Vivek Shauq

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Vivek Shauq
Vivek Shauq.jpg
Vivek Shauq in 2010
Born (1963-06-21)21 June 1963
Chandigarh, Punjab state, India
Died 10 January 2011(2011-01-10) (aged 47)
Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India

Vivek Shauq (21 June 1963 – 10 January 2011) was a noted actor, comedian, writer and singer. He had acted in Hindi and Punjabi films, television serials, theatre and television commercials. He was also a popular writer and singer. Shauq was also involved with the Sant Nirankari Mission.[1] He was fluent in Urdu.[2] He was also the founding member of Nonsense Club.[3] He died of a heart attack on 10 January 2011 in Mumbai, at the age of 47. He is survived by his wife and three children.[4]

Early life[edit]

Shauq was born on 21 June 1963 in Chandigarh. His father died in 1980 and mother in late 80's, He did his study from Indo-Swiss Training Centre (ISTC).[5]


Shauq started his acting career in theatre and television. He starred in Ulta Pulta and Flop Show on Doordarshan, alongside Jaspal Bhatti.[3] He then shifted his focus to Punjabi films and Hindi films.[6] His first Hindi film was Barsaat Ki Raat in 1998. He was noticed in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.[7] His prominent films included Delhi Heights, Aitraaz, 36 China Town, Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye, Asa Nu Maan Watna Da, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Mini Punjab and Nalaik.[3] He had worked with and was greatly influenced by Jaspal Bhatti, who considered him his right-hand man.[8]


He suffered a heart attack on 3 January and was admitted to Jupiter Hospital in Thane.[7] He was on life support but slipped into a coma and could not be revived. On Monday, 10 January 2011 Shauq died from septicemia.[4] His funeral was held on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 4pm at Sant Nirankari Mission.[7]


  • Delhii Heights[9]
  • Aitraaz
  • 36 China Town
  • Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye
  • Asa Nu Maan Watna Da
  • Dil Hai Tumara
  • Mini Punjab
  • Nalaik
  • Dil deewana
  • Bardaasht
  • Gadar: Ek Prem Katha[10]
  • Shabaash ! you can do it
  • Vaada Raha
  • Baabarr
  • Apni Boli Apna Desh
  • Life Partner
  • Lagdae Ishq Ho Geya
  • Maharathi
  • Wattna Ton Door
  • Chak De Phatte
  • Satsriakal
  • Heroes
  • Haal-e-Dil
  • Krazzy 4
  • Sajna Ve Sajna
  • Mitti Vajjan Mardi
  • Nanhe Jaisalmer
  • Swami
  • Raqeeb
  • Zindadil
  • Unns
  • Utthaan
  • Hota Hai Dil Pyar Mein Pagal
  • Humko Tumse Pyar Hai
  • Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi
  • Yaaran Naal Baharan
  • Barsaat
  • Shabnam Mausi
  • Tango Charlie
  • Zameer
  • Jurm
  • Sheesha
  • Kisna
  • Ab Tumhaare Hawaale Watan Saathio
  • Kuchh To Gadbad Hai
  • Ek Se Badkar Ek
  • Hawas
  • Khel
  • Koi Mil Gaya (S.A.)
  • Pran Jaye Per Shan Na Jaye
  • Andaaz
  • Kaash Aap Hamare Hote
  • Baaz—A Bird In Danger
  • Dum
  • Jee Ayaan Nu (Pun)
  • 23 March 1931, Shaheed
  • Ab Ke Baras
  • Maa Tujhe Salaam
  • Indian
  • Champion
  • International Khiladi
  • Mahaul Thheek Hai (Pun)
  • Barsaat Ki Raat
  • The Lion of Punjab (2011)

TV serials[edit]

TV commercials[edit]

  • HCL Computers
  • Vasmol
  • Nokia CDMA
  • Chlorates
  • CP Plywood

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sant Nirankari Mission". Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  2. ^ Fans mourn Vivek Shauq's demise The Times of India
  3. ^ a b c Actor Vivek Shauq passes away at 47The Indian Express
  4. ^ a b Vivek Shauq passes away The Mumbai Mirror
  5. ^ "'He was a brother, child, teacher'". Hindustan Times. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  6. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  7. ^ a b c Actor dies of heart attack The Times of India
  8. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Chandigarh Stories". Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  9. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  10. ^ Vivek Shaq – Filmography by year

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