Picture this: a lanky, gruff-voiced guy from Delhi lands in Mumbai with nothing but a dream to make it big in the glitzy world of Bollywood. Sounds like a cliché, right? But, hold your horses, folks, because this is the tale of Vijay Raaz – the man who defied norms and made his own path in the film industry.
With over 90 films under his belt, Raaz has proven to be a jack of all trades – from comedy to serious roles, he’s aced them all. But, did you know that his love for acting blossomed during his college days when he discovered that it was what he “enjoyed the most”? It was Naseeruddin Shah who saw Raaz’s talent while he was performing in Delhi’s National School of Drama and gave him his first big break on screen.
Raaz’s breakthrough came in the movie Monsoon Wedding, where he played the role of Dubey ji. He made us all laugh with his hilarious acts in movies like Run and Dhamaal, but also scared us with his gangster roles in Delhi Belly and Dedh Ishqiya. In fact, his versatility as an actor is so incredible that he effortlessly transitions between comedic and antagonistic roles.
But wait, there’s more! Raaz is not just an actor, he’s also a director, and made his directorial debut with the movie Kya Dilli Kya Lahore. And, to top it all off, he’s lent his gruff baritone voice as a voice-over artist in numerous movies and commercials.
So, there you have it – the story of a man who started from the bottom and worked his way up to become one of Bollywood’s most versatile actors. Vijay Raaz’s journey is proof that if you follow your dreams and work hard, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. His success is a shining example of perseverance and dedication, inspiring others to pursue their passions and strive for excellence.