January 24, 1985 |
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Vinay Virmani (born January 24, 1985) is a Canadian actor best known for his performance in Breakaway (dubbed into Hindi as Speedy Singhs), a Canadian hockey based film directed by Robert Lieberman and produced by Akshay Kumar and Paul Gross.
Virmani was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. He is of Indian origin and his mother tongue is Punjabi. He is the son of Ajay Virmani, an Indo-Canadian businessman and Indian film producer. He received his early education from the Second City School in Toronto and graduated from York University. He has also studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.
Virmani's first role was in a 2008 Canadian short film. In 2011 he co-wrote and starred in Breakaway (dubbed into Hindi as "Speedy Singhs"). Vinay then starred in the critically acclaimed Hindi film, David, directed by Bejoy Nambiar. Vinay’s next film was the social comedy Dr. Cabbie, produced by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and co-starring Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar. The film was released in Canada on 19 September 2014 in 55 cinemas. It earned $350,452 on its opening day at the box office and Dr. Cabbie became the second highest-grossing film in Canada. The film earned $702,000 over the weekend. Vinay's next project will be 'The Steps'. with Parenthood star Jason Ritter and James Brolin, the Canadian indie dramedy from director Andrew Currie headed into production in northern Ontario.
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- Virmani's on New York Times
- "Shooting from the lip, Russell Peters style". rediff.com. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Starting Days
- Earlier Life
- Speedy Singhs Cast
- "'Dr. Cabbie' Box Office Collection: Salman's Film Shatters Opening Day Record in Canada", International Business Times, 22 September 2014. Accessed 22 October 2014.