Tanuj Virwani is an Indian actor who mainly works in Bollywood. He is best known for playing the role of ‘Vayu Raghavan’ in the Amazon Prime Video’s web television series “Inside Edge” (2017). He is the son of the popular veteran actress, Rati Agnihotri.
Tanuj Virwani was born on Saturday, 29 November 1986 (age 33 years; as in 2019) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
He attended Mumbai’s Bombay Scottish School and went to H.R. College of Commerce and Economics to pursue Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.).
Thereafter, he did a Diploma in Advertising. Tanuj has learned acting from Kishore Namit Kapoor’s acting studio. He was inclined towards acting and filmmaking since childhood. Virwani received his first video camera when he was just eight years old. He used to make short films with his camera.
Height (approx.): 5’ 11”
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Girlfriend
Tanuj Virwani belongs to a Brahmin Family. He is the son of Anil Virwani (Businessman) and Rati Agnihotri (Actress). Although his mother is a Hindu Brahmin by birth, she has always been drawn towards Christianity. Tanuj is the only son of his parents. In 2015, the news of his parents’ split made the headlines when his mother accused his father of domestic violence. At that time, it was Tanuj who had initiated a talk between them and made all the efforts to bring his parents together.
He was rumoured to be in a relationship with his Purani Jeans co-star, Izabelle Leite.
Tanuj dated Kamal Haasan‘s daughter, Akshara Haasan for around four years, i.e., from 2013 to 2017. The duo continued to remain friends even after their breakup.
Tanuj started his career as an assistant director in 2009 with the film “Aao Wish Karein.” Next, he worked as an assistant director in the film “Chance Pe Dance.”
He started his acting career in 2013 with the Bollywood film “Luv U Soniyo” in which he played the role of ‘Mark Briganza.’ Subsequently, he appeared in the film “Purani Jeans.” Both his films failed at the box office.
In 2016, he appeared in the Bollywood film “One Night Stand” opposite Sunny Leone.
In 2017, he earned popularity for playing the role of ‘Vayu Raghavan’ in Amazon Original series “Inside Edge.”
He has also appeared in the web series “Poison” and “Code M.”
Apart from acting, Tanuj has also worked as a writer and a producer and has created many short films & documentaries under his own banner ‘Pin Drop Violence.’ He is the captain of the Box Cricket League team Kota Royals Rajasthan.
In November 2017, Kamal Haasan’s daughter, Akshara Haasan’s private pictures got leaked online. Following the incident, Akshara filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police and Cyber Cell to track the people responsible for the act. Later, Tanuj’s name was dragged in the controversy; as Akshara had shared the pictures with him earlier when they were dating each other. However, Tanuj cleared in an interview that although he had those pictures, he had deleted them long back in 2013.
He owns a Jaguar XE car.
- Food: Baked Crabs, Mutton Balls, Chicken Masala, Stir-Fried Rice
- Restaurant(s): China Garden, Sancho’s, and Hard Rock Cafe in Mumbai
- His hobbies include dancing, cooking, swimming, and playing the piano.
- He is an avid animal lover and has a pet dog, Snowy.
- Tanuj is a fitness enthusiast and follows a strict workout regimen.
- He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- As a child, Tanuj was a little overweight, wore glasses, and used to stammer a lot.
- Reportedly, the film actor, Rana Daggubati was the first choice for the film “One Night Stand,” but the role later went to Tanuj Virwani; due to Daggubati’s busy schedule.
- Tanuj’s mother, Rati Agnihotri, initially had certain apprehensions of her son working with Sunny Leone. However, when Rati met Sunny, she was too impressed by Sunny’s focus and dedication towards work.
- During the promotions of his Bollywood film “One Night Stand,” Tanuj mentioned about having one-night stands while he was in college.
- He is an ardent fan of the action figures (superheroes) and has been collecting the books and the figures of the superheroes for many years.
- Tanuj has dated Akshara Haasan for around 4 years. Interestingly, Tanuj’s mother Rati and Akshara’s father Kamal Haasan made their Bollywood debut together with the film “Ek Duuje Ke Liye,” which was a mega-hit.
- Tanuj is scared of reptiles, especially snakes and lizards.
- Tanuj revealed during an interview that he was suffering from a major OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). He also shared that he always made sure to enter the room with his right foot.
- In an interview, Tanuj revealed that he was a very shy person.
- Tanuj has got a Tribal Pattern tattoo inked on his right bicep.