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Vineet Kumar’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroIndian actor
Is Actor 
From India 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Gendermale
Birth 9 February 1957, Patna
Age:63 years

Vineet Kumar is an Indian film actor. The veteran actor from National School of Drama, is known for his works in Hindi, English and Telugu language films and Television. He is best known for his works in films such as Masaan, Drohkaal, Kachche Dhaage, Aks, Yeh Dil, Soch and Shool. His Hollywood assignments include, Return to Rajapur with Lynn Collins; Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton. He has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri films. He received critical acclaim for his work in Telugu film Vikramarkudu.

Early life

Vineet was born in Patna, Bihar. He did his schooling from Patna Collegiate School. He completed his graduation from B.N.College, Patna. He was very active in theatre during his college days in Patna. He went on to join the Indian Peoples’ Theatre Association (IPTA), Patna, in 1973. After 14 years of stage work and participating in national politics during the Jayaprakash Narayan Movement, he moved to Delhi to join the National School of Drama where he completed his Masters & Fellowship in Dramatic Arts.

Personal life

Vineet Kumar currently lives in Mumbai and is married to Manoranjan Dhaliwal who teaches ESL at Princess Noura University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He loves photography and is an amateur photographer as well. He is younger brother of Bihar Cadre IPS officer Sunit Kumar.

Career

He has appeared in a number of Hindi films. These include Drohkaal, Kachche Dhaage, Aks, Yeh Dil, Soch and Shool. Apart from Bollywood movies he has also worked on Hollywood assignments such as Return to Rajapur with Lynn Collins; Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton. He has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri movies. He received critical acclaim for his work in Telugu version of Rowdy RathoreVikramarkudu.

He has worked with veteran directors like Govind Nihalani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prakash Jha and Ram Gopal Varma, among others. Apart from being a well known face on Indian Television, Vineet is well respected by actors and directors of enviable stature.

He received positive reviews for his work in Masaan and has been termed ‘Brilliant’ for his role as a professional cremator. Masaan was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival winning two awards.

Awards, honours and recognition

Vineet won the Best Actor in Negative Role (Jury) award for Jaana Na Dil Se Door at the 16th Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA) in 2016.

Filmography

Bollywood

YearFilmRoleOther notes
2016Subah Ke PehleShort Film
2015MasaanDom RajaIndia Release – 24 July 2015
2014Janta V/S Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi
2014MastaanFilming
2014ManjunathSP Zaki AhmadRelease Date – 9 May 2014
2013Club 60SinhaRelease Date – 6 December 2013
2012Ata Pata LaapataHawaldarRelease Date – 2 November 2012
2010City of GoldMohan
2007Dhokha
2006Strings – Bound by faith
2006Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai
2004Chot
2004Shobhayatra
2003Yeh DilMithuwa Yadav
2003Ek Din 24 GhanteMr. Patel
2002MakdeeVineet Kumar
2002SochBharose
2001Aks (film)
1999Kachche DhaageBhagta
1999Shool
1999Thakshak
1999Godmother
1998Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
1997Daud
1996Sanshodhan
1994Drohkaal

English films

YearFilmRoleOther notes
2015Fly Away SoloCannes Release – 19 May 2015
2014Bhopal: A Prayer for RainChoudhury
2006Return to RajapurLal
2006Strings
1992Electric Moon

Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Marathi cinema

YearFilmRoleOther notes
2016Sardaar Gabbar SinghTelugu
2016SupremeTelugu
2015ShivamTelugu
2014AagaduNagarajuTelugu
2013NaayakDassuTelugu
2011KandireegaTelugu
2011VelayudhamUlaganthanTamil
2010Rama Rama Krishna KrishnaPawarTelugu
2010Lalbaug ParelMarathi
2010ZamanaKannada
2006VikramarkuduBavujiTelugu

Television

YearTV seriesRoleOther notes
2016Jaana Na Dil Se DoorKailashStar Plus – May 9, 2016 – Present
2014 – 2015Maha Kumbh (TV series)Khoye Paye PandeyLife Ok
2012Chidiya GharSudamaSab TV – Episodes: 216–222
2010Hum – Ek Chote Gaon Ki Badi KahaniDD National
2010LapataganjKachua ChachaSab TV
2003Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti HaiSab TV
2003Kashmeer (TV series)Star Plus
2002-2004DhadkanSony TV
2003Kabhie KabhieZee TV
2002Kagaar
2002Ramkhelawan C.M. & FamilyRamkhelawan C.M.Sab TV
1995-1997SwabhimaanDD National
1994Shikast
1994KurukshetraZee TV
Aatish
Reporter
Hum Bhi Hain Tumhare
Sea Hawks
Ab Aayega Mazaa
Ek Din Ki Wardi
Kshitij
Kadam
Yugantar