Vineet Kumar

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Vineet Kumar
Vineet with his Camera
Born Vineet Kumar
(1957-02-22) 22 February 1957 (age 57)
Patna, Bihar, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970's–present
Spouse(s) Manoranjan Dhaliwal (1998–present)

Vineet Kumar[1][2][3] is a veteran Indian actor, well known for playing negative, comic and character roles. He has done a number of Hindi, English and Telugu films and Television serials. He is sometimes credited as Vinit Kumar, Binit Kumar or Vineeth Kumar also.

Early life[edit]

Vineet was born in Patna, Bihar. He did his schooling from Patna Collegiate School. He completed his graduation from B.N.College, Patna. He was very active in theatre during his college days in Patna. He went on to join the Indian Peoples' Theatre Association (IPTA), Patna, in 1973. After 14 years of stage work and participating in national politics during the Jayaprakash Narayan Movement, he moved to Delhi to join the National School of Drama where he completed his Masters & Fellowship in Dramatic Arts.

Personal life[edit]

Vineet Kumar currently lives in Mumbai and is married to Manoranjan Dhaliwal who teaches ESL at Princess Noura University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He loves photography and is an amateur photographer as well.


He has appeared in a number of Hindi films. These include Drohkaal, Kachche Dhaage, Aks, Yeh Dil, Soch and Shool. Apart from Bollywood movies he has also worked on Hollywood assignments such as Return to Rajapur with Lynn Collins; Bhopal: Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton. He has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri movies. He was the main villain in original Telugu version of Rowdy RathoreVikramarkudu.

He has worked with veteran directors like Govind Nihalani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prakash Jha and Ram Gopal Verma, among others. Apart from being a well known face on Indian Television, Vineet is well respected by actors and directors of enviable stature.


Hindi films[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2014 Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi Upcoming
2014 Mastaan Filming
2014 Manjunath SP Zaki Ahmad Release Date – 9 May 2014
2013 Club 60[4][5] Sinha Release Date – 6 December 2013
2012 Ata Pata Laapata[6] Hawaldar[7] Release Date – 2 November 2012
2010 City of Gold Mohan
2007 Dhokha
2006 Strings - Bound by faith[8]
2006 Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai
2004 Chot
2004 Shobhayatra
2003 Yeh Dil
2003 Ek Din 24 Ghante[9][10] Mr. Patel
2002 Makdee Vineet Kumar
2002 Soch Bharose
1999 Kachche Dhaage Bhagta
1999 Shool
1999 Thakshak
1999 Godmother
1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
1997 Daud
1996 Sanshodhan
1994 Drohkaal

English films[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2009 Bhopal: Prayer for Rain Choudhury
2006 Return to Rajapur[11] Lal
2006 Strings
1992 Electric Moon

Regional language films (Telugu,Tamil and Kannada)[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2013 Naayak Dassu Telugu
2011 Kandireega Telugu
2011 Velayudham Ulaganthan Tamil
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Pawar Telugu
2010 Zamana Kannada
2006 Vikramarkudu Bavuji Telugu


Year TV series Role Other notes
2012 Chidiya Ghar Sudama Sab TV – Episodes: 216–222
2010 Hum[12][13]
2010 Lapataganj[14][15][16] Kachua Chacha
2003 Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai[17]
2003 Kashmeer
2003 Dhadkan
2003 Kabhie Kabhie
2002 Kagaar
2002 Ramkhelawan C.M. & Family[18] Ramkhelawan C.M.
1995 Swabhimaan
1994 Shikast
Naya Daur[disambiguation needed]
Hum Bhi Hain Tumhare
Sea Hawks
Ab Aayega Mazaa
Ek Din Ki Wardi


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