: विजय राज़) is an Indian film actor
. His breakthrough came when he played the role of Dubeyji in the movie Monsoon Wedding
. Since then, Raaz has been cast in small, often comedic roles, in many Hindi movies, often depicting the character of a common man.
Early life and career
Raaz was born and raised in Delhi
where he attended Kirori Mal College
. While at college he was a part of the dramatic society The Players. He also appeared in plays at the National School of Drama
. He decided to focus on a film career and moved to Mumbai
where he received a role in Ram Gopal Varma
. Naseeruddin Shah
had seen him perform at the NSD and recommended him to Mahesh Mathai for Bhopal Express
and to Mira Nair
for Monsoon Wedding
. After the success of Monsoon Wedding
, Raaz received many roles. His first mainstream film cast as the leading actor was Raghu Romeo
, a box office success where Raaz depicts the life of a confused lower-class Indian fellow.
Vijay Raaz is married to Krishna Raaz and has a daughter named Tanishka Raaz.
Raaz was arrested in Dubai
in February 2005 for possession of drugs.