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Vivek Oberoi was born on the 3rd of September,1976 and attended Mayo college in Ajmer. At an actors` workshop in London he was spotted by none other than the director of NYU who (unsurprisingly) whisked Vivek off to New York, where he completed his Masters Degree in film acting. Back home in India Vivek worked as scriptwriter and bought his first car with the money he made from that.
But the charmer`s big break came when noted filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma offered Vivek a role in his gangster flick, Company (2002). Quite an unusual entrance for a debutant in Bollywood, because the norm for young actors is to play good lover boys till their place in Filmdom is secure. Not Vivek. Apparently, Ram Gopal Varma was having second thoughts about casting Vivek in Company because he thought Vivek looked too cute for a gangster - and told him so. Vivek, not to be outdone, went to the slums of Mumbai and did his homework and a couple of weeks later barged into Varma`s office dressed as Chandu the gangster, swung his feet up on the table, and landed the contract pronto.
From there the road went uphill. Vivek`s immaculate performance in Company - in which he starred opposite Bollywood Big Bad Boy Ajay Devgan, Miss Bolly Manisha Koirala and the granddaddy of Malayalam Cinema, Mohanlal - was more than enough to get the media singing Oberoi`s praises. Next in line was the psycho-thriller Road (2002) (opposite Company co-star and co-newcomer Antara Mali), Dum (2003) (which sank without a trace - opposite Diya Mirza) and the next big catch, Saathiya (2002), opposite Rani Mukherjee.
He recently got engaged to, and then broke up with longtime girlfriend Gurpreet, and is currently linked with Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai. Recently he got himself into the headlines for a public outburst (i.e. press conference) against Salman Khan.
High School Mayo College (Ajmer
Full Name at Birth
Vivek Suresh Oberoi
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Aftab Shivdasani, Ritesh Deshmukh, Shaad Ali, rani mukherji, ram gopal verma, ajay devgan, diya mirza, kareena kapoor, saif ali khan, Mani Ratnam, Neha Dhupia, Tusshar Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, bipasha basu, Zoya Akhtar, Apoorva Lakhia, Vishal Bhardwaj, Subhash Ghai, Indra Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, tanuja, Abhishek Bachchan, Rohit Roy, Amrita Singh, Aarti Chhabria, Amitabh Bachchan, Suniel Shetty, Arbaaz Khan
Vivek Oberoi (born 3 September 1976) is an Indian actor. He made his film debut with Ram Gopal Varma's film Company (2002). His performance in the film earned him Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut and Best Supporting Actor. He later featured in several notable films which include Saathiya, Masti, Yuva, Omkara and also starred in Varma's critically acclaimed 2010 film Rakht Charitra. After a brief phase of box-office failures, the actor made a comeback in 2013 as the antagonist in the superhero science fiction film Krrish 3 and the adult comedy film Grand Masti.
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