Arjun Mathur: Intro
British-Indian actor Arjun Mathur primarily appears in Bollywood movies, web series, and television dramas. He played the main character in the Amazon Original series, Made in Heaven, which garnered him a nomination for an International Emmy award for Best Performance by an Actor. He was widely recognized for his work in the British drama series Indian Summers.
Childhood and education: Arjun Mathur
India’s Mathur was born in London. but was raised in India, between New Delhi and Mumbai. Hotelier Rakesh Mathur is his father. He has a younger sister named Sonia and an older brother named Gautam. When he was only thirteen years old, his mother Reynoso Mathur was killed in a vehicle accident. Mathur completed his A-Level education at Oaklands College in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, after attending St. Columbas School in New Delhi, St. Mary’s School in Mumbai, The British School in New Delhi, and St. Columbas School in New Delhi. He decided against going to college and instead trained as an actor at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York as well as the Barry John’s Institute. Prior to beginning his acting career, he served as an assistant director on a number of high-profile Indian productions, including Rang De Basanti and Bunty Aur Babli.
Through their separate short films, Migration and Positive for the Aids Jaago project, which had their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007, Mira Nair and Farhan Akhtar concurrently discovered ArjThis was followed by a string of outstanding performances in popular Indian movies like Luck By Chance, My Name Is Khan, and Ankur Arora Murder Case, as well as in critically acclaimed independent movies like I Am, Coffee Bloom, Barah Aana,and Fireflies, which earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the 2013 New York Indian Film Festival. Before the streaming revolution took hold, he received plaudits for the youth-focused mini-series Bring On The Night in 2012. It was the country’s first of its kind to be produced. From 2013 until 2016, Arjun served as a brand ambassador for the top Indian lifestyle brand Godrej, making multiple appearances in television ads. He played the erratic nationalist Naresh Banerjee in the British drama series “Indian Summers” on Channel 4. Arjun shed his persona in the 2018 Netflix original movie Brij Mohan Amar Rahe (Long Live Brij Mohan) and won over viewers and critics as a Delhi-based underwear salesman who tries to fake his own death but fails miserably.
Mathur received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor at the International Emmy Awards 2020 in 2019 for his nuanced portrayal of a gay man living in urban India at a time when homosexuality was against the law. Arjun also played the lead in Zoya Akhtar’s Amazon original series Made in Heaven. The program itself won praise from critics and viewers alike and will have a second season. He was last seen in the suspense thriller series The Gone Game, which was created, developed, and published in 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown.