|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||9 February 1957, Patna|
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.
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.
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.
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 Rathore – Vikramarkudu.
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.
|2016||Subah Ke Pehle||Short Film|
|2015||Masaan||Dom Raja||India Release – 24 July 2015|
|2014||Janta V/S Janardan – Bechara Aam Aadmi|
|2014||Manjunath||SP Zaki Ahmad||Release Date – 9 May 2014|
|2013||Club 60||Sinha||Release Date – 6 December 2013|
|2012||Ata Pata Laapata||Hawaldar||Release Date – 2 November 2012|
|2010||City of Gold||Mohan|
|2006||Strings – Bound by faith|
|2006||Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai|
|2003||Yeh Dil||Mithuwa Yadav|
|2003||Ek Din 24 Ghante||Mr. Patel|
|1998||Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa|
|2015||Fly Away Solo||Cannes Release – 19 May 2015|
|2014||Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain||Choudhury|
|2006||Return to Rajapur||Lal|
Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Marathi cinema
|2016||Sardaar Gabbar Singh||Telugu|
|2010||Rama Rama Krishna Krishna||Pawar||Telugu|
|Year||TV series||Role||Other notes|
|2016||Jaana Na Dil Se Door||Kailash||Star Plus – May 9, 2016 – Present|
|2014 – 2015||Maha Kumbh (TV series)||Khoye Paye Pandey||Life Ok|
|2012||Chidiya Ghar||Sudama||Sab TV – Episodes: 216–222|
|2010||Hum – Ek Chote Gaon Ki Badi Kahani||DD National|
|2010||Lapataganj||Kachua Chacha||Sab TV|
|2003||Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai||Sab TV|
|2003||Kashmeer (TV series)||Star Plus|
|2003||Kabhie Kabhie||Zee TV|
|2002||Ramkhelawan C.M. & Family||Ramkhelawan C.M.||Sab TV|
|–||Hum Bhi Hain Tumhare|
|–||Ab Aayega Mazaa|
|–||Ek Din Ki Wardi|