Hooda was born in the village of Jassia in Rohtak district of Haryana.His mother, Asha Hooda, is a social worker and his father, Dr. Ranbir Hooda, is a surgeon by profession. When he was eight years old, he went to a boarding school MNSS in Rai, Sonepat, Haryana.He then went to Delhi Public School, R K Puram, New Delhi. He got a Bachelors in Marketing and a Masters in Business Management and Human Resource Management from Melbourne, Australia. When he was in Australia he peeled onions in a Chinese restaurant, worked in a car-wash, waitered-tables, and drove taxis for two years.In 2000 he returned to India and got a job in the marketing department of an airline and was acting in stage theatres.
He made his film debut in Monsoon Wedding (2001) where he plays NRI (Non Resident Indian). He got the role in Monsoon Wedding primarily because of his Australian accent rather then his acting skills or good looks. However even after a powerful performance in Monsoon Wedding he had to wait for 4 years to get a second project. He finally got lucky and Ramgopal Verma cast him as lead in a gangster flick “D” (2005). “D” was a turning point in his career and he suddenly became a household name across the country. The “D” which supposedly portrays Dawood Ibrahim’s real life gave Randeep Hooda a grand entry into tinsel town.
In 2011, he impressed critics by giving a stellar performance in film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. In 2012, He played the role of ACP Pratap In “JANNAT 2″ and is getting positive reviews from the Bollywood.The movie is Initially hit with a Huge success.His Role of ACP is very Impressive in the movie.