Vikrant Massey

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Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey at the premiere of film Chhapaak in 2020.jpg
Massey at the premiere of Chhapaak in 2020
Born
Alma materR. D. National College, Mumbai
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
Spouse
Sheetal Thakur
(m. 2022)
[1]

Vikrant Massey is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi television, Hindi films and web series.[2][3] He made his acting debut with the role of Aamir Hassan in Dhoom Machaao Dhoom[4] and became a household name with his roles of Dharam in Dharam Veer, Murli Laal in Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo and Ayaan Ahmed Khan in Qubool Hai.[5][6]

After his huge success on Hindi television, Massey made his film debut with Lootera (2013) and appear in supporting parts in films including Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) and Half Girlfriend (2017).[7] He earned critical acclaim for his lead portrayals in A Death in the Gunj (2017) and Chhapaak (2020).[8][9][10] In the meantime he also gained great appreciation with his starring roles in the popular web series Mirzapur (2018) and Broken But Beautiful (2018–2019).[11][12]

Vikrant went onto appear in acclaimed film projects such as the romantic comedy Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare (2020)[13][14] and the mystery thriller Haseen Dillruba (2021).[15] [16]

Early life[edit]

Vikrant Massey was born to his parents Jolly and Meena. Belonging to a middle class family, he was born and raised by his parents in Nagbhid, a small town in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.[17] He was raised a Roman Catholic and he has one older brother Mohsin. His paternal family follows Christianity and maternal family follows Sikhism.[18][19]

Massey's educational background consists of attending St. Anthony’s High School in Versova with further studies being completed from R. D. National College of Arts & Science in Bandra, Mumbai.[20] Being a well-trained dancer, he forayed onto stage with small-time dancing and theatre performances at the age of 7. With support and guidance from his teachers and school principal, he took up performing arts as a career choice at quite a young age. During his leisure period, he enjoys traveling, playing cricket and video games.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Massey and Sheetal Thakur began dating in 2015, before they together starred in the web series Broken But Beautiful. They got engaged in November 2019. They registered their marriage on 14 February 2022 in an intimate ceremony at their Versova home. On 18 February 2022, they got married in a traditional Hindu Marriage Ceremony.[21]

Career[edit]

Massey in 2015

Massey is also a trained modern contemporary or modern jazz dancer and has worked with Shiamak Davar,[22] and was a choreographer on his show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.[citation needed]

He played the role of Shyam Madan Singh in the television show Balika Vadhu on Colors TV which also starred Vibha Anand and was a success. He later played the lead role in Nikhil Sinha and Rakesh Paswan's Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo on NDTV Imagine as Murli, husband of Bharti.[23] He has also acted in Disney Channel India's Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, Star Plus's Kahaan Hoon Main which did not go on air[24] and the role of Dharam in NDTV Imagine's Dharam Veer.

Vikrant portrayed Ayaan Ahmed Khan, one of the lead roles in Zee TV's series Qubool Hai after replacing Rishabh Sinha.[5]

Massey made his Bollywood debut in Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera (2013), along with Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha.[25][26] His first lead role was in Konkana Sen Sharma 's debut directorial venture A Death in the Gunj. The film as well as his performance won critical acclaim. Rajeev Masand described his performance as heartfelt one.[27] For this performance he received a nomination for Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.[28]

He has been a part of various television commercials such as Zatak Deo, Cadbury, FINOLEX LED, Nescafe, Khazana Jewels, Samsung Galaxy, Cornetto and Idea 4G.

Massey has also worked in various web series that include Mirzapur, Broken But Beautiful,[29][30] Criminal Justice directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia[31] and Made In Heaven a webseries on two wedding planners in Delhi running an agency named Made in Heaven.[32] Vikrant Massey was paired with Shweta Tripathi in science fiction film called Cargo written and directed by Arati Kadav. Cargo premiered at the 2019 MAMI Film Festival under the spotlight section[33][34] and on Netflix on 9 September 2020.[35]

In 2020, he was seen opposite Deepika Padukone in Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak.[36] He appeared opposite Yami Gautam in Ginny Weds Sunny, directed by debutant Puneet Khanna, produced by Vinod Bachchan[37] and released on Netflix.[38]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Lootera Dev Sharma [39]
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Rana Khanna [40]
2017 A Death In The Gunj Shyamal Chatterjee [41]
Half Girlfriend Shailesh Pandey [42]
Lipstick Under My Burkha Arshad Sumbli [43]
2020 Chhapaak Amol Gupta [44]
Cargo Prahastha Tawde [45]
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Pradeep Kushwaha [46]
Ginny Weds Sunny Sunny Sethi [47]
2021 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Rahul Joshi [48]
Switchh Samar Kapoor [49]
Haseen Dillruba Rishabh Saxena [50]
14 Phere Sanjaylal Singh [51]
2022 Love Hostel Ahmed Shaukeen [52]
Forensic Johnny Khanna [53]
Yaar Jigri dagger TBA Completed [54]
Mumbaikar dagger Zorawar Completed [55]
Gaslightdagger TBA Filming [56]
Sector 36dagger TBA Filming [57]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Aamir Hassan
2008 Dharam Veer Dharam
2009–2010 Balika Vadhu Shyam Singh Recurring role
2010–2011 Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo Murli Laal
2011 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Himself Episodes 7-8
2012 Gumrah Shobhit
2012–2013 V The Serial Himself Host
2013 Qubool Hai Ayaan Ahmed Khan
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Himself Host
2014 Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai Rajeshwar

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Rise Shreyas [58]
2018 Mirzapur Vinay "Bablu" Pandit Season 1
2018–2019 Broken But Beautiful Veer Goenka
2019 Made In Heaven Nawab Khan Episode: "The Great Escape"
Criminal Justice Aditya Sharma [59]
2021 Broken But Beautiful 3 Veer Goenka Guest appearance

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Un Hazaaron Ke Naam Richard Gonzalvis
2014 Best Girlfriend Karan
2015 Local Girlfriend Rachit Rakesh Mohan Ahuja
2016 35MM Producer
2018 Copy Sid Series: "Teen Paheliyan"[60]
2019 Detour Aarav
2020 Gadhedo Goru dhobi

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Face of the Year - Male Dharam Veer Won [61]
Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face - Male Nominated [62]
2018 Filmfare Awards Best Actor (Critics) A Death In The Gunj Nominated [63]
2022 Haseen Dilruba Pending

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