Vivek Oberoi

Birthday : 3 September 1976
Height : 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Mini Biography :
Vivek Oberoi was born on the 3rd of September,1976 and attended Mayo college in Ajmer. At an actors’ workshop in London he was spotted by none other than the director of NYU who (unsurprisingly) whisked Vivek off to New York, where he completed his Masters Degree in film acting. Back home in India Vivek worked as scriptwriter and bought his first car with the money he made from that.

But the charmer’s big break came when noted filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma offered Vivek a role in his gangster flick, Company (2002). Quite an unusual entrance for a debutant in Bollywood, because the norm for young actors is to play good lover boys till their place in Filmdom is secure. Not Vivek. Apparently, Ram Gopal Varma was having second thoughts about casting Vivek in Company because he thought Vivek looked too cute for a gangster – and told him so. Vivek, not to be outdone, went to the slums of Mumbai and did his homework and a couple of weeks later barged into Varma’s office dressed as Chandu the gangster, swung his feet up on the table, and landed the contract pronto.

From there the road went uphill. Vivek’s immaculate performance in Company – in which he starred opposite Bollywood Big Bad Boy Ajay Devgan, Miss Bolly Manisha Koirala and the granddaddy of Malayalam Cinema, Mohanlal – was more than enough to get the media singing Oberoi’s praises. Next in line was the psycho-thriller Road (2002) (opposite Company co-star and co-newcomer Antara Mali), Dum (2003) (which sank without a trace – opposite Diya Mirza) and the next big catch, Saathiya (2002), opposite Rani Mukherjee.

He recently got engaged to, and then broke up with longtime girlfriend Gurpreet, and is currently linked with Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai. Recently he got himself into the headlines for a public outburst (i.e. press conference) against Salman Khan.

Filmography :

1. Dus Kahaniyaan (2007) (post-production)2. Fool N Final (2007) (as Vivek Anand Oberoi) …. Lucky

3. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) …. Maya Dolas

4. Naksha (2006) …. Vicky K.Malhotra

5. Omkara (2006) (as Viveik Oberoi) …. Keshav ‘Kesu Firangi’ Upadhyay

6. Pyare Mohan (2006) …. Mohan

7. Home Delivery: Aapko… Ghar Tak (2005) …. Sunny Chopra

8. Deewane Huye Paagal (2005) (as Viveik Annand Oberoi) …. Narrator (Sutradhar)

9. Kaal (2005) …. Dev Malhotra

10. Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005) …. Kisna Singh

11. Kyun…! Ho Gaya Na (2004) …. Arjun Khanna

12. Yuva (2004) …. Arjun 13. Masti (2004) …. Meet Mehta

14. Darna Mana Hai (2003) …. Amar

15. Dum (2003) …. Uday Shinde

16. Saathiya (2002) …. Aditya Sehgal

17. Road (2002) …. Arvind Chauhan

18. Company (2002) …. Chandrakant (Chandu)

Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Filmfare Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role
for: Company (2002)

Best Debut – Male
for: Company (2002)

Nominated Filmfare Award Best Actor
for: Saathiya (2002)

Screen Weekly Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2005 Nominated Special Award Jodi No. 1
Shared with:
Aishwarya Rai

2003 Won Screen Most Promising Newcomer – Male
for: Company (2002)
Also for Road (2002) and Saathiya (2002).
Nominated Screen Best Actor
for: Saathiya (2002)

Zee Cine Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2003 Won Popular Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role
for: Company (2002)

Best Male Debut
for: Company (2002)

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