Vinay Bidappa is an Indian actor who has worked in the South Indian film industry, primarily, in the Kannada Film Industry. Vinay is a well-known artist for his supporting roles in movies such as KGF: Chapter 1 and KGF: Chapter 2. He has been a part of several other Kannada films throughout his career.
Vinay Bidappa was born on 4 March in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Not much is known about his father’s name or profession. His mother’s name is Devamma M. N.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Manjushri. She is a trained make-up and hair artist. They both got married on 25 November 2012.
He has a 3-year-old son named Niran, who was born on 9 November 2018.
Before getting married to his wife, Vinay Bidappa dated his wife, Manjushri Achaiah, for a few years.
Vinay Bidappa throughout his career, as an actor, has acted in several well-known Kannada movies. In 2015, he was offered to play a role in the film Sharp Shooter, and in the same year, he worked alongside the well-renowned actor Yash, in the film Mr and Mrs Ramachari. He got a major break in his acting career in 2017 when he was offered a role by Prasanth Neel, in the film KGF. In the film, Vinay Bidappa played the role of Virat, who happens to be the brother of the lead antagonist. His role as Virat was immensely loved by the KGF fans worldwide.
In 2020, he was given another role in the film Yuvarathnaa, a Kannada film directed by Santhosh Ananddram.
In 2022, he acted in the Vedha as an antagonist. In the same year, Vinay Bidappa once again returned to the screens as Virat, in the film, KGF: Chapter 2.
- Vinay Bidappa owns a firearm and he also knows how to handle his weapon.
- Vinay Bidappa is a fan of the IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- Vinay Bidappa through his acting in Kannada films; wants to make a place for the Indian cinema on the world platform. While giving an interview, he said,
Through my acting skills, I want to show the entire world, that we Indians are no less than anyone else in this entire world, and we Indians can create a world class art as well.”
- Vinay Bidappa believes that movies such as KGF are not just a matter of pride for the Kannada Film Industry, but also a matter of pride for Indian cinema as a whole. In an interview, Vinay told,
KGF is not just a movie of pride for Kannada cinema, it is a pride of the entire Indian cinema as a whole.”
- Vinay Bidappa and Ramachandran Raju, the main villain of the film KGF, knew each other before the film, as they both had started an acting workshop together in 2016.
- When Vinay Bidappa is in a public place, he is often referred to as, the brother of Garuda, who is the main antagonist in the film, KGF. In an interview, he said,
Whenever people see me, they say, look its Garuda’s brother from KGF. I hope that they soon begin to recognize me as Virat.”
- Vinay Bidappa is a foodie and he loves trying different types of food.
- Vinay Bidappa is also a pet lover. He had a Tibetan Mastiff as a pet. Its name was Rudra.
- Vinay Bidappa has a tattoo inked on his left arm.
- Vinay Bidappa occasionally enjoys having drinks, when he is with his friends.