Lesser-known facts of Vikrant Massey you might not know

Updated: Apr 03, 2020, 09:32 | Nikita Wagh
  • Vikrant Massey

    Vikrant Massey, born on April 3, 1987, was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The paternal side of Vikrant's family follows Christianity. Bombay boy Massey went to St. Anthony's High School in Versova and later went to Bandra's R. D. National College of Arts & Science. (All photos/Vikrant Massey's official Instagram account)

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  • Vikrant Massey, Meghna Gulzar and Deepika Padukone

    The actor, who was last seen in his big Bollywood outing - Chhapaak, opposite Deepika Padukone, started off as a dancer in Shiamak Davar's troupe. At age 20, Vikrant did his first TV show, Dharamveer (2007), on NDTV Imagine.

    In picture: Vikrant with his Chhapaak director Meghna Gulzar and Deepika Padukone.

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  • Vikrant Massey Balika Vadhu

    Acting is the only thing he ever wanted to do, even when he was seven. "I grew up in Versova. I used to see Pankaj (Kapur) and Shahid Kapoor, and also Naseer Saheb (Naseeruddin Shah), around, and I knew I wanted to be like them. My grandfather was a theatre actor in Shimla, where I come from, and though it skipped a generation, the acting gene remained," he told mid-day in a candid conversation in 2017.

    In picture: Vikrant Massey on the sets of Balika Vadhu.

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  • Vikrant Massey

    But even before Dharam Veer, Vikrant had played a small role in Disney Channel India's Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, a show that gave break to his other co-stars Sriti Jha, Kinshuk Mahajan, Maanvi Gagroo, Toral Rasputra and Jay Bhanushali, who too are now one of the most popular actors of the film and television industry.

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  • Vikrant Massey

    After Dharam Veer, Vikrant Massey followed it up with major roles like Balika Vadhu, Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo and Qubool Hai.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Alia Bhatt

    Then, movies came calling with 2013's Lootera, which starred Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha as the lead characters. "I knew that I had to work with Vikramaditya Motwane. I don't think my being on TV made me less desirable. People said, I would get overexposed, but it's all about getting noticed for your work. I actually did Qubool Hai after Lootera, and then Zoya Akhtar called for Dil Dhadkane Do. So, it all worked out."

    In picture: Vikrant Massey's TV commercial with Alia Bhatt. The duo in 2016 replaced Sidharth Malhotra and Yami Gautam as the new face of an ice cream brand.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Ali Fazal

    In 2017, Vikrant Massey was seen in as many as three films. He was everywhere, to put it bluntly. In picture: Vikrant Massey with his Mirzapur co-star Ali Fazal.

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    Vikrant also played an important role in Half-Girlfriend, which starred Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, (some reviews said he was the only good thing about the movie). He then raked in critical acclaim for Konkana Sen-Sharma's directorial debut, A Death In The Gunj. His next release of the year was the controversial Lipstick Under My Burkha.

    In picture: Vikrant Massey on the sets of web-series Criminal Justice.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur

    On the web-show front, Vikrant Massey featured in series such as Mirzapur, Broken But Beautiful, Made In Heaven, Criminal Justice and Broken But Beautiful - Season 2.

    In picture: Vikrant Massey with his fiance-actress Sheetal Thakur.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur

    With shows like Mirzapur and Criminal Justice on his resume, it won't be wrong to say that Vikrant is slowly making a place for himself in showbiz.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur

    Does the recent spate of successes make him feel more bankable as an actor? "It's too soon to say whether I can headline shows. I have a long way to go to be worth people's love and money. But, I don't see myself as someone who is hired to deliver on numbers. I am hired to deliver great performance. And I believe that good products will translate into numbers."

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  • Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur

    Vikrant Massey was last seen in Chhapaak, essaying the role of Amol who is Malti's life partner, an acid attack survivor played by Deepika Padukone. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur

    After Chhapaak, Vikrant Massey's line-up in 2020 seems even more interesting. He will feature in Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, Cargo (where he will play an astronaut) and Ginny Weds Sunny.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur

    Talking about his love life, Vikrant Massey got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sheetal Thakur in December 2019. The couple is ready to take the plunge and get hitched soon.

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  • Vikrant Massey, Sheetal Thakur

    Here's wishing Vikrant a very happy birthday and good luck for his future projects!

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About The Gallery

It's Vikrant Massey's birthday on April 3. From starting off as a dancer in ace choreographer Shiamak Davar's dance academy to steadily becoming one of the most versatile actors of the industry, Vikrant has come a long way. On his birthday, we take a look at his journey in pictures.