Vivek Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi

Infobox actor

imagesize = 150px
name = Vivek Oberoi
birthdate = Birth date and age|1976|9|3
yearsactive = 2002 – present
location = Hyderabad, India
birthname = Vivek Anand Oberoi
filmfareawards = Best Debut for "Company" (2003)
Best Supporting Actor for "Company" (2003)

Vivek Anand Oberoi or Viveik Oberoi (Hindi: विवेक ओबरॉय), born September 3, 1976 is a Bollywood actor.

Early life

Vivek Oberoi is the son of Bollywood actor Suresh Oberoi and Yashodara. He was born in Chennai, India, India. [ [ Times of India] ] He went to Mayo College in Ajmer, Mithibai College in Mumbai}. Vivek has a Master's Degree in film acting, from New York University.


Vivek Oberoi made his debut in Ram Gopal Varma's "Company". The film was a critically acclaimed hit. He received Filmfare Awards for the "Best Debut" as well as the "Best Supporting Actor" categories. He then starred in the action films, "Road" and "Dum".

He starred alongside Rani Mukerji in Yash Raj Films "Saathiya" (2002) directed by Shaad Ali. The film was critically and commercially successful and Vivek gained many accolades. He received Best Actor nominations at various award functions. He also starred in the comic film "Masti" (2004) along with Aftab Shivdasani and Ritesh Deshmukh "" [] The film was a surprise box office hit, though negatively reviewed. He also starred in the critically acclaimed film "Yuva". His 2005 release "Kaal" (2005) was also successful.

In 2006, he appeared in "Omkara" an adaptation of Shakespeare's play "Othello". This movie was critically acclaimed in India as well as overseas. He played the character of Kesu based on the character Michael Cassio in the original play.

In 2007, he won acclaim for his role as the gangster Maya Dolas in the multi-starred "Shootout at Lokhandwala". At first the movie seemed like an average film along with another movie Cheeni Kum but later both movies turned out to be superhits on the same day. Vivek got Star of the Year Awards for Shootout at Lokhandwala, in Stardust Awards from his father Suresh Oberoi(for first time). Vivek Oberoi was also awarded the Best Villain Award at the IIFA Awards for Shootout at Lokhandwala.

In 2008, Vivek starred in a film called Mission Istanbul which was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Ekta Kapoor. They also happened to be shooting together for the 2007 film Shootout at Lokhandwala. Vivek first film in the year 2008, Mission Istanbul was declared a flop while getting 35%-45% of viewers to watch it.

Personal life

Vivek Oberoi was previously engaged to model Gurpreet Gill but the engagement had been broken. Soon after, he dated actress Aishwarya Rai but both have been apart since 2006. Vivek Oberoi is active in volunteer work. He sponsored a village after the Indian Ocean Tsunami. [ [ttp:// Vivek Oberoi to adopt Thevanampattinam] The Hindu - January 2, 2005] He also released Tanya Khubchandani and Sandeep Chowta's government approved anti substance abuse documentary.


Filmfare Award

* 2003 - Filmfare Best Debut Award for "Company"
* 2003 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for "Company"

Star Screen Award

* 2003 - Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Male for "Company"

Zee Cine Awards

* 2003 - Zee Cine Award Best Male Debut- Male for "Company"
* 2003 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male for "Company"

Bollywood Movie Award

* 2003 - Bollywood Movie Award - Best Male Debut for "Company"
* 2007 - Bollywood Movie Award - Best Supporting Actor for "Omkara"

Stardust Awards

* 2003 - Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Male for "Road" & "Company"
* 2005 - Stardust Best Supporting Actor Award for "Yuva"
* 2008 - "Standout Performance of the Year" for "Shootout at Lokhandwala"

IIFA Award

* 2008 - IIFA Best Villain for "Shootout at Lokhandwala"

Other Awards

* 2005 - Bravery Award []
* 2005 - Citizen One’ Award for his exemplary contribution to the society.
* 2008 - AXN Best Action Actor in a Negative Role



^ Vivek Oberoi bags great films -IndiaFM - June 2, 2008

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