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Vir Das      

Bollywood Actor & Stand Up Comedian

Vir Das was born in Dehradun and has lived in Africa and studied in Indian Language School in Lagos, Nigeria, Shimla and Delhi. He obtained a Bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois in Economics & Theatre with a concentration in performance. Vir is also a brother of Knox's Delta Theta chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. After graduating from Knox, Vir was accepted into the Stanislavsky Program of Moscow Arts Theatre.

While in the USA, Vir was a cast member in three sketch comedy troupes: The Really Useless Improv, Improv Inc, and Illegal Aliens. He performed, wrote and developed 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' style comedy sketches with them. He has performed as a ship comedian aboard Carnival Cruise Line between Houston and Mexico. Furthermore, he spent time working comedy clubs in Chicago. People has seen many of his standup comedy.

Vir returned to India in April 2003 and since then has performed over 100 comedy shows in all the major cities. He has debuted six (1.5 hour) comedy specials written, directed by and starring him at the India Habitat center to audiences of over 900 a night. These include Brown Men Can't Hump, Not for Members Only, Bored of The Things!, Who Let the Das Out?, Son of a Switch! and VIRagra. Every one of these shows has sold out within a matter of days.

Vir started his career on TV when he hosted two TV shows on Zoom Channel. The first one was Is Route Ki Sabhin Linein Maast Hain where he was an agony uncle. The second was his own stand-up comedy late night show Ek Rahin Vir. Although early for their time, they got noticed and put Vir on the comedic map in India. Vir has also hosted Top Drive getaway for Star World. Vir is the host of News on the Loose, his own news comedy show on CNBC-TV18. The show is a huge hit amongst Indian audiences for its fearless brand of intelligent comedy.

Vir Das currently is also working with Ashvin Gidwani Productions-AGP in plays like Walking on Broken Das, Battle of Da Sexes and History of India: VIRitten. Walking on Broken Das, History of India: VIRitten and Battle of Da Sexes is written, directed and performed by Vir Das.

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