Vijay Varma is an Indian actor. He has acted in Pink (2016), MCA (2017), Gully Boy (2019) and Baaghi 3 (2020), Darlings (2022) and the web series Mirzapur since 2020.

Vijay Varma
A still from Raagdesh (cropped).jpg
Varma in 2017
Born (1986-03-29) 29 March 1986 (age 36)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2013–present

Early lifeEdit

Vijay Varma was born on March 29, 1986 in a Marwari family settled in Hyderabad, Telangana.[1] He studied at the FTII.[2]

Film careerEdit

Varma started his acting journey as a theatre artiste in his hometown Hyderabad. He worked in numerous plays before he decided to move to Pune for two years to get a formal education in acting at FTII. After finishing his post graduate course, he shifted his base to Mumbai in search of acting work. His first acting job was in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK's short film titled Shor which was highly acclaimed at festivals and won the Best Short Film at the MIAAC festival, New York that year. He also worked in the critically acclaimed movie Pink.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Chittagong Jhunku (Subodh Roy) Hindi film
2013 Rangrezz Pakkya
2014 Gang of Ghosts Robin Hoodda
2016 Pink Ankit Malhotra
2017 Monsoon Shootout Adi
Raag Desh Jamal Kidwai
MCA Siva Telugu film
2018 Manto Ansaar Shabnam Dil
2019 Gully Boy Moeen
Super 30 Fugga Kumar (older) Special appearance
2020 Ghost Stories Guddu Anthology film
Baaghi 3 Akhtar Lahori
Bamfaad Jigar Fareedi
Yaara Rizwan Sheikh
2022 Hurdang Loha Singh
Darlings Hamza Shaikh [4]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Cheers-Friends, Reunion, Goa Ciggy Released on YouTube
2020 A Suitable Boy Rasheed Released on BBC One[5]
Released on Netflix
She Sasya Released on Netflix
2020–present Mirzapur Dual role as Shatrughan Tyagi and Bharat Tyagi Released on Amazon Prime Video
2021 OK Computer Saajan Kundu Released on Disney Plus Hotstar

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2019 26th Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor Gully Boy Nominated
2020 65th Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "After Gully Boy, Vijay Varma talks about spending a decade in the background". The Indian Express. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Vijay Varma -Actor Biography". Archived from the original on 18 August 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Hyderabad boy Vijay Varma's Interview". IMDb. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ ""See You At The Movies": Alia Bhatt And Vijay Varma Wrap Darlings Shoot". NDTV. 7 September 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  5. ^ "BBC - Cast announced for BBC One's A Suitable Boy, the first screen adaptation of Vikram Seth's classic novel - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  6. ^ "NOMINATIONS FOR 65TH AMAZON FILMFARE AWARDS 2020". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2020.

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