Vivek Oberoi (born 3 September 1976) is an Indian film actor known for his works exclusively in Bollywood. He made his Hindi film debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s super-hit Company (2002). His performance in the film earned him Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut and Best Supporting Actor. He later featured in several notable films which include Saathiya, Masti, Yuva, Omkara, and Grand Masti. He performed lead antagonist in Krrish 3. He is also starred in biographical films such as Maya Dolas in Shootout at Lokhandwala, Paritala Ravindra in Rakta Charitra, and Muthappa Rai in Rai.Oberoi was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh to Punjabi father Suresh Oberoi, a veteran Bollywood character actor and a Tamil mother Yashodhara Oberoi, sister of Rajkumar Mandradiar, native of Coimbatore belonging to the Mandradiar and Palayakottai Pattakarar family of Kangeyam, erstwile Polygar rulers of that region. In fact Suresh Oberoi was not an actor at the time of his marriage, but running a chain of Medical stores which was his family business. Oberoi was awarded the Red and White Bravery Award in 2006 for helping re-build a village which was hit severely by the Tsunami. Oberoi was in Chennai when disaster struck and assembled six truckloads of relief supplies and also adopted a tsunami-ravaged village in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.Oberoi and his family founded The Yashodhara Oberoi Foundation (YOF). Oberoi serves as the World Health Organization’s anti-tobacco spokesperson. He is involved with several charities in Chennai and Mumbai. His work with Project Hope to bring relief to victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami earned him a Good Samaritan Award from Rotary International.
On 31 March 2003 Vivek in a press conference informed the media that Salman Khan had contacted him 41 times and threatened to kill him due to his relationship with his girlfriend Aishwarya Rai. However Salman denied these allegations and refused to forgive him for the rest of his life The immaturedness in handling the press conference cost Vivek his film career, with fewer film roles, and Aishwarya spliting from him.
Although Vivek has publicly apologised to Salman , he is still not been forgiven. The two actors avoid meeting each other and skip questions asked by the media about their relationship.
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