Name: Vinay Pathak
Birthday: 12th July 1968
Marital Status: Married to Sonika Sahay
Trivia: He played the role of caring English teacher Vinny Sir in the hit TV serial Hip Hip Hurray. Dialogues of the serial were also written by him.
Of his two daughters, one is adopted.
He revolutionized the concept of Comedy and VJ anchoring on television. He anchored several shows such as Oye, Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun? and House Arrest.
He played a fundamental part in one of the most celebrated comedy shows on TV, The Great Indian Comedy Show.
Biography: He was born in the Bhojpur district of Bihar After completing his schooling from the Vikas Vidyalaya of Ranchi, he graduated from the Allahabad University. Vinay later attended State University of New York at Stony Brook where he developed his interest in acting. After returning to India, he started doing a lot of theatre roles. Just then, he started writing dialogues as well. Hip Hip Hurray took the television audience to an all new level and Vinay’s role as Vinny Sir who teaches English, was very much appreciated.
While auditioning for various TV shows and anchoring on channels, he was spotted by Channel V who offered him the show Oye. He would successfully co-host the show with Ranvir Shorey. Another of his anchored comic show Kahani Poori Filmi Hain, actually helped him gain recognition. The aim of the serial was to pick a movie and dissect it to show the funny side to its audience.
After portraying lesser known roles in films such as Fire, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, he finally managed to bag a substantial role in Jism. However, the film that truly established him was the comic caper Khosla Ka Ghosla. There was no looking back for him then on. He went on to work in Bheja Fry, where he was paired with acting stalwart like Rajat Kapoor. The movie worked wonders and established Vinay as a credible actor. He later played critically acclaimed roles in Johnny Gaddar and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi; the later earning him a nomination for the Filmfare Award. He has since acted in movies of multiple backgrounds and magnitude.
Having worked in several movies internationally, he has also earned the distinction of being an actor who is versatile. Vinay has also turned producer with his movie Dasvidaniya. His upcoming movies as an actor are Tere Mere Phere, Maximum and Pappu Can’t Dance Saala.