Vivekanand Oberoi, born 3 september 1976 is an Indian film actor. Oberoi studied at Mayo College, Ajmer, and Mithibai College Mumbai. Later, at an actor’s workshop in London, he was spotted by the director of New York University who took Vivek to New York, where he completed his master’s degree in film acting. Then Oberoi went on to make his debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s film Company. He received Filmfare Awards for Best Debut as well as Best Supporting Actor for this film. His next film included Road and Dum. In 2002, he starred in Saathiya, directed by Shaad Ali. The film was a success at the box office and earned him a Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category. Then in 2004, he starred in the comedy Masti and the political thriller Yuva. Moreover, in 2005, he played the title character in Kisna: The Warrior Poet. He then also appeared in Omkara in 2006, playing the character of Kesu. Moving on, in 2009, he played a supporting role in the movie Kurbaan. He appeared in Prince in 2010, and in the same year appeared in Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakht Charitra. He then moved on to film production, and produced a film named Watch INdian Circus in 2011. The film was featured in the 16th Busan Film Festival, winning the Audience Choice Award for Best film from 3000 films worldwide and amongst 380 films screened. Most recently, Oberoi made his Malayalam debut in 2019, with Mohanlal in Prithviraj Sukumaran’s directorial debut, Lucifer as the main antagonist in which his performance as the villain was well-received by critics and the audience. He also portrayed the role of India’s Prime Minister in the film PM Narendra Modi.
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