|Profession(s)||Dialogue Coach and Actor|
|Famous Role||ACP Khan in the web-series, Aarya (2020)
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Debut||TV, Actor: CID (1998)
Film, Dialogue Coach: Gulaal (2009)
|Date of Birth||18 May 1977 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||43 Years|
|School||Welham Boy’s School, Dehradun Facebook|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (Doctor)
Mother- Name Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vikas Kumar
- Vikas Kumar is an Indian television and film actor.
- He did a three-month acting workshop under the renowned theatre artist, Barry John.
- He is a well-known dialogue coach in Bollywood and has worked as a dialect teacher 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 has started his own dialect coaching firm, ‘Strictly Speaking.’ In an interview, when he was asked why he opted for his career as a dialect coach, 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 worked as a theatre artist in various plays, including ‘The Legend of Ram– Prince of India,’ ‘The Fifty Day War,’ ‘Kamra Number 420,’ and ‘Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai.’
- He has acted in a few TV serials, like ‘Powder’ (2010) in which he played the character of Umesh Jagdale and ‘Khotey Sikkey’ (2011) in which he played the character of Senior Inspector Damodar Deshmukh.
- He has appeared in the Hindi films like ‘Handover’ (2012), ‘Prithipal Singh- A Story’ (2015) ‘Ajji’ (2017), and ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ (2018).
- Vikas Kumar and the cast & crew of ‘The Legend of Ram- Prince of India’ were felicitated by the then President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2004.
- He appeared in the popular Netflix web-series, ‘Aarya,’ in which he played the role of ACP Khan in 2020. In an interview, when he was asked about playing a gay character in this series, 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’.”
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