Vinay Pathak is a popular supporting actor in Bollywood and is renowned for playing mostly comic characters. Vinay Pathak is amongst the most talented artists in the Indian film industry and has performed some of the most iconic characters on the big screen.
Vinay Pathak started taking interest in acting when pursuing higher education in the US. Later, on his return, joined Bollywood as an actor. Apart from being a renowned comic actor in movies, Vinay Pathak is also known as an excellent TV host, with numerous shows to his credit.
Vinay Pathak has won an award for his impressive acting skills, apart from being nominated for several awards as well.
About Vinay Pathak
|Real Name||Vinay Pathak|
|Date of Birth||27th July 1968|
|Age (as of September 2018)||50 years|
|Place of Birth||Ara (Bihar)|
|Education||Graduate from the State University of New York|
|Height||5 ft 6"
(168 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Famous for||TV -
'Hip Hip Hurray' (1998-2001), 'The Great Indian Comedy Show' (2004-2007), 'Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?' (2007), 'Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai' (2013-2014)
Bombay Boys, Fire (1998), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Jism (2003), Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), Bheja Fry, Johnny Gaddar (2007), Manorama Six Feet Under, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dasvidanya, OMG Oh My God! (2008), My Name Is Khan (2010), Bheja Fry-2, Pappu Can't Dance Sala (2011), Midnight's Children (2012), Bajatey Raho (2013), Badlapur (2015), Khajoor Pe Atke (2018)
|First Movie||MOVIES -
Bombay Boys (1998)
House Arrest (1998)
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri|
|Hobbies||Reading, acting and traveling|
Vinay Pathak is one of the most talented comic actors in the Indian film industry. Although appearing in mostly supporting roles in movies, the characters played by Vinay Pathak are always memorable for the audience. Be it his impeccable comic timing or the soft-spoken demeanor with which he makes audiences split with laughter, Vinay Pathak remains one of the most skilled artists in the Hindi film industry.
Vinay Pathak’s age is 50 years, as Vinay Pathak was born on 27th of July, 1968, in Ara, a small town in Bihar state. Vinay Pathak’s height is 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) while Vinay Pathak’s weight is around 80 kg (176 lbs). Vinay Pathak’s wife was Sonika Sahay, whom he divorced in 2008.
After graduating from the Allahabad University, Vinay Pathak went to the US to pursue his higher education and enrolled in a course at the State University of New York. It was here that Vinay Pathak began taking an interest in acting. After completing his studies, Vinay Pathak returned to India and shifted to Mumbai in an attempt to enter into Bollywood as an actor.
Apart from being an acclaimed actor in movies, Vinay Pathak is also popular for being a part of numerous TV shows in India as well.
Vinay Pathak won the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for his immensely hilarious acting in ‘Bheja Fry’ (2007). Apart from this, Vinay Pathak was also nominated for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for ‘Bheja Fry’ (2007) again.
Later on, Vinay Pathak was nominated twice, for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his impressive performance in the super hit movie, ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ (2008).
Interesting Facts About Vinay Pathak
- Vinay Pathak is a smoker and also drinks alcohol.
- Vinay Pathak met his wife, actress Sonika Sahay, during the shooting of a TV commercial where the couple fell in love. However, the marriage fell apart, resulting in Vinay Pathak and Sonika Sahay getting divorced in 2008.
- Vinay Pathak’s performance in ‘Dasvidanya’ remains one of his most iconic performances till date, in which he portrays a dying man who tries to fulfill his last wishes in the short life he has left to live.