Happy Birthday VJ Ayushmann
September 14, 2012 @ 09:00 am
We wish Ayushmann, A Very Happy Birthday!
Ayushmann Khurrana is an Indian television anchor and film actor. He has been a well-known TV presenter on Indian television and has recently made his film debut in Vicky Donor (2012).
Ayushmann Khurrana is a native of Chandigarh. He studied at St. John’s High School and DAV College in Chandigarh. He majored in English Literature and has done Masters in Mass Communication from School of Communication Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has been active in theatre for 5 years. He was the founder member of DAV College’s Aaghaaz and Manchtantra, which are active theatre groups in Chandigarh. He has conceptualized and enacted in street plays and won prizes in national fests like Mood Indigo (IIT Mumbai), Oasis(Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani) and St. Bedes Simla. He also won a Best Actor award for playing Ashwatthama in Dharamvir Bharati’s Andha Yug.
Ayushmann Khurrana started his career when he turned out to be the winner in MTV Roadies Season 2. After finishing studies, his first job was a Radio Jockey at BIG FM, Delhi. He hosted the show Big Chai - Maan Na Maan, Main Tera Ayushmann and also won the Young Achievers Award in 2007 for it. After radio, Ayushmann moved on to become a Video Jockey on MTV withPepsi MTV Wassup, The Voice of Youngistaan, an informative show for the youth.
He also worked in many other MTV shows as well like MTV Fully Faltoo Movies "Cheque De India" and "Jaadoo Ek Baar". He then turned as Television Anchor with a multiple-talent based reality show India's Got Talent on Colors TV which he co-anchored with Nikhil Chinapa and Stripped which gave latest updates on the Indian TV industry with comic tinge, again on MTV. At the end of the year he was also the anchor of a singing reality show Music Ka Maha Muqqabla on STAR Plus.
Apart from hosting the second seasons of MTV Rock On on MTV and India's Got Talent on Colors, Ayushmann was also a part of the anchoring team of Extra Innings T20 for Indian Premier League Season 3 on SET Max with Gaurav Kapur, Samir Kochhar and Angad Bedi. Instead of hosting the 3rd season of India's Got Talent, Ayushmann took up the offer of anchoring the dance-based reality show Just Dance on STAR Plus judged by Hrithik Roshan, Vaibhavi Merchant and Farah Khan.
In 2011, he signed his first major Bollywood venture and began filming. The film was titled Vicky Donor and directed by Shoojit Sircar. This movie also marks actor John Abraham's debut as a producer. Vicky Donor released worldwide on 20 April 2012, and was a critical and commercial success.Ayushmann also sang a song named Pani Da Rang in the film, which was composed by him as well with his friend Rochak Kohli. Ayushmann did not quit television completely inspite of a successful film debut and was seen anchoring IIFA Awards 2012.
In May 2012, it was announced that along with the crew of Vicky Donor, Ayushmann had signed his second Bollywood production as an actor in the film Hamara Bajaj which is expected to go on floors in 2013. He will also feature in Rohan Sippy's next titled Nautanki Saalaalong with Kunal Roy Kapoor, Evelyn Sharma and Pooja Salvi which is currently under production now, and has also signed a movie with Kunal Kohli which is still untitled.
Ayushmann originally hails from Chandigarh and his family is still based there. His father Mr. P Khurrana, is a renowned astrologer and an author on the subject of astrology, while his mother Poonam is a house wife and a qualified M.A. in Hindi. His brother Aparshakti is a Radio Jockey at OYE 104.8 FM in Delhi. The ambiance of literature at home influenced Ayushmann as well and he took to writing as a hobby. He also maintains a blog where he writes in Hindi and it has been received very well by his admirers. He is married to his childhood sweetheart Tahira.
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