Vinay Pathak

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Vinay Pathak
Vinay Pathak Audio release of 'Maximum' 04 (cropped).jpg
Born (1968-07-12) 12 July 1968 (age 53)
Occupationactor, television presenter, film producer, theatre actor
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
Sonika Sahay
(m. 2006)
Children2

Vinay Pathak (born 12 July 1968) is an Indian theater and film actor. He has starred in many films including Khosla Ka Ghosla, Bheja Fry, Island City and Johnny Gaddaar and had a supporting role movies like Jism and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pathak was born in Bhojpur district, Bihar, India. He attended the boarding school Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi until 1982. After graduating from Allahabad University he moved to United States for higher studies.[2] Perhaps chief among his mentors in his BFA program Stony Brook University was Farley Richmond, who also urged him to return to India and Hindi theater and film in 1995.[3]

Career[edit]

While studying at State University of New York at Stony Brook Pathak had many acting roles, notably in the comedies Khosla Ka Ghosla and Bheja Fry.[4] In 1999, he played the role of Vinny in the television series Hip Hip Hurray. He also produced the film Dasvidaniya, which told the story of a common man bidding farewell before dying.[5]

Along with good friend Ranvir Shorey, he anchored the show OYE. Together they hosted the talk show Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?.,[6] as well as House Arrest, Duniya Goal Hain and Cricket Crazy. He also teamed up with his friends Ranvir, Suresh Menon, and Gaurav Gera to be a part of a gag-based show The Great Indian Comedy Show.

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 movies Johnny Gaddaar, Aaja Nachle , Khoya Khoya Chand and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

His next film produced by Pritish Nandy Communications Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, was released in India in December 2009.

Vinay Pathak with Deepak Bhanushali on ONCE MORE STUDIOS location

His was in the film Antardwand.

Personal life[edit]

Vinay Pathak is married to Sonika Sahay.[7] The couple have two daughters Vasudha and Sharinee.

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1997 Margarita Hindi
1998 House Arrest Host/presenter English
1998-2001 Hip Hip Hurray Vincent "Vinnie" George Hindi
2001 Kahani Poori Filmi Hai Host/presenter Hindi
2002 Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr Professor Hindi
2004-2007 The Great Indian Comedy Show Various characters Hindi
2005 Murder Unveiled Inspector Gurpal Badas English Canadian television film
2007 Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun? Host/presenter Hindi
2010 Kaam Ka Plot Inspector Hindi Television film[8]
2013 CID Mintoo Hasan Hindi Bajatey Raho Special episode
2013-2014 Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai Host/presenter[9] Hindi
2019 Made in Heaven Ramesh Gupta Hindi
2020 Special OPS Abbas Sheikh Hindi
2020 A Suitable Boy L.N. Agarwal Hindi BBC One & Netflix

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Director Language Notes
1996 Fire Guide At Taj Mahal Deepa Mehta Hindi/English Indo-Canadian co-production
1998 Bombay Boys Chaiwalla Kaizad Gustad English
1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Tarun Sanjay Leela Bhansali Hindi
2000 Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Monty Raj Kanwar
2003 Jism DCP Siddharth Amit Saxena
2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla Asif Iqbal Dibakar Banerjee
Mixed Doubles Vinay Rajat Kapoor
2007 Johnny Gaddaar Prakash Sriram Raghavan
Aaja Nachle Mr. Chojar Anil Mehta
Bheja Fry Bharat Bhushan Sagar Ballary Won-Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role

Nominated-IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role

Say Salaam India Mr. Chopra Subhash Kapoor
2008 Oh, My God Rajendra Dubey Sourabh Shrivastava
Dasvidaniya Amar Kaul Shashant Shah Also Producer
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Balwinder "Bobby" Khosla Aditya Chopra Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

Nominated-IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor

Via Darjeeling Inspector Robin Dutt Arindam Nandy
Mithya Ram Bhai Rajat Kapoor
Manorama Six Feet Under Sub-Inspector Brij Mohan Navdeep Singh
2009 Raat Gayi Baat Gayi Amit Saurabh Shukla
Quick Gun Murugun Chitragupta Shashanka Ghosh English
Straight Mr. Peenu Patel Parvati Balagopalan Hindi
2010 Antardwand Madhukar Shahi Sushil Rajpal
The Film Emotional Atyachar Joe Akshay Shere
My Name is Khan Jitesh Karan Johar
2011 Pappu Can't Dance Saala Vidyadhar Acharya Saurabh Shukla
Tere Mere Phere Jai Dhumal Deepa Sahi
Bheja Fry 2 Bharat Bhushan Sagar Ballary
Jo Dooba So Paar Havaldar Tokan Praveen Kumar
Utt Pataang Ram Sharma / Lucky Sardana Srikanth V. Velagaleti
Chalo Dilli Mannu Gupta Shashant Shah
Ek Tho Chance Saeed Akhtar Mirza Special appearance
2012 Midnight's Children Hardy Deepa Mehta English Canadian-British film
Fatso! Rajat Kapoor Hindi
Maximum Tiwari Kabeer Kaushik
2013 Bajatey Raho Mintoo Hasan Shashant Shah
2015 Gour Hari Dastaan Gour Hari Das Anant Mahadevan
Kaagaz Ke Fools Purshottam Tripathi Anil Kumar Chaudhary
Island City Ruchika Oberoi
Chidiya Bali Mehran Amrohi
Badlapur Harman Sriram Raghavan
2016 Motu Patlu: King Of Kings Guddu Ghalib Suhas D. Kadav Voice role Animated film
2017 Dark Brew Anil Vadera Akash Goila
Hanuman Da' Damdaar Popat Sharma Ruchi Narain Voice role Animated film
2018 Khajoor Pe Atke Ravinder Harsh Chhaya
Toba Tek Singh Saadat Hasan Manto Ketan Mehta Released on ZEE5[10]
2019 Chintu Ka Birthday Madan Tiwary Devanshu Kumar

Satyanshu Singh

Released on ZEE5[11]
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Seema Pahwa [12]
Chappad Phaad Ke Sharad Atmaram Gupchup Sameer Hemant Joshi
Axone Landlord Nicholas Kharkongor
Mitin Mashi Arindam Sil Bengali
Dhuusar (Grey) Supt. Avinash Gautam Snehashish Mondal

Soumi Saha

Bengali, Hindi
The Tashkent Files Mukhtar Vivek Agnihotri Hindi
Luka Chuppi Trivedi Ji Laxman Utekar
2021 Blind dagger TBA Shome Makhija Filming[13]

Producer[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2008 Dasvidaniya Shashant Shah

Web series[edit]

Year Title Platform Note
2019 Yours Truly ZEE5 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My popular image restricts filmmakers, not me: Vinay Pathak". The Indian Express. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 5 October 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "I could have been a teacher". Hindustan Times. 17 January 2012. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  3. ^ Chinki Sinha, "Business school to drama school: Vinay Pathak opens up about his new projects", India Today (17 Aug. 2018): https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/what-s-hot/story/business-school-to-drama-school-vinay-pathak-opens-up-about-his-new-projects-1316904-2018-08-17
  4. ^ "Vinay Pathak ready to show you the funny in Island City". CatchNews.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Vinay Pathak returns with Dasvidaniya". Hindustan Times. 3 May 2008. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Laugh Riot, an article from indiantelevision.com". Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  7. ^ "Love in the fast lane". www.telegraphindia.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Kaam Ka Plot is appreciated". YouTube. 10 November 2010. Archived from the original on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Vinay Pathak turns TV show host with 'Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai'". News18. 4 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  10. ^ IANS (26 August 2018). "'Toba Tek Singh' fails to capture Manto's madness (Movie Review)". Business Standard India. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  11. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (26 May 2020). "'Chintu ka Birthday' to release on Zee5". Archived from the original on 28 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020 – via www.thehindu.com.
  12. ^ "Seema Pahwa to debut as director with film starring Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen, Manoj Pahwa- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2 August 2018. Archived from the original on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Sonam Kapoor Ahujas Blind starts filming". Outlook India. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  14. ^ "Yours Truly". Retrieved 15 January 2021.

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