Vinay Pathak Age, Net Worth, Height, Wife, Biography

Vinay Pathak is an Indian actor, well-known for his contributions to Bollywood. Over the past twenty years, he has featured in Hindi films, mainly in humorous and character-driven roles. His standout performances often shine in unconventional comedies. Vinay’s path from a modest start to becoming a respected actor reflects his enduring love for acting and his knack for connecting with audiences spanning various age groups.


Vinay Pathak Wiki
Full NameVinay Pathak
Famous AsActor
Nick NameVinay
Date of Birth27 July 1968
Age55 Years Old
BirthplaceAra, Bihar
HometownRanchi, Jharkhand
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac SignLeo
HobbiesYet To Update
Food HabitsVegetarian 
Educational QualificationGraduate
School NameVikas Vidyalya, Ranchi
College/UniversityAllahabad University
State University of New York
DebutTV: House Arrest (1998)
Film: Bombay Boys (1998)

Early Life

Pathak was born on July 27, 1968, in Bihar’s Bhojpur district in India. His father worked at the Dhanbad police department, so he grew up there. From 1978 to 1982, he studied at Ranchi’s Vikas Vidyalaya. After finishing his education at Allahabad University, he moved to the United States. During his BFA degree at Stony Brook University, Farley Richmond became his main mentor, encouraging him to come back to India and work in Hindi theatre and films in 1995.


Vinay Pathak, during his time at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, took on various acting roles, notably in comedies like Bheja Fry and Khosla Ka Ghosla. He also played Vinny in the TV series Hip Hip Hurray in 1999 and produced the touching film Dasvidaniya about bidding farewell before one’s passing. Alongside Ranvir Shorey, he co-hosted shows like OYE, Cricket Crazy, House Arrest, Duniya Goal Hain, and Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun. 

He teamed up with pals Gaurav Gera, Suresh Menon, and Ranvir for The Great Indian Comedy Show. In 2005, he portrayed Inspector Gurpal Badash in Murder Unveiled, a TV film centered on Canada’s Sikh community. 

Pathak featured in movies like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Aaja Nachle, Khoya Khoya Chand, Johnny Gaddaar, and Raat Gayi Baat Gayi released in December 2009. He also starred in Antardwand and was seen at ONCE MORE STUDIOS with Deepak Bhanushali.


Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Brother NameShashi Shekhar Pathak (Lecturer)
Sister NameNot Known

Physical Appearance

Vinay Pathak Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 168 cm
in meters – 1.68 m
in feet inches – 5’ 6”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 80 kg
in pounds – 176 lbs
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper

Relationship Status

Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseSonika Sahay
ChildrenSon– None
Daughters– Vasudha Pathak, Sharinee Pathak

Net Worth & Salary

Vinay Pathak Networth
Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$18 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹120 Crores
Salary in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹3-4 Cr/Film
Car & Bike CollectionYet To Update
Income SourceActing

Social Media Handles

Vinay Pathak Instagram Profile
Instagram @pathakvinay
Twitter @pathakvinay


  • International Indian Film Academy Awards: Best Performance in a Comic Role: Nominated in 2008
  • International Indian Film Academy Awards: Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male),Nominated in 2009
  • Filmfare Awards: Best Supporting Actor, Nominated in 2009
  • Producers Guild Film Award: For Best Actor in a Comic Role
  • IIFA Award: For Best Performance in a Comic Role


Vinay stirred up a debate when he and his wife, who already had a daughter, chose to adopt another girl. As per the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, this wasn’t seen as permissible. The act specifies that a couple with a biological child of a particular gender cannot adopt a child of the same gender. But the Bombay High Court stepped in to support them, emphasizing that the secular law should take precedence.

6 Facts About Vinay Pathak

  1. Vinay Pathak used to watch all the latest movies every weekend when he was doing his English honours.
  2. He got inspired to start acting after seeing the famous British play Equus.
  3. This happened while Vinay Pathak was studying business administration.
  4. He left his business studies to join a 4-year graduation programme in fine arts.
  5. Vinay Pathak’s first film was Bombay Boys, released in 1998.
  6. Vinay Pathak regularly conducts theatre workshops for aspiring actors.

Vinay Pathak Songs Lyrics


Where is Vinay Pathak from?

Vinay Pathak from Bhojpur District, Bihar, India.

Is Vinay Pathak married?

Vinay Pathak married with Sonika Sahay.

Is Vinay Pathak a good actor?

Vinay was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. 

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