Vinay Pathak
Platform|July - August 2017
Vinay Pathak

Contextualise yourself in a line.

I am the Sod who’s always trying to fit in.

Why do you do what you do?

Because despite all, it makes ME really happy.

First memory of performing?

Fourth grade. At a school fancy dress function. I was supposed to walk one round as a king and that was to be it. I remember I improvised. I stopped by my most favorite teacher and raised my arm with a sword, and asked her to come with me to live in my palace and be my queen. People broke into a rapturous laughter but she smiled and patted my head. She saw the honesty in my eyes. I carried on walking. I felt that she saw the king’s diligence in me.

First job ever?

A private teacher/tutor. Teaching English to a batch of school kids for their board exam when I was still studying to finish my Bachelor’s in Eng Literature.

Stage first or screen first?

Of course stage! That’s where it all started.

The best thing about being an actor.


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July - August 2017