Vijay Raaz

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Vijay Raaz
Vijay Raaz
Vijay Raaz in 2019
Born (1963-06-05) 5 June 1963 (age 57)
Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materP.G.D.A.V. College, University of Delhi
OccupationActor, director
Years active1988–present
Known forMonsoon Wedding, Delhi Belly, Run, Bombay to Goa, Dedh Ishqiya, Kaalakaandi,Gully Boy

Vijay Raaz (born June 5, 1963) is an Indian film actor and Director. His breakthrough came when he played the role of Dubeyji in the movie Monsoon Wedding in 2001.[1] In 2014, he debuted as a director with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Raaz was born in Delhi[3] on 5 June 1963. During his studies at P.G.D.A.V. College, University of Delhi, he was a part of the dramatic society. He decided to focus on film career and moved to Mumbai where he bagged a small but significant role in Ram Gopal Varma's Jungle. Naseeruddin Shah had seen him perform at the NSD and recommended him to Mahesh Mathai for Bhopal Express and to Mira Nair for Monsoon Wedding.[4] After the success of Monsoon Wedding, Raaz received many roles.[5] His first mainstream film cast as the leading actor was Raghu Romeo, a box office success where Raaz depicts the life of a confused lower-class Indian fellow.[6]

Raaz garnered massive recognition for his comedic role in the 2004 film Run. In 2011, he played a ruthless gangster in Delhi Belly. His gruff baritone voice makes Raaz a much sought after Voice-Over artist too. He has lent his voice to various films and ad commercials.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Bhopal Express Badru
2000 Jungle Desu
2000 Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar Raju Bhai
2001 Aks Yeda Yakub
2001 Monsoon Wedding P. K. Dubey Nominated for Best Comedian in Zee Cine Awards
2002 Company Koda Singh
2002 Lal Salaam Ghisu
2002 Shakti - The Power Beeja
2002 Road Mad wayfarer on road
2003 Paanch Anish Ranjan (Nikhil's Father)
2003 Mumbai Matinee Baba Hindustani
2003 Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne Chingar
2003 Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Ganpat (Narrator)
2003 Khel
2003 Mudda - The Issue Lemur
2004 Love in Nepal Tony
2004 Run Ganesh Nominated for Best Performance in a Comic Role in Screen Weekly Awards
2004 Yuva Dablu
2004 Aan: Men at Work Waman
2004 Raghu Romeo Raghu National Award for Best Hindi Film
2004 Prarambh - The Beginning Bholu
2004 Morning Raga Mr. Shastri
2005 Mumbai Xpress Digamber Bavdekar
Tamil film; Cameo appearance
2005 Shabnam Mausi Halima
2005 Dansh
2005 Deewane Huye Paagal Car-renter (Rocky's friend)
2006 Fool and Final Dinky (Munna's friend)
2006 Bombay To Goa Dasa
2007 Dhamaal Dev Kumar "DK" Malik
2007 Anwar Master Pasha
2007 Welcome Fake Director
2008 Hari Puttar Rajesh Kapadia
2008 Manoranjan Subbu
2008 Memsahab - Lost In A Mirage
2008 Tandoori Love
2009 Delhi 6 Inspector Ranvijay
2009 Dekh Bhai Dekh Charan
2009 Barah Aana Yadav
2009 Ek Se Bure Do
2009 Yeh Mera India Noor
2009 Jugaad Murli
2010 No Problem The man trying to die
2010 Ek Aadat Natha Lal / Don
2010 West Is West Tanvir
2011 Bin Bulaye Baraati Chetta Singh
2011 Delhi Belly Somayajulu
2011 Ek Tho Chance
2011 Naam
2011 Gali Gali Chor Hai Chunnu Farista
2012 Department Sawatya
2012 Daal Mein Kuch
2012 Aalaap
2012 Ata Pata Lapata Munshiji
2013 Pocket Gangsters Madhubali
2013 KQ Don Malayalam film
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Jaan Mohammad
2014 Mr Joe B. Carvalho M.K
2014 Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Rehmat Ali
2014 O Teri Bhanwar Singh Kilol
2014 Diltective Raj
2015 Kaaki Sattai Durai Tamil film
2015 Second Hand Husband Inspector Rakesh
2015 Monsoon Mangoes Prem Kumar Malayalam Film
2015 Pocket Gangsters Madhubali
2015 Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat Lallan
2016 Sanam Teri Kasam Mustaqeen
2016 Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Arvind
2016 Dishoom Khabri Chacha (cameo)
2016 Saat Uchakkey Jaggi
2018 Kaalakaandi
2018 Nawabzaade Inspector Khan
2018 Soorma Coach Harry
2018 Lupt Dev
2018 Pataakha Shanti Bhushan Meena
2018 Nawabzaade Inspector Kathor Singh
2018 Stree Shastri
2019 Gully Boy Aftab Sheikh
2019 Photograph Tiwari
2019 Ferrous "The Cleaner"
2019 Setters Nizam
2019 Chopsticks Faiyaz bhai Netflix Film
2019 Waah Zindagi Banna
2019 Made in Heaven (TV series) Jauhari Web series
2019 Dream Girl Inspector Rajpal Kirar
2019 Officer Arjun Singh IPS Batch 2000 Kundan
2019 Kanpuriye Lampat Hotstar Specials Film
2020 Gulabo Sitabo Gyanesh Shukla Released on Prime Video
2020 Lootcase Bala Rathore Hotstar Specials Film
2020 PariWar- pyaar ke aagey war Gangaram Arre Web series[7]
2020 Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari
2020 Gangubai Kathiawadi Film has yet to be released TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Vijay Raaz Archived 13 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "'Kya Dilli Kya Lahore' review: Vijay Raaz's directorial debut isn't perfect, but watchable". News18. 2 May 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. ^ "'Kya Dilli Kya Lahore' is a very emotional film: Vijay Raaz". The Indian Express. 19 September 2012. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  4. ^ "'Naseersaab recommended me for Monsoon Wedding'". Rediff. Archived from the original on 27 August 2003. Retrieved 18 December 2001.
  5. ^ "A commoner in tinsel town". The Hindu. 13 June 2004. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  6. ^ "MAMI awards: Raghu Romeo is best film". Times of India. 28 November 2003. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Upcoming Web Series: जबरदस्त एक्टर्स ने मिलकर बनाया 'परिवार', हॉटस्टार पर होगा कॉमेडी का 'वॉर'". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). 21 September 2020. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.

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