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Viraf Patel (born Viraf Phiroz Patel on 12 June 1980) is an Indian actor, model and screenwriter. He was a sailor in the merchant navy between 1999 and 2004 and was titled as The Grasim Mr. India 2005. He is best known for his role in the Yashraj Teleseries, Mahi Way as Shiv, Adityaraj Merchant in another Yashraj production-Kismat, as Shreshth in Teri Meri Love Stories opposite Shilpa Anand and most recently as Mrityunjay in BBC's production for Life OK "Ek Boond Ishq". The 2010 Limca Softdrink Campaign established Viraf as a formidable actor/face on the Indian advertising and celluloid space. He made his debut in Theatre with Vikram Kapadia's "Bombay Talkies" in 2012.
Viraf Phiroz Patel
|Born||12 June 1980|
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Viraf was born and brought up in a Parsi Zoroastrian family in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Following encouragement from his brothers, he participated in Grasim Mister India Contest by Aditya Birla Group in 2005 and won the title of Grasim Mr India. He has two elder brothers. Viraf got engaged to Saloni Khanna on 20 February 2021 and tied the knot on 6 May 2021.
Viraf completed 5 years of sailing in the merchant navy, then won the personality pageant ’Grasim Mr. India 2005‘  and has been in front of the camera since. Campaigns, ramp shows & music videos, TV commercials (most notably the Limca 2010 one) & TV anchoring came post that.
Viraf has also been the face of the country's then largest garment retail brand Pantaloon between 2005 ~09. On the ramp, he has walked for the most sought after designers on the most watched platforms like India Fashion week, Lakme Fashion week et al., right until he started work on his TV debut.
He started his acting career in one of India's most successful television mini series, Mahi Way produced by Yashraj in 2010.
He followed it up with another show with the Yashraj banner, called Kismat, as the lead character of, Aditya Raj Merchant in 2011.
Viraf portrayed the role of a business man 'Shreshth' in the BBC telefilm 'Tere Meri Love Stories' opposite Shilpa Anand.
He played the role of Mrityunjay Singh Shekhawat in the life ok drama Ek Boondh Ishq, a BBC worldwide production and his first daily soap. The show ended in October 2014.
In 2015 Viraf started work on Mahesh Bhatt's Naamkarann, for the leading Hindi entertainment TV channel Star Plus, which eventually went on air went on air in Sept 2016.
Viraf was also seen playing a hot boss in the MTV series called BigF in April 2017.
He is also reported to be working on a documentary  he is producing and directing himself since 2013, based on daughters of sex workers.
Viraf is working on few scripts and is learning screenwriting from Boman Irani at Spiral Bound
He made his debut  on the digital space with 13 Mussoorie on Viu.
|2010||Mahi Way||Shiv Deshraj||Sony Entertainment Television (India)||Pushtiie Shakti|
|Rishta.com||Arjun Khanna(cameo)||Sony Entertainment Television (India)||Shruti Seth|
|2011||Kismat ||Aditya Raj Merchant||Sony Entertainment Television (India)||Khalida Turi|
|2012||Teri Meri Love Stories||Shreshth Kashyap||Star Plus||Shilpa Anand|
|2013–2014||Ek Boond Ishq||Mrityunjay Singh Shekhawat||Life OK||Chhavi Pandey|
|2015||Hunnarbaaz Season 2||Host||DD National|
|2016-2017||Naamkarann||Ashish Mehta||Star Plus||Barkha Bisht|
|2017||MTV Big F S2E06 ||Samrat S.||MTV||Charu Mehra|
|2018||Showbiz with Vahbiz E09||Guest||Indian WikiMedia||Freddy Daruwala|
|13 Mussoorie||Rishi Pant||Viu||Shriya Pilgaonkar|
|Laal Ishq E38 ||Amar||&TV||Debina Bonnerjee|
|2019||Flip E03 - "Massage" ||Navzar||Eros Now||Sandeepa Dhar|
|Heartbreak Hotel E01 - "Phenomenal" ||Vikram||Sony Liv||Saloni Khanna|
|The Verdict - State vs Nanavati||Prem Bhagwandas Ahuja||ALTBalaji and ZEE5||Elli AvrRam|
|2011||Mummy Punjabi||Arjun Arora||Hindi||Debut|
|2017||Hanuman: Da' Damdaar||Lord Vishnu||Hindi||Voice|
|2021||Koi Jaane Na||Vicky Singhania||Hindi|
|2006||Planet Sports||Sameer Puri|
|TVS Apache||Marco Kalantri.|
|Maruti Alto||Amit Sharma|
|Sony Handycam||Prahlad Kakkar|
|ICICI Mutual Funds||Amit Sharma|
|2010||Limca ||Vinil Matthew |
|2011||Chik Shampoo||Pradeep Sarkar|
|Bank Of India,Home Loans||Shivendra Singh|
|2013||Vento Volkswagen||Shivendra Singh |
|2015||Indica Easy Hair Colour||Ice Media Lawrance|
|Mine Diamonds||Bhanuprakash A V|
|2016||TVS Victor ||Abhijit Chaudhuri |
|Britannia Nutrichoice Oat Cookies||Kamlesh Pandey|
|Wild Stone Deo||Vivek Kakkad|
|Grand Mills Chakki Fresh Atta||Aatish Dabral|
|2017||Coolpad Note 5||Robbie Grewal|
|Wheel 2 in 1||Hemant Bhandari|
|Saffola Masala Oats|
|Sufi Banaspati and Cooking Oil ||Shwetabh Varma|
|Philips Ceiling Secure Downlight |
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- ^ "POPULAR TV Actor Viraf Patel Engaged to Girlfriend Saloni Khanna". 24 February 2021.
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- ^ "Congrats! 'Naamkarann' Actor Viraf Patel to Marry His Fiancée Saloni Khanna on THIS Date". 6 May 2021.
- ^ VIRAF weds SALONI I THE COVID LOVE STORY, archived from the original on 15 December 2021, retrieved 6 May 2021
- ^ "Viraf Patel ties the knot with Saloni Khanna, gives her a rubber band instead of wedding ring". The Indian Express. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- ^ "Mr. India: Adonis with brains!". www.rediff.com. 2 February 2005. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- ^ "Meet Viraf 'Gentleman 2.0' Phiroz". www.ciol.com. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- ^ "Mahi Way clicked because of the woman power involved : Viraf Phiroz Patel". www.tellychakkar.com. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
- ^ "Kismat is for the family audience : Viraf Phiroz Patel". www.tellychakkar.com. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
- ^ "Viraf's special surprise for the crew of Ek Boond Ishq". www.tellychakkar.com. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- ^ "Viraf Phiroz Patel to play the lead in Mahesh Bhatt's biopic on Star Plus". www.tellychakkar.com. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- ^ "Viraf Patel directing a documentary on kids of sex workers". www.tellychakkar.com. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- ^ "Viraf Patel busy at Kamathipura". www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- ^ "'Three things that COVID-19 pandemic gave me' - TV actor Viraf Patell". 18 March 2021.
- ^ "Viraf Patel replaces Harman Singha in Bodhi Tree's web-series for Viu India". www.iwmbuzz.com. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
- ^ "Viraf Patel replaces Harman Singha in Viu's next series". www.indianexpress.com. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
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- ^ "Sony TV confirms launch of two new YRF shows". www.bizasialive.com. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- ^ "Shilpa Anand & Viraf Phiroz in STAR Plus' Teri Meri Love Stories!". www.adgully.com. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
- ^ "Shilpa Anand to romance Viraf Phiroz in Star Plus' telefilm". www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
- ^ "Viraf Patel is excited to be back on small screen with Life OK's Ek Boond Ishq". www.tellychakkar.com. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
- ^ "Big F to deal with the issue of sexual harassment". www.tellychakkar.com. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- ^ "It's time people celebrate women for their strengths: Viraf Patel". www.timesnownews.com. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- ^ "I was shy performing romantic scenes for 13 Mussorie: Viraf Phiroz Patel". www.tellychakkar.com. 23 September 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
- ^ "Debina bonnerjee, Viraf patel and Sheena Shahabadi in & TV's Laal Ishq". www.tellychakkar.com. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- ^ "Full marks to creator Bejoy Nambiar for Flip: Viraf Phiroz Patel". www.iwmbuzz.com. 6 April 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
- ^ "ErosNow promises a compelling series with FLIP". www.thedigitalhash.com. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
- ^ "SonyLIV beefs up content line-up with the launch of three new web originals". www.televisionpost.com. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- ^ "Outdoor is a very brand friendly medium for OTT platforms: Uday Sodhi". www.adgully.com. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
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- ^ "TVS Victor showcases features with a song, brings smiles to a family". www.campaignindia.in. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- ^ "TVS Victor rides on comfort". www.bestmediainfo.com. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- ^ "Viraf Phiroz Patel talks about his Turkish short film". www.iwmbuzz.com. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- ^ "Philips Ceiling Secure downlighter's new ad campaign promotes easy 'Twist and Fit' technology". www.brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com/. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.