Vikrant Massey

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Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey in 2015.jpg
Born (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 32)
ResidenceMaharashtra, India
Other namessonu
Years active2004—Present

Vikrant Massey is an Indian film and television actor. He made his debut on television with Kahaan Hoo Main in 2004. He then had roles in series such as Dharam Veer, Balika Vadhu, Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo, and Qubool Hai. His debut film role was a brief appearance in Lootera, followed by Dil Dhadakne Do. He played the protagonist in 2017's critically acclaimed film A Death In The Gunj directed by Konkona Sen Sharma which also earned him a Filmfare Awards nomination in the category of Best Actor – Critics.[1] The actor has main roles in the web-series Mirzapur (2018) and Criminal Justice (2019).

Early life[edit]

Vikrant Massey was born on 3 April 1987, to Jolly and Meena Massey. Belonging to a middle class family background, he was born and brought up in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[2] He has one elder brother named Mohsin Massey. He was born in a Roman Catholic family. His paternal side of the family follow Christianity.[3]

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. 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.[4]


Massey is also a trained ballet dancer and has worked with Shiamak Davar,[5] and acted as 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. He starred in Balika Vadhu with his co-star Vibha Anand which was a success. He later played the lead role in Nikhil Sinha & Rakesh Paswan's Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo on NDTV Imagine as Murli, husband of Bharti.[6] He has also acted in Disney Channel India's Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, Star Plus's Kahaan Hoon Main 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.[7]

Massey made his Bollywood debut in Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera (2013), along with Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha.[8][9] The young actor will be now seen opposite Deepika Padukone in Meghna Gulzar's next Chhapaak.[10]

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 (TV series) & Broken But Beautiful.[11][12]



Year Film Role Notes
2013 Lootera Devdas Mukherjee
2014 Switchh Sam
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Rana Khanna
2017 A Death In The Gunj Shyamal "Shutu" Chatterjee Winner, Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival for Best Actor
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics)
Half Girlfriend Shailesh Pandey
Lipstick Under My Burkha Arshad
2019 Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare TBA [13]
Mental Hai Kya TBA
Yaar Jigri TBA [14]
Cargo TBA [15]
2020 Chhapaak Laxmi Agarwal's Partner [16]


Year TV show Role Notes
2004 Kahaan Hoon Main One Episode
2007 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Aamir Hassan Actor and Choreographer
2008 Dharam Veer Rajkumar Dharam
2009-2010 Balika Vadhu Shyam Madan Singh
2010-2011 Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo Murli Laal
2012 Gumrah - End Of Innocence Shobit Two Episodes
2012-2013 V The Serial Himself
2013 Qubool Hai Ayaan Ahmed Khan
2013 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Himself (Host)
2014 Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai Rajeshwar Two Episodes

Short Films[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Star
2009 Un Hazaaron Ke Naam Richard Gonzalvis
2014 Best Girlfriend Karan Kritika Kamra
2015 Local Girlfriend Rachit Rakesh Mohan Ahuja Swati Semwal
2016 35MM As the Producer
2018 Copy Sid Surveen Chawla, Anupriya Goenka
2019 Detour Sayani Gupta

Web Series[edit]

Year Film Role Co-star(s) Platform
2017 Rise[17] Shrey Shishir Sharma Youtube
2018 Mirzapur Bablu Pandit Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal Amazon Prime Video
Broken But Beautiful Veer Harleen Shethi ALTBalaji
2019 Made in Heaven Nawab Khan Arjun Mathu Amazon Prime Video
Criminal Justice Aditya Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi Hotstar

Awards and nominations[edit]

Television Awards
Year(s) Show Award Category Result Ref.
2008 N/A Indian Telly Awards GR8! Face of the Year - Male Won [18]
2013 Qubool Hai Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Bhai Won
Film Awards
Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 A Death In The Gunj Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival Best Performance by a Male Actor Won
2018 Filmfare Awards Best Actor (Critics) Nominated [19]
News18 Reel Movie Awards Best Actor Nominated [20]


  1. ^ "Vikrant Massey to star opposite Deepika Padukone in film based on Laxmi Agarwal, it's called Chhapaak | Bollywood News". Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ Dec 10, Mumbai Mirror | Updated:; 2018; Ist, 06:00. "Vikrant Massey's journey from a Versova cafe to the arclights". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Christmas: We would drive in a Maruti 800 to the church, says Vikrant Massey". mid-day. 23 December 2018.
  4. ^ Gopi (26 November 2018). "Vikrant Massey Stills From Broken - But Beautiful Promotions". Social News XYZ. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Vikrant Massey, the dancing star!". The Times Of India. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Juhi's the best actress: Vikrant Massey". The Times Of India. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Vikrant Massey tressed for Qubool Hai". The Times Of India. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  8. ^ "I had no qualms in playing second lead: Vikrant". The Times Of India. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Lootera: Did not expect to get noticed, says Vikrant Massey". CNN-IBN. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Vikrant Massey Joins Deepika Padukone, Meghna Gulzar in their Film on Acid-Attack Survivor". News18. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Broken But Beautiful actor Vikrant Massey: Ekta has a magic wand to crack successful love stories". The Indian Express. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Vikrant Massey: Mirzapur is not only about gangsters, action or violence". The Indian Express. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare: Vikrant Massey joins Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar's film". Box Office India. 2 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Vikrant Massey, Sunny Singh start their Yaar Jigri journey". mid-day. 17 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Shweta Tripathi and Vikrant Massey to play Astronauts in 'Cargo' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  16. ^ "'Chhapaak': Vikrant Massey looking forward to working with Deepika Padukone - Times of India". The Times of India.
  17. ^ Cheers! (27 October 2017), Rise | Web Series | S01E01 – The Dream Ride, retrieved 4 November 2017
  18. ^ "GR8! TV Magazine - THE INDIAN TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS, 2008". Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Critics Best Actor in Leading Role Male 2017 Nominees | Filmfare Awards". Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Reel Movie On Screen Awards 2018 | Best Film, Actor, Actress, Director and More". News18. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

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