Shiney Ahuja Biography
Shiney Ahuja is an Indian actor, who won Filmfare Best Debut Award for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2006.
Shiney Ahuja was born in New Delhi. His father was in the Indian army. His early schooling was at St. Xavier's School, Ranchi, later , he studied at The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi. His initial plans were to join the armed forces. While studying at Hansraj College University of Delhi from 1992-1996, he was attracted to Theater and joined the Barry Johns Acting School in Delhi. Sometime after 1996, he moved to Mumbai.
Shiney Ahuja, before making his debut in films did modeling and some commercials. He then appeared in a music video for the British Asian band Stereo Nation.
He made his acting debut with the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi which debuted at various film festivals in 2004 and was released in theaters in 2005. The film won Shiney Ahuja rave reviews and was viewed as one of the best films of that year. In 2006 Ahuja was awarded Best male debut by Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards and Stardust Awards for his performance. He however grew more familiar with mainstream audiences with Karam (2005), where he starred alongside John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra.
He played lead role in the popular movie Mahesh Bhatt's Gangster. He acted in the filmed life story of Parveen Babi and Mahesh Bhatt "Woh Lamhe" in the year 2006 opposite Kangana Ranaut. The film was appreciated for its screenplay, Kangana's acting and the music by Pritam.
Shiney Ahuja is married to Anupam Ahuja. They have a daughter named Arshiya, born in 2007.