Vinay Pathak

Vinay Pathak (born 27 July 1968) is an Indian actor. He has starred in many films including Khosla Ka Ghosla, Bheja Fry, Island City and Johnny Gaddaar and had a supporting role in high profile movies like Jism and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.[1]

Vinay Pathak
Vinay Pathak Chalo Dilli promotions
Born (1968-07-27) 27 July 1968
OccupationFilm Actor, Television Presenter, Film Producer, Theatre Actor
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
Sonika Sahay (m. 2006)
ChildrenVasudha Pathak
Sharinee Pathak

Early life

Pathak was born in Bhojpur district, Bihar, India. He attended the boarding school Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi until 1982. After graduating from Allahabad University he moved to USA for higher studies.

Career

While studying at State University of New York at Stony Brook Pathak had many acting roles, notably in the comedies Khosla Ka Ghosla and Bheja Fry.[2] In 1999, he played the role of Vinny in the television series Hip Hip Hurray. He also produced the film Dasvidaniya, which told the story of a common man bidding farewell before dying.

Along with good friend Ranvir Shorey, he anchored the show OYE. Together they hosted the talk show Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?. [3], as well as House Arrest, Duniya Goal Hain and Cricket Crazy. He also teamed up with his friends Ranvir, Suresh Menon, and Gaurav Gera to be a part of a gag-based show The Great Indian Comedy Show .

Pathak starred in a minor role as Inspector Gurpal Badash in a made-for-TV movie Murder Unveiled (2005), featuring the Sikh community in Canada.

Pathak acted in the movies Johnny Gaddaar, Aaja Nachle , Khoya Khoya Chand and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.

His next film produced by Pritish Nandy Communications Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, was released in India in December 2009.

His was in the film Antardwand.

Personal life

Vinay Pathak is married to Sonika Sahay.[4] The couple have 2 daughters Vasudha and Sharinee.

Filmography

Television

Year Serial Role Language Notes
1997MargaritaHindi
1998House ArrestHost/presenterEnglish
1998-2001Hip Hip HurrayVincent "Vinnie" GeorgeHindi
2001Kahani Poori Filmi HaiHost/presenterHindi
2002Kyun Hota Hai PyarrrProfessorHindi
2004-2007The Great Indian Comedy ShowVarious charactersHindi
2005Murder UnveiledInspector Gurpal BadasEnglishCanadian television film
2007Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?Host/presenterHindi
2010Kaam Ka PlotInspectorHindiTelevision film
2013CIDMintoo HasanHindiBajatey Raho Special episode
2013-2014Har Ghar Kuch Kehta HaiHost/presenterHindi

Films

Year Film Role Director Language Notes
2019 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Seema Pahwa Hindi [5]
Mitin Mashi Arindam Sil Bengali
The Tashkent Files Mukhtar Vivek Agnihotri Hindi
Luka Chuppi Trivedi Ji Laxman Utekar Hindi
2018 Khajoor Pe Atke Ravinder Harsh Chhaya Hindi
Toba Tek SinghSaadat Hasan MantoKetan MehtaHindi
2017 Dark BrewAnil VaderaAkash GoilaHindi
Hanuman Da' DamdaarPopat SharmaRuchi NarainHindiVoice role
Animated film
2016Motu Patlu: King Of KingsGuddu GhalibSuhas D. Kadav
2015Gour Hari DastaanGour Hari DasAnant MahadevanHindi
Kaagaz Ke FoolsPurshottam TripathiAnil Kumar ChaudharyHindi
Island CityRuchika OberoiHindi
ChidiyaBaliMehran AmrohiHindi
BadlapurHarmanSriram RaghavanHindi
2013Bajatey RahoMintoo HasanShashant ShahHindi
2012Midnight's ChildrenHardyDeepa MehtaEnglishCanadian-British film
Fatso!Rajat KapoorHindi
MaximumTiwariKabeer KaushikHindi
2011Pappu Can't Dance SaalaVidyadhar AcharyaSaurabh ShuklaHindi
Tere Mere PhereJai DhumalDeepa SahiHindi
Bheja Fry 2Bharat BhushanSagar BallaryHindi
Jo Dooba So PaarHavaldar TokanPraveen KumarHindi
Utt PataangRam Sharma / Lucky SardanaSrikanth V. VelagaletiHindi
Chalo DilliMannu GuptaShashant ShahHindi
Ek Tho ChanceSaeed Akhtar MirzaHindiSpecial appearance
2010AntardwandMadhukar ShahiSushil RajpalHindi
The Film Emotional AtyacharJoeAkshay ShereHindi
My Name is KhanJiteshKaran JoharHindi
2009Raat Gayi Baat GayiAmitSaurabh ShuklaHindi
Quick Gun MurugunChitraguptaShashanka GhoshEnglish
StraightMr. Peenu PatelParvati BalagopalanHindi
2008Oh, My GodRajendra DubeySourabh ShrivastavaHindi
DasvidaniyaAmar KaulShashant ShahHindiAlso Producer
Rab Ne Bana Di JodiBalwinder "Bobby" KhoslaAditya ChopraHindiNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Via DarjeelingInspector Robin DuttArindam NandyHindi
MithyaRam BhaiRajat KapoorHindi
Manorama Six Feet UnderSub-Inspector Brij MohanNavdeep SinghHindi
2007Johnny GaddaarPrakashSriram RaghavanHindi
Aaja NachleMr. ChojarAnil MehtaHindi
Bheja FryBharat BhushanSagar BallaryHindiWon-Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role
Nominated-IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role
Say Salaam IndiaMr. ChopraSubhash KapoorHindi
2006Khosla Ka GhoslaAsif Iqbal Dibakar BanerjeeHindi
Mixed DoublesVinayRajat KapoorHindi
2003JismDCP SiddharthAmit SaxenaHindi
2000Har Dil Jo Pyar KaregaMontyRaj KanwarHindi
1999Hum Dil De Chuke SanamTarunSanjay Leela BhansaliHindi
1998FireGuide At Taj MahalDeepa MehtaHindi/EnglishIndo-Canadian co-production
Bombay BoysChaiwallaKaizad GustadEnglish

Producer

Year releasedTitle of FilmDirectorNotes
2008 Dasvidaniya Shashant Shah

References

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