Vir Das, a popular comedian in India has over the years worked magic not just on stage performing his comedy skits but he has also ventured into acting and he has starred in a couple of hit movies which include Namastey London and Delhi Belly. The comedian turned actor has also worked with top Bollywood stars like Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Saif Ali Khan, and Imran Khan. Well, when it comes to the entertainment industry, such diversions into related fields are not strange or new as they are common in the industry. Let’s take you through this Indian star’s career success and explore his personal life as well.
Vir Das’ Short Bio
The Bollywood actor and comedian was born on 31st May 1979 in Dehradun but he is said to have spent his early days in Africa as he was a student at the Indian Language School in Lagos, Nigeria before transferring to The Lawrence School, Sanawar. His college education was done at Knox College, Illinois, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Theater. While at Knox, Vir was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity’s unit which calls itself the Delta Theta chapter.
Vir Das started his career as a comedian during his days in Knox with his first appearance in Brown Men Can’t Hump which was shown at the Harbach Theatre. Vir also won the Richter Scholarship for Theatre and Colton Performance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting from his college, Knox which paved the way for him to improve his skill as a method actor in Harvard.
The comedian who also writes and directs some of his works made a debut of six of his works at the Habitat Center in India titled Brown Men Can’t Hump, Not for Members Only, Bored of The Things!, Who Let the Das Out?, Son of a Switch! and VIRagra. In addition to that, he is said to have been able to perform in more than 100 comedy shows in India’s top cities since 2003. Vir Das has also worked as a TV host for comedy shows on channels like Zoom and Zee Sports which has been changed to TEN Action+. He has worked with SAB TV and CNN-IBN where he is the anchor of the show Now Not Showing.
As his fame increased Vir Das caught the attention of filmmakers in India and he has appeared in several movies over the years playing small roles. In 2007, he was featured in the 2007 film, Namastey London and in 2010 he was in the hit film Badmaash Company alongside movie stars like Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Mayang Chang.
He was also in the popular comedy Delhi Belly which was released in 2011 and over the years, his success with small roles given to him has earned him several other roles with his recent appearance being in the 2017 film Sabaash Naidu in which he played the Indian Embassy receptionist and Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi where he was cast as Monty Tondon.
What is Vir Das’ Net Worth?
The famous comedian and actor is doing pretty well when it comes to his finances as sources have it that he gets paid handsomely for his shows, movie appearances, and events and as of 2018, he has a net worth of more than $1 million.
This talented comedian does not just make people laugh but he has also made a name for himself as the first Indian comedian to have a comedy special on Netflix after the release of A Broad Understanding on 25 April 2017.
Vir Das also made Variety’s list of 10 Comics to watch in June 2017 which was a milestone in his career as a comedian. In 2011, he was nominated for Filmfare’s Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Delhi Belly.
Is Vir Das Married? Wife
The comedian is a happily married man who has been married to his heartthrob, Shivani Mathur, an event manager, since 2014. The couple was said to have dated for 5 years before tying the knot in a private wedding that was held in Sri Lanka on October 24th, 2014.
Their guest list had about 100 guests which were close friends and as most of them were also comedians they spiced up the event by performing a variety of skits as well as Vir, who performed a song he wrote for his wife on stage as well that.
After news of their low-key wedding broke out, the couple informed the public of a reception they had in mind for their colleagues in Mumbai, and their honeymoon getaway was scheduled for May 2015.
Body Details: Height
The good-looking comedian stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches and he has a weight of 65 kg which is approximately 143 Ibs. Vir Das is also known for his notable black eyes and black hair color which he styles in a fashionable way.