Arjun Rampal's chiseled good looks made him a natural model, but he eventually shifted to acting. His Bollywood film career started in 2001 with a well-received part in the romantic drama "Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat". Although Rampal's early movies included various unsuccessful productions, he garnered plenty of positive press for his heroic turn in the 2005 action film "Elaan". Soon he branched out into villainous roles in movies such as the thriller "Ek Ajnabee" and the musical "Om Shanti Om". In 2007, Rampal appeared with acting legend Amitabh Bachchan in the English-language drama "The Last Lear", and he later returned to bigger-budget fare with the 2011 sci-fi epic "Ra.One".