After the roaring success of Walking on Broken Das, Ashvin Gidwani's new offering History of India promises to be the funniest, wittiest and sensational relook at the history of India. From the cradle of civilization in Harappa to the Vedas and the advent of the Mughal era from the East India Company to the freedom struggle till we opened ourselves up to the world in the '90s.
We can see all of the funny elements that have been a part of our heritage. History is hugely funny, we just haven't read it right. Come and see a show about the history of India. But a history so twisted, so funny, so out-of-the-box, so completely unbelievable, you won't be sure if it even happened.
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Early Life: Vir Saran Das was born in Dehradun and has lived in Africa and studied in Indian Language School in Lagos, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois in Economic and Theatre with a concentration in performance. After graduating from Knox, Vir was accepted into Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts for their Stanislavsky Program in coalition with the Moscow Arts Theatre. It was at Knox that Vir first explored stand-up comedy. At Harvard, Vir trained as a method actor for six months and performed eight plays with the Moscow Arts Theatre. Vir returned to India in April 2003 and since then has performed over 100 comedy shows in all the major cities. He hosted Cricket Firsts, a sports comedy show on Ten Action. He did improvisational comedy on Sab TV's Lo Kar Lo Baat. He was an addition to the cast of The Great Indian Comedy Show on Star One.
Career Highlights: Vir was cast as the comic relief by bagging one of the principal characters in The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, a hallmark mini-series filmed in India. He began filming for his first two Bollywood roles in early 2006. He can be seen in Vipul Shah's hit movie Namastey London. The Indian Express has called him 'a comedian to watch out for'. Vir has approximately 35 plays, over 100 stand-up comedy shows, 8 TV shows, 2 movies and 6 comedy specials behind him. He is writing comedic columns for Femina, Maxim, Exotica, DNA and Tehelka.
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