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Vipin Kumar Sharma

Actor & Filmmaker

Vipin Kumar Sharma is a versatile Indian actor, editor, and filmmaker renowned for his impactful performances across various mediums. Born and raised in a slum in Delhi, Sharma’s early passion for acting was ignited by theater, particularly after being inspired by an interview featuring the legendary actor Sanjeev Kumar on the radio. He embarked on his acting journey by joining a small Punjabi theater group in Delhi, where he undertook various roles, including selling tickets and serving tea.

Sharma’s dedication to honing his craft led him to pursue formal training at prestigious institutions such as the National School of Drama in New Delhi, India, and the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Graduating from the National School of Drama in 2003 marked a significant milestone in Sharma’s artistic journey, providing him with a solid foundation in theatrical arts.

His acting career took off with a remarkable debut in Doordarshan’s television series “Bharat Ek Khoj” in 1989, followed by his feature film debut in “Krishna” (1996). However, it was his portrayal of Nandakishore Awasthi in Aamir Khan’s critically acclaimed film “Taare Zameen Par” (2007) that garnered widespread recognition and acclaim. Sharma’s nuanced performance earned him a nomination for the Screen Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

In the subsequent years, Sharma showcased his versatility through a diverse range of roles in films such as “1920” (2008), “Karthik Calling Karthik” (2010), “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster” (2011), “Paan Singh Tomar” (2012), “Gangs of Wasseypur” (2012), and “Hotel Mumbai” (2018). Notably, his portrayal of DCP Bhagat in Amazon’s series “Paatal Lok” since 2020 has further solidified his reputation as a powerhouse performer.

Vipin Kumar Sharma’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming a respected figure in the Indian entertainment industry is a testament to his talent, dedication, and unwavering passion for storytelling. With his captivating performances and commitment to his craft, Sharma continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the world of cinema and television.