanat. Hansraj was also featured as a model for TV and print as a child. He appeared in advertisements for Nutramul.

He started his adult career with Aa Gale Lag Jaa in 1994, where he was paired with Urmila Matondkar, who incidentally played his sister in his first film Masoom. His second film was Papa Kehte Hai in 1995 opposite Mayuri Kango. The film also starred Anupam Kher. The 2000 film Mohabbatein, which also featured Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, was his adult breakthrough film. He then played minor roles in the successful 2001 multi-starrer Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham; the 2005 hit Salaam Namaste; and Madhuri Dixit's 2007 comeback film, Aaja Nachle.

He served as writer and director for the 2008 computer-animated film Roadside Romeo. Produced jointly by Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Studios, it stars the voices of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Javed Jaffrey. The film opened with mixed to negative reviews from critics,[1][2][3][4][5] and did not do well at the box office.[6][7]




YearFilmRoleOther notes
1983MasoomRahul D. Malhotra
1984Jhutha SachBhisan "Binny
1986SultanatYoung Boy who joined Sultan
KarmaRana's son
1987LohaNawab Hassan Ali
1994Aa Gale Lag JaaSurajDebut in a leading role.
1995The DonVijay
1996Papa Kehte HaiRohit Dixit
2001Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...Rohan's FriendGuest Appearance
2002Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar BaitheVishwas
2003Karishma - The Miracles of DestinyKunalTV mini series
Salaam NamasteJignesh
2007Aaja NachleSanjay Mehra
2008Yahan Ke Hum SikandarPost production
2010Pyaar ImpossibleCameo Role


2008Roadside Romeo
2010Pyaar Impossible


Hansraj gave close friend and director Karan Johar the tune and the lyrics of the first eight lines of the title song of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai during a guys' night out in a Mumbai restaurant. The song went on to become a huge hit and remains, to this day, one of the most popular Hindi romantic songs ever.


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