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Vivek Oberoi
Born Vivek Anand Oberoi
3 September 1976 (1976-09-03) (age 33)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002 – present

Vivek Anand Oberoi (Hindi: विवेक ओबरॉय), (born 3 September 1976) is a Bollywood actor and social activist. He is the son of Bollywood actor Suresh Oberoi.

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Early life and background

Vivek Oberoi was born on 3 September 1976, to a Punjabi Khatri family, in Hyderabad to bollywood actor Suresh Oberoi. He attended Mayo college in Ajmer. He is a true devotee of Lord Aiyyappa and has been going to Sabrimala for the last 11 years. At an actors' workshop in London he was spotted by the director of NYU who encouraged Vivek to join New York University, where he then completed his Masters Degree in film acting. His big break came when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma offered Oberoi a role in his gangster flick, Company (2002), which went on to become a commercial success and Oberoi received critical acclaim for his performance.

Career

Vivek Oberoi debuted in Ram Gopal Varma's film Company, which was a huge commercial success. He received Filmfare Awards for the Best Debut as well as the Best Supporting Actor. He then starred in action films, Road and Dum.

Next, he starred alongside Rani Mukerji in Saathiya (2002) directed by Shaad Ali, which went on to become a blockbuster. He also starred in the successful comedy Masti (2004) along with Aftab Shivdasani and Ritesh Deshmukh. In 2004, he starred in the very successful and critically acclaimed film Yuva.

In 2006, he appeared in Omkara an adaptation of Shakespeare's play Othello. He played the character of Kesu based on the character Michael Cassio in the original play. In 2007, he acted as the gangster Maya Dolas in the multi-starred Shootout at Lokhandwala.

In 2008, Vivek Oberoi starred in a film called Mission Istanbul which was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Ekta Kapoor.

In 2009 he co-starred alongside Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in Kurbaan.

Activism

Oberoi serves as the World Health Organization's anti-tobacco spokesperson. He is involved with several charities in Chennai and Mumbai. His work with Project Hope to bring relief to victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami earned him a Good Samaritan Award from Rotary International.[1]

Awards

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Filmfare Award

Star Screen Award

Zee Cine Awards

Bollywood Movie Award

Stardust Awards

IIFA Award

Filmography

Year Film Role Director Other Notes
2002 Company Chandrakant "Chandu" Nagre Ram Gopal Varma Double-Winner,Filmfare Best Debut Award & Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2002 Road Arvind Chauhan Rajat Mukherjee
2002 Saathiya Aditya Sehgal Shaad Ali Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
2003 Dum Uday Shinde E. Niwas
2003 Darna Mana Hai Amar Prawal Raman
2004 Yuva Arjun Mani Ratnam
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Arjun Samir Karnik Nominated Star Screen Jodi No.1 with Aishwarya Rai
2004 Masti Meet Mehta Indra Kumar
2005 Kaal Dev Malhotra Soham
2005 Kisna Kisna Singh Subhash Ghai
2005 Deewane Huye Pagal Narrator (Sutradhar) Vikram Bhatt Special Appearance
2006 Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak Sunny Chopra Sujoy Ghosh
2006 Pyare Mohan Mohan Indra Kumar
2006 Omkara Keshav "Kesu" Firangi Vishal Bhardwaj
2006 Naksha Vicky Sachin Bajaj
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Maya Dolas Apoorva Lakhia
2007 Fool n Final Luckee Ahmed Khan
2008 Mission Istanbul Rizwan Khan Apoorva Lakhia
2009 Luck by Chance Himself Zoya Akhtar Special Appearance
2009 Kurbaan Riyaz Rensil D'Silva Released November 2009
2010 Prince (2010 film) Prince Kookie Gulati Post production
2010 Rakta Charitra Ram Gopal Varma Will be released as two films

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