Vinay Pathak is an Indian actor who is known for his brilliant performances in movies like Khosla Ka Ghosla, Bheja Fry and Johnny Gaddaar. He learnt acting from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
The actor has two daughters, Vasudha and Sharinee.
Earlier Vinay did small roles and was noticed after his hilarious performance in Khosla Ka Ghosla followed by Bheja Fry which brought him a lot of acclaim. He directed a movie called Dasvidhaniya.
On television, he played the role of Vinny Sir in the famous TV serial Hip Hip Hurray.
Pathak has hosted a lot of television shows. He and his co star and friend Ranvir Shorey hosted a show called Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun? on Star Plus and also House Arrest on Channel [V]. During the 2006 World Cup in Germany they hosted Duniya Goal Hain on ESPN-STAR. In the Great Indian Laughter Show on Star One which was hosted by Shekhar Suman, Vinay was a part of the gags in the show. He also hosted Cricket Crazy accompanied by Ranvir.
Vinay played the role of Inspector Gurpal Badash for the TV movie Murder Unveiled in 2005. He was in the Sharukh starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and also in the hit movie Johnny Gaddaar. Vinay was also seen in unsuccessful movies like Aaja Nachle and Straight in 2009.
His performance in Khoya Khoya Chand was appreciated.