Vinay Rai

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Vinay Rai
Born (1978-02-24) February 24, 1978 (age 36) [1]
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Film actor, model
Years active 2007-present

Vinay Rai (born 24 February 1978) is an Indian film actor, commonly appearing in Tamil films, as well as modelling and catwalking in noted fashion shows.


Vinay was originally a ramp model in Bangalore, but since has now made his debut as an actor in director Jeeva's Unnale Unnale co-starring Sadha and Tanisha Mukherjee.[2] The film became a large success upon release and opened up more acting offers for Vinay Rai.

Since his debut film, he has appeared in a Telugu language film, Vaana, which flopped at the box-office and a critically successful Tamil film, in Jayamkondaan, for which his performance was acclaimed.[3] In 2009, he appeared in Saran's Modhi Vilayadu alongside Kajal Aggarwal which also fared poorly at the box office,[4][5] while two of his films Veelle and Nootruku Nooru [4] were stalled during their production stage. He made a comeback in 2011 with a role in the English film, Dam 999, though the film met with a poor commercial and critical response.[6] His only 2012 release was the Tamil film Mirattal. The film, which also starred Sharmila Mandre opposite him, got an average response.[7]

In 2014, Vinay will be seen in three Tamil films Senthatti Kaalai Sevatha Kaalai with Saran again,[8] Iruvar Ullam and Serndhu Polama.[9]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Unnale Unnale Karthik Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2008 Vaana Abhiram Telugu
2008 Jayamkondaan Arjun Sekhar Tamil
2009 Modhi Vilayadu Udhay Vasudev Tamil
2011 Dam 999 Vinay English
2012 Mirattal Babloo Tamil
2013 Onbadhule Guru Billa Tamil
2013 Endrendrum Punnagai Sri Tamil
2014 Aranmanai Tamil Filming
2014 Iruvar Ullam Karthik Tamil Filming
2014 Aayirathil Iruvar Tamil Filming
2014 Serndhu Polama Tamil Filming


  1. ^ "Personal Details of Actor Vinay Rai". Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vinay going places". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Jayam Kondaan". (Moviebuzz). Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  4. ^ a b SHARADHA SRINIDHI, TNN Mar 9, 2010, 12.00am IST (2010-03-09). "Vinay: I miss Tamil and Telugu cinema - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  5. ^ nikhil raghavan (2009-08-20). "Itsy bitsy: Silent moves". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  6. ^ "For actor Vinay Rai, a part Dam999 was just an experiment - Entertainment - DNA". Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  7. ^ TNN Sep 23, 2012, 05.23PM IST (2012-09-23). "Vinay celebrates birthday on sets - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  8. ^ TNN Feb 24, 2013, 01.20PM IST (2013-02-24). "Vinay’s back with Saran again - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  9. ^ "Vinay, Madhurima to go to New Zealand - The Times of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24. 

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