Vinay Pathak Chalo Dilli promotions
12 July 1968
Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
|Occupation||Film Actor, Television Presenter, Film Producer, Theatre Actor|
|Spouse(s)||Sonika Sahay (m. 2006)|
Vinay Pathak is an Indian actor and a theatre person born on 12 July 1968 and raised in Bhojpur, Bihar. He is known for his comic timing. He has starred in various critically acclaimed films like "Khosla Ka Ghosla," "Bheja Fry," and Johnny Gaddaar. He has also had major supporting roles in blockbusters like "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi."
He was born in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. He did his schooling from Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi. He is an alumnus of 1982 batch. He graduated from Allahabad University and then went to the United States for higher studies.
Vinay attended State University of New York at Stony Brook and acted in many plays. Pathak started off with bit roles before being noticed for his role in the comedy "Khosla Ka Ghosla." Soon after that, his performance in the comedy "Bheja Fry" won him rave reviews. In 1999 he played the important role of Vineet sir (an English teacher) in zeeTV's popular series "Hip Hip Hurrey". He also produced the film "Dasvidaniya," which told the story of a common man bidding farewell before dying. He, along with good friend Ranvir Shorey, anchored the Channel V show OYE.
Along with friend and co-star Ranvir Shorey, he was the host of the successful talk show "Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?," which aired on Star TV. They also co-hosted a the lesser-known show "House Arrest" on Channel V. They hosted a show called "Duniya Goal Hain" on ESPN-STAR (with co-anchors like "Andy Panders") during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He also teamed up with his friends Ranvir, Suresh Menon, and Gaurav Ghera to be a part of a gag-based show Great Indian Laughter Show (the show was aired on Star One). In his later years in television, he hosted "Cricket Crazy" with Ranvir which was telecast on Star Sports in India.
Pathak starred in a minor role as Inspector Gurpal Badash in a made-for-TV movie "Murder Unveiled" (2005) featuring the Sikh community in Canada.
Pathak acted in the critically acclaimed movie Johnny Gaddaar and Aaja Nachle. His work in "Khoya Khoya Chand," made by the acclaimed director Sudhir Mishra, has received accolades. He also performed in the Bollywood hit "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi."
His next film produced by Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) "Raat Gayi Baat Gayi" won the Best Film Award at HBO's New York South Asian International Film Festival, 2009. The movie was released in India in December 2009. Vinay Pathak's movie, "Chalo Dilli" failed at the box office.
His film Antardwand directed by Sushil Rajpal won the 2009 National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. Pathak plays a significant role in the movie. He also starred as the English teacher Vinny Sir in the television series Hip Hip Hurray.
His upcoming films include, Jo Dooba So Paar...its love in Bihar, Kaccha Limbu, Mumbai Cutting, Oh God No God, Tyre Puncture Adventures Of Fanta Cola, Utt Pataang and SRK, Gour hari dastaan.
Vinay Pathak is married to Sonika Sahay. He has two daughters, one of whom is adopted. His cousin is Shyam Pathak who plays the role of Patrakar Popatlal in a very popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
|2013||Bajatey Raho||Mintoo Hasan||Hindi|
|2012||Winds of Change||Hardy||English|
|2011||Pappu Can't Dance Saala||Vidyadhar Acharya||Hindi|
|Tere Mere Phere||Hindi|
|Bheja Fry 2||Bharat Bhushan||Hindi|
|Jo Dooba So Paar||Hindi|
|Chalo Dilli||Mannu Gupta||Hindi|
|Ek Tho Chance||Hindi|
|The Film Emotional Atyachar||Joe|
|My Name is Khan||Jitesh||Hindi|
|2009||Raat Gayi Baat Gayi||Amit||Hindi|
|Quick Gun Murugun||Chitragupta||Hindi|
|Straight||Mr. Peenu Patel||Hindi|
|2008||Oh, My God||Rajendra Dubey||Hindi|
|Dasvidaniya||Amar Kaul||Hindi||Actor & Director|
|Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||Balwinder "Bobby" Khosla||Hindi|
|Via Darjeeling||Inspector Robin Dutt||Hindi|
|Manorama Six Feet Under||Sub-Inspector Brij Mohan||Hindi|
|Aaja Nachle||Mr. Chojar||Hindi|
|Bheja Fry||Bharat Bhushan||Hindi|
|Say Salaam India||Mr. Chopra||Hindi|
|2006||Khosla Ka Ghosla||Asif Iqbal||Hindi|
|2005||Murder Unveiled||Inspector Gurpal Badas|
|2000||Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega||Monty||Hindi|
|1999||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Tarun||Hindi|
|1998||Fire||Guide At Taj Mahal|
Awards and nominations
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