Vir Das

31 May 1979 | Gemini

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Vir Das

Vir Das

Vir Das is an Indian comedian, actor and host who shot to fame with his stand up comedy and also featured in films like Mumbai Salsa, Delhi Belly and Go Goa Gone.

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Vir Das is an Indian comedian, actor and host who shot to fame with his stand up comedy and also featured in films like Mumbai Salsa, Delhi Belly and Go Goa Gone. Vir Saran Das was born in Dehradun, and has lived in Africa, Shimla and Delhi. He obtained a Bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois in Economics & Theatre and after graduating he was accepted into Harvard University for their Stanislavsky Program in coalition with the Moscow Arts Theatre. Vir's career in India started when he performed at the Habitat Center, New Delhi on a visit to India. Ever since his second visit to India in 2003, he has performed over 100 shows in all the major cities in India. His career on television started when he hosted two tv shows on Zoom Channel, the very first being Is Route Ki Sabhi Line In Mast Hain and the second was his own stand-up comedy late night show Ek Rahin Vir which put Vir on the comedy map in India. He also hosted Cricket Firsts,a sports comedy show on Zee Sports(now TEN Action+) and did improvisational comedy on SAB TV's Lo Kar Lo Baat. He also anchored Now Not Showing on CNN- IBN. Vir was the host of News on the Loose which was his own News comedy show on CNBC- TV18 and the show was a huge hit amongst Indian audiences. He has approximately 35 plays, and over 100 stand- up comedy shows behind him. He has received the Colton Performance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting from Knox, where he first explored stand- up comedy with Brown Men Can't Hump. Das has also featured in Hindi films including Namastey London (2007), Mumbai Salsa (2007), Love Aaj Kal (2009), Badmaash Company (2010), Delhi Belly (2011) and Go Goa Gone (2013)among others. His latest film is 31st October (2015), where he will share screen space with Soha Ali Khan.

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