An electrical engineering graduate, a sailor in the Merchant Navy, a Mr India, model and actor, Viraf Phiroz Patel certainly has a lot to offer. He made his debut in Bollywood through the movie Mummyji, and was noticed on the silver screen in the rom-com Mahi.
Born on the 12th of June, 1980, Viraf grew up in Pune. After completing his five year cadetship in Merchant Navy, Viraf won the 2005 'Mr India pageant' by Grasim. He has come a long way from his first ad for Orange juice to the daily soap “
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” on Life OK. From anchoring TV shows, modelling in music videos, walking on ramps and posing for campaigns
sure has a lot on his plate. Viraf Patel comes from a Parsi background and has two elder brothers. He doesn’t believe too much in fashion, and terms it as just another ‘futile aspect’ of humans. He is certainly the much loved boy next door, and his comfortable image hasn’t hurt his popularity. In fact, his calm demeanour, and casual style has made him everybody’s favourite.
It has been reported that he is planning to quit his role of Mri-tyunjay to try his luck in Bollywood. “The lure of films has always been tempting for TV actors and when a top production house approaches you, you have to consider. I have already conveyed it to the production house and channel. It has been a difficult decision because I put in a lot of hard work.”