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It was 25 years ago when the millennials got the lesson about true friendship, teenage crushes and loyalty in the famous show, Hip Hip Hurray. Accept it, we all wanted to be as smart as Mona, the head girl of her school, or look super hot like the NRI girl, Noonie. It won't be wrong to say that Hip Hip Hurray was an emotion which aired in the rainy season of 1998.
The show instantly became a favourite of that era as it depicted the story of a bunch of high school students studying in 12th grade. The show also dealt with sensitive topics like dating, drugs, careers and exam pressure, which was a little taboo in the '90s era to talk about. The show was a hit, but have you ever wondered where the star cast of the show is now? Let's take a look at where the class of 1998 of DeNobili High School (the school name in the show) is now!
Remember the good-looking sports captain, Ragahv a.k.a. Rushad Rana? Well, the actor, who took every girl's breath away with his looks in the '90s, got married in his 40s. Yes, Rushad Rana got married to the love of his life on January 4, 2023. His wedding pictures brought back memories of Hip Hip Hurray, and he is proof that you can find your better half at any age. Just don't rush!
The rebel girl, Kiran, gave everyone a voice, and Peeya Rai Chowdhary beautifully played her character. The actress tied the knot with a model, Shayan Munshi in 2006. However, in 2010, she parted ways with him. She found love in Tino Sanchez, who is a dancer. They also have a son, whom they have named, Dael. The couple also runs a dance academy, Omaggio.
Remember the chubby spectacle guy, Mehul, that looked a lot like you and me? Well, Mehul's character in the show was played by Mehul Nisar. He rose to fame from Hip Hip Hurray and has been showcasing his talent on many TV serials and web series. In 2022, Mehul Nisar celebrated his eighteenth anniversary with his wife, Sheetal Nisar. The couple is blessed with a son, whom they have named Tanmay.
We cannot forget the entry of NRI girl, Noonie in the show, Hip Hip Hurray. Kishwer Merchant had aced the role of Noonie, and we always wondered how she still looks just like her after even two decades. The gorgeousness got married to her longtime beau, Suyyash Rai. And it was in her forties when she embraced motherhood.
Another famous student of DeNobili High School was 'Prishita' played by Shveta Salve. The actress is living her best life in Goa with her husband, Hermit Sethi. The gorgeousness welcomed a daughter in 2016 and named her Arya.
Vishal Malhotra also rose to fame with his acting stint in Hip Hip Hurray as 'John'. After this, he was seen in many films and serials. However, he is best known for the role he played in the '90s hit serial. Vishal Malhotra tied the knot with Rashi Chopra Malhotra in 2010. The couple embraced parenthood with the arrival of a baby girl.
Purab Kohli had played the role of Mazhar, and he was the smarty of the gang. After his popular stint, Purab made a huge name in the world of VJing. The actor found love in UK-based, Lucy Payton. The couple had surprised everyone by announcing the arrival of his love child, Inaaya in 2016. After two years, Purab got married to Lucy.
Samantha Temayne played the role of Samantha in the hit serial. After winning hearts with her acting stint, she took on some acting projects. However, she changed her field, and currently, she runs a PR company. Samantha got married and lives in Pune with her family.
Sharokh Bharucha, who rose to fame as Cyrus, was hailed as the funny boy of the class. He would make everyone laugh. He has been a part of famous movies like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander and many more. According to reports, the actor had left the filmy industry and is settled in New Zealand where he works as a banker. He lives a happy life with his wife, and son.
Zafar, who played the role of Rafey in the show, has been part of many movies. The actor got married to Ahlam Khan in 2011. The actor is involved in theatre, and he also directs a lot of plays.
You all will agree that this was the coolest gang in the '90s. They have given us friendship goals, when we knew nothing about it. In fact, their real life is proof for every '90s kid that your life might not go as planned, but it is still perfect and you will find your path eventually.