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Birth name Vipin Sharma
Nationality Inde
Birth at New Delhi (Inde)

Vipin Sharma is an Indian actor born in New Delhi. He is a graduate of National School of Drama, New Delhi, India and the Canadian Film Centre, Toronto, Canada.

As a kid growing up in Delhi Vipin always wanted to be in the movies. He used to hear stories of kids running away from homes and landing up in Bombay but he never thought of doing it as he knew it would hurt his parents badly. He grew up in Delhi watching the movies on television every Sunday. The trouble was there was no electricity in his own house so he had to rely on his neighbors and it was their choice to let him in or not. One Sunday he found out that there was a very unique Hindi film Achanak was to be shown which had no songs at all. It was unheard of in those to have a film without a song whereas a separate show called Chitrahar was dedicated entirely to songs on Doordarshan. He wasn't allowed in any of the houses. Angry he broke someones front gate in Lajpat Nagar where he grew up and ran away. It was this and many other humiliating experiences that he decided that one day the same people who don't allow him to watch television in their homes will be watching him on it one day.

Acting was always on Vipin's mind, and like thousands his inspiration was also Amitabh Bachchan. "Even as a kid I would go for movies without telling my father, and later he used to beat me up. But I was really passionate about it."

He went to Delhi University but his love for acting didn't help much there also as he was rusticated due to the shortage of attendance as he was busy doing a play. He was also disillusioned with the entire education system which kept teaching the same thing over and over again. He quit college and was fortunate to be selected to study at one of the most amazing acting schools in the country, the National School of Drama. NSD influenced him greatly. It surely put him on the right path. That is where he came in touch with some of the most important filmmakers and actors of our times like Shyam Benegal, Ketan Mehta, Prakash Jha, Naseerudding Shah, Om Puri, B.V. Karanth, Barry John to name a few. This is also where he flourished as an actor and soon after he graduated he was hired by the Madhya Pradesh Rangmandal (a theatre repertory company) where he performed all around the country for a year or so. Again disillusioned by a structured work place he decided to leave and travel around in the country and abroad. That is when he went to Berlin and studied Experimental Cinema there for about a year or so. Upon his return he started his career by assisting Ketan Mehta in one of the most memorable film of NFDC, Mirch Masala. He was with him again on another path breaking film of Bollywood Hero Hiralal. Acting continued in between and he acted in Shayam Benegal's Discovery of India and Yatra. His portrayal of Rama Krishna Paramhamsa got him rave reviews and Mr Benegal cast him in Carmen along with OM Puri and Nina Gupta. The film never got made and disillusioned with acting and Bollywood of late 80’s he now wanted to do something different. In Toronto he tried different hats and finally became an editor after having attended another very popular Norman Jewison film school, Canadian Film Centre. But during all that time acting stayed in his mind and he always thought may be one day he will go back to it. And he IS back now. All this happened because of a chance meeting with one of the most amazing acting teachers he had come across, Jacqueline McClintock from Montreal who teaches Meisner. It changed his life. Vipin studied with her for a bit and decided to pack his bags and head to Bollywood.

His first major role was as Nandakishore Avasti in Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth). For his role in the film, he was nominated for a 2009 Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Taare was a windfall. He had no idea that it was going to happen when he first arrived in India. He remembers his first day on the shoot. There were these huge lights and he was standing with Aamir and Amole who was then directing the film. It felt surreal.

In 'Taare Zameen Par', he played a dyslexic child's father, but he was not the first choice for the character. Written by Amole Gupte and directed by Aamir Khan, the movie was not a typical entertainer, but it turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2007 as it carried an important message and was like an eye-opener for many. Recalling the audition, he said: "I was not called to play the part, I was actually asked to audition for the Hindi teacher, but I requested Amole to let me audition for that part too. He gave me some lines and asked me to come prepared the next day." "The next day Amole was not there, but I still auditioned for the role. It was my luck that Aamir saw the audition clip and asked Amole to let me play that part." "I guess I will always be remembered for my role in 'Taare Zameen Par' and honestly, because of the film I did not have to struggle a lot," he added.

By the time I did Jannat it was still a bit strange. I had refused it but I am glad I did it. I remember soon after Jannat released I was driving in Bombay and stopped at a cross light. A group of street kids who sell umbrellas, books and many other things on these junctions came running towards me. I first thought they wanted to sell me their merchandise but soon they told me that they had loved my Hamam soap dialog in it. I was quite amazed by how much Bollywood movies have actually become part of the life in India. I mean these kids are not educated and are poor but they see every film.

In the movie John Day, Vipin Sharma and Makrand Despande were described as being very engaging in their supporting roles.

"I don't want to do mindless cinema. I want to do something that has a message. My character should convey a message to the society," Vipin, last seen in "John Day" as a police officer, told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai. "Having said that, I understand that all the movies cannot have a message, but then again, I don't want to do something that doesn't make any sense," he added.

“Acting in such films is like driving through the Mumbai traffic where many people are unnecessarily honking,” quips Sharma as we talk about the standards of acting in mainstream cinema. “See, acting is one profession where you don’t have to do what your designation suggests. An engineer is supposed to do engineering, but an actor should not act. He has to constantly struggle to minimize the acting part. Unfortunately, many don’t understand this in our industry. Perhaps that’s why many still call a supporting actor a character artist. It is an archaic term which has lost its meaning.”

"I look for something interesting, something unique. The character should create some arc. It has to be very realistic. I just see what kind of human being my character is, and if I like it, I accept it," he said.

An alumnus of the National School of Drama, Vipin Sharma feels that formal training in the craft is vital for every actor.

"If you have a dental problem, will you go to an untrained dentist? No, then why go for an untrained actor. Training is hugely important for an actor's career. There is something very intriguing about a trained actor," Vipin told.
He added: "One can easily distinguish between a trained and an untrained actor. Training gives a depth to their performance, so I feel that every actor should undergo a formal training."

"I am mostly working with Indie filmmakers in Bollywood now and that is where I am finding my like-mindedness. I don’t hate mainstream cinema but it very rarely offers films that are greatly entertaining and enlightening at the same time. Just aiming to entertain through an art form is shallow and doesn’t contribute much to any society. In a country like India where there are so many issues that need to be looked into there is a great need of cinema which reflects that. I am attempting to be part of this New Age Cinema that is fast emerging here. I am also slowly going back to performing on stage and soon will be directing my first film as well. - See more at:

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Filmography of Vipin Sharma (33 films)

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Hotel Mumbai, 2h3
Directed by Anthony Maras
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs
Roles Dilip
Rating75% 3.7997253.7997253.7997253.7997253.799725
Novembre 2008, à Bombay. La ville de Mumbai est frappée par un vague d'attaques terroristes dans des lieux de grande fréquentation. Des hommes armés prennent notamment d'assaut l'hôtel de luxe Taj Mahal Palace & Tower en prenant en otage les clients et les employés. Au milieu de ce chaos, plusieurs personnes tentent de survivre et d'échapper au massacre. Alors que le chef du restaurant et un serveur indiens vont risquer leur vie pour protéger leurs clients, un couple de touristes britanniques, accompagnés de leur nourrice et d'un autre voyageur russe, veulent à tout prix de protéger leur nouveau-né. Pendant ce temps, le monde entier découvre en direct ces évènements tragiques, ce qui se déroule à l’intérieur dépassant l’inimaginable. Délaissé par les secouristes, les clients et les touristes ne peuvent que compter sur eux-mêmes pour survivre.
The Blueberry Hunt
Genres Thriller
Actors Naseeruddin Shah, Vipin Sharma, Vinay Forrt
Roles Sett
Rating56% 2.818032.818032.818032.818032.81803
The Blueberry Hunt unfolds in a lush green deserted estate bordering the forest on the high altitudes of Vagamon, Kerala. The film centers around a recluse locally known as "Colonel" -- played by Naseeruddin Shah, living with his large German Shepherd dog. The story focuses on the last five days when Colonel's plantation of a high potency variant of marijuana -- Blueberry Skunk—gets ready for harvest.
Raman Raghav 2.0, 2h7
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Psychologie
Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Vipin Sharma, Amruta Subhash, Ashok Lokhande
Roles Raghav's Father
Rating73% 3.6988153.6988153.6988153.6988153.698815
À Mumbai, en 2015, un déséquilibré se prend pour le successeur de Raman Raghav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), tueur en série des années 1960. Il croise sur sa route Raghavan, jeune commissaire brillant, mais en proie à ses propres démons.
Gour Hari Dastaan
Directed by Anant Mahadevan
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shorey, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Vikram Gokhale, Vipin Sharma
Roles Ahirkar
Rating74% 3.734343.734343.734343.734343.73434
Gour Hari Dastaan is a story of an Odisha freedom fighter, Gour Hari Das who made his way through a long battle of silent war that lasted for 32 years, against his own government to prove his patriotic association towards the nation. He fought for a certificate recognizing his work as a freedom fighter which took three full decades to arrive. At the age of 84, the much sought-after certificate, when it was ultimately awarded, was a bittersweet victory.
Kick (2014)
, 2h27
Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Superhero films
Actors Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mithun Chakraborty, Rocky Verma
Roles Home Minister
Rating53% 2.6514652.6514652.6514652.6514652.651465
Dr. Shaina Mehra (Jacqueline Fernandez) is a psychiatrist living in Warsaw, Poland. One day, her father, Mr. Brijesh Mehra (Saurabh Shukla) brings a marriage proposal and asks her to meet Himanshu Tyagi (Randeep Hooda). Himanshu and Shaina meet in a train, where Shaina reveals that she had an ex-boyfriend, Devi, (Salman Khan) and talks about her experiences with him.
Inkaar (2013)
, 2h13
Directed by Sudhir Mishra
Actors Arjun Rampal, Chitrangada Singh, Deepti Naval, Kanwaljit Singh, Rehana Sultan, Vipin Sharma
Roles Gupta
Rating60% 3.0492953.0492953.0492953.0492953.049295
Inkaar is the love story of Maya Luthra (Chitrangada Singh) and Rahul Verma (Arjun Rampal) set against the backdrop of sexual harassment. When misunderstandings are created between the two lovers Maya and her mentor Rahul, she files a case of sexual harassment against him. A committee is set up by the advertising agency they work in to investigate their case and find out the truth. Rahul denies that he ever had any such intentions to sexually harass Maya, but she insists that he makes her feel insecure and unsafe in her own office. The committee is unable to reach a clear conclusion as they do not know who to believe. The climax of the film brings an unexpected twist to the story, and in a final confrontation the two protagonists' love emerges victorious.
Special 26
Special 26 (2013)
, 2h24
Directed by Neeraj Pandey
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Akshay Kumar, Kajal Agarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Divya Dutta
Rating79% 3.998933.998933.998933.998933.99893
The story opens on 18 March 1987, where a walk-in CBI interview is taking place, held by the characters of Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher. The film then goes into flashback.
Shahid (2013)
, 2h3
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Actors Rajkummar Rao, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kay Kay Menon, Prabal Panjabi, Prabhleen Sandhu
Roles Prosecutor More
Rating81% 4.0981154.0981154.0981154.0981154.098115
The film opens with murder of Shahid Azmi (Rajkummar Rao) and goes into flashback to the violence during the Bombay Riots. There Shahid witnesses cold-blooded murders and in anger runs away to Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where he spends a brief period at a militant training camp. He soon returns. In Mumbai, he is arrested under the TADA, for an alleged conspiracy to assassinate some politicians. He is brutally tortured by police and forced to admit the crime, after which he spends seven years at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. During his stay at Tihar Jail, he's tried to be brainwashed by Omar Sheikh (Prabal Panjabi). But another fellow jail mate War Saab (K K Menon) inspires him to start his college education. Once he is acquitted of the charges, he goes ahead to study law in Mumbai.
Bullett Raja
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan, Chunky Pandey, Raj Babbar
Roles Shirivastavji - Political Advisor
Rating50% 2.504242.504242.504242.504242.50424
Raja Mishra (Saif Ali Khan) gatecrashes into a marriage while trying to escape from a brawl. The bride's cousin, Rudra Tripathi (Jimmy Shergill), and Raja form a friendship upon Raja revealing that he is a uninvited guest. While in process of seducing the mujra dancer, Raja overhears a plot by Lallan Tiwari (Chunky Pandey) to execute everyone in the wedding upon instructions from a land lord wanting to use Rudra's uncle's land for poppy farming. Raja warns everyone about the impending attack and Raja and Rudra fight off the attacking Lallan Singh's gang. Rudra's uncle (Sharat Saxena) sees the potential in Raja and Rudra forming an alliance for offering protection to political personalities and offers them to join his gang. Not wanting to enter the world of politics, they refuse and Rudra's uncle advices them to take refuge from Lallan's gang in jail. In a later incident Rudra's uncle is killed by the poppy field owner with help of Lallan Singh.
Oonga (2013)
, 1h38
Genres Drama
Actors Nandita Das, Seema Biswas, Salim Kumar, Alyy Khan, Vipin Sharma, Anand Tiwari
Roles Pradip
Rating68% 3.4272053.4272053.4272053.4272053.427205
Little adivasi Oonga misses his village school trip to see the ‘Ramayana’. Upset about being the only kid in his tribal village Pottacheru who has not yet seen the mythical warrior-king ‘Rama’, Oonga runs away, embarking on a long adventurous journey to the big city of Lohabad.
Rajjo (2013)
, 2h17
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Kangana Ranaut, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Paras Arora, Avtar Gill, Upendra Limaye
Roles Chandu's Father
Rating36% 1.81091.81091.81091.81091.8109
A romantic musical, Rajjo is the journey of a Nautch girl in the most extraordinary circumstances. It tells the love story of Rajjo (Kangana Ranaut) and Chandu (Paras Arora) set against the backdrop of the dying Kothas of Mumbai that nurtured the traditional art of singing and dancing for centuries.
Raanjhanaa (2013)
, 2h20
Directed by Allah Rakha Rahman, Aanand L. Rai
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Shilpi Marwaha
Roles Kundan's father (Cameo Appearance)
Rating75% 3.798273.798273.798273.798273.79827
Kundan Shankar (Dhanush) is the only son of a Tamil Hindu parents settled in Varanasi. Since his childhood, Kundan has had a strong and obsessive one-sided love for Zoya Haider (Sonam Kapoor), a Muslim girl residing in the same neighborhood. He always attempts to be around her but gets slapped several times in the process. Zoya finally changes her mind because of Kundan's consistency of affection. Her family is orthodox, preventing the lovers from being together. After Zoya moves to Aligarh for further studies, Kundan harmonizes with Zoya's family, assisting them with chores. Zoya gets into Jawaharlal Nehru University and discovers a long-lost strength as she confronts and then falls for student leader Akram Zaidi (Abhay Deol).
Satyagraha (2013)
, 2h33
Directed by Prakash Jha
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Amrita Rao
Roles Gauri Shankar
Rating59% 2.95122.95122.95122.95122.9512
Retired teacher and ex-principal Dwarka Anand (Amitabh Bachchan) is an idealistic man. His engineer son Akhilesh's friend Manav (Ajay Devgan) is an ambitious capitalist. Manav cherishes his friend Akhilesh (Indraneil Sengupta) who suddenly dies in a road accident maliciously conducted by Sangram Singh, brother of Minister Balram Singh (Manoj Bajpai). Balram Singh announces compensation, which Akhilesh's wife Sumitra (Amrita Rao) cannot get in spite of submitting daily applications in the government office. Incensed, Dwarka slaps the DM and is imprisoned. Manav starts a campaign to free him, using social media, roping in Arjun Singh (Arjun Rampal) and journalist Yasmin (Kareena Kapoor). As hopeful students, hungry laborers and angry middle-class citizens join in the agitation, politicians start panicking. Eventually, Dwarka Anand gets freedom after the DM takes his complaint back upon pressure from Balram Singh.