Vivek Oberoi to perform at the Bollywood Awards
Bollywood Trade News Network
Bollywood fans will be able to witness critically and commercially acclaimed actor, Vivek Oberoi, perform for the very first time in the United States at this year’s Bollywood Awards Ceremony, to be held on May 26th 2007 at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island.
Oberoi blazed onto the big screen with his realistic portrayal of a gangster in Ram Gopal Varma’s COMPANY. He quickly moved out of the shadow of his father, esteemed veteran actor, Suresh Oberoi, and climbed into the top echelon of Indian leading men. His unconventional good looks and million dollar smile make him very popular with the ladies and the actor was most recently linked with Bollywood beauty, Aishwarya Rai, before her engagement to Abhishek Bachchan.
Highly educated, Vivek studied at Mayo College in Ajmer and later in London where he was discovered; he later came to New York to study his craft. After proving his mettle in COMPANY, the big banners came his way and he played the lead in Yashraj Films’ SAATHIYA, Subhash Ghai’s KISNA and Mani Ratnam’s YUVA - to name a few. This year, he shined as part of ensemble cast in Vishal Bhardwaj’s OMKARA. Vivek’s support of charitable causes, particularly his mother’s trust, has made him an unofficial ambassador for philanthropy in India.
The Bollywood Group has brought many performers to their fans in the US for the very first time, and we are excited and proud to add Vivek Oberoi to that list,” said Rajiv Dandona, Vice President of the Bollywood Awards. “Vivek is a great dancer and is putting his heart and soul into his first performance to ensure that it will be most memorable for him, and for the fans.”
Bollywood fans will be able to see Vivek and Indian cinema’s other big stars up close and personal. The Bollywood Awards committee has announced the red carpet at the Bollywood Movie Awards to be held on May 26th 2007 at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The excitement will be palpable as the stars exit from their limos into the photographer and fan blitzkrieg.
The performers announced thus far for the Bollywood Awards this year include Akshay Kumar, Vivek Oberoi, Arjun Rampal, Kangana Ranaut, Raghav, Pakistan’s hottest actress and singer Shahida Mini. Also attending will be Hollywood’s Danny Glover, Phylicia Rashad, Anupam Kher, Suresh Oberoi, Upen Patel, Rajkumar Hirani, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, and a host of other celebrities will be announced as the show approaches.
Preparations are on the way to make this event a memorable night. No stone is left unturned to make the Bollywood Movie Awards a glamorous and historic event.