Vikas Verma

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Vikas Verma
Vikas Verma attends launch of Club XXX.jpg
Verma at the launch of Club XXX in 2018
Born (1987-09-24) 24 September 1987 (age 34)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Years active2009–present
Notable work
Raabta (2017)
Judwaa 2 (2017)
Mom (2017)
Coolie No. 1 (2020)

Vikas Verma (born 24 September 1987) is an Indian actor and model in Bollywood. His notable works include Raabta (2017), Mom (2017 film), Judwaa 2 (2017) and Coolie No. 1 (2020).[1][2] Verma began his career as a model where he won the title of India's Fashion Star 2009,[3][4] Zoom TV and has walked for leading fashion designers at various fashion weeks. He made his acting debut with a negative role in the romance adventure film Yaariyan.[5] He went on to star in the romantic-comedy film Shaandaar[6] where he played the role of Robin Fundwani. Before his debut in Bollywood he was seen in TV serial Jhansi Ki Rani where he played the negative role as "Marshall and Captain Robert Hamilton". For this role he has won the nomination for "Best Male Negative Lead" at the Indian Telly Awards.

Career[edit]

Vikas started his career as a Model in 2009 where he won the title of India's Fashion Star 2009, Zoom TV. He has walked for almost every top-notch designers in the industry at various fashion weeks. He made his acting debut in 2009 with the TV Serial Jhansi Ki Rani where he played the negative role as "Marshall and Captain Robert Hamilton". For this role he has won the nomination for "Best Male Negative Lead" at the Indian Telly Awards. In 2013, he was seen in promotional video song "Pyaar ki Pungi" of Agent Vinod with Saif Ali Khan. In 2014 Vikas made his big-screen debut in the romance adventure film Yaariyan[7] directed by Divya Khosla Kumar, playing the character of Mike.[8] In the same year, he was seen in the Punjabi movie Kirpaan: The Sword of Honour as a negative lead where he plays the role of a British cop.[9]

In 2015, Vikas appeared in the romantic comedy film Shaandaar, directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, as one of the lead character. He played the role of Robin Fundwani.[10][11] After Shaandaar he appeared in a music video of Nooran Sisters titled 'Mai Yaar Da Deewana' which was loved by audiences all over India.[12] Vikas did a special guest appearance in the film Raabta where he played the role of Kriti Sanon's ex-boyfriend Maanav.[13][14] Vikas was seen in film Mom sharing the screen space with legendary actors like Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Judwaa 2 alongside Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu[15][16][17][18][19]

TV advertisement[edit]

Vikas has done commercials for various brands like Rupa Hunk, Quickr, Set Wet Deo,[1] Kit Kat and many more. He was also the face for brands like Bare Denim, Adams, Mc Dowel Diet Whiskey, JW Marriot Arola and much more.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Yaariyan Mike
2014 Kirpaan: The Sword of Honour British Boy
2015 Shaandaar Robin Fundwani
2017 Mom Charles Diwan
2017 Judwaa 2 Rocky
2017 Raabta Maanav(Saira's ex)
2018 Kaamyaab Rahul Chopra
2019 Main Zaroor Aaunga Peter
2020 Coolie No. 1 Mahesh Anand Pratap Singh
2020 Virgin Bhanupriya Irfan Released on ZEE5 [20]
TBA Yaaron Ki Baraat TBA

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Jhansi Ki Rani Marshall/Captain Robert Hamilton
2011 Chandragupta Maurya (2011 TV series) Macedonian Soldier Leonidas
2010 Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein Ralph
2017 Tenali Rama Marquis Da Pompadours
Porus Seleucus I Nicator
2018 Chandragupta Maurya (2018 TV series) Seleucus I Nicator
2019 Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi - Kahani Mata Rani Ki Moor Asur

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Gandi Baat Kishan Sandhu (1 Episode- Gudiya Rani)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I can be lot more than just a villain: Vikas Verma". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "For Vikas Verma, "Shaandaar" will be always special - DesiJAM". DesiJAM.
  3. ^ "Indiablooms News".
  4. ^ "Indian Television Dot Com - Vikas Verma & Dimple Patel crowned winners of 'India ka Fashion Star'". Indian Television Dot Com. 14 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Loved ice cream at India Gate: Vikas Verma". The Times of India.
  6. ^ admin (21 October 2015). "Rendezvous with the "Hot" Shaandaar Dulha - "Vikas Verma" on 22nd October - NRInews24x7". NRInews24x7.
  7. ^ ""I can be lot more than just a villain, Try Me": Vikas Verma".
  8. ^ "There is a funny side to this bad boy!". Deccan Herald. 20 January 2014.
  9. ^ newshourindia. "Was always keen to play negative roles, says Vikas Verma". News Hour India —Breaking News, Latest World Headlines, Live.
  10. ^ Absolute India News. "Absolute India".
  11. ^ "A 'Shaandaar role for Vikas Verma". The Hans India. 8 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Vikas Verma of "Shaandaar" fame steals our hearts in 'Nooran Sisters' all-new single- Yaar Da Deewana". 31 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Vikas Verma bonds with Arbaaz Khan! – Bollywood Hub News". 20 January 2017. Archived from the original on 20 January 2017.
  14. ^ "RAABTA". 9 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Mom: Sridevi-starrer moved from Delhi to Bangkok". Mumbai Mirror.
  16. ^ "Sajal, Adnan all set for Indian movie 'Mom'". 22 January 2017.
  17. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (3 June 2017). "Trailer launch of 'Mom' | Parties & Events - Bollywood Hungama".
  18. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (27 February 2017). "Sridevi and team move shoot of Mom to Bangkok : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama".
  19. ^ "It's Bangkok, not Delhi for Sridevi and Pakistani co-stars - Times of India". The Times of India.
  20. ^ "Will 'Virgin' Bhanupriya break her virginity vow? Watch ZEE5's latest flick to find out!". Hindustan Times. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2021.