Vivek Oberoi

Date of Birth: September 03, 1976
Occupation:
Actor
Awards:
Filmfare Awards, Star Screen Awards, IIFA Awards, Stardust Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards
Years Active:
2002 – present
Vivek Oberoi
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Born Vivek Anand Oberoi
3 September 1976 (1976-09-03) (age 34)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation
Film actor
Years active
2002 – present
Spouse
Priyanka Alva Oberoi

Vivek Anand Oberoi (Punjabi1 Hindi:, born 3 September 1976 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian actor and social activist. He is the son of Bollywood actor Suresh Oberoi and Yashodhara Oberoi.

Career

Vivek Oberoi debuted in Ram Gopal Varma's film Company. He received Filmfare Awards for Best Debut as well as Best Supporting Actor. He then starred in the action films, Road and Dum. In Dum, he played the role of a man trying to become a part of Indian police but faces many troubles with a police inspector named Encounter Shankar, and finally kills him.

Next, he starred in Saathiya (2002) directed by Shaad Ali, and in the comedy Masti (2004). In 2004, he starred in Yuva.

In 2006, he appeared in Omkara, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play Othello. He played the character of Kesu based on the character Michael Cassio in the original play. In 2007, he acted as the gangster Maya Dolas in the multi-starrer, Shootout at Lokhandwala.

In 2008, Oberoi starred in a film called Mission Istanbul, which was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Ekta Kapoor. He performed to the song Apun Ke Saath, produced for the film by Vikas Kohli, at the 2008 International Indian Film Academy Awards.2

In 2009 he co-starred in Kurbaan.

In 2010, he appeared in Prince, which Box office India declared a flop.34 In the same year, he appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's Rakht Charitra.5

Oberoi is slated to play the lead role in the film, Bloody Paki, that will be directed by Shaad Ali and Shiva and produced by Mani Ratnam.


Personal life

In 2003, he called a press conference at his house, where he alleged that actor Salman Khan had been threatening him because of his close relations with Aishwarya Rai.6 Salman Khan denied these allegations.7 In 2007, he apologized to Salman Khan at the Rajiv Gandhi Awards function at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre.89 Later, in 2010, he again publicly apologized to Salman Khan through Star News, for calling that press conference, and called it an immature step of a 24 year old boy.

On 29 October 2010, Oberoi married Priyanka Alva, the daughter of Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva at Bangalore.10


Activism

Oberoi serves as the World Health Organization's anti-tobacco spokesperson. He is involved with several charities in Chennai and Mumbai. His work with Project Hope to bring relief to victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami earned him a Good Samaritan Award from Rotary International.11


Awards

Filmfare Awards

Winner

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

Nominated

* 2003 - Filmfare Best Actor Award - Saathiya

Star Screen Awards

Winner

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

Nominated

* 2011 - Star Screen Award Best Actor in Negative Role for Rakht Charitra

IIFA Awards

Winner

* 2008 - IIFA Best Villain Award for Shootout at Lokhandwala'
* 2010 - IIFA Green Global Award 12

Stardust Awards

Winner

* 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

Zee Cine Awards

Winner

* 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 Awards

Winner

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