Bobby Vats is not just an actor but has engrossed himself in different works altogether. He was brought up in Lucknow and did his schooling from the Colvin Taluqdars' College. His liking towards this form of art developed early in his life. His father was in the armed forces, and he would enthusiastically engage himself in stage shows for the Police’s annual functions.
His first break was a God’s gift as he was in Bombay on a holiday, just wandering at the film city and a vague encounter with an unknown man got him to audition for a small role in Shyam Bengal's ‘Discovery of India’. This was in 1991 when Vats got his first break for a mere Rs. 750. He was just pursuing his 12th during this time and returned to Bombay only after his graduation in 1994.
His initial work was in the television industry wherein he got his first lead in a Tele Serial of comic essence called ‘Sab Chalta Hai Take it Easy’, airing on ZEE TV and directed by
. Post working in this industry, he entered into ad films, did theatre and short films before finally entering into the Bollywood arena with movies like ‘Utsav’ and ‘Kya Ye Hi Sach Hai’ which revolves around issues of corruption, mafia and more.
The diverse roles played by him are proof of his versatility as an actor. Be it a thriller, comedy, mythology, history, suspense, tragedy- there is a no possibility of there existing a genre that Vats has not touched in his life as an actor. In fact, he has also been a narrator as in the English play neither ‘Neither Fully nor Three-fourth’, an adaptation of Gulzar’s ‘Addha’.
His notable works remain- Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Bluffmaster’ with
playing a con artist trapped in love; ‘Tehkikat’, a Starplus creation; Rohit Jugraj’s ‘James’ and YP Singh’s ‘Kya Yahi Sach Hai’ among others. Vats have earned himself a Brown Belt in Martial Arts, knows horse riding, fire swimming and is versed in western dance too.
He has a hang of quite a few languages including Hindi, English and Urdu. He has also directed a short film in 2015 title ‘The Cure’ which revolves around hemophobia. He is also a Founder as well as Head of Operations at Kreative Karma, an acting academy on a mission to empower today’s artist with the right skills.