Viraj Adhav

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Viraj Adhav
विराज आधव
Born November 2
India
Occupation Actor
Voice actor
Years active 1996-Current

Viraj Adhav (Hindi: विराज आधव Virāja Ādhava, born November 2) is an Indian actor who acts on Bollywood and Indian television programs and also a voice actor who specializes with dubbing foreign films into Hindi, his native language.

Filmography[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Year Film title Role Language Notes
2010 Lafangey Parindey [1] Diesel (AKA Rameshwar Iyer) Hindi

Dubbing career[edit]

He is considered to be the official Hindi dub-over voice artist for American actor, Tom Cruise such as his role as Ethan Hunt throughout the Mission Impossible film series and other well known movies that Tom Cruise starred in. He is well known for being the Hindi dubbing voice of Tobey Maguire's role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Also dubbed over Indian actors for Bollywood films such as John Abraham, Dino Morea, Ashmit Patel and Zulfi Syed.[2] Viraj has also been the Hindi voice of the Character Mickey in Mickey Mouse for the past 13 years. Viraj is also the voice of M.S.Dhoni in all of his commercials.

Usually, just about all the roles that he dubs over for films are considered main protagonist roles, but it's rare for him to play supporting protagonist roles. He usually never dubs for any antagonist role, although there are extremely rare exceptions, but it's something that Viraj doesn't dub for, at just about any time.

Dubbing roles[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Program title Original voice Character Dub Language Original Language Number of Episodes Original Airdate Dubbed Airdate Notes
Spider-Man (1994 TV series) Christopher Daniel Barnes Peter Parker/Spider-Man Hindi English November 19, 1994 –
January 31, 1998
Hired by Fox Kids. Samay Raj Thakkar is hired by Disney XD to dub this character.

Anime[edit]

Program title Original Japanese voice Character Dub Language Episodes Original airdate Dubbed airdate Notes
Dragon Ball Z Goku
Masako Nozawa (JP)
Ian James Corlett (EN)
Vegeta
Ryō Horikawa (JP)
Brian Drummond (EN)
Goku
Vegeta
Hindi 291
(Dubbed ??)
4/26/1989-
1/31/1996
2001-2008 The Hindi dub of the series was based on the edited Funimation Entertainment-Saban Entertainment-Ocean Productions English dub, being a revised translation. Amar Babaria previously voiced the character in earlier episodes. Viraj also voiced Vegeta in some episodes, before Prasad Barve took over permanently.

Live action films[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Jism John Abraham Kabir Lal Hindi 2003 2003 Due to the actors' poor Hindi knowledge, The directors for these films, could not allow the actors to use their real voices, so Viraj has dubbed for them to disguise their voices, despite that the movies were already shot in Hindi.
Saaya John Abraham Dr. Akash Hindi 2003 2003
Aetbaar John Abraham Aryan Trivedi Hindi 2004 2004
Paap John Abraham Shiven "Shi" Hindi 2004 2004
Murder Ashmit Patel Sudhir Hindi 2004 2004
Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story Zulfi Syed Prince Shahjahan Hindi 2005 2005
36 China Town [3] Upen Patel Rocky Hindi 2006 2006
Jodhaa Akbar(Film) Nikitin Dheer Sherrifuddin Hussain Hindi 2008
Zanjeer(2013) Ramcharan Teja Vijay Khanna Hindi 2013
Action Jackson Anandraj Xavier Hindi 2014
Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt Hindi English 1996 1996
Mission: Impossible II Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt Hindi English 2000 2000
Mission: Impossible III Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt Hindi English 2006 2006
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt Hindi English 2011 2011
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire Hindi English 1996 1996
Anaconda (film) Owen Wilson Gary Dixon Hindi English  ????  ????
Austin Powers in Goldmember Tom Cruise Himself Hindi English
Japanese
2002 2002
The Last Samurai Tom Cruise Captain Nathan Algren
(First Dub)
Hindi English
Japanese
2003 2003
Top Gun Tom Cruise Pete Mitchell Hindi English 1986 2008 Dubbed for a later release.
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Matthew Marsden Dr. Jack Byron Hindi English 2004 2004
Knight and Day Tom Cruise Roy Miller Hindi English 2010 2010 Performed alongside with Toshi Sinha who voiced Cameron Diaz as June Havens in Hindi.
Rock of Ages Tom Cruise Stacee Jaxx Hindi English 2012 2012
Face/Off Nicolas Cage Castor Troy Hindi English 1997 1997
Blue Streak Luke Wilson Carlson Hindi English 1999 1999
Stuart Little Michael J. Fox (voice) Stuart Little Hindi English 1999 1999
Stuart Little 2 Michael J. Fox (voice) Stuart Little Hindi English 2002 2002
Charlie's Angels Luke Wilson Peter Kominsky Hindi English 2000 2000
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Luke Wilson Peter Kominsky Hindi English 2003 2003
The Matrix Keanu Reeves Thomas A. Anderson/Neo Hindi English 1999 1999 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian and Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity
The Matrix Reloaded Keanu Reeves Thomas A. Anderson/Neo Hindi English 2003 2003
The Matrix Revolutions Keanu Reeves Thomas A. Anderson/Neo Hindi English 2003 2003
X-Men Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine Hindi English 2000 2000 Viraj only voiced this character in the first film. Shakti Singh took over the character role for the sequels.
X2: X-Men United Shawn Ashmore Bobby Drake/Iceman Hindi English 2003 2003
X-Men: The Last Stand Shawn Ashmore Bobby Drake/Iceman Hindi English 2006 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Orlando Bloom Will Turner Hindi English 2003 2003 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Orlando Bloom Will Turner Hindi English 2006 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Orlando Bloom Will Turner Hindi English 2007 2007
Hellboy Rupert Evans John Myers Hindi English 2004 2004 Performed alongside with Rajesh Jolly who voiced Ron Perlman as Hellboy, Rajesh Khattar who voiced Doug Jones as Abe Sapien
Ghost Rider (2007 film) Wes Bentley Blackheart Hindi English 2007 2007 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze, Parminder Ghumman who voiced Peter Fonda as Mephistopheles, Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Donal Logue as Mack and Rajesh Jolly who voiced Sam Elliott as Caretaker in Hindi. This character is a villain character, despite that Viraj usually never dubs for antagonist roles.
Avatar Sam Worthington [4] Jake Sully Hindi English 2009 2009
Spider-Man Tobey Maguire Peter Parker/Spider-Man Hindi English 2002 2002
Spider-Man 2 Tobey Maguire Peter Parker/Spider-Man Hindi English 2004 2004 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors and Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson in the Hindi dubbed version.
Spider-Man 3 Tobey Maguire Peter Parker/Spider-Man Hindi English 2007 2007
The Amazing Spider-Man Andrew Garfield Peter Parker/Spider-Man Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Irrfan Khan as Dr. Rajit Ratha, Toshi Sinha who voiced Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Andrew Garfield Peter Parker/Spider-Man Hindi English 2014 2014 Performed alongside with Vivek Oberoi who voiced Jamie Foxx as Electro, Toshi Sinha who voiced Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy.
Grown Ups (film) Adam Sandler Lenny Feder
(Second Dub)
Hindi English 2010 2014 Ashwin Mushran voiced these roles in the first Hindi dub.
Click Adam Sandler Michael Newman
(Second Dub)
Hindi English 2006 2014
Just Go with It Adam Sandler Dr. Daniel "Danny" Maccabee
(Second Dub)
Hindi English 2011 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy (film) Chris Pratt Peter Quill Hindi English 2014 2014 Performed alongside with Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Ashiesh Roy who voiced for Rocket Raccoon (originally voiced by Bradley Cooper) in the Hindi-dubbed version. View the Hindi Wikipedia page for more info on the Hindi voice cast.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt Hindi English 2015 2015
Troy Brad Pitt Achilles Hindi English 2004 2004 Dubbed for the Theatrical, Home media and Television releases.
Jurassic World Chris Pratt Owen Crady Hindi English 2015 2015
The Mummy John Hannah Jonathan Carnahan Hindi English
Arabic
Ancient Egyptian
1999 1999 Amar Babaria dubbed this role in third movie.

Animated films[edit]

Film title Original Voice Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Pocahontas Mel Gibson John Smith Hindi English 1995 Unknown
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Michael J. Fox Stuart Little Hindi English 2005 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ApurvBollywood: August 2010". Blogspot.com. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Hindi Dubbing Stars: A Grade Dubbing Star-Viraj Adhav". Blogspot.com. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Ghost speakers lend voices to Bollywood - Mumbai". dnaindia.com. 2006-04-30. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  4. ^ "James Cameron's Avatar - Trailer (Hindi)". YouTube. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

External links[edit]