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Post  viveka on Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:33 am

Early life
Viveik Oberoi was born in Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh and attended Mayo college in Ajmer. At an actors' workshop in London he was spotted by the director of NYU, who took Oberoi to New York City to complete his Masters Degree in film acting. He then did some scriptwriting before making a break in films.

Career
Oberoi made his debut in Ram Gopal Varma's Company. The film was a critically acclaimed hit and his performance was applauded. He received Filmfare Awards in the Best Debut as well as the Best Supporting Actor category. He then starred in the action films, Road and Dum, in which his performance was appreciated.

His next film was with Yash Raj Films titled Saathiya (2002) and directed by Shaad Ali. The film was critically and commercially successful and he also received Best Actor nominations at various award functions. The comic film Masti (2004) was also successful and so was Kaal (2005). He was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai.

Recently he appeared in Omkara an adaptation of Shakespeare's play Othello which did not do well in India but was critically acclaimed by critics and did well Overseas.

Personal life
Vivek was previously engaged to model Gurpreet Gill but the engagement was broken due to unknown reasons. Soon after, Oberoi dated actress Aishwarya Rai, but the two have recently broken up.

Vivek also does alot of volunteer work, he sponsored a village afer the Indian Ocean Tsunami. He also released Tanya Khubchandani and Sandeep Chowta's government approved anti substance abuse documentary titled Dead End.


Awards
2003, Filmfare Best Debut Award, Company
2003, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Company
2003, Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Male, Company
2003, Zee Cine Award Best Male Debut- Male, Company
2003, Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male, Company


Filmography

2008 Aran III
2006 Dus Kahaniyaan tion
2006 Shootout at Lokhandwala
2006 Fool and Final
2006 Naksha
2006 Omkara
2006 Pyare Mohan
2006 Home Delivery
2005 Deewane Huye Pagal
2005 Kisna Kisna Singh
2005 Kaal Dev Malhotra
2004 Masti Meet Mehta
2004 Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na Arjun
2004 Yuva
2002 Company
2002 Road
2002 Saathiya
2003 Dum
2003 Darna Mana Hai



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