Vivek Oberoi is a popular actor in the Bollywood film industry. He comes from a family of actors, and made his debut portraying the feared underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim in Ram Gopal Varma’s movie. After having earned an award and numerous accolades for his role, he has starred in many films. He is most known for his portrayal of real life characters in graphic, often thrilling movies.
Belonging to a Punjabi family, Vivek Oberoi was however born in Hyderabad. After having completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School, Vivek Oberoi chose to go to the Mayo College in Ajmer, Rajasthan for his higher studies. Later on, he shifted to Mumbai and enrolled in the Mithibai College, Juhu.
Vivek was attending an actor’s workshop in London where he was spotted by the New York University Director, who enrolled him there for a master’s degree in film acting. After having completed his studies, Vivek Oberoi returned to India and worked as a script writer for a few years.
About Vivek Oberoi
|Real Name||Vivek Anand Oberoi|
|Date of Birth||3rd September 1976|
|Age (as in July 2018)||42 years|
|Place of Birth||Hyderabad|
|Education||Master's Degree in Film Acting|
|Height||5 ft 10"
(178 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Income (Annual)||INR 17,00,00,000
(USD 3 Million)
|Famous for||Company, Sathiya (2002), Yuva, Masti (2004), Omkara (2006), Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007), Rakta Charitra 1 & 2 (2010), Grand Masti (2013) and Great Grand Masti (2016)|
|First Movie||Company (2002)|
|Net Worth (2018)||INR 107,00,00,000 (USD 16 Million )
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan|
|Favorite Actresses||Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan|
|Food||Payasam, Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai, Sonpapdi and Apple Pie|
|Hobbies||Cooking, boxing and doing social work|
Apart from being an actor, Vivek Oberoi is also a businessman and philanthropist. Vivek Oberoi’s hobbies include contributing towards social work in his spare time. He is quite passionate about his philanthropy, especially when Vivek Oberoi helped with relief and rebuilding efforts of a Tsunami-affected village in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Vivek Oberoi was awarded the Red and White Bravery Award (2006) for this.
Vivek Oberoi celebrates his birthday on 3rd September. Vivek Oberoi’s age is 42 years, while Vivek Oberoi stands tall at 5 ft 10 inches (178 cm). Always sporting a healthy physique, Vivek Oberoi’s weight is around 80 kg (176 lbs). Before his marriage, Vivek Oberoi’s girlfriends included actresses Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai, as well as Vivek Oberoi’s ex-fiancee Gurpreet Gill.
Currently, Vivek Oberoi is married to Priyanka Alvar since 29th October 2010. Vivek Oberoi has two lovely children with his wife Priyanka – Vivaan (son) and Ameyaa (daughter).
Vivek Oberoi’s list of awards for his acting include the Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut, Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in Supporting Role, Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Male, Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Male, Bollywood Movie Award for Best Male Debut, Filmfare Best Debut Award and Best Supporting Actor Award (2002) for ‘Company’. In 2003, Vivek Oberoi won the Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Male award for ‘Road’.
The next year, in 2004, Vivek Oberoi was awarded the Stardust Best Supporting Actor Award for ‘Yuva’. In 2006, Vivek Oberoi won the Bollywood Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Omkara’. The next year, in 2007, Vivek Oberoi won the AXN Action Award for Best Action Actor in Negative Role for the movie ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala. in 2008, Vivek Oberoi received the IIFA Best Villain Award for ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’.
Vivek Oberoi also won the 2010 IIFA Green Global Award.
Interesting Facts About Vivek Oberoi
- Vivek Oberoi is a complete teetotaler and does not drink alcohol or smokes.
- Vivek Oberoi’s father is a Punjabi Hindu while his mother is Tamil.
- Vivek Oberoi was a popular all-round athlete and competed in various sports, including table-tennis, soccer, cricket and hockey. Vivek was a national level hockey player too.
- Vivek Oberoi began working as a script writer in Bollywood initially.
- His controversy with actor Salman Khan over his ex-girlfriend and actress Aishwarya Rai in 2003 gained immense media attention.
- Vivek Oberoi established KARRM Infrastructure Pvt Ltd in 2004, which is focused on designing and managing low-cost housing complexes.
- Vivek Oberoi also manages the Yashodhara Oberoi Foundation (YOF), which is aimed at helping the impoverished in the country.
- Apart from these philanthropic initiatives, Vivek Oberoi is also known for running the NGO, ‘One Foundation’, which is focused on various social improvement activities.