When one thinks of two actors being similar the first thing that comes to mind is looks. True in this world where actors are a small subsets finding people that look similar that you end up mistaking one for another is a rare thing.
However, we feel that something even rarer to find is finding two actors that have similar in their temperament and mindsets, much like that they have almost the same constitution.
We feel that Rajeev Khandelwal and Eijaz Khan are two such actors.
Let’s start with something simple that could easily pass of as a coincidence. Both Eijaz and Rajeev were born in the same year 1975!
Interestingly, neither of them was born in the land of dreams. Rajeev’s birthplace is Jaipur and he came in Mumbai only when he thought he had exhausted all his options for being an actor.
While for Eijaz his birthplace is Hyderabad and he migrated to Mumbai when he was three years old.
Furthermore, in their formative years, both Rajeev and Eijaz were not particularly envisaged pursuing a career in acting but we sure are glad that they both did!
Talking about their acting career, both Eijaz and Rajeev made their debut in an Ekta Kapoor show. While Rajeev started of with a small yet prominent role in Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat and went on to be a national heartthrob as Sujal of Kahiin To Hoga.
Eijaz on the other hand made a smashing debut with Kahiin To Hoga and went on to rule the hearts with his portrayal of Kkavya (and later Soham) in Kkavyanjali. Yes Kahiin To Hoga was the convergence point for both these fine actors where Rajeev played the role of an elder brother of Eijaz.
Both Eijaz and Rajeev have dabbled roles in Television and Movies and continue to do justice to both the mediums. They have also anchored/ hosted shows and were quite a fun to watch even in this avatar. Rajeev recently made a cracker of a debut in the web space with HaqSe and now Eijaz is all set to follow his elder brother by making a big bang debut in the web space.
While we wait for the second installment of Haq Se episodes to make their way to the app, we wish Eijaz all the very best for his web venture and are confident we are in for a treat.
As actors too, Eijaz and Rajeev emote more with their eyes and most of the times fans are seen swooning over the depth of their eyes. Another physical characteristic that is a hot topic of discussion among fans is their million dollar smiles.
Eijaz and Rajeev are intelligent actors who despite being in the industry for such a long time have always given preference to quality content over quantity and that is pretty evident in the choice of serials and movies that they have been a part of.
The last television serial that Rajeev was a part of was on Sony Television show and it was a finite series called Reporters. The last show that even Eijaz did was also on Sony Entertainment channel called Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage and this serial too was not an overstretched melodrama that the regular fares of Indian TV are.
Now we did say they were intelligent but what a lot of people might not know is that they have great observation skills so much so that Sherlock Holmes can be really proud of how nothing really passes without them making a mental note of it.
While we have seen Rajeev make good use of this in his role as a detective in Samrat & Co, Eijaz managed to it show it upfront and mix it with sarcasm as he portrayed Kabir in Laut Aao Trisha.
Being in the showbiz for most actors mean that they are constantly in the limelight and are the talk of the town but these two are an exception in this regards. They like maintaining a low profile and enjoy the quite time to themselves. Reality TV is another thing that does not seem to interest these on screen siblings.
Quiz both of them, if not an actor, then what and we get a common answer and mind you it is no run of the mill answer that one expects.
Eijaz and Rajeev have a soft corner for farming and if they were not an actor they would probably manage an organic farm of their own.
On the personal front, Rajeev Khandelwal has overly enthusiastic pet Beagle – Barfi. Eijaz on the other hand has two cute pet Labradors – Maxx and Raya.
Reading is another passion that both Rajeev and Eijaz share. Another common factor between these two handsome hunks is their love for travel. Not only do they enjoy cruising their way through the world but they are also extremely fond of camping and would not miss a single opportunity to get to a great camp site.
Interesting isn’t it? Can you think of any other two actors who have a similar bend towards life that they can fit in this section? Do send in your suggestions about them via the comments below.