Vivek Oberoi Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Vivek Oberoi is an Indian actor, businessman, and a philanthropist. He works predominantly in the Bollywood and is best known for his role of “Kaal” in the film, ‘Krrish 3.’ Let’s find out some interesting facts about Vivek Oberoi.

Biography/Wiki

Vivek Oberoi was born on 3 September 1976 (age 42 years; as in 2018) in Hyderabad, India. He was born as Vivek Anand after the Hindu Monk Swami Vivekananda. He shortened his name to Vivek when he joined movies, as he believed that romancing and dancing onscreen with that name would be an insult to the monk. He did his schooling from Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad and went on to Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan to complete his further education. Vivek was a great athlete during his school days. He used to participate in all kinds of sports like hockey, table-tennis, cricket, and football. He was even a part of his school’s hockey team and played at state and national level.

Vivek Oberoi with his father mother and sister

Vivek Oberoi with his father, mother, and sister

Vivek Oberoi playing golf in his school days

Vivek Oberoi playing golf in his school days

After completing his education, Vivek moved to London to attend an acting workshop. He was spotted by the Director of New York University who took Vivek to New York. Vivek did his Masters in Acting from New York University.

Oberoi worked as a scriptwriter before becoming an actor.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 10″

Weight: 80 kg

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Body Measurements: Chest 42”, Waist 34”, Biceps 14”

Vivek oberoi gyming

Vivek Oberoi gyming

Family, Caste & Wife

Vivek belongs to a Hindu Khatri Family. He is the son of Suresh Oberoi, a veteran supporting actor and Yashodhara Oberoi. His sister, Meghna Oberoi, is a singer and painter. His father is a Punjabi and mother also belongs to a Punjabi Business Family.

Vivek Oberoi with his parents

Vivek Oberoi with his parents

Vivek Oberoi with his sister

Vivek Oberoi with his sister, Meghna

Vivek was in a relationship with Gurpreet Gill in 2000. The couple was rumoured to be engaged but, later, they decided to split as Vivek was busy with his Bollywood career.

Vivek Oberoi and Gurpreet Gill

Vivek Oberoi with Gurpreet Gill

Vivek was also in a relationship with Aishwarya Rai after Rai broke up with Salman Khan.

Vivek Oberoi with Aishwarya Rai

Vivek Oberoi with Aishwarya Rai

Vivek married Priyanka Alva, daughter of Karnataka Minister, Jeevaraj Alva, on 29 October 2010. The couple has a son, Vivaan, who is 5-year-old (as in 2018) and a daughter, Ameyaa, who is 3-year-old(as in 2018).

Vivek Oberoi with his wife

Vivek Oberoi with his wife, Priyanka

Vivek Oberoi with his wife and children

Vivek Oberoi with his wife and children

Career

Vivek made his debut in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma’s “Company.” The movie earned him Filmfare Award for the Best Debut as well as the Best Supporting Actor. He was paid ₹3 lakh for the film. Next, he starred in action films, Road and Dum.

Company

In 2002, Vivek appeared in Saathiya opposite Rani Mukerji. The film was a hit at the box office and his performance was praised by the audience and critics alike. He, then, went on to star in movies like Masti, Yuva, Shootout at Lokhandwala, and Mission Istanbul.
Saathiya Film Poster

In 2013, he played the evil genius, “Kaal,” in the superhero film, “Krrish 3.” His performance in the film was very much appreciated. Vivek has also appeared as a Judge in the first season of the TV reality show, India’s Best Dramebaaz.

In 2019, he bagged the role of Narendra Modi in the biopic, PM Narendra Modi.

PM Narendra Modi film poster launch

PM Narendra Modi film poster launch

Apart from acting, Vivek is also a philanthropist. In 2006, he received the Red and White Bravery Award for adopting and re-building a village in Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, which was severely destroyed by the 2004 tsunami. He along with his family has founded ‘Yashodhara Oberoi Foundation’ to provide aid to the poor. Vivek also runs an NPO called the “One Foundation” whose motive is to focus on matters like running schools, providing free food, rescuing girls from child prostitution, healthcare, education, and empowerment of girls.

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Vivek Oberoi One Foundation

Vivek Oberoi’s One Foundation

In 2004, Oberoi founded ‘Karrm Infracture Pvt Ltd,’ a real estate company that provides low-budget housing solutions.

Karrm

Controversies

  • In 2003, Vivek called a press conference at his residence and accused Salman Khan of calling him ’41 times’ during a single night and threatening him to death due to Vivek’s close relations with Aishwarya Rai.

  • In 2008, Vivek went to a friend’s party, where he misbehaved with his friend’s girlfriend and allegedly kissed her. In turn, he was slapped and insulted by the girl in front of all the attendees.
  • In May 2019, he received lots of flak on social media over his post of a collage of three images featuring him, Aishwarya Rai, her husband Abhishek, her daughter Aaradhya, and Salman Khan on his Tweeter handle. In his post, he had compared Aishwarya’s relationship with Salman as the ‘Opinion Poll,’ Aishwarya’s relationship with Vivek as the ‘Exit Poll,’ and her family with Abhishek and Aaradhya as the ‘Final result.’ The National Commission for Women (NCW) had also served him notice for the same.
    Vivek Oberoi Post About Aishwarya Rai
    Later, he apologized and deleted the post from his Tweeter handle.
    Vivek Oberoi Apology On Tweeter

Awards

  • Filmfare Best Debut Award for Company (2002)
  • Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Company (2002)
  • IIFA Best Villain Award for Shootout at Lokhandwala (2008)
    Vivek Oberoi with IIFA award
  • IIFA Green Global Award (2010)

Car/Bike Collection

Vivek owns a Mercedes-Benz-GLS and a Ducati 1098.

Vivek with his Mercedes-Benz-GLS

Vivek with his Mercedes-Benz-GLS

Vivek riding his Ducati 1098

Vivek riding his Ducati 1098

Salary/Net Worth

With a net worth of $14 Million, Vivek charges ₹3-4 crore per film.

Signature

Vivek Oberoi Signature

Vivek Oberoi’s signature

Favourite Things

  • Hobbies: cooking, boxing

    Vivek Oberoi cooking

    Vivek Oberoi cooking

  • Book: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Food: Apple Pie, Rasmalai, Payasam, Gulab Jamun, Sonpapdi

    Vivek Oberoi enjoying food

    Vivek Oberoi enjoying food

  • Movies: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Company, Beta, Raja, Tezaab, The Godfather, Roman Holiday
  • Restaurants: Peshawri, Royal China, Indigo, Don Giovanni in Mumbai
  • Colour: brown.
  • Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Travel Destination: France and Istanbul
  • Director: Ram Gopal Varma

    Vivek oberoi with Ram gopal varma

    Vivek Oberoi with Ram Gopal Varma

Facts

  • Vivek resides at #5, Kartar Kunj, Golden Beach Raja Park, Juhu, Mumbai.
  • His family and friends fondly call him Rockstar.
  • Vivek doesn’t consume alcohol, tea or coffee at all.
  • Vivek was earlier a non-vegetarian, but he got inspired by Kareena Kapoor to adopt a vegetarian diet; however, later, Kareena Kapoor again turned non-vegetarian but Vivek remained vegetarian.
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