Vijay Raaz

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Vijay Raaz
Vijay Raaz
Raaz at Bin Bulaye Baraati bash in 2011
Born
Vijay Raaz

(1969-07-17) 17 July 1969 (age 49)
Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materP.G.D.A.V. College, University of Delhi
OccupationActor,
Years active1998–present
Known forMonsoon Wedding, Delhi Belly, Run, Journey Bombay to Goa, Dedh Ishqiya, Kaalakaandi

Vijay Raaz is an Indian film actor . 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.

Early life and career[edit]

Raaz was born in Delhi[2] on 17 July 1969. As a student of P.G.D.A.V. College, University of Delhi . he was a part of the dramatic society . He decided to focus on a 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.[3] After the success of Monsoon Wedding, Raaz received many roles.[4] 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.[5]

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 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 Car-renter (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
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
2014 Dedh Ishqiya Jaan Mohammad
2013 Pocket Gangsters Madhubali
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
2018 Nawabzaade Inspector Kathor Singh
2018 Stree Shastri
2019 Gully Boy Aftab Sheikh
2019 Photograph
2019 Ferrous (film) "The Cleaner"
2019 Setters
2019 Waah Zindagi Banna
2019 Made in Heaven (TV series) Jauhari web series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Vijay Raaz Archived 13 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’ is a very emotional film: Vijay Raaz
  3. ^ "'Naseersaab recommended me for Monsoon Wedding'". Rediff. Retrieved 18 December 2001.
  4. ^ "A commoner in tinsel town". The Hindu. 13 June 2004. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. ^ "MAMI awards: Raghu Romeo is best film". Times of India. 28 November 2003.

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