There are many such actors in Bollywood who, despite playing minor roles in films, leave a lasting impression on their fans. The name of actor Vijay Raj is also used in this, who has worked in many big films but his character in these films did not last long. Despite this, Vijay Raj has delighted audiences with his outstanding performance in every role.
Vijay celebrates his 59th birthday today, June 5. Vijay Raj began his acting career in theatre after being born in Delhi in 1963. He only came to films after working in theatre for ten years, and his work was well received there as well. Today we’ll talk about Vijay Raj’s characters, who have become very popular among fans.
Vijay Raj, who was born in Delhi, has been involved in theatre since his college days. He participated in many plays while at the National School of Drama, but Vijay Raj wanted to try his luck in films and went to Mumbai to do so.
Vijay did well in school. After finishing his 12th grade in Delhi, he was admitted to the well-known Kirori Mal College of Delhi. He used to do street plays and stage plays after joining the college theatre group.
He received a lot of praise for his performance. Vijay began his acting career in the theatre. He had decided to pursue a career in acting while still in college. But he never considered going to Bollywood. His career plan was simple: become a popular artist and earn money solely through theatre. He worked in theatre for ten years for this.
There, he landed a role in Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Jungle,’ but he received no recognition.
Vijay Raj Biography
Vijay Raj’s Career
Actor Naseeruddin Shah is the one who gives Vijay credit for his success in films. Naseeruddin Shah had seen him perform during his theatre days and had been impressed by Vijay Raj’s acting ever since.
He cast Vijay Raj in a number of films, including ‘Bhopal Express’ and ‘Monsoon Wedding.’ These films elevated Vijay Raj to the status of a star.
Vijay Raj never looked back after that, setting new standards with each of his films. His work has been recognised in dozens of films, including ‘Run,’ ‘Dhamaal,’ ‘Double Dhamaal,’ ‘Deli Belly,’ ‘No Problem,’ ‘Yuva,’ ‘Welcome,’ ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore,’ and ‘Saat Uchke.’ Appreciated.
‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ starring Alia Bhatt, is based on the life of sex worker Gangubai from Kamathipura, with Alia Bhatt playing the character of ‘Gangubai.’ Vijay played the role of ‘Rajiya Bai’ in the film, and he played it completely honestly. Vijay Raj’s performance in this film was well received. Users on social media praised Vijay Raj’s work alongside Alia.
Vijay Raj is well-known among filmgoers for his comedic performances. However, in the film Daily Belly, Vijay played Don. However, by playing a don in the film, Vijay accomplished the task of making people laugh rather than scare them. The audience praised the actor’s performance. Aside from Vijay Raj, this film featured Imran Khan, Vir Das, and Aamir Khan.
Vijay was praised for his strong acting in Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif’s film ‘Welcome.’ Vijay played a fake director in this film, and he was seen teaching acting to Nana Patekar. He once again wowed everyone with his brilliant dialogue delivery in this film.
Vijay Raj elevated his character’s calm and patient demeanour in the film ‘Dhamal.’ With his brilliant comedy, he made everyone laugh. His role in this film was less than five minutes long, but he managed to capture the attention of the audience.
Nobody could have forgotten Vijay Raj’s character in the film ‘Run.’ Of course, Abhishek Bachchan appeared in this film, but it is remembered by fans for the scene featuring Vijay’s ‘Kawa Biryani.’ The film was released in 2004, and a video clip of Vijay Raj’s scene in it is still going viral on social media.
He was arrested at Abu Dhabi Airport in February 2005 for drug possession (25 gm of Marijuana in his hand-baggage).
Vijay Raj was arrested by Gondia police on November 2, 2020, for misbehaving with a female employee on the set of Vidya Balan’s film ‘Lion.’ Although Vijay was granted bail the next day, he had to forfeit his film. Vijay Raj stated in his clarification that he is willing to cooperate in any type of investigation, but it is shocking that he first lost his film without any investigation or conclusion.