Sumeet Vyas (born 27 July 1983) is an Indian actor and writer of films, web series and theatre. His breakthrough role was Mikesh Chaudhary in TVF's 2014 web series Permanent Roommates.[1][2] Vyas has since played supporting roles in Bollywood films including English Vinglish,[3] Parched and Guddu Ki Gun, and Veere Di Wedding.[4] He has his first starring role in 2016 drama film Ribbon; his performance was well received by critics.[5] Apart from acting in films and television programmes, Vyas also appears in theatre productions in India.

Sumeet Vyas
Vyas in 2015
Born (1983-07-27) 27 July 1983 (age 40)
Occupation(s)Actor, Writer
Spouses
(m. 2010; div. 2017)
(m. 2018)
Children1

Early life

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Vyas was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan[6] to writer B.M Vyas and Sudha Vyas. He spent his initial years there before moving to Mumbai to pursue his passion for acting and writing. He has attended R.D. National College, Mumbai. During his school days, Sumeet aspired to become a pilot or a computer engineer. But, he had a passion for acting and writing also. Later, choosing the second option, he gave up his college studies and started working as an assistant editor in an editing studio in Mumbai.[6]

Acting career

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Vyas made his television debut with a small role in the Doordarshan serial Woh Huye Na Humare.[7] He then starred in TV show Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein as Kartik. He has been actively involved in the theatre since his early days as an actor.[8] He also had a major role in the TV series Stories by Rabindranath Tagore. He made his Bollywood debut in the movie Jashn in 2009. Then he went on to act in movie English Vinglish. He has worked in more than 30 movies,[9] including Guddu Ki Gun, Parched, Aurangzeb, and Kajarya.

He worked in many web series, including Permanent Roommates and TVF Tripling, the latter of which he also co-wrote. He has written the Y-Films web series "Bang Baaja Baaraat".

He starred in a Web Campaign by BigRock in 2017.[10]

Personal life

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Vyas is an active supporter of theatre and claims to enjoy working as a theatre artist rather than in Bollywood. He was married to actress Shivani Tanksale for 7 years. The couple divorced in 2017.[11] He married TV actress Ekta Kaul on 15 September 2018.[12] They have a son, Ved, born in 2020.[13]

Filmography

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Films

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Maamu Tension Nai Leneka Prince Salim Hindi Feature Film
2009 Jashnn
2011 Aarakshan Teacher
2012 English Vinglish Salman Khan
Neighbours Sumeet Short Film
2013 Aurangzeb Vishnu
Oye Teri Short Film
Kajarya Nikhil [14]
2014 Blouse Master Ji
Haircut Short Film, Writer & Director
2015 Rajasthani Cowboys Short Film
Sabki Bajegi Band Amit
Parched Kishan
Guddu Ki Gun Laddu
2016 Maroon Ashish Bharadwaj
Tum Bhi Na Music Video
2017 Born Free Samarth Short Film
Ribbon Karan Mehra [15]
2018 Camouflage Krishna Singh Short Film
Love Per Square Foot Dialogue writer [16]
Veere Di Wedding Rishabh Malhotra [17]
High Jack Rakesh [18]
2019 Made in China Devraj
2020 Unpaused Sahil Amazon Prime Video
2023 Chhatriwali Rishi Kalra ZEE5
Mrs Undercover Common Man
Afwaah Vikram Singh
Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video Lalit

Television

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Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2006 Woh Hue Na Hamare Sameer DD National
2007–2008 Kasamh Se Daksh Randheria Zee TV
2009–2010 Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein Kartik Imagine TV
2011–2012 Chandragupta Maurya Ambhi Kumar Imagine TV
2015 Laut Aao Trisha Advocate VK Life OK
2015 Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Bihari Epic TV Story – Chokher Bali [19]
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Himself Colors TV [20]

Web series

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Year Title Role Platform Notes Ref.
2014-23 Permanent Roommates Mikesh Chaudhary The Viral Fever [21][22]
2015 Bang Baaja Baaraat Dance Choreographer Y-Films Co-writer [23]
2016 TVF Tripling Chandan The Viral Fever Co-writer [24]
Official Chukyagiri D-Sir Arre
2018 Official CEOgiri Dilawar / D-Sir Arre [25]
The Story Self ZEE5 [26]
2019 TVF Tripling Season 2 Chandan The Viral Fever Co-writer [27]
RejctX Farhan Hussain ZEE5 [28]
Parchhayee Jayant ZEE5 [29]
The Verdict - State vs Nanavati Ram Jethmalani ZEE5 and ALTBalaji
2020 Official Bhootiyagiri Dilawar Rana MX Player [30][31]
2020 Wakaalat From Home Sujin Kohli Prime Video [32][33]
2020 Dark 7 White Yudhveer Singh Rathore ZEE5 and ALT Balaji [34][35]
2021 Aapkey Kamrey Mein Koi Rahta Hai Nikhil MX Player
2021 1962: The War In the Hills Ram Kumar Disney+ Hotstar [36]
2022 Jugaadistan Gaurav Bhati Lionsgate Play
2022 Aar Ya Paar Aditya Dutta Disney+ Hotstar
2022 TVF Tripling Season 3 Chandan The Viral Fever
2023 Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke Tariq ZEE5
2023 Bambai Meri Jaan Ganya Surve Prime Video
2023 Tankesh Diaries Mikesh Chaudhary YouTube [citation needed]

References

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  1. ^ Iyer, Sanyukta (28 January 2017). "Sumeet Vyas-Nidhi Singh trace their journey from small-town oblivion to global recognition". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ Sharma, Dipti (1 October 2016). "Sumeet Vyas-Nidhi Singh trace their journey from small-town oblivion to global recognition". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Sumeet Vyas leaving the comfort zone". The Sunday Guardian Live. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Kareena Kapoor Khan to not be a part of 'Veere Di Wedding 2'? - 'Veere Di Wedding': Interesting facts about the film". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Sumeet Vyas aka Mikesh to make Bollwood debut with Kalki-starrer Ribbon". Hindustan Times. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzlWDJR8o04> [bare URL]
  7. ^ "Woh Hue Na Hamare".
  8. ^ ETC Bollywood (9 December 2015). "Sumeet Vyas - Actor Of Web-Series, Permanent Roommates - Exclusive Interview" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ "Sumeet Vyas on his English Vinglish co-star Sridevi: It is a well-deserved National Award". 15 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Watch how meeting the in-laws can go wrong in BigRock's new video". Inshorts - Stay Informed. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  11. ^ "SPLITSVILLE! 'Permanent Roommates' actor Sumeet Vyas heads for DIVORCE". ABP Live. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Sumeet Vyas, Ekta Kaul Are Now Married: PICS Inside". Headlines Today. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Sumeet Vyas on naming his son Ved". Hindustan Times. 5 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Playing negative character is refreshing: Sumeet Vyas". The Indian Express. 15 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Wondering Why Sumeet Vyas' Film is Called Ribbon? Actor Explains". News18. November 2017.
  16. ^ Sinha, Sayoni (13 February 2018). "The story of behind Netflix's 'Love Per Square Foot'". The Hindu.
  17. ^ "Sumeet Vyas: I was intimidated by Kareena Kapoor's stardom when paired with her". Hindustan Times. 26 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Sumeet Vyas on High Jack: I wanted to explore a slightly weird topic". The Indian Express. 17 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Sumeet Vyas: I am itching to play a negative role on-screen". Hindustan Times. 11 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Permanent Roommates's Sumeet Vyas to be a part of Comedy Nights Bachao 2". The Times of India. 16 September 2016.
  21. ^ "'Permanent Roommates' is a drama so good, you won't find it on Indian TV". Scroll. 24 January 2016.
  22. ^ "Mikesh is not annoying, he is just over-expressive: Sumeet Vyas on his 'Permanent Roommates' character". News18. 15 February 2016.
  23. ^ "Bang Baaja Baaraat review: YRF's new web series can give rom-coms a run for their money". First Post. 5 November 2015.
  24. ^ "5 things that make TVF Tripling the blockbuster web series that it is". India Today. 29 September 2016.
  25. ^ "Official CEOgiri first impression: Sumeet Vyas' act is starting to get repetitive now". The Indian Express. 23 March 2018.
  26. ^ "Sumeet Vyas on his new series The Story, future of entertainment in India, and writing TV shows". Firstpost. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  27. ^ "TVF Tripling Season 2 teaser out! Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo and Amol Parashar reunite for another interesting road trip". India Today. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  28. ^ "Kubbra Sait and Sumeet Vyas team up for musical web series Rejctx". India Today. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019. {{cite magazine}}: Unknown parameter |agency= ignored (help)
  29. ^ "Parchhayee Episode 7 Topaz Review: Sumeet Vyas And Isha Talwar Tell A Worth Watch". Zee Tv. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  30. ^ "Official Bhootiyagiri - An MX Exclusive Series : Episodes, Seasons, Videos, Photos, Synopsis, Cast & Crew of Official Bhootiyagiri - An MX Exclusive Series", The Times of India, retrieved 23 July 2020
  31. ^ "Official Bhootiyagiri review: Sumeet Vyas shines in this engaging horror-comedy". Hindustan Times. 16 May 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  32. ^ "'Wakaalat From Home' series review: Sumeet Vyas starrer makes a solid impact". Deccan Herald. 11 September 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  33. ^ "Sumeet Vyas: Shooting Wakaalat From Home was more complex than acting". The Indian Express. 9 September 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  34. ^ "Playing dark characters leaves you messed up in your head: Dark 7 White actor Sumeet Vyas". The Indian Express. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  35. ^ "Sumeet Vyas rocks his part as a shrewd politician in Dark 7 White". www.indulgexpress.com. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  36. ^ "1962: The War in The Hills to launch on February 26". Tribune India. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
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