Vijay Raaz (born 5 June 1963) is an Indian film actor, film director, film narrator, and comedian. His breakthrough came when he played the role of Dubeyji in the movie Monsoon Wedding in 2001. In 2014, he debuted as a director with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.
Early Life and Career
Genius actor, Raaz was born in Delhi on 5 June 1963. During his studies at P.G.D.A.V. College, University of Delhi, he was a part of the dramatic society. He decided to focus on film career and moved to Mumbai where he gained a small but significant role in Ram Gopal Varma’s Jungle. Naseeruddin Shah had seen him perform at the NSD and recommended him to Mahesh Mathai for Bhopal Express and to Mira Nair for Monsoon Wedding. After the success of Monsoon Wedding, Raaz received many roles. His first mainstream film cast as the leading actor was Raghu Romeo, a box-office success where Raaz depicts the life of a confused lower-class Indian fellow.
Raaz garnered recognition for his comedic role in the 2004 film Run. In 2011, he played a ruthless gangster in Delhi Belly. His gruff baritone voice has been used in voice-over work, including films and commercials.
Wife and Family
Vijay Raaz is married to his beautiful wife “Krishna Raaz“. They are also blessed with beautiful children.
Vijay Raaz’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $450,000 – $2 million.