Star Got His Start at Knox

From: Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India)

In Chandigarh [India] to play Banta in the upcoming Hindi film, Santa Banta, Vir [Das] gets talking about taking respite in comedy and turning jokes with double meaning into a heavy dose of humour.

Born in Dehradun and raised in Africa, Vir’s father is a farmer, mother a wildlife enthusiast and sister was a documentary maker. Finding Nigera unsafe to live in, Vir went to the US, where he started pursuing a degree in economics from Knox College, Illinois. “One day, I took an acting class and my mentor told me to do theatre instead of economics. For four years continuously, I did theatre, mostly dark roles. Since these were turning me insane, I started doing stand-up comedy as almost a rebellion,” he says… Read more…