Journey Of Sumeet Vyas In The Digital World And Eventually To Bollywood

By Deblina Dutta | 1.5k |

If you have witnessed the evolution of digital entertainment in India, you must have come across the name, Sumeet Vyas He writes, acts and directs moving pictures. Sumeet Vyas has been a part of this industry for more than a decade and his journey to a well deserving popularity is beyond just 'COOL'!

Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan to writer B.M Vyas and Sudha Vyas, he was brought up in Mumbai after the family shifted there. He has attended R.D. National College, Mumbai.
At a TEDxBITSGoa event he said, recalling his years as a student, that he wasn't very good in academics. But that didn't stop him from realizing his strengths and eventually, he discovered the field of art.
Sumeet on 'An Actor Rewires | TEDxBITSGoa'
Sumeet started acting and writing for theatres. He did plays in Nadira Babbar's theatre group, Ekjut. His first big break in television came in 2009 when he starred in 'Woh Hue Na Hamare' as Sameer. He went on to star in a few more television series like 'Jashnn', 'Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein' and 'Chandragupta Maurya'.
Though these roles each had their marks on his career, none of them did anything path-breaking for him.
His first role in a Bollywood movie was as a teacher in Aarakshan. It was his next movie role that got him people's attention. He played Salman Khan, a Pakistani cab driver, in English Vinglish along with Sridevi.
On the poster of 'English Vinglish'
By 2012 Sumeet had worked in a number of short films, either as writer or actor or both. He worked on Anand Tiwari's short film 'Neighbours' alongside his present wife and actress Shivani Tanksale. He co-wrote 'Haircut', another short film, with Tiwari. If you do get a chance to watch these on YouTube, you'd be praising him too.
'Haircut' is written by Sumeet Vyas and Anand Tiwari

It was in 2014 that his career took a huge leap and people started turning their heads to notice him as the goofball in disguise of a grown man, Mikesh, on TVF's Permanent Roommates.
His on-screen chemistry with Nidhi Singh and the simple yet relatable dialogues of this series made it a BIG hit. It became one of the first and most popular web series in India and also paved a way for TVF to become one of the best online content streaming platforms in this country.
A scene from 'Permanent Roommates'
Between shooting for the two seasons of Permanent Roommates, he wrote for the Y-Films web series Bang Baaja Baaraat. It, of course, made quite a buzz for itself and brought recognition to Sumeet as a writer.
He went on to write for and star in TVF Tripling and most recently, wrote for Netflix's Love Per Square Foot .
His Bollywood career is blooming with critically acclaimed movies like Parched and Ribbon . With an array of work ahead, Sumeet is now an inspiration to many. He has been through failures and seen the rays of success. Though he had never topped a class or been on film sets since childhood, it didn't stop him from harnessing his art.
He went ahead and discovered his own passion and worked on it very hard to be where he is today. He has proved that all it requires for us to achieve our dreams is determination, passion and a pinch of hope.
During the shooting of Veere Di Wedding
Sumeet makes every story his own. And there are so many stories we want to hear from him. If you are any way inspired by this man or even just a fan, watch out for him in 2018. It's his big year.
With High Jack and Veere Di Wedding already lined up for release, we can't wait any longer for the announcement of Permanent Roommates 3rd season.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the view of the website. Deblina is a self-proclaimed cine buff with a decent taste in music. She is also an engineering student with a passion for story-telling.