Jackky Bhagnani

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Jackky Bhagnani
Jackky Bhagnani grace Ramesh S Taurani’s Diwali bash.jpg Jackky Bhagnani grace Ramesh S Taurani’s Diwali bash.jpg
Bhagnani at Ramesh S Taurani’s Diwali bash
BornJagdishachandra Bhagnani
(1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 37)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
  • Actor
  • film producer
📆 Years active  2009-present
Notable workMitron, Kal Kissne Dekha, Carbon, Sarbjit
👴 👵 Parent(s)Vashu Bhagnani, Pooja Bhagnani
👪 RelativesDheeraj Deshmukh (brother-in-law) Deepshikha Deshmukh (sister)
🏅 AwardsIIFA Award - Star Debut of the Year - Kal Kissne Dekha (2009), Star Guild Awards (2012), Apsara Awards - Best Debut - Kal Kissne Dekha (2009)

Jackky Bhagnani (born 25 December 1984) is an Indian Bollywood actor and film producer. He is the son of producer Vashu Bhagnani. He made his acting debut in 2009 with Kal Kissne Dekha, appeared in the moderately successful F.A.L.T.U in 2011, and most recently played the lead in Mitron[1].

Early life[edit]

Bhagnani was born in Kolkata, West Bengal[2] in India to a Sindhi family. He studied in Welham Boys School and St.Teresa's High Scll. After schooling, he chose to acquire a degree in Commerce from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.[3] He has also done an acting course from Lee Strasberg Theatre and the Film Institute in New York.[citation needed]


Jackky's debut film was Kal Kissne Dekha, which came out in 2009. The movie received mostly negative reviews[4][5][6] and was unsuccessful at the box office. Taran Adarsh, writing for Bollywood Hungama, noted that "the film lacks the fun that one normally associates with a campus fare. Even the climax leaves a lot to be desired."[4]

In April 2011, he starred in F.A.L.T.U. The film received mixed reviews[7][8][9][10] and did moderately well at the box office.[11] In May 2015, Jackky revealed that a sequel to the movie has been planned.[12]

In 2012, Ajab Gazabb Love was released, but was a non-starter at the box office.[13]

Rangrezz, directed by Priyadarshan, was released in 2014. It garnered excellent reviews[14][15][16] and featured Jackky Bhagnani dancing to Psy's "Gangnam Style". The rights to the song were bought by Jackky's father Vashu Bhagnani, also the producer of the film, for an undisclosed sum.[17] Despite this, the film failed to leave a mark at the box office.[18][19]

Jackky's next film was Youngistaan, a love story set against the backdrop of Indian politics. Released in 2014, the movie was panned by critics[20][21][22][23] and was a commercial failure.[24]

The movie later became the subject of much controversy when it was revealed that it was India's independent entry to the Oscars.[25][26] Twitter was abuzz with jokes on Jackky Bhagnani, with users expressing surprise and dismay over the movie's selection.[27][28]

In 2015, Jackky starred as Kedar Patel in the comedy film Welcome to Karachi, which released on 28 May 2015.[29] In 2016, he turned to film producing with Sarbjit along with his sister Deepshikha Deshmukh.Sarbjit was a commercially successful movie. In 2017, he produced and acted in a short film, Carbon which was released on YouTube.In 2018, he produced Dil Juunglee and Welcome to New York. He made his Tamil film debut opposite Trisha in the horror film Mohini. Jackky will next be seen in the movie Anandwaa which will be directed by Abir Sengupta.[30]


As an actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Bouquet deliveryman Cameo
2009 Kal Kissne Dekha Nihal Singh
2011 F.A.L.T.U Ritesh Virani
2012 Ajab Gazabb Love Rajveer Grewal
2013 Rangrezz Rishi Deshpande
2014 Youngistaan Prime Minister Abhimanyu Kaul
2015 Welcome 2 Karachi Kedar Patel
2017 Carbon Random Shukla Short film
2018 Mitron Jay Remake of Telugu movie Pelli Choopulu
Mohini Sandeep Debut Tamil film
2020 Ghazab Haseena Ajab Deewana TBA Filming
3 Days 4 Nights In Bihar TBA Filming

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Singer Co-Starring
2019 "Choodiyan" Dev negi & Asees Kaur Dytto

As a producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2016 Sarbjit
2018 Dil Juunglee
Welcome to New York
2020 Jawaani Jaaneman
Coolie No. 1


Year Film Award Category Outcome
2010 Kal Kissne Dekha IIFA Award Star Debut of the Year – Male Won
Apsara Awards Best Debut (Male) Won
Star Guild Awards Best Male Debut Won
2012 F.A.L.T.U Star Guild Awards Superstar Of Tomorrow - Male Won
2014 Youngistaan BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role - Male Won


  1. "Mitron movie review: A simple story made into a very entertaining comedy". Deccan Chronicle. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  2. "I am still not allowed to bring girls home: Jackky Bhagnani". The Times of India. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. "Newcomer Jackky Bhagnani shed 65 kilos for Bollywood debut". Hindustan Times. 2009-02-02.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Kal Kissne Dekha". Bollywoodhungama.com. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  5. "Kal Kissne Dekha : A truly dismal tomorrow". Rediff.com. 12 June 2009.
  6. "Kal Kissne Dekha Movie Review". The Times of India.
  7. "Review: Not a FALTU idea after all". Rediff. 1 April 2011.
  8. "Review: F.A.L.T.U". NDTVMovies.com.
  9. "FALTU: Movie Review". The Times of India.
  10. "Mayank Shekhar's review: Faltu". Hindustan Times/.
  11. "Box-Office: FALTU Drops From Monday; 'Game' Over". Koimoi.
  12. "Jackky Bhagnani: We are working on 'F.A.L.T.U' sequel". The Times of India.
  13. "Box Office: Rush, Chakravyuh and Ajab Gazabb Love". IBNLive.
  14. "Review: Rangrezz is a powerful social drama". Rediff. 22 March 2013.
  15. "Movie review: Rangrezz". NDTVMovies.com.
  16. "Rangrezz review. Rangrezz Bollywood movie review, story, rating - IndiaGlitz.com". IndiaGlitz.
  17. "'Rangrezz': Jackky Bhagnani's `Gangnam style` deal worth it, says Vashu Bhagnani". Zee News.
  18. "Box Office: Poor opening for Aatma, Rangrezz". Rediff. 25 March 2013.
  19. Bollywood Hungama. "Rangrezz".
  20. "Movie Review: 'Youngistaan'". mid-day. 7 April 2014.
  21. "'Youngistaan' review: The film, despite its efforts, becomes muddled, and dull". The Indian Express. 28 March 2014.
  22. "Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Youngistaan is brain-dead and insufferable". Hindustan Times.
  23. "Youngistaan review: I wouldn't vote for It". Rediff. 28 March 2014.
  24. [1]
  25. "Youngistaan's Oscars entry 'inspires' Kamaal R Khan to make 'Deshdrohi 2'". The Indian Express. 19 December 2014.
  26. "Jackky Bhagnani's 'Youngistaan' in the Oscar race". The Times of India.
  27. "Youngistaan goes to Oscars: Jackky Bhagnani jokes trend on Twitter". The Times of India.
  28. Rashmi Mishra. "Youngistaan nominated for Oscar 2014 Awards but Jackky Bhagnani is upset, all thanks to Twitterati!". India.com.
  29. Bollywood Hungama. "Check out: Jackky Bhagnani and Arshad Warsi in Welcome to Karachi,thus no film in which jacky has acted, has become successful at the box office, thus he has taken an oath to never act again in the near future. atest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama".
  30. https://www.mid-day.com/articles/jackky-bhagnani-starts-shooting-for-anandwaa/19498166

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