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Bollywood Actor Arjun Rampal’s Son Turns 2

Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades celebrated the second birthday of their son Arik on July 17, 2021.

NEW DELHI — Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal celebrated the second birthday of his son Arik on July 17, 2021, with a heart-warming post and a series of adorable pictures showcasing the father-son bond on social media.

Taking to his Instagram handle, the actor posted many delightful pictures with his “little rockstar.”

“My darling son. You turn 2 today, and we as a family are just so grateful for all the love and joy you bring,” Rampal said in the post.

“Happy 2nd birthday Arik. #happybirthdayArik.”

More than 35,000 fans liked the post within an hour of being posted, with many adoring the duo in the comments section.

Rampal’s model girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades and mom of Arik also penned a heartfelt note to mark her son’s second birthday. She shared a couple of adorable pictures from their family album.

“Happy birthday, my sunshine boy,” Demetriades said in the post.

“Thank you for loving me and making our world light up.”

Bollywood actor Rampal and South-African model Demetriades welcomed Arik in July 2019. The “Paltan” actor had announced Demetriades’s pregnancy in April 2019 with an adorable post on his Instagram account.

“Blessed to have you and start all over again…thank you, baby, for this baby,” Rampal captioned a love-filled picture of himself and Demetriades, in which she can be seen dressed in a gown, sporting her pregnancy bump.

Arik is the third child of Rampal. The actor was earlier married to Mehr Jesia, a former Miss India and an Indian supermodel from 1998 to 2018, and the duo shares two daughters together — Mahikaa and Myra.

Reports suggest Rampal and Demetriades’s romance started in November 2018. They have attended several media events and made public appearances together. In January 2021, they again made headlines after reports of their impending wedding made the rounds. Demetriades made her Bollywood debut with “Sonali Cable” in 2014.

In 2007, Rampal featured in “Om Shanti Om,” alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in a negative character. The film was the highest-grossing film of the year in India and the international market. It was India’s highest-grossing production ever at the time, with a worldwide gross of over $1.48 billion. It was Rampal’s biggest hit in his career, and his sinister character garnered him critical acclaim. Rampal began to rise as a successful actor with the success of “Om Shanti Om.”

In 2008, Rampal played Joseph “Joe” Mascarenhas, the lead guitarist of a band, in the film “Rock On!!” In preparation for his role, Rampal learned to play the guitar. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 56th National Film Awards, the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award at the 54th Filmfare Awards, the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 10th IIFA Awards, and the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work.

Speaking about Rampal’s upcoming projects, the actor was last seen in “Nail Polish” and has movies like “Dhaakad,” “The Rapist,” and “The Battle of Bhima Koregaon” in the pipeline.

(With reports from ANI)

(Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil)