Vijay Raaz

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Vijay Raaz
Vijay Raaz
Vijay Raaz
Born Vijay Raaz
5 June 1963
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Known for Monsoon Wedding, Delhi Belly, Run, Dhamaal
Spouse(s) Krishna Raaz

Vijay Raaz (Hindi: विजय राज़) is an Indian film actor. His breakthrough came when he played the role of Dubeyji in the movie Monsoon Wedding and is also famous for his memorable performance in the movie Run in which his Kauwa Biryani act became highly and critically acclaimed. Since then, Raaz has been cast in small, often comedic roles, in many Hindi movies, often depicting the character of a common man.[1][2] He marks his directorial debut with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.

Early life and career[edit]

Vijay was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on 30 November 1963. As a student of Kirori Mal College, he was a part of the dramatic society The Players. He also appeared in plays at the National School of Drama. He decided to focus on a film career and moved to Mumbai where he received a 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.[3] After the success of Monsoon Wedding, Raaz received many roles. 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.[4]

He came into light for his memorable performance in the movie Run. In which his Kauwa Biryani act became highly acclaimed. His performance in the movie got the cult status and was praised by the masses. He also played a major role in the film Delhi Belly, where he played a ruthless gangster. As a villain in the movie he has received much critical applause for his performance.


Raaz was arrested at Abu Dhabi airport in February 2005 for possession of drugs.[5]


List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Bhopal Express Badru
2000 Jungle Desu
2000 Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar Raju Bhai ki barat
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 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 Friend Of Lallan Singh
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
2005 Shabnam Mausi Halima
2005 Dansh
2005 Deewane Huye Paagal Carrenter (Rocky's friend)
2006 Fool and Final Dinky (Munna's friend)
2006 Bombay To Goa Dasa
2007 Dhamaal Dev Kumar Malik
2007 Anwar Master Pasha
2007 Welcome Fake Director
2008 Hari Puttar
2008 Manoranjan Subbu
2008 Memsahab - Lost In A Mirage
2009 Delhi 6 Inspector Ranvijay
2009 Dekh Bhai Dekh Charan
2009 Barah Aana Yadav
2009 Ek Se Bure Do
2009 Yeh Mera India Noor
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 Under Production
2011 Naam
2011 Gali Gali Chor Hai Chunnu Farista
2012 Department Sawatya
2012 Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai ---
2012 Aalaap ---
2012 Ata Pata Lapata Munshiji
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Jaan Mohammad 10 January 2014
2013 Pocket Gangsters Madhubali
2014 Mr Joe B. Carvalho M.K
2014 Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Rehmat Ali
2014 O Teri
2014 Diltective Raj
2015 Kaaki Sattai Durai Tamil film
2015 Second Hand Husband With Gippy Grewal


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  2. ^ Interview with Vijay Raaz
  3. ^ "'Naseersaab recommended me for Monsoon Wedding'". Rediff. Retrieved December 18, 2001. 
  4. ^ "MAMI awards: Raghu Romeo is best film". Times of India. November 28, 2003. 
  5. ^ "Vijay Raaz & Bollywood drug scandals". Sify. 

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