Kushal Punjabi was a known dancer and Tv personality. Born in the Indian state of Maharastra, the boy had a deep interest in acting since his babyhood days. Strong determination, fine acting skills, dashing looks and commitment towards work contributed to his popularity in the Television industry.
Bio and Wiki
|Full Name||Kushal Punjabi|
|Date of Birth||23 April 1982|
|Born Place||Mumbai (Maharastra)|
|Age||37 year old (In 2019)|
|Profession||Actor, Model, Director and Dancer|
|Home Town||Mumbai (Maharastra)|
|Debut||Short film “Bomgay” (1996)|
“A Mouthful of Sky” (1995)
|Hobbies||Reading books, Dancing, Riding Bikes|
|Date of Death||26 December 2019|
|Last Appeared in||Tv show “Ishq Mein Marjawan”|
|Father||Capt. VJ Punjabi (Indian Navy Personnel)|
|Sister||Monisha and Reena|
|Wife||Audrey Dolhen (European)|
|Height||In Feet Inches – 5’10″|
|Weight||In Kilograms – 75 kg|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 42 inches|
Hips: 35 inches
Waist: 32 inches
He completed his graduation from Mumbai University. After then, he did a course in bartending.
As he did the bartending course, he served as a bartender for some time. Next, he worked as a purser in renowned “Jet Airways”. Again, he left the job and worked as a life insurance agent and also as a financial consultant in Dubai (UAE).
Coming to Kushal’s acting career, he began with modeling and dancing. Being a good dancer, Gladrags Manhunt Mega model, Mrs. India pageants and several fashion shows were choreographed by him. A fashion event “Star Walk” organized by an NGO ‘UMEED’ was also choreographed by him.
In 1995, he first appeared on a television screen in a show named “Mouthful Of Sky”. Next, he acted in the short film “Bombay”. It was his debut movie.
He was seen in Shweta Shetty’s music album “Deewane To Deewane Hai” in the year 1997.
Kush was a good actor and was a part of famous Tv shows like Don, Love Marriage, Zindagi Wins, #Love Byte, Sajan Re Phir Jhuth Mat Bolo, Kya Haal Mister Panchal and Ishq Mein Marjawan. His work was admired and was also cast in episodic roles in serials like “Ssshhh… Phir Koi Hai, CID, Adaalat.
Tv reality show named “Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout” was won by an actor in the year 2011. It was an Indian version of the US reality show and gave Kushal 5 million as prize money.
He appeared as a contestant (wild card entry) in the dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhlaja” in 2014.
He amazed the audience with his acting skills in movies like “Lakshya” (directed by Farah Khan), “UTV’s Goal”, “Kaal”, “Cinevista’s Ssshhhh” (directed by Karan Johar), “Salaam-e-Ishq”, “Humko Ish Ne Mara”, “Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal” and “Crazy Cukkad Family”.
As a director, he began with the short film “The Gift” in 2017.
Relationship / Affair & More
|Wife||Audrey Dolhen (Management Professional at China-based Shipping Company)|
|Date of Marriage||November 2015|
|Venue of Marriage||Beach Weeding at Goa|
|Net Worth||Rs. 7 Crore to Rs. 10 Crore|
|Favorite Beverage||Black Coffee|
|Favorite Actor||Salman Khan|
|Favorite Actress||Madhuri Dixit Nene|
|Favorite Holiday Spot||Mauritius|
|Favorite Color||Grey and Black|
|Favorite Movies||Bollywood: Sholay (1975) and Dil Chahta Hai (2001)|
Hollywood: I Am Sam (2001)
Sudden Demise: Why The Actor Did So?
The shocking news came around 11 pm on the 26th of December when the actor was found dead. He hanged himself at his residence in Palli Hills, Bandra (Mumbai). The police found a suicide note in which he mentioned that nobody is responsible for his death. The reports, however, told us that the actor did so because he was depressed about his failed love marriage. Something went wrong and the couple separated from each other. His wife along with his Kiaan started living in Shanghai.
As per suicide note, he wanted his property to be distributed among his beloved parents, siblings and son Kiaan. Surprisingly, there was no name of his wife Audrey.
Also, there are rumors of financial constraints being the reason for his suicide. Tv actor, Karanvir Bohra, was the first to share news on social media. It’s hard to believe that a happy-hearted guy is no more.
Some Unknown Facts About Kushal Punjabi
He often caught smoking and drinking alcohol at events and parties.
Both his folks are from different backgrounds. Kushal’s mom is Hyderabadi and dad is Karachi.
Talented Kushal was very active in sports too. He used to take participate in cycling, skating, football, and swimming events during school and college days.
He is also known as a trained modern jazz and hip-hop dancer.
Being a good dancer, he had also trained others and worked as a choreographer in Shaimak Davar’s dance academy.
Fitness freak Kushal didn’t miss the gym even on a single day. He made serious efforts to maintain his physique that can be seen in his shirtless pics.
Being a sports lover, he loved teaching water sports (Scuba diving and Water Boarding) to others.
He was a familiar face in the industry and was also a part of Tv shows like Mr. & Ms. TV (2007), Ek Se Badhkar Ek and Fear Factor: Fun on the Run (2008).
Once in an interview, he told that in his early days, he dreamt of becoming a pilot.
The kind-hearted man had sympathy for animals too. One pet cat (Pinkypaw Punjabi) and two pet dogs (Mr. Gizmo and Mr. Snuggles) at his abode show his love for them.
His friends used to call him with names like Dancing Daddy and Biker Boy.
He loved having tattoos and had four on his body. A ‘Ganesh’ tattoo on his right shoulder, A mask on his left bicep, his son’s name Kiaan on his left arm and one on his back.
Handsome hunk Kushal was also featured on the cover page of Tri-city Calling magazine.
Bollywood movies and Black Coffee can be called as his addiction.