Death Date: 26/12/2019
Wife: Audrey Dolhen
Age: 37 Years (at The Time Of Death)
|Profession||Actor, Director, Model, Dancer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Debut||Short Film: Bombay (1996)
TV: A Mouthful of Sky (aired on DD Metro, 1995)
|Last TV Show||Ishq Mein Marjawan|
|Date of Birth||23 April 1982 (Friday)|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Mahrashtra, India|
|Date of Death||26 December 2019|
|Place of Death||Mumbai|
|Age (at the time of death)||37 Years|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Watching Films, Reading, Riding Bikes|
|Tattoo(s)||He had 4 tattoos on his body.
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Audrey Dolhen (European)|
|Marriage Date||November 2015|
|Parents||Father- Capt. VJ Punjabi (Karachi)
Mother- Priya Punjabi (Hyderabadi)
Sister(s)- Reena, Monisha
|Film(s)||Indian: Sholay (1975), Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
American: I Am Sam (2001)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kushal Punjabi
- Kushal was born to a Karachi father and Hyderabadi mother in Mumbai.
- He was very much into sports since his childhood. He always took part in cycling, skating, dancing, football, athletics & swimming events for his school & college.
- After completing his graduation, Kushal had done a course in bartending and had served as a bartender for a while.
- Thereafter, he worked as a purser in Jet Airways.
- Prior to acting and modelling, Kushal had also worked as a life insurance agent and financial consultant in Dubai.
- He has been a professional Modern Jazz and Hip-Hop dancer.
- He choreographed the Gladrags Manhunt Megamodel, Mrs. India contests and various fashion shows and music videos. He also directed and choreographed the ‘Star Walk’ fashion event for UMEED (an NGO for children).
- In 2011, he won the TV reality game show, Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout, the Indian version of US game show Wipeout and took home the prize money of 5 million.
- He has featured in various blockbuster movies such as Farhan Akhtar‘s Lakshya and Karan Johar‘s – Kaal, UTV’s Goal, and Cinevista’s Ssshhhhh.
- In 1997, he also appeared in the music album of Shweta Shetty’s pop song- Deewane To Deewane Hai.
- He was also a part of the reality shows like Mr. & Ms. TV (2007), Fear Factor, Fun on the Run and Ek Se Badhkar Ek (2008).
- In 2014, he participated in the celebrity dance reality show- Jhalak Dikhlaja.
- In addition to acting and dancing, he was also an adventure sports teacher. He used to teach various water sports to people including Scuba Diving and Water Boarding.
- He loved travelling and doing adventure sports.
- He had worked as a choreographer and trainer in Shiamak Davar’s dance institute.
- He was a fitness enthusiast and used to visit the gym every day.
- Kushal had featured on the cover of the Tri-city Calling magazine.
- During an interview, Kushal had revealed that if not an actor, he would have been a pilot.
- He was an avid animal lover and had owned a pet cat, Pinkypaw Punjabi and two pet dogs, Mr.Snuggles and Mr.Gizmo.
- Here’s an interesting video about Kushal Punjabi’s biography: