Vikrant Massey

Vikrant Massey (born 3 April 1987) 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 Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, 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) ,Criminal Justice (2019) and in the first two seasons of Broken But Beautiful, and starred opposite Deepika Padukone in the acid attack survivor film Chhapaak (2020) and the romantic comedy Ginny Weds Sunny (2020).[3]In 2021 he acted in the lead roles in the Romantic Thriller Haseen Dilruba (2021) , Social Comedy 14 Phere (2021).

Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey at the premiere of film Chhapaak in 2020.jpg
Vikrant Massey at the premiere of film Chhapaak in 2020
Born (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 34)
Alma materR. D. National College
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
Known forChhapaak
Mirzapur
Balika Vadhu
Criminal Justice : Masoom Dikhta Hai Ya Sachme Hai

Early lifeEdit

Vikrant Massey was born on 3 April 1987, to Jolly and Meena Massey. Belonging to a middle class family, he was born and raised in the city of Mumbai.[4] He has one elder brother named Mohsin Massey. His paternal family follows Christianity. His maternal family follows Sikhism.

Massey's educational background consists of attending St. Anthony’s High School in Versova[5] 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.

CareerEdit

Massey is also a trained modern contemporary or modern jazz dancer and has worked with Shiamak Davar,[6] and acted as a choreographer on his show Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.[7]

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 and Rakesh Paswan's Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo on NDTV Imagine as Murli, husband of Bharti.[8] He has also acted in Disney Channel India's Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, Star Plus's Kahaan Hoon Main which did not go on air[9] 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] Vikrant Massey was paired with Shweta Tripathi in science fiction film called Cargo written and directed by Arati Kadav. Cargo premiered at the 2019 MAMI Film Festival under the spotlight section.[19][20] Later on, the film premiered on Netflix on 9 September 2020.[21]

As of September 2020, he was last seen opposite Deepika Padukone in;  – Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak.[22]  – and in Ginny Weds Sunny opposite Yami Gautam, a film directed by debutant Puneet Khanna and produced by Vinod Bachchan.[23] It was released on Netflix.[24]Currently, the actor is gearing up for the shooting of Vishal Furia’s ‘Forensic’ which also features Radhika Apte.[25]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2013 Lootera Devdas Mukherjee [26]
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do Rana Khanna [27]
2017 A Death In The Gunj Shyamal "Shutu" Chatterjee Winner, Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival for Best Actor
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics)
[28]
Half Girlfriend Shailesh Kumar Pandey [29]
Lipstick Under My Burkha Arshad [30]
2020 Chhapaak Amol [31]
Cargo Prahastha Released on Netflix [32]
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Pradeep Released on Netflix [33]
Ginny Weds Sunny Satnam "Sunny" Sethi Released on Netflix [34]
2021 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi Rahul [35]
Switchh Sam Eros Now release [36]
Haseen Dillruba Rishab "Rishu" Saxena Released on Netflix [37]
14 Phere Sanjay Lal Singh Released on ZEE5 [38]
Yaar Jigri   TBA [39]
Mumbaikar   TBA Filming [40]
Love Hostel   TBA Completed [41]
TBA Forensic   Johnny Khanna Filming [42]

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Notes
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
2011 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Guest Contestant For Teen Ka Tadka Week with Mahhi Vij
2012 Gumrah - End Of Innocence Shobit Two Episodes
2012-2013 V The Serial Himself
2013 Qubool Hai Ayaan Ahmed Khan
2013 Yeh Hai Aashiqui (Host)
2014 Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai Rajeshwar Two Episodes

Guest appearancesEdit

Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2017 Naagin 2 Guest To promote Half Girlfriend
2019 MTV Ace of Space 2 With Harleen Sethi [43]
2020 Bigg Boss 13 To promote Chhapaak [44]

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
2020 Gadhedo Goru dhobi Chandan Roy Sanyal

Web SeriesEdit

Year Film Role Co-star(s) Platform
2017 Rise[45] Shrey Shishir Sharma YouTube
2018 Mirzapur Vinay 'Bablu' Pandit/Bhaiya Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal Amazon Prime Video
Broken But Beautiful Veer Harleen Sethi ALTBalaji
2019 Made in Heaven Nawab Khan (cameo appearance) Arjun Mathur Amazon Prime Video
Criminal Justice Aditya Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi Hotstar
Broken But Beautiful - Season 2 Veer Harleen Sethi ZEE5 and ALTBalaji

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 [46]
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 [47]

ReferencesEdit

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