Vikrant Massey

Vikrant Massey is an Indian film and television actor. He made his debut on television with Kahaan Hoo Main in 2004.[1] He then had roles in series such as Dharam Veer, Balika Vadhu, Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo, and Qubool Hai. His debut film was a brief appearance in Lootera, followed by Dil Dhadakne Do and eventually a supporting cast in Half Girlfriend. He played the protagonist in 2017's critically acclaimed film A Death in the Gunj directed by Konkona Sen Sharma which earned him a Filmfare Awards nomination in the category of Best Actor – Critics.[2] The actor has main roles in the web-series Mirzapur (2018) and Criminal Justice (2019). Vikrant Massey also worked with Deepika Padukone in acid attack film called Chhapak which is based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agrawal.[3]

Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey in 2015.jpg
Born (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 33)
OccupationActor
Years active2004—Present

Early lifeEdit

Vikrant Massey was born on 3 April 1987, to Jolly and Meena Massey in a Roman Catholic family. Belonging to a middle class family, he was brought up in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[4] He has one elder brother named Mohsin Massey. His paternal family follows Christianity.[5]

Massey's educational background consists of attending St. Anthony’s High School in Versova[6] with further studies being completed from R. D. National College of Arts & Science in Bandra, Mumbai. Being a well-trained dancer, he forayed onto stage with small-time dancing and theatre performances at the age of 7. With support and guidance from his teachers and school principal, he took up performing arts as a career choice at quite a young age. During his leisure period, he enjoys traveling, playing cricket and video games.[7]

CareerEdit

Massey is also a trained ballet dancer and has worked with Shiamak Davar,[8] and acted as a choreographer on his show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.[citation needed]

He played the role of Shyam Madan Singh in the television show Balika Vadhu on Colors TV. He starred in Balika Vadhu with his co-star Vibha Anand which was a success. He later played the lead role in Nikhil Sinha & Rakesh Paswan's Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo on NDTV Imagine as Murli, husband of Bharti.[9] He has also acted in Disney Channel India's Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, Star Plus's Kahaan Hoon Main and the role of Dharam in NDTV Imagine's Dharam Veer.

Vikrant portrayed Ayaan Ahmed Khan, one of the lead roles in Zee TV's series Qubool Hai after replacing Rishabh Sinha.[10]

Massey made his Bollywood debut in Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera (2013), along with Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha.[11][12]His first lead role was in Konkana Sen Sharma 's debut directorial venture A Death in the Gunj. The film as well as his performance won critical acclaim. Rajeev Masand described his performance as heartfelt one.[13] For this performance he received a nomination for Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.[14]

He has been a part of various television commercials such as Zatak Deo, Cadbury, FINOLEX LED, Nescafe, Khazana Jewels, Samsung Galaxy, Cornetto and Idea 4G.

Massey has also worked in various web series that include Mirzapur, Broken But Beautiful,[15][16] Criminal Justice an Indian series based on Criminal Justice a British television drama series, adapted for India by Shridhar Raghavan, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia[17] and Made In Heaven a webseries on two wedding planners in Delhi running an agency named Made in Heaven.[18]

As of September 2019, the young actor was seen opposite Deepika Padukone in;  – Meghna Gulzar's next Chhapaak.[19]  – and Ginny Weds Sunny opposite Yami Gautam, a film directed by debutant Puneet Khanna and produced by Vinod Bachchan.[20]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2013 Lootera Devdas Mukherjee [21]
2014 Switchh Sam
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Rana Khanna [22]
2017 A Death In The Gunj Shyamal "Shutu" Chatterjee Winner, Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival for Best Actor
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics)
[23]
Half Girlfriend Shailesh Pandey [24]
Lipstick Under My Burkha Arshad [25]
2019 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi TBA [26]
2020 Chhapaak Amol [27]
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare TBA [28]
Yaar Jigri TBA [29]
Cargo TBA [30]
Ginny Weds Sunny Sunny [31]
Haseen Dillruba TBA

TelevisionEdit

Year TV show Role Notes
2004 Kahaan Hoon Main One Episode
2007 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom Aamir Hassan Actor and Choreographer
2008 Dharam Veer Rajkumar Dharam
2009-2010 Balika Vadhu Shyam Madan Singh
2010-2011 Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo Murli Laal
2012 Gumrah - End Of Innocence Shobit Two Episodes
2012-2013 V The Serial Himself
2013 Qubool Hai Ayaan Ahmed Khan
2013 Yeh Hai Aashiqui Himself (Host)
2014 Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai Rajeshwar Two Episodes

Short FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Co-Star
2009 Un Hazaaron Ke Naam Richard Gonzalvis
2014 Best Girlfriend Karan Kritika Kamra
2015 Local Girlfriend Rachit Rakesh Mohan Ahuja Swati Semwal
2016 35MM As the Producer
2018 Copy Sid Surveen Chawla, Anupriya Goenka
2019 Detour Aarav Sayani Gupta

Web SeriesEdit

Year Film Role Co-star(s) Platform
2017 Rise[32] Shrey Shishir Sharma YouTube
2018 Mirzapur Vinay 'Bablu' Pandit Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal Amazon Prime Video
Broken But Beautiful Veer Harleen Shethi ALTBalaji
2019 Made in Heaven Nawab Khan Arjun Mathur Amazon Prime Video
Criminal Justice Aditya Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi Hotstar
Broken But Beautiful - Season 2 Veer Harleen Shethi ALTBalaji Zee5

Awards and nominationsEdit

Television Awards
Year(s) Show Award Category Result Ref.
2008 N/A Indian Telly Awards GR8! Face of the Year - Male Won [33]
2013 Qubool Hai Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Bhai Won
Film Awards
Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2018 A Death In The Gunj Filmfare Awards Best Actor (Critics) Nominated [34]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Feb 7, Mumbai Mirror | Updated:; 2020; Ist, 09:45. "First Day First Shot: Vikrant Massey recalls his time as a newbie on the sets of Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Lootera". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 20 May 2020.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Vikrant Massey to star opposite Deepika Padukone in film based on Laxmi Agarwal, it's called Chhapaak | Bollywood News". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Vikrant Massey says Deepika Padukone 'has given her all, emptied herself' for Chhapaak". Hindustan Times. 5 January 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  4. ^ Dec 10, Mumbai Mirror | Updated; 2018; Ist, 06:00. "Vikrant Massey's journey from a Versova cafe to the arclights". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 17 December 2018.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Christmas: We would drive in a Maruti 800 to the church, says Vikrant Massey". mid-day. 23 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Vikrant Massey: Movie Star In The Making". NDTV.com. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  7. ^ Gopi (26 November 2018). "Vikrant Massey Stills From Broken - But Beautiful Promotions". Social News XYZ. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Vikrant Massey, the dancing star!". The Times Of India. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Juhi's the best actress: Vikrant Massey". The Times Of India. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Vikrant Massey tressed for Qubool Hai". The Times Of India. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  11. ^ "I had no qualms in playing second lead: Vikrant". The Times Of India. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Lootera: Did not expect to get noticed, says Vikrant Massey". CNN-IBN. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  13. ^ "About a boy". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Nominations for Filmfare Awards 2018". Filmfare. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Broken But Beautiful actor Vikrant Massey: Ekta has a magic wand to crack successful love stories". The Indian Express. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Vikrant Massey: Mirzapur is not only about gangsters, action or violence". The Indian Express. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  17. ^ Jain, Arushi (30 March 2019). "Criminal Justice trailer: Vikrant Massey and Pankaj Tripathi present a chilling crime thriller". Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Zoya Akhtar's web series Made in Heaven to air on March 8, first look revealed". Hindustan Times. 17 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Vikrant Massey Joins Deepika Padukone, Meghna Gulzar in their Film on Acid-Attack Survivor". News18. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam's film Ginny Weds Sunny goes on floors in Delhi. See pic". India Today. 20 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Vikrant Massey didn't get a script for Lootera and Dil Dhadakne Do. Here's why he still said yes". Hindustan Times. 2 January 2018.
  22. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Vikrant Massey Movies List | Vikrant Massey Upcoming Movies - Bollywood Hungama".
  23. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "A Death in the Gunj Cast List | A Death in the Gunj Movie Star Cast | Release Date | Movie Trailer | Review- Bollywood Hungama".
  24. ^ "'Half Girlfriend' Trailer: The Best Part About It Is Vikrant Massey!". Urban Asian. 10 April 2017.
  25. ^ "Vikrant Massey says CBFC rejection of Lipstick Under My Burkha baffling". Deccan Chronicle. 24 February 2017.
  26. ^ "Seema Pahwa to debut as director with film starring Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen, Manoj Pahwa- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  27. ^ "'Chhapaak': Vikrant Massey looking forward to working with Deepika Padukone - Times of India". The Times of India.
  28. ^ "Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare: Vikrant Massey joins Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar's film". Box Office India. 2 November 2018.
  29. ^ "Vikrant Massey, Sunny Singh start their Yaar Jigri journey". mid-day. 17 August 2018.
  30. ^ "Shweta Tripathi and Vikrant Massey to play Astronauts in 'Cargo' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  31. ^ "Filming begins in #Delhi... #GinnyWedsSunny stars Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey... Directed by debutant Puneet Khanna... Produced by Vinod Bachchan". Twitter. 20 September 2018.
  32. ^ Cheers! (27 October 2017), Rise | Web Series | S01E01 – The Dream Ride, retrieved 4 November 2017
  33. ^ "GR8! TV Magazine - The Indian Television Academy Awards, 2008". www.gr8mag.com. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  34. ^ "Critics Best Actor in Leading Role Male 2017 Nominees | Filmfare Awards". filmfare.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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