Ayushmann Khurrana, a typically Punjabi boy, came to Mumbai with an ambition to become a star. With his initial dedication and hard work, he was selected in the reality show Roadies’ second season. The actor went on to win the season, bringing him a lot of love and fan following. Thereafter, he took the career as an anchor on various TV shows and excelled in that venture as well.
His first break as a proper Bollywood star came in 2012 with John Abraham’s first production venture Vicky Donor.
The film Vicky Donor was directed by Shoojit Sircar and also had actress Yami Gautam acting alongside the actor. This was a romantic comedy wherein Ayushmann played the role of a sperm donor. The film also marked his singing debut with the hit song Paani Da Rang. The film overall was a big blockbuster and gathered a lot of praise for the actor. He was also highly appreciated for his singing skills.
He bagged the Filmfare for Best Male Debut and Best Playback Singer with his first film itself. The next year saw Khurrana collaborating with Kunaal Roy Kapur for the Ramesh Sippy directorial Nautanki Saala. The film gathered all-round praise, but the experts stated that the actor needed to work on the comic sequences.
After this, he was seen in a Yash Raj Films project alongside Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor in the 2014 movie Bewakoofiyan. This one was a big commercial failure as was his previous release, but the actor was appreciated for holding on to his character. He saw the same failure fate with his 2015 release Hawaizaada which had him prepare very well and even learn some Marathi.
Going through tough times, he thought and collaborated with his wife Tahira Kashyap to write his autobiography, which he gave the title ‘Cracking the Code: My Journey to Bollywood.’ He gave a boost to his drooping career with Sharat Katariya’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha in the same year. With newcomer Bhumi Pednekar alongside, the actor gathered lines of fans and also positive reviews from the critics stating that he was perfectly in the body language of the reel life. This movie came out as a good commercial hit.
Two years later, the actor came back with back-to-back hits in Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. He was told to have done a convincing job for the earlier one and received applause for attending to issues like erectile dysfunction in the latter. The latter also gathered Ayushmann, a Filmfare nomination.
The year 2018 was no different for Khurrana, with him featuring in the two highest-grossing movies of the year – Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. Ayushmann Khurrana was highly praised for his skills in Andhadhun and received the honor of the National Film Award for Best Actor and Filmfare critics award for Best Actor. This went on to become the actor’s highest ever grosser and also one of the highest-grossing movies of Indian cinema.
The actor also didn’t disappoint in 2019 with movies like Article 15, Dream Girl, and Bala. He ruled over the hearts of the Indian audience with films like these and also received critical acclaim. His recent release Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan in 2020, focussed on a gay man finding it hard to open up about his relationship.
Ayushmann was born on 14 September 1984 in the state of Punjab. His father, P. Khurrana, is an astrologer, and his mother, Poonam is a housewife. He also has a younger brother Aparshakti Khurrana who is also an actor. He completed his education from Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Punjab. Ayushmann has been married to writer and theatre director Tahira Kashyap since 2008.
Ayushmann Khurrana has a net worth of Rs. 43 crores. He has an annual income of about Rs. 3 crores. He is also the proud owner of luxury cars like Audi A6, BMW 5 series car, Mercedes Benz S Class, and many more.