Vinay Forrt

Vinay Kumar, professionally credited as Vinay Forrt is an Indian film and stage actor. He hails from Fort Kochi, Kerala and is a theatre activist with more than a decade's worth of experience in the theatrical field as well as a postgraduate in acting from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, India.[1] He made his debut in the Malayalam film Ritu (2009).

Vinay Forrt
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Forrt at the 1st IIFA Utsavam, 2016
Born
Vinay Kumar

Occupation
Years active2009–present
Spouse(s)
Soumya Ravi (m. 2014)
Parent(s)
  • M. V. Mani
  • Sujatha

Early life and educationEdit

Vinay Forrt was born in Fort Kochi, Kerala, to M. V. Mani and Sujatha. His real name is Vinay Kumar, and he changed his name as a tribute to his birthplace. He has a sister, Suma, and a brother, Syam. He was educated at St John De Britto Anglo-Indian High School, Fort Kochi. Before entering the movie industry, he worked at a restaurant, a coffee shop, medical shop and a call center. During his first year while studying for his degree, he joined Lokadharmi Theater and became active in their plays. Later, he dropped degree to join the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, India, and became a postgraduate in acting. He has been an ardent follower of Indian Theater for nearly a decade, as an actor and an activist. Vinay received the National Scholarship from the Government of India for the Best Senior Theatre Actor (2004 - 2006). He is a contemporary dancer as well.

Acting careerEdit

 
Forrt in Thrissur.

While pursuing his post-graduation at FTII, Pune, he was informed by an FTII aspirant, Dheeraj Nandakumar about the ongoing Audition for Shyamaprasads movie (Ritu) while he contacted Vinay for help regarding selection for the acting course at FTII . This turned out to be the turning point for Vinay as he finally got chosen by Shyamaprasad to play a role in his film Ritu (2009).[2][3] Vinay Fort debuted in Shyamaprasad's Ritu (2009) in a small role but one which earned him recognition

He costarred in The Blueberry Hunt (2011), an English film by Anup Kurian with Naseeruddin Shah in the lead. He got his breakthrough by portraying Vimal Sir in Alphonse Putharen's Premam.

Personal lifeEdit

He married his longtime girlfriend Soumya Ravi, a research student, on 6 December 2014 at Guruvayoor.[4] The couple have a son.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Title Year Role Director
Ritu 2009 Jamal Shyamaprasad
Chatak 2009 Reema Borah
Apoorvaragam 2010 Narayanan Sibi Malayil
Anwar 2010 Abu Amal Neerad
Kadaksham 2010
The Blueberry Hunt 2010 Anup Kurian
Veettilekulla Vazhi 2011 Terrorist Leader in Ajmeer Dr. Biju
Kanakompathu 2011 Jose Mahadevan
Veeraputhran 2011 P. T. Kunju Muhammed
Karmayogi 2011 Kooman V. K. Prakash
Navagatharkku Swagatham 2011 Aravindan Jayakrishna Karanavar
Prabhuvinte Makkal 2012 Siddharthan Sajeev Anthikad
Theevram 2012 Ramachandran Roopesh Peethambaran
Da Thadiya 2012 Shathanu Aashiq Abu
Shutter 2012 Nanmayil Suran Joy Mathew
Karma Cartel 2013 Sidth Vinod Bharathan
7th Day 2014 Shan Shahar Shyam Dhar
How Old Are You 2014 Jayachandran Rosshan Andrrews
Manglish 2014 Ambu Salam Bappu
Masala Republic 2014 Dixon
Seconds 2014 Feroze Aneesh Upasana
Njan Ninnodu Koodeyundu 2015 Priyanandanan
Premam 2015 Vimal 'Java' Sir Alphonse Putharen
Rasputin 2015 Susheelan] Jinu G. Daniel
Urumbukal Urangarilla 2015 Manoj Jiju Asokan
Kohinoor 2015 Freddy Vinay Govind
Hello Namasthe 2016 RJ Madhav Jayan K. Nair
Kammatti Paadam 2016 Venu Rajeev Ravi
Kismath 2016 Ajay C Menon Shanavas K Bavakkutty
God Say 2017 Harichandran Sherrey
Avarude Raavukal 2017 Vijay Shanil Muhammed
Georgettans Pooram 2017 Vava K. Biju
Role Models 2017 Subahaan Rafi
Kadam Kadha 2017 Giri Pai Senthil Rajan
History of Joy 2017 Krishna Vishnu Govindhan
Clint 2017 Harikumar
Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa 2017 Superior Angel Kiran Narayanan
Ladoo 2018 Vinu Arungeorge K David
Nonsense 2018 Santhosh MC
Kammara Sambhavam 2018 Chandrabanu Rathish Ambat
Thamaasha 2019 Sreenivasan Ashraf Hamza
Unda 2019 S. I. Balan (cameo) Khalid Rahman
Vaarthakal Ithuvare 2019 Mathews Manoj Nair
Oronnonnara Pranayakadha 2019 Shibu Balan
Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte 2020 Roy Shambhu Purushothaman
Churuli 2020 Lijo Jose Pellissery

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2011 Vivel Big Break Host Surya TV
2016 Comedy Super Nights 2 Host Flowers Replaced by Rachana

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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