Neil Nitin Mukesh is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi-language films. He is the son and grandson of singers. After brief roles as a child in Vijay and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii, Mukesh decided to venture into acting after graduating from HR College with a bachelor's degree in commerce. Neil made his debut as an adult in Sriram Raghavan's 2007 critically acclaimed thriller Johnny Gaddaar, which earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award nomination. He subsequently earned critical praise for his performance in New York and Jail; the former earned him a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination. The actor was later noted for his performances in Lafangey Parindey, 7 Khoon Maaf and David. He made his first Tamil appearance as a villain in the movie called Kaththi.