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Vijay Raaz is an Indian film actor and Director and his breakthrough came when he played the role of Dubeyji in the movie Monsoon Wedding in 2001. In 2014, he debuted as a director with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.

Profession(s)Actor and Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutBollywood Film (Actor): Bhopal Express (1999)
Tamil Film (Actor): Kaaki Sattai (2015)
Malayalam Film (Actor): Monsoon Mangoes (2015)
Bollywood Film (Director): Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)
Personal Life
Date of Birth1963-06-05
Age (as in 2019)56 Years
BirthplaceAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownDelhi, India
College/UniversityKirori Mal College, New Delhi
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
AddressA flat at Palm Court in Malad West, Mumbai
HobbiesReading Books on Spirituality & Philosophy, Travelling
ControversyIn February 2005, he was arrested at the Abu Dhabi Airport for possession of drugs (25 gm of Marijuana in his hand-baggage).
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseKrishna Raaz
ChildrenDaughter- Tanishka Raaz
ParentsNames Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorNaseeruddin Shah

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijay Raaz

  • Does Vijay Raaz drink alcohol?: Yes
  • In his college, Kirori Mal College in New Delhi, Vijay Raaz was a member of the dramatic society – The Players.
  • To pursue his career in acting, he joined the Sakshi Kala Manch in Mandi House, Delhi, where he worked for a few years.
  • Later, he started working at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi on a salary of Rs 12,000 per month.
  • His first play was ‘Pagal Ghar,’ in which Vijay played the role of an inspector.
  • In 1998, he went to Mumbai after 10 years of working as a theatre artist including 4 years at NSD in New Delhi.
  • Naseeruddin Shah recommended him to the director, Mahesh Mathai for the film ‘Bhopal Express’ (1999) and to the filmmaker, Mira Nair for the film ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2001), after watching him in a Girish Karnad play ‘Agni Aur Barkha,’ in which he played the role of a 90-year-old person.
  • Vijay Raaz became a household name after playing the role of P. K. Dubey in the film ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2001).
  • He got his first lead role in 2004 in the film ‘Raghu Romeo’ as Raghu. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
  • In the same year, he was featured in a shelved film ‘Let’s Kill Veerappan,’ which was based on Sunaad Raghuram’s book, Veerappan: The Untold Story.
  • Vijay Raaz is popularly known for his comic roles.
  • He has worked in films of various languages like Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam.
  • In 2014, he made his directorial debut with the film ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.’ He played the lead role of Rehmat Ali in this film.
  • Vijay has also worked as a voice-over artist and has lent his voice in several ad commercials and films.
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