Vineet Kumar

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Vineet Kumar
विनीत कुमार
Vineet with his Camera
Native name विनीत कुमार
Born Vineet Kumar
(1957-06-06) 6 June 1957 (age 61)
Patna, Bihar, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Vinit Kumar[1]
Bineet Kumar
Vinith Kumar
Vineeth Kumar
Citizenship Indian
Alma mater Patna Collegiate School, Patna
Bihar National College, Patna University
National School of Drama
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Notable work Vikramarkudu
Home town Patna, Bihar, India
Manoranjan Dhaliwal (m. 1998)
Parent(s) Saheb Lal Srivastava (Father)
Prabha Srivastava (Mother)
Relatives Sunit Kumar (Brother)
Awards Indian Television Academy Awards, 2016

Vineet Kumar (born 22 February 1957) 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.[2] 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 the Telugu film Vikramarkudu.[3][4]

Early life

Vineet was born in Patna, Bihar to Saheb Lal Srivastava and Prabha Srivastava. He did his schooling from Patna Collegiate School. He completed his graduation from Bihar National 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.[5]


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 Vikramarkudu, the Telugu version of Rowdy Rathore.

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.[6][7] Masaan was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival winning two awards.[8][9][10]

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.[11]


Hindi films

Year Film Role Other notes
2017 Yahan Sabhi Gyani Hain
2017 Laal Jalti Hai Chita Short Film - Voice
2016 Subah Ke Pehle[12] 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[13][14] Sinha Release Date – 6 December 2013
2012 Ata Pata Laapata[15] Hawaldar[16] Release Date – 2 November 2012
2007 Dhokha
2007 Eik Dasttak[17]
2006 Strings - Bound by faith[18] Pujari
2006 Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai
2005 Pehchaan: The Face of Truth Ajay Lal
2004 Chot
2004 Shobhayatra
2003 Yeh Dil Mithuwa Yadav
2003 Ek Din 24 Ghante[19][20] Mr. Patel
2002 Makdee Vineet Kumar
2002 Soch Bharose
2001 Aks
1999 Kachche Dhaage Bhagta
1999 Shool
1999 Thakshak
1999 Godmother
1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
1997 Daud
1996 Sanshodhan
1994 Drohkaal

English films

Year Film Role Other notes
2015 Fly Away Solo Cannes Release - 19 May 2015
2014 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Choudhury
2006 Return to Rajapur[21] Lal
2006 Strings
1992 Electric Moon

Regional films

Year Film Role Other notes
2018 Touch Chesi Chudu[22] Home Minister Telugu
2018 Inttelligent[23] Telugu
2016 Supreme Patnaik Telugu
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh Telugu
2015 Shivam Bhoji Reddy Telugu
2014 Aagadu Nagaraju Telugu
2014 Brother of Bommali[24] Telugu
2013 Naayak Dassu Telugu
2011 Kandireega Telugu
2011 Velayudham Ulaganthan (Supporting Antagonist) Tamil
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Pawar Telugu
2010 Zamana Kannada
2006 Vikramarkudu Bavuji Telugu


Year TV series Role Other notes
2016 - 2017 Jaana Na Dil Se Door Kailash Star Plus - May 9, 2016
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[25][26] DD National
2010 Lapataganj[27][28][29] Kachua Chacha Sab TV
2003 Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai[30] Sab TV
2003 Kashmeer Star Plus
2002-2004 Dhadkan Sony TV
2003 Kabhie Kabhie Zee TV
2002 Kagaar
2002 Ramkhelawan C.M. & Family[31] Ramkhelawan C.M. Sab TV
2000 Itihaas
1995-1997 Swabhimaan DD National
1994 Shikast
1994 Kurukshetra Zee TV
Hum Bhi Hain Tumhare
Sea Hawks
Ab Aayega Mazaa
Ek Din Ki Wardi

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Notes
2003 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Ramkhilawan CM & Family Nominated [32]
2016 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Jaana Na Dil Se Door Won [33][34]


  1. ^ "Vinit Kumar". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  2. ^ Vineet Kumar's Profile on IMDB
  3. ^ National School of Drama alumni list of 1989
  4. ^ Vineet's mantra of success
  5. ^ "Ramkhilavan kin faces action - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  6. ^ Masaan Review on KoiMoi
  7. ^ Masaan Reviews
  8. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Screenings Guide". Festival de Cannes. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "'Masaan' - Movie Review" ( Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2016". 
  12. ^ Subah Ke Pehle - Short Film
  13. ^ Mahurat of Club 60
  14. ^ Club 60 on IMDB
  15. ^ Ata Pata Laapata on IMDB
  16. ^ Ata Pata Laapata Cast and Crew – IMDB
  17. ^ Eik Dasttak (2007), retrieved 2017-12-30 
  18. ^
  19. ^ N, Anjum (7 November 2003). "Run Nandita, run". Rediff. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
  20. ^
  21. ^ Return to Rajapur – IMDB
  22. ^ admin (2018-02-02). "Touch Chesi Chudu - Movie Review". Retrieved 2018-03-09. 
  23. ^ "Inttelligent movie review: Sai Dharam Tej's film showcases an outdated format, stale humour- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-03-09. 
  24. ^ "Brother of Bommali review. Brother of Bommali Telugu movie review, story, rating - IndiaGlitz Telugu". Retrieved 2017-12-30. 
  25. ^ 'Hum Log' to come in a new avtar in Doordarshan
  26. ^ Hum – A new Hum Log relaunches in Doordarshan’
  27. ^ Lapataganj's getting ‘real’
  28. ^ Look who’s throwing attitude
  29. ^ Lapataganj – Sharad Joshi ki Kahaniyoon ka pata
  30. ^ Yeh Public hai sab jaanti hai – The Sunday Tribune
  31. ^ TV serial on Laloo touches a raw nerve
  32. ^ "The Indian Telly Awards 2003 : Nominees for the Popular Awards". Retrieved 2018-02-07. 
  33. ^ "16th Annual Indian Television Academy Awards". 
  34. ^ "List of winners from the Indian Television Academy Awards 2016". 

External links

  • Vineet Kumar on IMDb
  • The Actor Factor Theatre Company
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