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24 July 1989
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Born to a Punjabi father and a Tamil mother, Vivek attended Mayo college in Ajmer. At an actors' workshop in London he was spotted by the director of New York University who took Vivek off to New York, where he completed his Masters Degree in film acting. Vivek also worked as a script writer in India.
Vivek Oberoi made his debut with Ram Gopal Varma's film Company. He received Filmfare Awards for Best Debut as well as Best Supporting Actor. He then starred in the action films, Road and Dum. In Dum, he played the role of a man trying to become a part of Indian police but faces many troubles with a police inspector.
Next, he starred in Saathiya (2002) directed by Shaad Ali. The film was a big hit at the box office and earned him a Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category. He starred in a comedy Masti (2004). In 2004, he also starred in Yuva in which his performance was well received by fans and critics. In 2005 he acted the title character in the film Kisna: The Warrior Poet.
In 2006, he appeared in Omkara, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play Othello. He played the character of Kesu, based on the character Michael Cassio in the original play. After seeing Oberoi's performance, Gulzar congratulated him.
In 2008, Oberoi starred in Mission Istanbul, which was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Ekta Kapoor. He performed to the song Apun Ke Saath, produced for the film by Vikas Kohli, at the 2008 International Indian Film Academy Awards.
In 2009 he co-starred in Kurbaan in which his performance was appreciated.
In 2010, he appeared in Prince, which received a good response from the crowd. In the same year, he appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's Rakht Charitra. Here he played the role of a south India politician Paritala Ravi.
Oberoi is slated to play the lead role in the film, Bloody Paki, that will be directed by Shaad Ali and Shiva and produced by Mani Ratnam. Vivek Oberoi signed a new film 'Gyarah Challis Ki Last Metro'. Vivek produced a film named "Watch Indian Circus" in 2011. The film got featured in 16th Busan Film festival which had thousands of people as the audience, in the age group of 16–40 years who voted the Film as the Best and made it win the Audience Choice Award for Best Film from 3000 films worldwide and amongst 380 films screened.In 16 years of the History of Busan, this is the First Indian Film to win this acclaimed and prestigious award. The Film has already received rave reviews from International Critics and reporters from Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Screen International.
Vivek Oberoi previously got engaged to Gurpreet Gill in 2002. However, the couple broke up after sometime. He was also linked to Aishwarya Rai for some time, before they broke up. On 29 October 2010, Oberoi married Priyanka Alva, daughter of Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva, in Bangalore.
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