|Occupation||actor, television presenter, film producer, theatre actor|
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Along with good friend Ranvir Shorey, he anchored the show OYE. Together they hosted the talk show Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?., 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.
His next film produced by Pritish Nandy Communications Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, was released in India in December 2009.
His was in the film Antardwand.
Vinay Pathak is married to Sonika Sahay. The couple have two daughters Vasudha and Sharinee.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|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|
|2013||CID||Mintoo Hasan||Hindi||Bajatey Raho Special episode|
|2013-2014||Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai||Host/presenter||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2019||Chintu Ka Birthday||Madan Tiwary||Devanshu Kumar
|Released on ZEE5|
|Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi||Seema Pahwa|||
|Chappad Phaad Ke||Sharad Atmaram Gupchup||Sameer Hemant Joshi|
|Mitin Mashi||Arindam Sil||Bengali|
|Dhuusar (Grey)||Supt. Avinash Gautam||Snehashish Mondal
|The Tashkent Files||Mukhtar||Vivek Agnihotri||Hindi|
|Luka Chuppi||Trivedi Ji||Laxman Utekar|
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