VIVEK OBEROI Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Vivek Oberoi,  son of veteran actor Suresh Oberoi was born on the 3rd of September,1976, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He attended Mayo College, Ajmer and Mithibai college in Mumbai.. At an actors’ workshop in London he was spotted by  none other than the director of NYU who (unsurprisingly) whisked Vivek  off to New York, where he completed his Masters Degree in film acting.  Back home in India Vivek worked as scriptwriter and bought his first  car with the money he made from that.


Oberoi made his debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s Company. Quite an unusual entrance for a debutant  in Bollywood, because the norm for young actors is to play good lover  boys till their place in Filmdom is secure. Not Vivek. Apparently, Ram Gopal Varma was having second thoughts about casting Vivek in Company  because he thought Vivek looked too cute for a gangster - and told him  so. Vivek, not to be outdone, went to the slums of Mumbai and did his  homework and a couple of weeks later barged into Varma’s office dressed  as Chandu the gangster, swung his feet up on the table, and landed the  contract pronto.


From there the road went uphill. Vivek’s immaculate performance in Company - in which he starred opposite Bollywood Big Bad Boy Ajay Devgan, Miss Bolly Manisha Koirala and the granddaddy of Malayalam Cinema, Mohanlal - was more than enough to get the media singing Oberoi’s praises. Next in line was the psycho-thriller Road (2002) (opposite Company co-star and co-newcomer Antra Mali), Dum (2003) (which sank without a trace - opposite Diya Mirza) and the next big catch, Saathiya (2002), opposite Rani Mukherjee.


He  recently got engaged to, and then broke up with longtime girlfriend  Gurpreet, and is currently linked with Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai. Recently he got himself into the headlines for a public outburst (i.e. press conference) against Salman Khan.