Vir Das is an Indian comedian actor, who appears in Bollywood movies.He came to a limelight after he made an appearance in the crime-comedy movie Badmaash Company. He began his stand-up comedy from Knox’s Harbach Theater.
Born on 31st May 1979, Vir Das has starred in the movies such as Delhi Belly, Saadi Ke Side Effects, Go Goa Gone. Besides his acting in the moves, he has six comedy specials which were written and directed by himself. Moreover, he has worked with actors Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan.
Vir Das’s Early Life and Personal Love Life
Vir Das was born to Indian parents in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. He grew up with sibling sister, Trisha. Though he was born in India, he was raised in Africa and attended a different school. He earned his degree in Economics and Theater from Knox College, Illinois. Standing 5 feet 6 inch tall, Vir Das has his figure of 143 Ibs. Likewise, his zodiac sign is Gemini. He is Indian by nationality and practices Hinduism.
Well, Vir Das is married to his long-term girlfriend, Shivani Mathur an event manager. Their wedding was set in a private ceremony in Sri Lanka, on 19th October 2014. As of now, their marriage relationship is going very well and there is no doubt of their separation.
Vir Das’s Career and Achievement
Vir Das began his early career as a stand-up comedian. He was accepted into the Stanislavsky Program of the Moscow Arts Theater. His first stand-up comedy act was Brown Men Can’t Hump in the Knox’s Harbach Theater. Then he received a Richter Scholarship for Theater and compete in the Colton Performance Award for his Outstanding Achievement in Acting.
During the period, he worked as an assistant for Beginning Acting at Knox and trained as a method for six months. Likewise, he also played the eight plays with the Moscow Arts Theater. He then returned India in April 2003, and performed different comedian shows includes Brown Men Can’t Hump, Not for Members Only, Bored of The Things!, Son of a Switch!, Viagra and Who Let The Das Out?.
Vir Das has hosted different Indian TV shows for Zoom, Star One and so on. In 2007, he made a guest appearance in the movie, Namastey London. In 2010, he played the role of Chandu in the Parmeet Sethi’s directed movie, Badmaash Company. The movie starred Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Mayang Chang.It was a successful hit movie which received a positive review from the viewers that earned the box office collection 5.5 million all over the world.
His next successful hit movie was a black comedy movie, Delhi Belly. The movie earned the box-office collection of $22 million at the end of the year 2016.
Furthermore, he is the host of the News on the Loose on CNBC-TV18. Not only this, he has written comedic columns for DNA, Maxim, Femina, Tehelka, and Exotica. Also, he named one of Variety, an American entertainment trade magazine’s 10 Comic to watch for 2017.
Vir Das’s Net Worth and Lifestyle
Vir Das is one of the versatile actors in Indian cinema.He has established himself as one of the Indian’s stand-up comedian actor. He also hosts the second seasons of his live comedy tour, The Unbelievable Tour which had the highest ticket sales for any comedy tour in India.
As of 2018, his net worth is estimated to be around $10.75 million. He earns his income from shows, corporation events, movie acting and stand-up comedies. Moreover, his yearly income is around 1 Crore INR.
Talking about Das’s hobbies, he loves performing stand-up acts and singing: he is a band member of Alien Chutney. He is a supporter of animals and owns a bulldog named Doctor Watson. He has got several tattoos in his hand including one on his right hand.