Jugal Hansraj (born 26 July 1972) is an Indian actor and director based at Mumbai.
Hansraj started his career as a child artiste in the 1983 film Masoom, which starred Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. The film was about a 9-year-old boy whose stepmother was not willing to accept him into the family because he was born out of an extramarital relationship. Masoom was based on Man, Woman and Child, a novel by Erich Segal. The film had a positive response and launched Hansraj's career. Later on, he continued his career as a child actor in Karma and Sultanat. Hansraj was also featured as a model for TV and print as a child. He appeared in advertisements for Nutramul.
He started his adult career with Aa Gale Lag Jaa in 1994, where he was paired with Urmila Matondkar, who incidentally played his sister in his first film Masoom. His second film was Papa Kehte Hai in 1995 opposite Mayuri Kango. The film also starred Anupam Kher. The 2000 film Mohabbatein, which also featured Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, was his adult breakthrough film. He then played minor roles in the successful 2001 multi-starrer Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham; the 2005 hit Salaam Namaste; and Madhuri Dixit's 2007 comeback film, Aaja Nachle.
He served as writer and director for the 2008 computer-animated film Roadside Romeo. Produced jointly by Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Studios, it stars the voices of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Javed Jaffrey. The film opened with mixed review from critics, and did not do well at the box office.
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