Randeep Hooda (pronounced [rəɳd̪iːp ɦʊɖːa]; born 20 August 1976) is an Indian actor and equestrian known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema. Hooda made his Hindi film debut with Monsoon Wedding (2)He had a turning point in his career with the gangster film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) and gained critical acclaim for starring in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011), Rang Rasiya (2014), Highway (2014) and Sarbjit (2016) while also appearing in the successful films Jannat 2 (2012), Jism 2 (2012), Cocktail (2012), Kick (2014) and Baaghi 2 (2018). In 2020, he made his English film debut with the action thriller Extraction.
In addition to his film career, Hooda has acted in numerous stage plays and had made his debut as a playwright with an adaptation of Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods. He is also a professional equestrian who regularly participates in polo, show jumping and dressage events. He won a silver medal at an open dressage event in New Delhi that was organised by the Equestrian Federation of India.