Vijay Varma is an Indian model, actor and theater artist. In 2022, he played the lead role in the Hindi Netflix film ‘Darlings’ starring Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah.
Vijay Verma was born on Saturday 29 March 1986.age 36 years; by 2022) in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
He graduated in commerce. In 2008, he graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx): 70 kg
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Colour: dark brown
Vijay was born in a Marwari family of Rajasthan.
parents and siblings
His father does a handicraft business. He has an elder sister named Shobha and an elder brother named Manoj.
relationships / affairs
Reportedly, he is in a relationship with Indian actress Lyn Laishram.
Early in his career, he did some odd jobs like selling mobile plans at Idea Cellular, selling petrol cards at Bharat Petroleum and doing night shifts in call centers.
After completing his graduation, he joined a theater group in Hyderabad. In 2005, he applied for the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and got selected. Thereafter he acted in various theater plays. In 2008, he moved to Mumbai in search of work, he auditioned for some TV commercials but was not selected. A few months later, Indian theater director Tom Alter recommended her name for an English theater play called ‘Three Short Plays’. Talking about working in theatres, during an interview, he said,
I felt that some part of me was being fulfilled. No one like me or anyone around me was coming into the movies or entering this kind of universe. So many people are good at something, but they tend to do run-of-the-mill things and give up on their skills too easily. ,
Verma has worked as a model in various print advertisements and photoshoots. Initially, he used to get Rs 500 for modeling assignments.
She has walked the ramp in many popular fashion shows.
Vijay has also worked as a model in a photoshoot for GQ magazine.
In 2008, she made her acting debut with the Hindi short film ‘Shor’.
Vijay made his Hindi film debut with the 2012 film ‘Chittagong’, in which he played the role of Jhunku (Subodh Roy).
Some of his other popular Hindi movies are ‘Pink’ (2016), ‘Manto’ (2018), ‘Gully Boy’ (2019), ‘Bamfaad’ (2020), and ‘Darlings’ (2022).
In 2017, he made his Telugu debut with the film ‘MCA’, in which he played the role of Shiva.
Vijay has also appeared in some Hindi web series such as ‘Cheers-Friends, Reunion, Goa’ (2018; YouTube), ‘A Suitable Boy’ (2020; NNC One and Netflix), ‘She’ (2020; Netflix), ‘ . Mirzapur’ (2020; Amazon Prime Video), and ‘Ok Computer’ (2021; Hotstar).
He charged Rs 85 lakh for the 2022 Netflix Hindi film ‘Darlings’.
- movie(s): Maqbool (2004), Omkara (2006), Haider (2014)
Facts / Trivia
- During an interview, Vijay shared how he developed an interest in acting. he said,
Sundays at our house were allotted for movies, and every other hour was spent on the 500-strong comic book collection I owned. I saw a friend imitate the characters of Vaastav (1999). He was great and I imitated him; Copy became a copy, as did Diet Sabyasachi (a reference to an Instagram account that spots fake designerwear).
- In an interview, Vijay shared that one of his friends, Vijay Ramanani, helped him financially when he was pursuing his graduation in FTII. he said,
I got selected in FTII and somehow persuaded my mother to allow me to go there. My father was on a business trip and then I decided to pack my bags and go to FTII as I was afraid he would say no. My friend gave me some money for my expenses. When I was about to leave my house, I decided to call my father. I called him and said that I am going to FTII and I want to become an actor. My father told me to leave before I arrived, and then I too took a train to Pune. Although my father was not happy with my decision, he always supported me financially. He started accepting my work only when an article on me was published in a newspaper which my father used to read for 20 years. Then he believed that if this newspaper is writing something then it must be true.
- When he was at FTII, he bought a Philips DVD player with a small screen. He used to watch movies on DVD daily to analyze the performance of the actors in the film.
- In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his friends and read books.
- He is often seen smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Vijay has been featured on the cover of various magazines like tabloids and Reverie.
- In 2021, he took to Instagram to talk about his car ‘Jeep Compass’. He wrote the caption,
After stealing, fixing, driving and selling cars on screen… it’s time to get my car. Say hello to my new love interest.”
- In 2022, while talking about his Netflix film ‘Darlings’, he shared that initially, Shahrukh Khan wanted to play the role. he said,
Shahrukh Khan was interested in playing this role. I remember someone from Red Chillies told me that when Shah Rukh sir read the script, it was like ‘If I was young, I would do this role’. It was interesting for me to listen. This was also one of the reasons why I thought I could do this role, because if Shah Rukh Khan felt he could do this role being a complete boyfriend-boy, national lover. I used to be scared to play such a role but I am very happy that it is hitting the nail in the right place.”