Vineet Kumar

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Not to be confused with actor Vineet Kumar Singh.
Vineet Kumar
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Vineet with his Camera
Born Vineet Kumar
(1957-02-22) 22 February 1957 (age 59)
Patna, Bihar, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970's–present
Spouse(s) Manoranjan Dhaliwal (1998–present)

Vineet Kumar is an Indian film actor. The veteran actor from National School of Drama, is known for his works in Hindi, English and Telugu language films and Television.[1] He is best known for his works in films such as Masaan, Drohkaal, Kachche Dhaage, Aks, Yeh Dil, Soch and Shool. His Hollywood assignments include, Return to Rajapur with Lynn Collins; Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton. He has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri films. He received critical acclaim for his work in Telugu film Vikramarkudu.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Vineet was born in Patna, Bihar. He did his schooling from Patna Collegiate School. He completed his graduation from B.N.College, Patna. He was very active in theatre during his college days in Patna. He went on to join the Indian Peoples' Theatre Association (IPTA), Patna, in 1973. After 14 years of stage work and participating in national politics during the Jayaprakash Narayan Movement, he moved to Delhi to join the National School of Drama where he completed his Masters & Fellowship in Dramatic Arts.

Personal life[edit]

Vineet Kumar currently lives in Mumbai and is married to Manoranjan Dhaliwal who teaches ESL at Princess Noura University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He loves photography and is an amateur photographer as well. He is younger brother of Bihar Cadre IPS officer Sunit Kumar.

Career[edit]

He has appeared in a number of Hindi films. These include Drohkaal, Kachche Dhaage, Aks, Yeh Dil, Soch and Shool. Apart from Bollywood movies he has also worked on Hollywood assignments such as Return to Rajapur with Lynn Collins; Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton. He has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri movies. He received critical acclaim for his work in Telugu version of Rowdy RathoreVikramarkudu.

He has worked with veteran directors like Govind Nihalani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prakash Jha and Ram Gopal Varma, among others. Apart from being a well known face on Indian Television, Vineet is well respected by actors and directors of enviable stature.

He received positive reviews for his work in Masaan and has been termed 'Brilliant' for his role as a professional cremator.[4][5] Masaan was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival winning two awards.[6][7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Bollywood[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2016 Subah Ke Pehle[9] Short Film
2015 Masaan Dom Raja India Release - 24 July 2015
2014 Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi
2014 Mastaan Filming
2014 Manjunath SP Zaki Ahmad Release Date – 9 May 2014
2013 Club 60[10][11] Sinha Release Date – 6 December 2013
2012 Ata Pata Laapata[12] Hawaldar[13] Release Date – 2 November 2012
2010 City of Gold Mohan
2007 Dhokha
2006 Strings - Bound by faith[14]
2006 Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai
2004 Chot
2004 Shobhayatra
2003 Yeh Dil Mithuwa Yadav
2003 Ek Din 24 Ghante[15][16] Mr. Patel
2002 Makdee Vineet Kumar
2002 Soch Bharose
2001 Aks (film)
1999 Kachche Dhaage Bhagta
1999 Shool
1999 Thakshak
1999 Godmother
1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
1997 Daud
1996 Sanshodhan
1994 Drohkaal

English films[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2015 Fly Away Solo Cannes Release - 19 May 2015
2014 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Choudhury
2006 Return to Rajapur[17] Lal
2006 Strings
1992 Electric Moon

Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Marathi cinema[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2015 Shivam (Telugu film) Telugu
2014 Aagadu Nagaraju Telugu
2013 Naayak Dassu Telugu
2011 Kandireega Telugu
2011 Velayudham Ulaganthan Tamil
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Pawar Telugu
2010 Lalbaug Parel Marathi
2010 Zamana Kannada
2006 Vikramarkudu Bavuji Telugu

Television[edit]

Year TV series Role Other notes
2016 Jaana Na Dil Se Door Kailash Star Plus - May 9, 2016 - Present
2014 - 2015 Maha Kumbh (TV series) Khoye Paye Pandey Life Ok
2012 Chidiya Ghar Sudama Sab TV – Episodes: 216–222
2010 Hum - Ek Chote Gaon Ki Badi Kahani[18][19] DD National
2010 Lapataganj[20][21][22] Kachua Chacha Sab TV
2003 Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai[23] Sab TV
2003 Kashmeer (TV series) Star Plus
2002-2004 Dhadkan Sony TV
2003 Kabhie Kabhie Zee TV
2002 Kagaar
2002 Ramkhelawan C.M. & Family[24] Ramkhelawan C.M. Sab TV
1995-1997 Swabhimaan DD National
1994 Shikast
Kurukshetra
Aatish
Reporter
Hum Bhi Hain Tumhare
Sea Hawks
Ab Aayega Mazaa
Ek Din Ki Wardi
Kshitij
Kadam
Yugantar

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