Vikas Kumar is an Indian television and film actor. He is also a dialogue coach i.e., a person who helps an actor frame up the speech and voice of a character.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Wife
His father is a doctor in Bihar. He is married to Raavi Sehgal, and the couple is blessed with a daughter, Rabani.
He is a well-known dialogue coach in Bollywood. His debut project as a dialect coach was ‘Gulaal’ (2009). He has worked as a dialogue coach for Vidya Balan in ‘Ishqiya’ (2010), Kalki Koechlin in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ (2011), Lisa Haydon in ‘The Shaukeens’ (2014), and Aditya Roy Kapur in ‘Fitoor’ (2016).
He owns a dialect coaching firm, ‘Strictly Speaking.’ In an interview, he said,
I will say it was God’s will. While I was auditioning for roles, most of the time I got rejected due to my looks. But the good thing was whoever saw my tapes always said that dialogue delivery is my strong point.”
He has acted in a few Hindi films like ‘Handover’ (2012), ‘Prithipal Singh- A Story’ (2015) ‘Ajji’ (2017), and ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ (2018).
He has appeared in a few TV serials. In 1998, he appeared in one of the longest-running TV shows, ‘CID’ (1998) in which he played the role of Inspector Rajat.
In 2010, he appeared in the Sony TV’s serial, ‘Powder,’ in which he played the character of Umesh Jagdale.
In 2011, he appeared in the TV serial, ‘Khotey Sikkey,’ in which he played the character of Senior Inspector Damodar Deshmukh.
He has acted in various theatre plays, like ‘The Legend of Ram – Prince of India,’ ‘The Fifty Day War,’ ‘Kamra Number 420,’ and ‘Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai.’
In 2020, he appeared in the popular Netflix web-series, ‘Aarya,’ in which he played the role of ACP Khan.
- He has attended three-month workshop with the theatre guru, Barry John.
- In 2004, Vikas Kumar, along with the cast and crew of ‘The Legend of Ram- Prince of India,’ were felicitated by the then President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
- In an interview, when he was asked about playing a gay character in the Netflix web-series, ‘Aarya’ (2020), he said,
I liked the way the character was written. Although, ACP Khan is gay, but the series neither sensationalize the fact nor does it portray it as a big revelation. It has just one normal scene where his partner comes to him with a tiffin and asks why he is so stressed at work. This is how we normalise things for the LGBT community. Someone’s sexuality cannot be his or her identity. Here, Khan’s identity is not ‘gay’ but a ‘cop’.”