Originally named as Alexander Leonard O’Neill, Alexx O’Nell is an American musician and actor, who is based in India. He has worked in several movies, as well as, television programs in Indian and English languages. Some of the most successful movies in which Alexx has worked include Cheeni Kum, Main Aur Charles, Madrasappattinam, Ek Je Chhilo Raja, and Joker to name a few. Although he started his acting career with regional and community theaters in the United States, he later shifted to India to work as an actor in this country.
Alexx was born on the 26th of July, 1980 in Connecticut. His father was an Irish-American and his mother was a Dutch. Alexx has a sister who got married in the month of September, 2007.
Alexx started working at different jobs from a very young age. He used to change his career very frequently throughout his adult life. He mostly used to work as a model and in counselling marketing. One of the marketing firms for which Alexx used to work, Lester Inc. was the first firm to send him abroad and also introduce him to India. This was possible with the help of the partner company Enlink Infotech in the year 2003.
As far as acting is concerned, Alexx started off by acting in theaters. Later he became a print/fashion model for various brands such as Lenovo and Hyundai. His onscreen journey started with acting in various advertisements. Some of his most notable campaigns included Panasonic Air Conditioners, Roma Switches, Esys Computers, and Moulin Glaciere perfumes.
Going back to his days in the United States, Alexx used to perform on his guitar and also as a lead vocalist till the year 2005. He also appeared on guitar and lead vocals with the popular Indian songwriter and singer Shibani Kashyap at the Hard Rock Café in the city of Mumbai, India. Alexx also made an appearance in one of Shibani’s music videos Alvida.
The journey of Alexx’s movie career started off with the English comedy Loins of Punjab Presents in the year 2007. Although his role in the movie was small, it was still a memorable one. He played the role of a flabbergasted hotel manager in New Jersey in the middle of a chaotic competition quite similar to something like the Indian American-idol competition. He was also paired with Amitabh Bachchan in the movie Cheeni Kum. Alexx played the role of a waiter who had to take the major part of Amitabh’s ire.
Alexx has worked in several other movies in India during his acting career. These include Gangster, Chittagong, Joker, Yeti Obhijaan, Main Aur Charles, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Ek Je Chhilo Raja, and Banarasi Jasoos amongst many more. These movies are in different languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, and Malayalam.
He has also appeared in several television programs and reality shows on Indian television. These include Nach Baliye, Ghar Ghar Mein, Star Vivaah, Jhansi Ki Rani, Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein, and Bose: Dead or Alive.