The face of the Internet Sumeet Vyas is an acclaimed actor and writer and is well known in the theatre and film circles. You see him and you want to fall in love all over again! Today, Sumeet is one of the leading stars of the web world. He plays the very affable ‘Mikesh’ in TVF’s super hit web series Permanent Roommates – also widely recognized as India’s very first web series.
Sumeet was born in Jodhpur on 27th July’1983. He moved to Mumbai when he was 4 years old with his father, a writer by profession. He completed his schooling at St. Francis High School in Bhayander. He dropped out of a high school (Grade 12th) which is when he encountered his first failure but tasted his first success at the same time. As he puts it,
“I wasn’t great in academics, but am phenomenal in my work and the career I have chosen to pursue. I am a permanent roommate with my work.”
He then started working in a editing studio where he was set up by his father and, within a span of 3 months, he learned editing. He was only 17 then.He went on to edit a few episodes for the Rishtey – Zee TV channel , cut promos for music shows and countdown shows.It was, as he fondly recalls, the he went to watch a play at the Prithvi Theatre in Juhu in which his father was acting. So inspired was he by the performance and the show, that he decided he wanted to be an actor.
His career started with his first TV show for Doordarshan — Woh Hue Na Hamare – in 2004. He simultaneously took up both theatre as well he as TV. He acted in Baghdad Wedding, Spunk which directed by Shehenshah of Azimo (an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz) with his wife Shivani and Anand Tiwari. By then, he had became a known face on the small screen. He now wanted to take up the challenge and do something big. That’s when he was offered a role in the movie English Vinglish in 2011.
The following year, he then went on to act in Aurangzeb with Rishi Kapoor. After two big films, he then started doing short films with his friend Anand Tiwari wherein he acted in Neighbours 1 and 2 , Oye Teri, Haircut. He then gave writing a shot and wrote a short film.
Then TVF’s Permanent Roommates happened – that gave him the much needed stardom and recognition as the lovable ‘Mikesh’.Today, Sumeet is one of the leading stars of the web world as well as the face of Box Cricket League!