Vinay Virmani

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Born (1985-01-24) January 24, 1985 (age 38)
Brampton, Canada
  • Actor
  • Producer
Years active2011 - Present

Vinay Virmani (born January 24, 1985) is a Canadian actor, producer, writer and content creator and was born on January 24, 1985, in Toronto, Canada. Vinay is best known for his lead roles in his debut movie Breakaway and Dr. Cabbie.[1]


Vinay made his feature film debut under the umbrella of First Take Entertainment with Breakaway, the story of a determined Canadian with South Asian roots, who struggles against traditional family values and discrimination from mainstream players to fulfill his dream to become a hockey star. Vinay wrote and played the lead role in Breakaway. The film was produced by Akshay Kumar.[2]

Vinay’s next venture was social comedy, Dr. Cabbie, where he starred with Kunal Nayyar.[3][4] Dr. Cabbie is the story of an unemployed Canadian immigrant who becomes a local hero when he turns his cab into a mobile underground clinic.[5][6] The film was produced by Salman Khan.[7][8]

A year later, Vinay starred in the Canadian movie, The_Steps (film)|The Steps where he played the role of the adopted, pot smoking genius brother, Sam.


As an actor

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2011 Breakaway Rajveer Singh Released in India under the title Speedy Singhs [9]
2013 David David Hindi film [10]
2014 Dr. Cabbie Deepak Veer Chopra [11]
2015 The Steps Sam
2016 Canada Reads Himself

As a producer

Year film role ref
2014 Dr. Cabbie Creative Producer
2016 Two Lovers and a Bear Executive Producer
2018 Little Italy Producer
2018 The Grizzlies Executive Producer
2019 Anything Is Possible: A Serge Ibaka Story Producer
2020 Family First: Meet the Nurses Producer
2021 Superfan: The Nav Bhatia Story Producer
2021 Par-Lay: Bet on Yourself Producer
2022 Black Ice Producer


  2. "'Akshay Kumar is like my older brother'". Rediff.
  3. "The cab ride that gave birth to Dr. Cabbie". September 18, 2014.
  4. "Entertainment News | Bollywood News | Hollywood News | Celebrity News and Gossips – NDTV Movies".
  5. Bhushan, Nyay; Bhushan, Nyay (April 7, 2014). "First Look: 'Dr. Cabbie' Starring 'Big Bang Theory's' Kunal Nayyar (Video)".
  6. "'Dr Cabbie' is an underdog story: Vinay Virmani". October 18, 2014.
  7. Jha, Subhash K. "Pix: Salman Khan rocks Canada". Rediff.
  8. Hungama, Bollywood (July 10, 2018). "Salman Khan reunites with Dr Cabbie actor Vinay Virmani in Toronto : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama".
  9. Kamath, Sudhish (September 24, 2011). "Spend it like Beckham" – via
  10. Neil Nitin Mukesh and Vinay Virmani in David | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | Celebrity News. (28 March 2012). Retrieved on 10 February 2013.
  11., Joginder Tuteja/. "Review: Dr Cabbie is all about Being Human". Rediff.

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