Vivek Oberoi was born on the 3rd of September,1976 and attended Mayo college in Ajmer. At an actors’ workshop in London he was spotted by none other than the director of NYU who (unsurprisingly) whisked Vivek off to New York, where he completed his Masters Degree in film acting. Back home in India Vivek worked as scriptwriter.
Son of veteran actor Suresh Oberoi was born on September 3, 1976. Vivek Oberoi was the most talked about lad in town long before Company released. The media went berserk describing his straight hair, sparkling eyes, handsome body and what not. What’s more he chose to make an unusual debut. Ramgopal Varma’s Company was not the typical Hindi film. And Vivek was not playing a hero, he was Chandu the dreaded underworld don. The film focussed on international organised crime giving the heroes Ajay Devgan and Vivek Oberoi enough platform to prove their histrionics as actors.
Vivek has adopted the Aamir Khan strategy where he would do just a few quality films at a time. So far the strategy has proven quite beneficial to him personaly although he still has to deliver his universal ‘solo’ hit!
For his first film, Ram Gopal Varma’s Company (2003), Vivek Oberoi won the “best debut actor award” and also won “best supporting actor”. He was pitted against Bollywood star Ajay Devgan and Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. His few other films had also done well and his performance was excellent. Saathiya (2003) was also a great success.