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IN Desi ON 02 Dec, 2016
What do you want in a man to make you fall in love with him? Looks? Check. Humour? Check. Passionate Lover? Check.
Ever since I've laid my eyes on him, he's been winning hearts. The man made his way through in the industry and is now known to be as one of the best actors and comedians in the whole of Bollywood industry. I'm talking about none other than Vir Das. He's an all things comedy kind of a person.
A man as witty and charming as him is a very rare combination to find. Well, thank god for Vir!
So without much further ado, Let's get you knowing things you probably didn't know about him.
The 37-year-old charmer was born in Dehradun and has lived in Lagos, Nigeria. He has a bachelor's degree in Economics and has done theater from Knox College, Illinois. After his graduation from Knox, he started performing with Moscow Arts Theatre and that's when he came into notice internationally.
He has performed in 8 plays with Moscow Arts Theatre.
People have always known him better outside India before anyone knew him in our country.
I still remember the first time when I saw him and went all gaga over him when he started his career as a VJ on Zoom Channel where he had two of his own shows called Is Route Ki Sabhi Linein Maast Hai and a late night stand-up comedy show called Ek Rahin Vir.
This was back in 2004. He also had his own show called Now Not Showing on CNN-IBN. Later in 2006-2007, Vir was seen in movies like Namastey London and Mumbai Salsa and then that's how his journey in the Bollywood took a roll.
Yes, that's exactly what the Times of India has quoted. Vir has a special way to make people laugh and he doesn't even have to try hard.
It's amazing how he's blessed with such a great sense of humour!
Every time I hear Vir Das sing, it reminds me of some old school country singer.
So basically, Alien Chutney is the brainchild of Vir Das himself that consists Sidd Coutto, Johan Pais, and Kaizad Gherda. It's a one of a kind comedy-rock band. Sounds cool right? Their music is even cooler!
Click here to listen to one of the wittiest rock bands there ever will be!
So Vir opened up his own comedy consultancy which is the first of its kind. Weirdass Comedy provides you with an experienced team of professional comedian writers who can help you with all your comedy needs. How cool is that?
Vir, we love how you're making the world a happier place!
For those who didn't know, Vir Das is a happily married man.
They say you should always marry a man who can make you laugh at the end of the day. Well, Shivani Mathur is one lucky woman who dated Vir for 5 long year and ended up marrying him!
The love birds had a secret wedding in Sri Lanka in the year 2014 with all his close friends and family members.
This funny guy is the first Indian comedian to get his own Netflix Original Comedy Special which will be streamed on Netflix across the globe!
Vir Das stated "It's a gigantic opportunity! Netflix produces comedy specials with the biggest comedians out there. I look forward to being an authentic Indian voice on that world circuit."
Now this definitely is a proud moment for all of us!
So Vir makes these videos that usually lasts for 7 to 8 mins, sitting on a pot, talking about every single trending news around the globe.
Trust me when I say, there's not a single moment you won't laugh!
You can subscribe to his YouTube channel for these "Potcasts"
So Vir went full naked and ran on the streets of Mumbai for a role that he played in a movie called "Mastizaade" starring Tushar Kapoor and the hottie herself, Sunny Leone, which turned out to be one hell of a movie. Literally. I couldn't stand the trailer only, let alone the whole movie.
Vir had even shared the promo back then and stated "Yes, Nanga hoon. Yes Darr laga. Nahin, extra paise nahi mile :-)"
In this generation of writing open letters to people, especially to all the big shots around the world, Vir Das is one of the biggest fan of penning down his opinions and feelings in open letters.
He's written an open letter to Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi too and you out to read it if you haven't.
He didn't fail to make it any less funny too.
Such talent, much wow!
There's no doubt about how charismatic Vir Das is as a person and that can be seen by everything that he has achieved in life. Vir is not only a great comedian (that I've been literally ranting about) but he is also one of the most versatile actors in the whole of the entertainment industry.
He's someone we have usually seen playing characters that are witty and peppy. But looks like 2016 has something brand new for him that he hasn't tried his hands on. Vir will be seen playing a role, along with Soha Ali Khan as his wife, of a Sikh man in the movie 31st October based on Anti-Sikh riots in Delhi that happened right after Indira Gandhi's assassination in the year 1984.
The trailer alone gave me goosebumps, wonder what the entire movie has to offer!
Nonetheless, can't wait to watch the movie!
The film will be releasing on 21st October 2016 and it's definitely a must watch!
Click here to watch the full trailer.
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