Vineet Kumar Singh

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Vineet Kumar Singh
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Born (1980-08-24) August 24, 1980 (age 38)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2005–present

Vineet Kumar Singh is an Indian film actor and writer.[1][2] After a series of unnoticed performances in his early career including City of Gold, he got noticed for his role in films like Bombay Talkies and Gangs of Wasseypur. His intense role in Ugly and the portrayal of the character Milan Shukla in the movie Daas Dev won him huge appreciation and established him as a critically acclaimed actor.[3][4][5] He made his Bollywood Debut as Lead Actor with the 2018 Anurag Kashyap Film Mukkabaaz.[6][7]

Early life[edit]

Vineet Kumar Singh is from Varanasi. He was interested in sports and played Basketball on a National level.[8] His father is a renowned Mathematician. Though Vineet wanted to join the National School of Drama, he could not pursue the same due to parental pressure and social norms.[9] He is CPMT qualified and topper from his Medical College. He is a licensed medical practitioner with an MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Ayurveda.[10][11]

Career[edit]

Vineet Kumar Singh came to Mumbai to participate in Superstars Talent Hunt. After winning the competition, Actor-Director Mahesh Manjrekar, who was one of the Judges gave him a role in the Sanjay Dutt-starrer film Pitaah.[12] Unfortunately, the film flopped and Singh faced trouble getting further roles. He then worked as an Associate/Assistant Director for Mahesh Manjrekar in films like Viruddh (2005) and Deh.[13][14] In 2007, Singh left Direction to focus solely on acting. After doing a few Bhojpuri serials and insignificant roles in films like Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and Isaaq, he got his break in the Marathi bilingual City of Gold (2010). It was after this he met the ace director Anurag Kashyap and was cast for the role of Danish Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur. Even amongst actors like Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Piyush Mishra; Vineet was noticed. His excellent portrayal of Danish Khan bagged him challenging roles in movies like Ugly and Bombay Talkies (2013). His role in Ugly got him his first Screen nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also appeared in Birla Sunlife and 7up Nimbooz commercials. Vineet was seen opposite Raima Sen in the 2016 Film Bollywood Diaries, directed by K.D. Satyam. In the 2018 Movie Mukkabaaz, the actor played the role of a boxer. The actor trained hard for two years to prepare himself as the protagonist of this Anurag Kashyap film. Vineet also won huge appreciation for his role of Milan Shukla in the movie Daas Dev, directed by Sudhir Mishra.[15][16][17][18] Vineet's upcoming films are Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev (2018) and Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold (2018).[19][20]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Film yet to release Denotes films that have not yet been released
Films
Year Film Role Notes
2018 Gold Imtiaz
2018 Daas Dev Milan Shukla
2018 Mukkabaaz Shravan Singh Screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2017 Mumbai Film Festival.[21]
2016 Bollywood Diaries Daman
2013 Ugly Chaitanya 2013 Cannes Film Festival (Director's Fortnight.)
2013 Bombay Talkies Vijay Segment Murabba Cannes Film Festival special screening.
2013 Shorts Lallan Segment Shor South Asian International Film Festival Winner. IFFLA (Grand Jury Award-Best Short)
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
2013 Issaq Bihata (Benvolio)
2012 Upanishad Ganga TV Series
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 Danish Khan 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director's Fortnight)
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 Danish Khan 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Director's Fortnight)
2010 City of Gold Mohan
2009 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy Taxi Driver Marathi Film
2007 Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii Sohail
2002 Hathyar Aslam
2002 Pitaah

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mukkabaaz Trailer: Vineet Kumar Singh is the Mike Tyson of Uttar Pradesh in this Anurag Kashyap film".
  2. ^ Singh, Suhani. "Actor Vineet Kumar Singh takes a shot at Bollywood fame with Anurag Kashyap flick". India Today.
  3. ^ IANS. "Interview". Times Of India. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. ^ Pareira, Priyanka. "Struggler by Choice". IndianExpress.
  5. ^ Singh, Anvita. "Vineet Kumar Singh: Before Mukkabaaz, five movies where the actor proved his mettle". IndianExpress.
  6. ^ "18 years of struggle was more painful than training for Mukkabaaz: Vineet Kumar Singh".
  7. ^ "Vineet Kumar Singh underwent extensive training for Mukkabaaz".
  8. ^ Mumbai, PTI. "Mukkabaaz actor Vineet Kumar Singh talks about his Bollywood struggle". Indian Express.
  9. ^ "Vineet Kumar Singh recalls struggling years".
  10. ^ Joshi, Namrata. "After 17 years of struggle, Vineet Kumar lands the lead role in 'Mukkabaaz'". The Hindu.
  11. ^ Srivastava, Abhishek. "Vineet Kumar Singh on what it took to execute Anurag Kashyap's gritty sports drama". First Post.
  12. ^ Kaushal, Sweta. "Vineet Kumar: My friends were opening Hospitals and I was eating less to afford train tickets". Hindustan Times.
  13. ^ Shapiro, Dev. "SHORTS: Interview with Vineet Kumar Singh". Selig Film News.
  14. ^ Shetty, Shakti. "There is no such thing as a camp: Vineet Kumar Singh". Midday.
  15. ^ Quint, Entertainment (27 December 2014). "Before 'Mukkabaaz', Here's Cheering for Vineet Singh, the Actor". The Quint".
  16. ^ "Vineet Kumar Singh underwent extensive training for 'Mukkabaaz'".
  17. ^ "Not scared of any Boxer Now - Actor Vineet Kumar Singh".
  18. ^ Bains, Pahull (31 October 2017). "The sweet science of 'Mukkabaaz'". Livemint".
  19. ^ Iranii, Shaheen. "Exclusive: Vineet Kumar Singh speaks about his struggles, Mukkabaaz and Gold". Deccan Chronicle.
  20. ^ Bureau, FPJ. "Vineet Kumar Singh has his eyes set on 'Gold'". Freepress Journal.
  21. ^ "Anurag Kashyap's 'Mukkabaaz' to open Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Fest". The Statesman. 8 September 2017.

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