Vijay Raaz is an Indian film actor. His breakthrough came when he played the role of Dubeyji in the movie Monsoon Wedding in 2001. Raaz has been cast in small, often comedic roles in many Hindi movies, often depicting the character of a common man. In 2014, he debuted as a director with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.
Raaz was born in Delhi on 5 June 1963. As a student of Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, he was a part of the dramatic society The Players. He also appeared in plays at the National School of Drama. He decided to focus on a film career and moved to Mumbai where he bagged a small but significant role in Ram Gopal Varma's Jungle.