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A Chemistry Graduate From St Xavier’s Ahmedabad, This Actor Gave Nine Flops In Eleven Years; Now Back In Business

| Updated: April 4, 2024 16:32

Rajeev Khandelwal, may not have made it as a highly successful actor on the big screen, but he was once a heart throb of the small screen, essaying diverse roles in some of the top serials. At the peak of his career, Khandelwal, an alumnus of St Xavier’s College in Ahmedabad, from where he got his degree in chemistry, left his booming TV prospects to try his luck in mainstream Bollywood and that eventually brought his nemesis.
The actor ended up goiving nine flops in 11 years and the rest of his films have been average grossers at best.
Khandelwal started his career as a model, however, got his first break as an actor in the TV show Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat wherein he was seen as a negative character. He was offered Balaji Telefilms’ Kahiin To Hoga, a romantic drama, which earned him recognition and made him a star.
He won several awards for his performance in Kahiin Toh Hoga and then went on to star in Ketan Mehta’s action television series, Time Bomb 9/11, C.I.D, Left Right Left. However, soon Rajeev decided to aim for big made his Bollywood debut with Ronnie Screwala’s action thriller Aamir. Though his performance was praised by critics, the film failed to perform well at the box office.
His next few releases like Shaitan, Soundtrack, Will You Marry Me?, Table No. 21, and Ishk Actually also tanked at the box office. Although his performance was loved by the critics, the film failed to impress the audience. He then appeared in Oscar-nominated Indo-Australian film Salt Bridge where he played the role of Basant, an Indian migrant who arrives in Australia and meets an Australian woman. Rajeev then made his comeback to television with the show Reporters opposite Kritika Kamra. Though the show received good reviews, it went off air in 7 months. The actor then starred in Fever, which was also a flop.
Rajeev has also worked with Kajol in Salaam Venky which also failed to perform well at the box office. However, his film with Shahid Kapoor, Bloody Daddy was loved by the audience. He is now currently seen in the web series Showtime which also stars Mouni Roy, Emraan Hashmi, and Naseeruddin Shah among others in key roles, and is available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.

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