Ayushmann Khurrana (born 14 September 1984) is a film actor and singer. He is the recipient of two Filmfare awards. In 2012, Khurrana made his film debut in Shoojit Sircar’s romantic comedy Vicky Donor, which touched on the topic of sperm donation in India. Upon release, the film was a critical and commercial success. The film marked actor John Abraham’s debut as a producer.
For the film, he also sang the song “Pani Da Rang” composed by him and Rochak Kohli. Both the movie and song were well received. Khurrana received critical acclaim for his performance.
Khurrana was next seen in Rohan Sippy’s Nautanki Saala co-starring Pooja Salvi, Kunal Roy Kapoor and Evelyn Sharma.
Khurrana’s first film of 2014 was Yash Raj Films’s Bewakoofiyaan, directed by Nupur Asthana, in which he starred alongside Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor. He was also the playback singer for “Khamkhaan” from the same movie, with Neeti Mohan. The film released on 14 March 2014 to mixed reviews.
His performance was well received by critics. Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times praised Khuranna’s performance, saying: “The strongest performance here is Ayushmann’s. His anger and frustration at losing the good life are palpable”. He has also played the scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade in a movie titled Hawaizaada (earlier titled Bambai Fairytale) which also failed at the box office. Khurrana starred in Sharat Katariya-directed Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The film opened to good reviews, whereas critics appreciated the acting of Ayushmann, the film was a major box office success under production of Yash Raj Films. He has been nominated in the critics category for the Stardust Awards.