Vineet with his Camera
22 February 1957
Patna, Bihar, India
|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. 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.
Vineet was born in Patna, Bihar. He did his schooling from Patna Collegiate School. He completed his graduation from Bihar National 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.
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.
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 Rathore – Vikramarkudu.
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. Masaan was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival winning two awards.
Awards, honours and recognition
|2017||Yahan Sabhi Gyani Hain|
|2017||Laal Jalti Hai Chita||Short Film - Voice|
|2016||Subah Ke Pehle||Short Film|
|2015||Masaan||Dom Raja||India Release - 24 July 2015|
|2014||Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi|
|2014||Manjunath||SP Zaki Ahmad||Release Date – 9 May 2014|
|2013||Club 60||Sinha||Release Date – 6 December 2013|
|2012||Ata Pata Laapata||Hawaldar||Release Date – 2 November 2012|
|2006||Strings - Bound by faith|
|2006||Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai|
|2003||Yeh Dil||Mithuwa Yadav|
|2003||Ek Din 24 Ghante||Mr. Patel|
|1998||Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa|
|2015||Fly Away Solo||Cannes Release - 19 May 2015|
|2014||Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain||Choudhury|
|2006||Return to Rajapur||Lal|
|2016||Sardaar Gabbar Singh||Telugu|
|2010||Rama Rama Krishna Krishna||Pawar||Telugu|
|Year||TV series||Role||Other notes|
|2016 - 2017||Jaana Na Dil Se Door||Kailash||Star Plus - May 9, 2016|
|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||DD National|
|2010||Lapataganj||Kachua Chacha||Sab TV|
|2003||Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai||Sab TV|
|2003||Kabhie Kabhie||Zee TV|
|2002||Ramkhelawan C.M. & Family||Ramkhelawan C.M.||Sab TV|
|–||Hum Bhi Hain Tumhare|
|–||Ab Aayega Mazaa|
|–||Ek Din Ki Wardi|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role||Jaana Na Dil Se Door||Won|||
- Vineet Kumar's Profile on IMDB
- National School of Drama alumni list of 1989
- Vineet's mantra of success
- Masaan Review on KoiMoi
- Masaan Reviews
- "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
- "Screenings Guide". Festival de Cannes. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "'Masaan' - Movie Review" (Post.Jagran.com). Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Indian Television Academy Awards 2016".
- Subah Ke Pehle - Short Film
- Mahurat of Club 60
- Club 60 on IMDB
- Ata Pata Laapata on IMDB
- Ata Pata Laapata Cast and Crew – IMDB
- N, Anjum (7 November 2003). "Run Nandita, run". Rediff. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- Return to Rajapur – IMDB
- 'Hum Log' to come in a new avtar in Doordarshan
- Hum – A new Hum Log relaunches in Doordarshan’
- Lapataganj's getting ‘real’
- Look who’s throwing attitude
- Lapataganj – Sharad Joshi ki Kahaniyoon ka pata
- Yeh Public hai sab jaanti hai – The Sunday Tribune
- TV serial on Laloo touches a raw nerve
- "16th Annual Indian Television Academy Awards".
- "List of winners from the Indian Television Academy Awards 2016".