VJ Andy Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

VJ Andy is a British TV host, video jockey, choreographer, and producer, who mainly works in Hindi TV shows. In 2013, he participated in Colors reality TV show Bigg Boss season 7, and he was among the top 5 contestants in the show.

Wiki/Biography

VJ Andy aka Anand Kumar [1] or Andy Kumar [2] was born on Saturday, 31 May 1980 (age 42 years; as of 2022) in Slough, Berkshire, England. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

VJ Andy’s childhood picture

From 1991 to 1995, he studied drama, theatre arts, and stagecraft at The Westgate School, Winchester, England. [3]

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family

VJ Andy belongs to a Punjabi Hindu family.

Parents & Siblings

His father passed away when Andy was a kid. His elder brother, Pravesh Kumar, is a film director. He has a younger sister named Geeta Kholia.

VJ Andy’s childhood picture with his parents and siblings

VJ Andy’s brother and mother

VJ Andy with his brother and sister

Sexual Orientation

Andy is a member of the LGBTQ community. [4] In an interview, while talking about his sexuality, Andy said,

I had always been tagged as a gay, homosexual and that has a lot of connotations in one’s life. This has been happening since I was a child. But I was lucky enough to have great parents. They never told me to behave in a particular way. I was lucky enough to have always got backing from them. I was allowed to have girlfriends, boyfriends and without any issues. That is something that needs to be worked on in the Indian community.”

Career

Television

Host

In 2010, he made his debut as a TV host with the Hindi model hunt show Get Gorgeous season 6, which aired on channel V.

VJ Andy in Get Gorgeous season 6

He gained immense popularity with channel V’s dating show ‘Dare 2 Date’ (2012).

In 2012, VJ Andy hosted Fox Life’s talk show ‘What’s with Indian Women?!’

What’s With Indian Women

His other popular Hindi TV shows as hosts are India’s Got Talent (2014; Colors) and Box Cricket League season 1 (2014; MTV).

VJ Andy in India’s Got Talent

He has also hosted red-carpet events at various award shows like Filmfare Awards.

Contestant

In 2013, he appeared as a contestant in Life OK’s reality TV show ‘Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki.’

Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki

He has also participated in other reality TV shows like ‘Bigg Boss season 7’ (2013; Colors), ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 7’ (2014; Colors), and ‘I Can Do That’ (2015; Zee TV).

VJ Andy in Bigg Boss (2013)

Guest

VJ Andy has also appeared as a guest in various Hindi TV shows such as ‘Bani-Ishq Da Kalma’ (2014; Colors) and various seasons of ‘Bigg Boss’ (2014-2016).

Web Series

VJ Andy played the role of Cyrus in the Hindi web series ‘Untag’ in 2017, and the series aired on Voot.

Untag web series poster

In 2020, he appeared as a guest in the Netflix Hindi web series ‘Masaba Masaba.’

Film

Actor

Hindi

In 2015, VJ Andy made his acting debut with the Bollywood film ‘Ek Paheli Leela.’

VJ Andy in Ek Paheli Leela

He has played cameo roles in a few other Hindi films like ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’ (2016) and ‘Radhe’ (2021).

A still of VJ Andy from the Hindi film Radhe

English

Andy played a small role in the English film ‘Little English’ (2022), which is directed by Andy’s brother.

Little English film poster

Choreographer

In 2018, Andy joined a theatre company in England Rifco Theatre Company as a choreographer. He has also choreographed a few Hindi songs like “Kaliyon ka Chaman” (the early 2000s), “Yeh Kya Hua” (early 2000s), and “Kuwa Ma Doob Jaungi” (from the Hind film Page 3 released in 2005).

Other Work

In 2019, Andy worked with the team of the art department in the English film ‘The Deranged Marriage.’ In 2022, he worked as a costume designer in the English film ‘Little English.’ He has a self-titled YouTube channel on which he uploads review videos on films, TV shows, and celebrities. He has also uploaded a few interview videos and parody videos on his channel. As of December 2022, he has around 32K subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Controversy

Criticised for his Tweets

Andy has received criticism for his tweets several times. In 2021, VJ Andy received a huge backlash from the netizens for tweeting about the Indian actor Karan Kundrra and his rumoured girlfriend Yogita Bihani. [5]

VJ Andy’s tweet

Facts/Trivia

  • When Andy was in class 6, he started his training in Kathak, and while he was in college, he did his training in contemporary dance form. Later, he had a severe back injury after which his doctors suggested Andy to quit dancing. [6]
  • Andy has uploaded his work on his official website Andy Kumar World.

    VJ Andy’s official website

  • In 2013, while he was a contestant in Bigg Boss, he revealed that after his father’s demise his family faced several financial issues. His mother used to work in a factory to earn bread and butter for the family. Later, Andy started working in a dance bar to support his mother financially. [7]