Vinay Rai

Vinay Rai
Born (1979-09-18) 18 September 1979[1][2][3]
Mangalore, India
Occupation Film actor, model
Years active 2007–present

Vinay Rai (born 18 September 1979) is an Indian film actor, commonly appearing in Tamil films, as well as modelling and ramp walking in noted fashion shows.


Vinay was originally a ramp model in Bangalore, but since has made his debut as an actor in director Jeeva's Unnale Unnale co-starring Sadha and Tanisha Mukherjee.[4] The film became a huge success upon release and brought in more acting offers for Vinay Rai.

Since his debut film, he has appeared in a Telugu language film, Vaana, which flopped at the box-office and a critically successful Tamil film Jayamkondaan, for which his performance was acclaimed.[5] In 2009, he appeared in Saran's Modhi Vilayadu alongside Kajal Aggarwal which also fared poorly at the box office,[6][7] while two of his films Veelle and Nootruku Nooru[6] were stalled during production. He made a comeback in 2011 with a role in the English film, Dam 999, which with a poor commercial and critical response.[8] His only 2012 release was the Tamil film Mirattal. The film, which starred Sharmila Mandre opposite him, got an average response.[9]

Vinay then appeared in three Tamil films, Senthatti Kaalai Sevatha Kaalai again with Saran,[10] Iruvar Ullam and Serndhu Polama.[11]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Unnale Unnale Karthik Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2008 Vaana Abhiram Telugu
Jayamkondaan Arjun Sekhar Tamil
2009 Modhi Vilayadu Udhay Vasudev Tamil
2011 Dam 999 Vinay English
2012 Mirattal Babloo Tamil
2013 Onbadhule Guru Billa Tamil
Endrendrum Punnagai Sri Tamil
2014 Aranmanai Murali Tamil
2015 Serndhu Polama Abhishek Tamil
2017 Iruvar Ullam Karthik Tamil Post-production
Aayirathil Iruvar Tamil Post-production
Aal Ambu Senai Tamil Filming
Ammayi Tamil Filming
Nethra Tamil Filming
Thupparivaalan Tamil Filming


  1. "Actor Vinay Biography". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  2. "Vinay Rai". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  3. "Tamil Actor Vinay Rai Bio Profile Movie List". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. "Vinay going places". IndiaGlitz]. Retrieved 2007-05-07.
  5. "Jayam Kondaan". (Moviebuzz). Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  6. 1 2 Sharadha Srinidhi (2010-03-09). "Vinay: I miss Tamil and Telugu cinema - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  7. nikhil raghavan (2009-08-20). "Itsy bitsy: Silent moves". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  8. "For actor Vinay Rai, a part Dam999 was just an experiment - Entertainment - DNA". Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  9. TNN (2012-09-23). "Vinay celebrates birthday on sets - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  10. TNN (2013-02-24). "Vinay's back with Saran again - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  11. "Vinay, Madhurima to go to New Zealand - The Times of India". Retrieved 2013-11-24.
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