Children: Niran Bidappa
Wife: Manjushri Achaiah
Height: 6′ 1″
|Famous role||• KGF: Chapter One (2018); as Virat
• KGF: Chapter Two (2022); as Virat
|Physical Stats & More|
|Citation Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 185 cm
in meters– 1.85 m
in feet & inches– 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||4 March|
|Birthplace||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Tattoo||Vinay Bidappa has a tattoo on his left arm.|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Before getting married, Vinay dated Manjushri Achaiah for a brief period of time.|
|Marriage Date||25 November 2012|
|Children||Son– Niran Bidappa|
|Parents||Mother– Devamma M. N.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vinay Bidappa
- Vinay Bidappa is an Indian actor who works basically for the Kannada Film Industry. He is well-known for his role as Virat in both parts of the film, KGF. He has also worked in several other famous Kannada films throughout his career.
- In 2015, Vinay worked in the film, Sharp Shooter.
Vinay Bidappa on the set of Sharp Shooter
- Vinay acted alongside the famous KGF protagonist, Yash, in the film, Mr and Mrs Ramachari. The movie was offered to Vinay in 2015.
Vinay Bidappa in the film, Mr and Mrs Ramachari
- In 2017, Vinay was offered a role in the film KGF: Chapter One, by none other than the director, Prasanth Neel. The film gave Vinay the long-awaited break in his career.
- In the film KGF, Vinay plays the role of Virat, who is the brother of the main villain, Garuda. His role as Virat was adored by KGF’s fans all over the world.
A still from the film, KGF: Chapter One, in which Vinay Bidappa played the role of Virat
- In 2020, Vinay was offered a role in the film Yuvarathnaa, by the renowned Kannada film director, Santhosh Ananddram.
Vinay Bidappa in the film, Yuvarathnaa
- In February 2022, Vinay, as an antagonist, was a part of the Kannada film titled, Vedha. In the same year, Vinay Bidappa made a comeback as Virat, on the big screens, in the film KGF: Chapter Two.
- Vinay owns a weapon, which he knows how to handle perfectly.
Vinay Bidappa with his gun
- Vinay, through his acting skills, wants to secure a golden position for the Indian cinema at the world forum. During an interview Vinay Bidappa said,
Through my acting skills, I want to show the entire world, that we Indians are no less than anyone else in this entire world, and we Indians can create a world class art as well.”
- Vinay believes that films such as KGF, are a matter of pride for the entire Indian cinema, and should not be contained to any particular film industry. In an interview, he stated,
KGF is not just a movie of pride for Kannada cinema, it is a pride of the entire Indian cinema as a whole.” YouTube
- Vinay has been a close associate of, Ramachandran Raju, who played the character of Garuda in the film KGF. They both started an acting workshop in 2016, prior to working in the movie together. YouTube
- Vinay in public places is now recognized as the brother of Garuda. During an interview, Vinay exclaimed,
Whenever people see me on the streets, they say, ‘look its Garuda’s brother from KGF.’ I hope that they soon begin to recognize me as Virat.”
- Vinay is a pet lover. He had a dog, a Tibetan Mastiff. His name was Rudra.
Vinay Bidappa with his pet, called Rudra
- Vinay also loves trying different types of food.
Vinay Bidappa enjoying his food
- Vinay is a big fan of the IPL. His favourite team is the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- Vinay also drinks occasionally. He drinks only when he is with his friends.
Vinay Bidappa enjoying an outing with his friends