Chicago Actor

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Who Is This Dude?

Vijay is a Chicago-based actor from South India by way of North Carolina, Alabama, and Delaware. On stage he was recently seen as Thomas and Dad in the New Play Festival with Nothing Without a Company. The latest short he starred in – The American Dream, dir. JP Thomas – was officially screened at The Chicago South Asian Film Festival. You may also recognize him as the Indian Man on Jewel Osco commercials.

Vijay’s training foundation is the 2-year Meisner Technique graduate program at Gately/Poole Acting Studio under former head of MFA program at NIU Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole. The training includes on-camera acting, advanced character work, poetic styles, advanced scene work. Part of the training includes 2 years of voice/speech/movement focusing on the Alexander technique/Fitzmaurice voice work under Kendra Holton and the Williamson movement technique under Joe Matyas.

Molded from a childhood of competitive tennis, piano, and the deeply cultured background of his motherland; Vijay values passion, discipline, self-assurance, elegance, gentlemanly manners, romanticism, honor and spirituality.

His extra-curricular activities include studying/providing astrology consultation, exercising, yoga, meditation, mindful eating, playing tennis and improving his artistic crafts and knowledge base; acting, writing, voice/movement work, reading, music production and app development.

 

 

Latest News

  • Booked commercial for Zebra Technologies.
    • March 19′ Chicago, IL
  • Cast in Chris Meets Chris – by Jared Drake (Pre-production)
  • Cast as Lead in the romcom web-series Four Out of Five (In-production) by Taha Munir.
    • Nov 18′ – Present Chicago, IL
  • Performed in The New Play Festival with Nothing Without A Company.
    • Oct 18′, Chicago, IL
  • Co-wrote, co-produced and starred in The American Dream – An official selection of The Chicago South Asian Film Festival.
    • Screened Sept 23, 2018
  • Understudied a Lead Role in The Oppourtunities of Extinction – an original production by Broken Nose Theatre.
    • Opens June 3rd, 2018 at The Den Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • Completed Commercial Shoot for Alight Solutions
    • Jan 18′, Chicago, IL
    • Paige Talent