Neil Nitin Mukesh, happy birthday!

The 3G actor turns 31 years old today. Read on to find out what lies in store for this dude – in personal and professional life…

Neil Nitin Mukesh was born on January 15, 1982, to well-known singer Nitin Mukesh. He was named after the famous astronaut Neil Armstrong, by veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Neil set his foot into Bollywood when he was merely six years old, as a child artist in Vijay (1988). His debut as a hero was in Johnny Gaddar that released in 2007. Post that, Neil earned critical acclaim in movies like New York (2009), Jail (2009), Lafangey Parindey (2010) and 7 Khoon Maaf (2011).

But the Mukesh prodigy remained away from the limelight for a brief period post 7 Khoon Maaf. His only movie to release in 2012 was Players, which didn’t do much good to his career. Now with movies like 3G, David, Shortcut Romeo, Ishqeria and Rum Pum Posshh slated to release in 2013, it looks like Neil is gearing up to get back into the limelight with a bang.

What’s more, astrologer Bhavikk Sangghvi predicts that Neil will see more ups than downs in 2013. “His performance in his upcoming release David will win him rave reviews and so will the film, but the box office figures may tell a different story,” the astrologer says. Bhavikk also predicts that while 3G will do really well at the box office, Shortcut Romeo will face a disappointing run at the box office.

But while Neil’s professional life seems to be filled with ‘mixed reactions’, we are told that NNM will find true love before this year ends. Awww! Now we can’t help but wonder about the lady love who will soon walk into Neil’s life. Who could she be? Any clue, readers?

But while you ponder over that one, don’t forget to send in your wishes to Neil Nitin Mukesh, peeps. Happy birthday, Neil!