Vineet Kumar Singh | Family, Wedding Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Scandal, Weight, Wife, Wiki & More
Indian film actor
Born: Varanasi, India
Nominations: Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor
TV shows: Gangs of Wasseypur
Vineet Kumar Singh is an Indian film actor and writer. After a series of unnoticed performances in his early career including City of Gold, he got noticed for his role in films like Bombay Talkies and Gangs of Wasseypur. His role in Ugly got him his first Screen nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is making his Bollywood Debut as Lead Actor with the 2018 Anurag Kashyap Film Mukkabaaz in which he is playing the titular role of the Boxer named Shravan Singh
Real Name Vineet Kumar Singh
Profession Actor, Assistant Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 31 inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 24 August 1981
Age (as in 2017) 36 Years
Birth Place Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Hometown Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
School Not Known
College Not Known
Educational Qualifications Graduation in Medical Science
MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Ayurveda from Nagpur
Film Debut Actor- Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007, Hindi Film)
Assistant Director- Viruddh (2005, Hindi Film)
Famous Role Danish Khan- Gangs of Wasseypur (part 1 & 2)
Vineet Kumar Singh as Danish Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur
Family Father- Name Not Known (Mathematician)
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Mukti Singh Srinet (JRF at BHU)
Vineet Kumar Singh with his Sister
Hobbies Playing Basketball, Listening to Music, Watching Films
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Director Anurag Kashyap
Favourite Sports Basketball, Boxing
Favourite Musician Earl Edgar
Favourite Films City of Gold, Inglorious Bastards
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Salary (approximate) 50 Lakh (INR)/film
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vineet Kumar Singh
He was born in a Kshatriya family in the Holy City of Varanasi.
His father is a renowned Mathematician.
His initial interest was in sports and he has played Basketball on a National Level.
Later on, he developed an interest in Acting and wanted to join the National School of Drama. However, due to social norms and parental pressure, he could not pursue the same.
He was a brilliant student and cleared the CPMT. After clearing CPMT, he got enrolled in a Medical College.
He moved to Nagpur to pursue his Masters in Ayurveda.
Vineet is a licensed medical practitioner with an MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Ayurveda.
To fulfil his acting aspirations, he moved to Mumbai. The initial days in Mumbai were full of struggles; just like any other newcomers.
Sharing one such instance of his struggle, Vineet says that while in Mumbai, soon, he was out of money and had to sleep on an empty stomach for several days. One day, he called his younger sister Mukti and told about his penniless story; while walking barefooted to his room dousing in the rain.
In 2006, he returned his home to Varanasi. However, the desire of acting couldn’t allow him to stay home for long, and he again went to Mumbai for work.
Initially, he worked in Marathi, Tamil and Bangla films, and later in Hindi films such as Viruddh, Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav, Deh, Jannat, Crook, etc.
He came out the winner of “Superstars – Talent Hunt” where he met the noted Bollywood Actor/Filmmaker, Mahesh Manjrekar.
Mahesh Manjrekar gave him his first break in the film industry as an Assistant Director. Vineet worked as an Assistant Director for Mahesh Manjrekar in a few Marathi films and Hindi films including “Viruddh (2005)” starring Amitabh Bachchan and John Abraham.
He appeared in a lead role of a Police Inspector in Mahesh Bhatt‘s Bhookha.
After 2007, he left direction and focussed on his acting.
After several hits and misses including Gori Tere Pyar Mein and Isaaq, he did a Marathi-Hindi bilingual film- City of Gold (2010) that showed his acting abilities and gave him a chance to meet the ace Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who gave him his one of the most coveted roles: Danish Khan in the cult-classic Gangs of Wasseypur, where he shared the screen with noted actors like Manoj Bajpai, Piyush Mishra, Richa Chadda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Vineet Kumar Singh in Gangs of Wasseypur
Vineet’s effortless portrayal of Danish Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur bagged him more roles in films like Bombay Talkies (2013) and Ugly (2014), which gave him his first Screen Nomination.
He has also appeared in TV commercials like 7up Nimbooz and Birla Sunlife.
He has also done a small role in Sanjay Dutt starrer Hathyar (2002).
After Gangs of Wasseypur, he couldn’t get any big role. So, he wrote the script of Mukkabaaz and went to Anurag Kashyap with the script in 2016.
After 14 days, he received a call from Anurag Kashyap who assured him that he would make a film on his script on two conditions, one that he would have to be get trained as a real boxer, and the other that he would do some tweaks in the script.
Vineet had to sell his furniture, TV set, and other household items, to get training in boxing at a training centre in Patiala, where he underwent training in boxing among the international boxers for 1-year. During the training, his face was damaged for more than 25 times, got bruises over his eyes, and even broken ribs.