Vijay Raaz Biography, Facts & Life Story

Vijay Raaz Indian Actor, Director

Quick Facts

Nickname:Vijay Raaz

Full Name:Vijay Raaz

Profession:Actor, Director


Age:56 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:5 June 1963

Birthplace:Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:6 Feet 1 Inches (1.83 m)

Weight:68 kg (150 lbs)

Chest:38 Inches

Waist:30 Inches


Biceps:11 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Vijay Raaz is a famous actor of Bollywood movies who has got immense fame with his role of Dubeyji in Mira Nair movie Monsoon Wedding aside from delivering some of the unforgettable performance 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 National School of Drama.

Seeing his fascination towards 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 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 stir regarding his implausible performance. A few of his most renowned movies comprises off 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 United Arab Emirates for drug possession.

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.

Vijay Raaz Education

School: Not Known

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

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Vijay Raaz Career

Profession: Actor, Director

Debut TV Series/Movie: Actor- As Badru in the 1999 Hindi Film- Bhopal Express
Director- Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: Under Review

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Krishna Raaz

Children: 1

Son(s): Not Known

Daughter(s): Tanishka Raaz

Ex Girlfriends:

Not Known

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Hobbies: Acting, Reading

Favorite Actor: Naseeruddin Shah

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