Arjun Rampal with wife Mehr Jesia during their outing at BKC, Mumbai. Arjun and Mehr tied the knot in 1998. A former beauty queen and supermodel, Jesia was crowned Miss India in 1986 and became a part of the first generation of Indian supermodels like Madhu Sapre, Feroze Gujral, Shyamolie Verma and Anna Bredmeyer. She co-produced the 2006 film I See You, with hubby Arjun, which also featured him in the lead. Pics/Yogen Shah
Mehr Jesia pictured here with husband Arjun Rampal (L) has always shown great interest in sports, and was known to enjoy swimming, badminton, and other sports before she entered modelling
Arjun Rampal, who essayed gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli last year in Daddy, will next be seen in JP Dutta's upcoming war drama Paltan, which also stars Gurmeet Choudhary, Sonal Chauhan, Siddhanth Kapoor, Harshvardhan Rane, Jackie Shroff and others
Arjun Rampal's daughters Mahikaa and Myra. 11-year-old Myra dabbles in art and often paints. Proud father Arjun shared an artowork of her's on Twitter last year and wrote, "My darling Myra has painted this, I am so proud. She is 11. Love it so much that wanted to share"
In March, Arjun Rampal adopted a stray dog and named him Simba. The actor, who has been campaigning for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), told mid-day during an interview, "The decision to adopt Simba was taken by my daughters, Mahikaa and Myra. We recently lost our bulldog, Gangster, and my children have been wanting to adopt a dog ever since. Simba was rescued from an Alibaug beach, where he was stranded"
Arjun Rampal and his daughters Mahikaa and Myra found out about the canine through a veterinarian, after the latter learned of it from another client. "He was rescued by someone who already owns several dogs, and hence couldn't shelter another. When we heard of him, we wanted to bring him home"
Prod the actor on why he chose the quirky name of Simba for the pet, and he says that it was the first to pop in his head when he heard about how the furry stray was spotted. "We were told that he was sitting like a little lion on the rocks, gazing away at the ocean. I was immediately reminded of the lion, Simba [fictional cartoon character from The Lion King]," Arjun Rampal says
Arjun Rampal hopes that his gesture will motivate others to also shelter strays. "It's important for people to adopt strays and give them a home because many people are cruel to animals. Unfortunately, dogs become victims to their violence. Dogs are loving, and only need affection from us." Pictured: Mahikaa and Myra
Arjun Rampal, wife Mehr Jesia, daughters Mahikaa and Myra were spotted during an outing in BKC, Mumbai