Best known actor in Bollywood, Randeep Hooda made his acting debut in Mira Nair’s film Monsoon Wedding. He also worked in theatre and appeared in television commercials to support himself financially. He was cast as the male lead in Ram Gopal Varma’s gangster film D.
His performance in the film received positive reviews; Taran Adarsh wrote, “D wouldn’t be what it is without Randeep. He changes his expressions like a chameleon changes colors and that’s where he scores.”
Apart acting, Randeep is a social activism. The Kerala floods have shown how devastating nature’s fury can be. There has also been an outpouring of shock and grief on social media. The call for help and donations has been very vocal. While a number of celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput and Amitabh Bachchan, among others, have contributed liberally, some like Randeep Hooda have gone a step further–the actor has joined the relief work, being done by a group called Khasla Aid, on ground.
Posting a picture of the actor, serving food to a child affected by the catastrophe, the group’s Instagram handle wrote: “Bollywood actor @randeephooda joins the Khalsa Aid team in #Kerala ! It’s great to see celebrities on the ground and not just simply commenting on social media.”
Randeep has been in a social work mode for a while now. His social media timeline is full of images and work being done by Mumbai-based environment activist Afroz Shah to free Mumbai’s beaches of plastic waste.
Among those celebs who have contributed and are requesting for help in this region is veteran actor Prakash Raj.
#kodagufloods sent 5 lakhs to begin.. #justaskingfiundation #prakashrajfiundation will further take up reconstructing life in Kodagu and Kerala ..come let’s stand by them in this difficult times.. 🙏🙏please contribute through organisations around you .. let’s give back to life🙏 pic.twitter.com/JlnZ8XWKDq
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) August 19, 2018