Vinay Pathak

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Vinay Pathak
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Vinay Pathak Chalo Dilli promotions
Born Vinay Pathak
(1968-07-12) 12 July 1968 (age 47)
Dhanbad, Jharkhand
Occupation Film Actor, Television Presenter, Film Producer, Theatre Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Sonika Sahay (m. 2006)

Vinay Pathak is an Indian actor and a theatre person born on 12 July 1968 and raised in Buxar, Bihar. He is known for his comic timing. He has starred in various critically acclaimed films like "Khosla Ka Ghosla," "Bheja Fry," and Johnny Gaddaar. He has also had major supporting roles in blockbusters like "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi."

Early life[edit]

He was born in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. He did his schooling from Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi. He is an alumnus of 1982 batch. He graduated from Allahabad University and then went to the United States for higher studies.


Vinay attended State University of New York at Stony Brook and acted in many plays. Pathak started off with bit roles before being noticed for his role in the comedy "Khosla Ka Ghosla." Soon after that, his performance in the comedy "Bheja Fry" won him rave reviews. In 1999 he played the important role of Vineet sir (an English teacher) in zeeTV's popular series "Hip Hip Hurrey". He also produced the film "Dasvidaniya," which told the story of a common man bidding farewell before dying. He, along with good friend Ranvir Shorey, anchored the Channel V show OYE.

Along with friend and co-star Ranvir Shorey, he was the host of the successful talk show "Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?," which aired on Star TV.[1] They also co-hosted a the lesser-known show "House Arrest" on Channel V. They hosted a show called "Duniya Goal Hain" on ESPN-STAR (with co-anchors like "Andy Panders") during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He also teamed up with his friends Ranvir, Suresh Menon, and Gaurav Ghera to be a part of a gag-based show Great Indian Laughter Show (the show was aired on Star One). In his later years in television, he hosted "Cricket Crazy" with Ranvir which was telecast on Star Sports in India.

Pathak starred in a minor role as Inspector Gurpal Badash in a made-for-TV movie "Murder Unveiled" (2005) featuring the Sikh community in Canada.

Pathak acted in the critically acclaimed movie Johnny Gaddaar and Aaja Nachle. His work in "Khoya Khoya Chand," made by the acclaimed director Sudhir Mishra, has received accolades. He also performed in the Bollywood hit "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi."

His next film produced by Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) "Raat Gayi Baat Gayi" won the Best Film Award at HBO's New York South Asian International Film Festival, 2009. The movie was released in India in December 2009. Vinay Pathak's movie, "Chalo Dilli" failed at the box office.

Vinay Pathak with Deepak Bhanushali on ONCE MORE STUDIOS location

His film Antardwand directed by Sushil Rajpal won the 2009 National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. Pathak plays a significant role in the movie. He also starred as the English teacher Vinny Sir in the television series Hip Hip Hurray.

His upcoming films include, Jo Dooba So Paar...its love in Bihar, Kaccha Limbu, Mumbai Cutting, Oh God No God, Tyre Puncture Adventures Of Fanta Cola, Utt Pataang and SRK, Gour hari dastaan.

Personal life[edit]

Vinay Pathak is married to Sonika Sahay.[2][3] He has two daughters, one of whom is adopted.



Year Film Role Language Notes
2015 Gour Hari Dastaan Gour Hari Das Hindi
Chidiya Bali Hindi
Badlapur Harman Hindi
2013 Bajatey Raho Mintoo Hasan Hindi
2012 Winds of Change Hardy English
Fatso! Hindi
Maximum Hindi
2011 Pappu Can't Dance Saala Vidyadhar Acharya Hindi
Tere Mere Phere Hindi
Bheja Fry 2 Bharat Bhushan Hindi
Jo Dooba So Paar Hindi
Utt Pataang Hindi
Chalo Dilli Mannu Gupta Hindi
Ek Tho Chance Hindi
2010 Antardwand Madhukar Shahi Hindi
The Film Emotional Atyachar Joe
My Name is Khan Jitesh Hindi
2009 Raat Gayi Baat Gayi Amit Hindi
Quick Gun Murugun Chitragupta Hindi
Straight Mr. Peenu Patel Hindi
2008 Oh, My God Rajendra Dubey Hindi
Dasvidaniya Amar Kaul Hindi Actor & Director
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Balwinder "Bobby" Khosla Hindi
Via Darjeeling Inspector Robin Dutt Hindi
Mithya Ram Bhai Hindi
Manorama Six Feet Under Sub-Inspector Brij Mohan Hindi
2007 Johnny Gaddaar' Prakash Hindi
Aaja Nachle Mr. Chojar Hindi
Bheja Fry Bharat Bhushan Hindi
Say Salaam India Mr. Chopra Hindi
2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla Asif Iqbal Hindi
Mixed Doubles Vinay Hindi
2005 Murder Unveiled Inspector Gurpal Badas
2003 Jism DCP Siddharth Hindi
2000 Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Monty Hindi
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Tarun Hindi
1998 Fire Guide At Taj Mahal
Bombay Boys Chaiwalla Hindi Director


Year Film
2008 Dasvidaniya

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Film title Original Voice Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes


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