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Vijay Varma

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Vijay Varma, an accomplished Indian actor, has swiftly become one of the most sought-after talents in the Hindi film industry. His exceptional versatility, vulnerability, and distinctive screen presence have earned him widespread acclaim in both film and web-series formats. Varma gained prominence with his breakthrough role as Moeen in the critically acclaimed film “Gully Boy” (2019), directed by Zoya Akhtar. His portrayal of a street-smart and compassionate drug dealer showcased his impeccable acting skills and garnered immense praise.

The actor’s ability to infuse depth and authenticity into his characters has captivated audiences and critics alike, establishing him as a force to be reckoned with in the industry. His remarkable performance in “Darlings” (2022) has been hailed as one of the year’s most powerful and memorable acting feats.

Varma continues to push his boundaries and challenge himself with diverse and complex roles. Recently, he was seen in Amazon Prime Video’s crime thriller web series “Dahaad” (2023) and Netflix’s anthology “Lust Stories 2” (2023), where he portrayed the antagonist, delving into the complexities of human desires and emotions.

Through his exceptional performances, Vijay Varma has not only earned critical acclaim but also garnered a loyal fan base. His dedication to his craft and his choice of diverse and challenging roles set him apart in the realm of Indian cinema, making him an actor to watch out for in the years to come.

Born on 29th March 1986 into a Marwari family settled in Hyderabad, Telangana, Varma pursued his passion for acting by studying at the FTII (Film and Television Institute of India). He began his journey as a theatre artist in Hyderabad before honing his skills at FTII. After completing his postgraduate course, Varma moved to Mumbai to pursue acting opportunities. His debut came in the short film “Shor,” directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, which garnered critical acclaim and accolades at various film festivals, including winning the Best Short Film at the MIAAC festival in New York.

Vijay Varma’s career continues to soar as he consistently delivers powerful and compelling performances, solidifying his position as one of Hindi cinema’s finest talents.

Meet Vijay Varma on Sunday, 13 August, at 3:30 PM, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria as part of IFFM Chats.