Ommi Vaidya

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Omi Vaidya is a film actor/Director/Editor. Omi’s first major break in Bollywood was for movie 3 Idiots. Omi played character of Chatur Ramalingam aka silencer in that movie. Later Omi worked in commercials, short films and movies.

 

Early Life & Background

Omi was born on 10th January 1982 in Yucca Valley, California. Omi is a graduate and completed his education in USA . Even if he grew in USA, he used to visit India every year. Goa is Omi’s native place. As acting was Omi’s passion, he started acting in Marathi Mandal natak’s and some English plays when he was just 6yrs. During high school times Omi learned more about ating and became serious about films as a career.

 

First assignment/ First major break

Omi’s first assignment as an actor was the role of taxi driver for a short movie ‘There Will Come A Day’. However, his first major break in Bollywood was as a Chatur Ramalingam in the movie ‘3 Idiots’.

 

Journey in the industry

After college, Vaidya began to work with an agent and received small roles in television programs and commercials. After receiving a small role in Arrested Development, he was asked to audition for the role of Sadiq for ‘The Office’ by the same casting director. He portrayed Sadiq in two episodes ‘E-mail Surveillance’ and ‘Fun Run.’ He also acted in 2008 TV series like ‘Greek’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘Bones’ and ‘Life’. But he came into the limelight after featuring in the music video of the superhit Punjabi song ‘Kurti’ sung by Bohemia.

Omi’s most notable performance is in a supporting role in the 2009 Bollywood film ‘3 Idiots’ as Chatur Ramalingam aka Silencer. He received strong reviews for his performance. He auditioned for the role of Chatur while on a trip to Mumbai. After passing the first audition, he was asked during the second to read dialogue from Lage Raho Munna Bhai, which he just rattled it without understanding the exact words. And he got selected for the movie. His role became popular and he got many awards for it.

Even after ‘3 Idiots’, Ommi acted in English television shows like ‘Better Off Ted’ and ‘Sons of Tucson’. Later he played the lead role in multi-starrer movie ‘Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji’. The movie was directed by Madhur Bhandarker. Later he was seen in supporting roles in the movies like ‘Desi Boyz’, ‘Players’ and ‘Jodi Breakers’. In 2013, he portrayed the role of waiter in the English series ‘Rules of Engagement’.

Apart from acting, Ommi has also done Direction and Editing of some English Movies. He has directed ‘Out Of Time’ and ‘The Desert Rose’, while he had edited ‘Delusion’, ‘Bloodshed’, ‘Blind Ambition’ and more.

 

Personal life
Ommi got married to Minal Patel on August 22, 2009.

 

Name of Films
As an Actor:

Movies Role Year
RollingTV Virus

3 Idiots

Why Am Doing This

Wrestling Mongolia

Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji

Desi Boyz

Players

Jodi Breakers

AssarRupert

Chatur Ramalingam

Rajya

Simon Chakrabarty

Milind Kelkar

Ajay

Sunny

Nano

20072007

2009

2009

2010

2011

2011

2012

2012

As an Editor:

Out of Time

Delusion

Bloodshed

The Gold Bracelet

Remember the Days

Blind Ambition

 

As a Director:

Out of Time

The Desert Rose

 

Name of Serials

Serials Role Channel
Arrested Development

The Office

Bones

Greek

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Life

Kath And Kim

Kamed Rider

Better Off Ted

Sons of Tucson

Rules of EngagementRav Nadir

Sadiq

Hamid Hirani

The Pizza Man

 

Vairam

Prakash

Fish

Sales Man

 

WaiterFox

NBC

Fox

ABC TV

CBS

NBC

ABC TV

The CW

ABC TV

Fox

CBS

Awards

Award Function Category Movie
Screen Awards 2010

Screen Awards 2010

IIFA Awards 2010

Lions Gold Awards 2010Best Comedian

Most Promising Newcomer: Male

Star Debut of the Year: Male

Best Supporting Actor: Male3 Idiots

3Idiots

3 Idiots

3 Idiots