Vineet Kumar Singh
Profession: Actor, Assistant Director
Sister of Vineet Kumar Singh
Mukti Singh Srinet (JRF at BHU)
Favourite Actor of Vineet Kumar Singh
Favourite Cricketer of Vineet Kumar Singh
Favourite Director of Vineet Kumar Singh
Favourite Films of Vineet Kumar Singh
City of Gold, Inglorious Bastards
Favourite Musician of Vineet Kumar Singh
Favourite Sports of Vineet Kumar Singh
Cricket, Basketball, Boxing
Information about Vineet Kumar Singh
Vineet is such a big fan of the Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni that he wrote and sing a song on Dhoni. He shared the song on his social media accounts in April 2019.
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.
His initial interest was in sports and he has played Basketball on a National Level.
Does Vineet Kumar Singh drink alcohol?: Yes
His father is a renowned Mathematician.
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.
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 is a licensed medical practitioner with an MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Ayurveda.
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.
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.
He has also appeared in TV commercials like 7up Nimbooz and Birla Sunlife.
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'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.
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.
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.
He was a brilliant student and cleared the CPMT. After clearing CPMT, he got enrolled in a Medical College.
Does Vineet Kumar Singh smoke?: Yes
He came out the winner of 'Superstars – Talent Hunt' where he met the noted Bollywood Actor/Filmmaker, Mahesh Manjrekar.
He was born in a Kshatriya family in the Holy City of Varanasi.