Kunal Thakur is an Indian actor and model, who mainly appears in Hindi films and web series.
Kunal Thakur was born on Tuesday, 12 July 1988 (age 35 years; as of 2023) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE. His zodiac sign is Cancer.
From 1998 to 2006, he attended Abu Dhabi Indian School, UAE. From 2007 to 2009, he pursued a Bachelor of Commerce at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. In 2009, he attended Royal Holloway, University of London, to pursue an MA in Marketing. He did a Diploma in Cyber Law at Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys) and an Event Management Diploma atEMDI Institute of Media and Communication, Mumbai. LinkedIn – Kunal Thakur
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Sachanand Thakur, and his mother’s name is Lata Thakur. He has a younger brother named Nitin Thakur.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried.
From March 2010 to May 2010, interned at Continental Research, London, as an outbound researcher. He then joined a private firm named STRC Market Research, UK, to pursue an internship as a marketing executive from August 2010 to October 2010. From August 2011 to October 2011, he did an internship at OMD in UAE. In January 2012, he started working as an account manager at a private firm IML Group in Dubai. He worked there till April 2014. He then joined a company named Amrit Foods as a business manager in New Delhi. He worked there from April 2014 to December 2014. In January 2015, Kunal started working as a client relationship manager at a pharmacy company Sky High Advertising in Dubai.
While he was in Dubai, he started working as a model in print advertisements for various brands.
He has also walked the ramp at various fashion shows like Indian Fashion Week, Pakistan Fashion Week, SME World Summit, Fashion Middle East, and DSF Fashion Parade.
Kunal has been featured in the TV commercials of various brands like Tecom and Manyavar Mohey.
In 2018, he made his web series debut with the Hindi series ‘Hum: I’m Because of Us’ in which he played the role of Gaurav Gill. The series aired on ALT Balaji.
Some of his other Hindi web series are ‘Ragini MMS Returns’ (2017; ALT Balaji, Zee5) and ‘Who’s Your Gynac?’ (2023; Amazon Mini TV).
In 2019, he made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Kabir Singh,’ in which he played the role of Shahid Kapoor‘s friend.
He has acted in a few Hindi short films such as ‘Grim Reaper Inc.’ (2020), ‘On the Seesaw’ (2021), and ‘Now, That’s Enough!’ (2022).
Kunal has appeared in a few videos for the YouTube channel Filter Copy.
Kunal has appeared in various Hindi music videos like “So Good” (2021; OAFF X Kayan) and “Khoobsurat” (2021; Bhuwin).
- 2017: Jury Choice Award at GIIFFA
- 2021: Award of Excellence for Individual Achievement in Acting for the Hindi short film On the Seesaw
- Royal Enfield
- A tattoo on his right thigh
- Tattoos on his left thigh and leg
- A tattoo of the ‘Unconscious body, conscious mind’ on his right bicep
- A tattoo on his back
- While he was studying in school, he participated in various sports like cricket, basketball, and swimming. He also participated in dance and debate competitions in his school.
- He is an avid animal lover and owns a few pet dogs and cats. Two of his pet dogs are Zoro and Caramel.
- In his leisure time, he loves to play the guitar and travel to different places. He also loves playing golf & snooker in his spare time.
- He regularly works out at a gym to maintain his fitness.
- In 2021, he was featured on the cover of Opium magazine.
- He is often spotted consuming alcohol at parties and events.
- He also smokes hukka oftenly.
- He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.
- He did his training in music in Dubai.