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Famous Actor In India Vir Das

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Famous Actor in India Vir Das was born on 31 May 1979 in a loveable family living in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The little one spent his early childhood in Nigeria and gained primary education at the Indian Language School. The parents of the boy sent him to a boarding school in Himachal  Pradesh in India to teach their kid the values and diversity of the motherland. Later, he attended the Lawrence School in Delhi. During schooling, the intelligent lad grabbed every opportunity to be on the stage, so Vir Das participated in various contests such as debate, quiz and poetry. The knowledgeable competitor had even won numerous awards in the events. The educated student successfully achieved trophies for active participation in sports like squash and badminton.

 Afterwards, Vir Das got admission at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, in Economics and Theatre for further higher studies. As a result, the pupil mastered skills in humour, and then he performed his first standup act Brown Men Can’t Hump. Vir Das Stand Up Comedy show of 2 hours, which created many moments of laughter for the audiences. The popular Indian actor achieved the Richter Scholarship for higher studies in theatre skills. Moreover, the entertaining young man received the prestigious Colton Performance Award. With the help of fellowship, he attended Moscow Arts theatre for six months to train himself to be a method actor.

Vir Das came back to India after the completion of studies in the year 2003 to begin his standup shows. The outstanding act of the funny man entertained the crowd, and then he went on to organise more than standups in many cities. The star opened doors of opportunities for new comedians to organise their solo play throughout the country. Then, Vir Das became part of Zoom with 'Is Route Ki Sabhi Linein Mast Hai' and a late-night standup show 'Ek Rahin Vir' and these programmes made him a famous comedian of India. Consequently, the channels like Star world, SAB TV, STAR One, CNBC-TV18 and CNN-IBN launched shows with him.

With the dream of being one of the popular Indian actors, Vir Das started going for auditions and finally got a chance to play the role of the prospective groom of the Lead Actress in the movie Namaste London in 2007. In his first feature, the singer worked with legendary Rishi Kapoor and superstar Katrina Kaif. The same year, he was selected to be the main character in the film Mumbai Salsa. The star’s efforts were noticed, and ultimately Vir Das fulfilled his desire to be a well-known entertainer of the country after supporting roles in Badmash Company and Go Goa Gone. In 2011, the Filmfare nominated him for the Best Supporting Actor title, and Screen Weekly Awards nominated Vir Das for the Best Ensemble Cast for his performance in Delhi Belly. The cinema brought him to the limelight and opened doors for several other opportunities to polish his acting career.

In 2012, the famous actor in India launched a rock band, ‘Alien Chutney’, which performed songs with funny lyrics. The first venture of the band was Mummy Love. Vir Das wrote the lyrics, played acoustic guitar and was the lead vocalist of the performance. The other hilarious albums released by the band are The MAGGI MAGGI SONG, Game Of Thrones, A Song For Happy People, Say Nah India. Everyone loved the music, and the words of the melody gave hearty laughter to the fans. His track Manboob from the album Mauritian Chutney was used in the 2018 Netflix specials named  Losing It.

Apart from comedy, singing and acting, Vir Das is a fabulous writer and has written columns for popular magazines such as Maxim, Femina, DNA, Exotica and Tehelka. He also owns a youtube channel named Vir Das comedy, where the humourist uploads hilarious content, which includes podcasts, vlogs and stand up acts for his viewers. The gagster is the first-ever Indian who has three Netflix specials that showcase the experience, journey and funny solo skit of the standup artist. The Variety Magazine listed him among the top 10 comedians of the world in their June 2017 edition. The skilful star performed at Conan O’Bren’s talk show in 2017, where he had a standup performance on topics like Donald Trump, religious tolerance and Indians. The method actor acted in a dark comedy web series Hasmukh, and each episode gave chills to the spectators.

Vir Das has always used his skills to be a stressbuster and source of positivity for the audience. The entertainer never stopped from exploring the talents he possessed. The comedian inspired several other humorists to try their luck in standup comedy. The artists did not halt even during the Covid’19 pandemic, and he entertained the viewers from his home. The star always grabs the opportunity to spread happiness around the world.

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