Ayushmann Khurrana is Bollywood's most experimental actor, and his films are beloved by both fans and critics. However, due to his hectic schedule, the 37-year-old actor finds it difficult to pursue some of his interests. HerZindagi spoke with Ayushmann about his new film, 'Anek,' as well as his personal life.
Watch this special interview with Ayushmann also shares his interest in singing more songs which he is unable to follow due to films and packed schedule.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s first job after graduating and post-graduation in journalism was as a radio personality at BIG FM in Delhi. He hosted the show Big Chai – Maan Na Maan, Main Tera Ayushmann, for which he received the Young Achievers Award in 2007. In New Delhi, he was the youngest recipient of the Bharat Nirman Award.
Later he also appeared in several MTV shows, including MTV Fully Faltoo Movies, Cheque De India, and Jaadoo Ek Baar. He then became a television host, co-hosting the multiple-talent-based reality show India's Got Talent on Colors TV with Nikhil Chinapa and Stripped, which gave the latest updates on the Indian TV industry with a comic tinge on MTV. He was also the anchor of the singing reality show Music Ka Maha Muqqabla on STAR Plus at the end of the year.
Aside from hosting the second season of MTV Rock On and India's Got Talent on Colors, he was also a member of the Extra Innings T20 anchoring team for Indian Premier League Season 3 on SET Max with Gaurav Kapur, Samir Kochhar, and Angad Bedi, after which he accepted the offer to anchor the dance-based reality show Just Dance on STAR Plus.
Khurrana made his acting debut in Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy Vicky Donor in 2012, alongside Annu Kapoor and Yami Gautam. The film starred Khurrana in the titular role of a sperm donor, and it marked the production debut of actor John Abraham, who appeared in a promotional song. He attended acting workshops and spoke with medical professionals as part of his preparation. He sang "Pani Da Rang," a song he wrote and composed with Rochak Kohli in 2003, for the film's soundtrack.