Lekar Hum Deewana Dil not only marks the debut of Kareena and Ranbir's cousin, Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth. The romantic comedy movie also marks the debut of an aspiring actor, Akhil Iyer. Akhil played the role of Mahesh (Deeksha's fiance) in his debut film, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.
Very little is known about the actor as Armaan and Deeksha gathered all the limelight. Akhil Iyer who shot to fame with Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is a Bangalore guy who used to be in theater before making his big Bollywood debut. He has worked with talented stars like Arundhati Raja, Prakash Belawadi and Sharanya Ramprakash to name a few.
Akhil doesn't hail from a filmy background like Armaan Jain. He got a call by a Bollywood casting director and gave his audition from home, that too in a mobile! His brother and sister-in-law helped him shoot the audition shot on the mobile camera. The team liked it and he got selected. Rest is all history now! Akhil Iyer made his Bollywood debut in Arif Ali's directorial debut, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.
Akhil Iyer is an engineer by profession, but he always wanted to become an actor. Apart from making his debut in Bollywood with Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, Akhil Iyer is also working in some Tamil films which are in post-production stage.
The aspiring actor wants to work in both the Tamil and Bollywood film industries. Here are some interesting facts about Akhil Iyer who played Mahesh in Lekar Hum Deewana Dil.
Interesting Facts About Akhil Iyer:
Akhil used to stay in Chennai before and shifted to Bangalore a couple of years back.
He doesn't have a Khan or Kapoor surname. Akhil was into theater before making his big debut. He got a call by a Bollywood casting director and gave his audition from home, that too in a mobile! His brother and sister-in-law helped him shoot the audition shot on the mobile camera. The team liked it, and he went to Mumbai to turn his dream into a reality.
Engineer By Profession
Akhil is a tech guy by profession. He studied from PESIT College in Bangalore.
Apart from Bollywood, Akhil is also working in two Tamil films which are in post-production stage.