|Date of Birth
||3 September 1976
|Place of Birth
||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Vivek Oberoi debuted in Ram Gopal Varma's film Company. He received Filmfare Awards for Best Debut as well as Best Supporting Actor. He then starred in the action films, Road and Dum. In Dum, he played the role of a man trying to become a part of Indian police but faces many troubles with a police inspector named Encounter Shankar, and finally kills him. Next, he starred in Saathiya (2002) directed by Shaad Ali, and in the comedy Masti (2004). In 2004, he starred in Yuva.
In 2005 he acted as title role in movie Kisna: The Warrior Poet. In 2006, he appeared in Omkara, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play Othello. He played the character of Kesu based on the character Michael Cassio in the original play. In 2007, he acted as the gangster Maya Dolas in the multi-starrer, Shootout at Lokhandwala.
In 2008, Oberoi starred in a film called Mission Istanbul, which was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Ekta Kapoor. He performed to the song Apun Ke Saath, produced for the film by Vikas Kohli, at the 2008 International Indian Film Academy Awards. In 2009 he co-starred in Kurbaan. In 2010, he appeared in Prince, which Box office India declared a flop. In the same year, he appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's Rakht Charitra. Oberoi is slated to play the lead role in the film, Bloody Paki, that will be directed by Shaad Ali and Shiva and produced by Mani Ratnam.