Vijay Raaz – Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Nickname Vijay Raaz
Gender Male
Age 60 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth 5 June 1963
Real Name Vijay Raaz
Profession Actor, Director
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Gemini

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 38-11-30 Inches
Bodytype Strong
Height 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m)
Weight 68 kg (150 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hobbies Acting, Reading

Vijay Raaz is a famous actor in Bollywood movies who has got immense fame with his role as Dubeyji in Mira Nair movie Monsoon Wedding aside from delivering some of the unforgettable performances in the film Run for his Kauwa Biryani act. He is mostly recognized for comic characters in numerous movies. Besides being a famous actor, Vijay Raaz is also a film director, which he illustrated with the movie Kya Dilli Kya Lahore. Insofar as his earlier life is concerned, he was born in Allahabad, Indian on 30th November 1963.  After completed his schooling, he settled in Delhi with the intention of pursuing his college from Kirori Mal College. Wherein he got the opportunity to get linked with a dramatic society named The Players. He was also starred in a number of plays at the National School of Drama.

Seeing his fascination towards the acting world, he settled in Mumbai with a view to his visions to be in Bollywood. After a short struggle, he got the opportunity to appear in the Ram Gopal Varma movie titled Jungle. Since Naseeruddin Shah has noticed his acting skills in NSD plays, therefore, he suggested Vijay Raaz to a renowned filmmaker called Mahesh Mathai for the film Bhopal Express or even to Mira Nair for her forthcoming film titled Monsoon Wedding. These characters supported him to pare his niche in Bollywood cinema hence getting numerous roles for different films. Though, as a typical actor, he was signed for the movie titled Raghu Romeo, in which he played the role of a mystified man. The movie was a super hit and he received encouraging reviews regarding his performance.

One of his notable performances came with the movie Run in which he is still recalled for the funniest act of Kauwa Biryani. This made him popular as his act was highly commended from the audience and critics a lot. In one of Aamir Khan’s movies titled Delly Belly, he once again got an opportunity to act, which created a stir regarding his implausible performance. A few of his most renowned movies comprises of Mumbai Express, Bombay To Goa, Delhi 6, Welcome, etc. A few of his most recent movies involve O Teri, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore, Department, etc, whilst he is presently shooting for the movies titled Kakki Sattai, a Tamil movie. Hence, very soon, you will now find Vijay Raaz in South Indian Movie Industry as well. As far as his individual life is concerned, he is married to an actress Krishna Raaz and the couple was blessed with a baby girl. In the year 2005, he was under arrest in the United Arab Emirates for drug possession.


Among various notable achievements, Vijay Raaz has won the National Award for the movie “Raghu Romeo”.

Check out exclusive ➡facts about Vijay Raaz.


Vijay Raaz Education

College: Kirori Mal College, New Delhi, India
National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi, India

Vijay Raaz Career

Profession: Actor, Director


Actor- As Badru in the 1999 Hindi Film- Bhopal Express
Director- Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Krishna Raaz

No. of Children: 1

Daughter: Tanishka Raaz

Facts You Never Knew About Vijay Raaz

  • Is Vijay Raaz addicted to smoking?: Not Known
  • Is Vijay Raaz alcoholic?: Yes
  • All through his studies at Kirori Mal College New Delhi, Vijay was an active member of dramatic society called The Players.
  • With the intention of pursuing his career in acting, he attended Sakshi Kala Manch located in Mandi House, Delhi, wherein he worked for several years.
  • After that, Vijay Raaz started to work at National School of Drama in New Delhi on ₹12,000 salary for a month.
  • Vijay Raaz’s first theater play was Pagal Ghar wherein he portrayed the role of a police inspector.
  • In the year1998, he settled in Mumbai after 10 years of working as a theatre performer covering 4 years at NSD New Delhi.

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Who is Vijay Raaz?

Vijay Raaz is an Indian actor, director, born on 05 June, 1963 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

How old is Vijay Raaz?

Vijay Raaz is 60 years old as of February 2024.

How tall is Vijay Raaz?

Vijay Raaz is 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m).

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