Viraj Adhav, an Indian film industry artist who has been making his presence felt since 1996. A recognized dubbing artist in India and also an actor, Viraj Adhav has climbed the ladder of success through his talent and skill. He acted only once in his career in the movie '
Lafangey Parindey'. Dubbing artists are under appreciated in India, and a talent like Viraj Adhavis, often gets ignored by the audiences. Not many people know the number of famous characters he has lent his voice. Not only characters in movies, but he has also given his voice to many recognized actors in the Bollywood industry. For the last 13 years, he was the voice of Mickey Mouse in Hindi. As more and more films, serials and cartoons are dubbed in Hindi, the Hindi speaking audience of our country are becoming more and more aware and familiar with different cultures and thoughts.
Born on 31st October, he mostly gives voice to central characters. He is known as the official Hindi dubbing voice of the American superstar,
Tom Cruise. In movies such as Ethan Hunt, the Mission Impossible Series, and many others, Viraj was the voice behind Tom Cruise in the Hindi Dubs. The Spider-Man Trilogy directed by Sam Raimi was very popular among the Indian audiences and was dubbed in Hindi where the main protagonist Peter Parker's voice was also his. The only time he got in front of the camera was in 2010, in Pradeep Sarkar's film named 'Lafangey Parindey'. It had both
Deepika Padukone and
Neil Nitin Mukesh in leading roles, and Viraj played the character of Diesel in the romantic drama. The movie was a disaster at the box office.
Bollywood has also seen actors, who do not have the best of diction, using voice-over artists for their characters. He gave his voice to actors like
Dino Morea, among others in many of their films. From popular and successful Hollywood films like He-Man and X-Men, to one of the most watched animes in India,
Dragon Ball Z (He was the voice of Vegeta), Viraj Adhav has been a regular presence in the industry. All the commercials that
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian Cricketer and former Indian skipper, acts in are also dubbed by the talented voice-over artist. Viraj has voiced many television advertisements, that we see today.