Neil Nitin Mukesh
Biography/Wiki in one line Name: Neil Nitin Mukesh, DOB/Birthday: 15 January 1982, Age: 35 years, Height: 5 ft 11 in, Weight: Not known, Native/Birth place: Mumbai, Residence: Mumbai, Debut (first) film: Johnny Gaddaar, Movies list: New York and Kaththi and Jail, Mother name: Nishi Mukesh, Father name: Nitin Mukesh, Wife/Spouse name: Rukmini Sahay Mathur
Neil Nitin Mukesh Chand Mathur (born 15 January 1982) better known as Neil Nitin Mukesh is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi-language films. He is the son and grandson of singers Nitin Mukesh and Mukesh, respectively. After brief roles as a child in Vijay (1988) and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii (1989), Neil decided to venture into acting after graduating from HR College with a bachelor's degree in commerce.
Neil made his debut as an adult in Sriram Raghavan's 2007 critically acclaimed thriller Johnny Gaddaar, which earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award nomination. He subsequently earned critical praise for his performance in New York (2009) and Jail (2009); the former earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. The actor was later noted for his performances in Lafangey Parindey (2010), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) and David (2013). He debuted in Tamil cinema as the main antagonist in Kaththi (2014), for which he learned Tamil from scratch.
Neil was born Neil Nitin Mukesh Chand Mathur on 15 January 1982 in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Hindu family of Kayastha and Punjabi origin. His parents are Nishi Mukesh and Bollywood playback singer Nitin Mukesh, son of veteran singer Mukesh Chand Mathur. He was named by Lata Mangeshkar after the American astronaut Neil Armstrong. As a child, he appeared in Vijay (1988) and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii (1989) as the younger versions of Rishi Kapoor and Govinda.
Neil was educated at Greenlawns High School and HR College in Mumbai, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in commerce at his father's insistence.
He then decided to pursue a career in acting, despite being born into a family of singers.
In an interview with The Times of India, the actor said "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". Neil trained at a four-month workshop at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, and received training from actor Anupam Kher.