Vijay Kumar Arora is an Indian director who became famous for directing the film Harjeeta in 2018.
Vijay Kumar Arora is known by the name Dadu by his friends and family members. He lost his mother at an early age and many of his relatives lived in London, so his grandmother wanted him to move to London with them because she did not want him to feel alone, but his relatives did not take him with them after which he moved to Mumbai and started his journey in the film industry.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Grey
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about his family.
Wife & Children
As of 2023, he is unmarried.
Vijay Kumar Arora made his debut in 1995 with the film Aai.
Poster of the film ‘Aai’
He has worked as a cinematographer in the films Tum Bin…: Love Will Find a Way (2001), Aapko Phele Bhi Kahin Dekha hai (2003), Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005), ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) (2013), and A Flying Jatt (2016).
Poster of the film ‘A Flying Jatt’
He made his debut with the film Ronde Sare Vyah Picho in 2013.
Poster of the film ‘Ronde Sare Vyah Picho’
He has directed the Punjabi films Harjeeta (2018), Baby Dolls (2019), Paani Ch Madhaani (2021), and Kali Jotta (2022).
Poster of the film ‘Kali Jotta’
He has directed Punjabi music videos Jean (2021) and VCR (2021).
Poster of the song ‘VCR’ (2021)
- 2018: Best Punjabi Film Award for the film Harjeeta at the 66th National Awards
Vijay Kumar Arora receiving National Award
- 2019: Nominated for Best Director for the film Harjeeta (2018) at PTC
- 2020: Nominated for Best Director for the film Guddiyan Patole (2019) at PTC
- He was a lightman when he started his journey. One day when he was working, he was offered to work as the assistant director of the film.
- In an interview, he admitted that he was not very educated as he liked practical work more than theory.
- After he directed some films, once, he was offered to work on the film ‘Dhoom’ but he did not work accept the offer because at that time he was shooting a film with his friend.
- In an interview, he talked about the Punjabi industry and said that people want to see funny movies and not movies that have a strong message. He was afraid to make the film Harjeeta because he thought the film might not work.
- In 2023, he appeared as a guest on The Kapil Sharma Show along with Satinder Sartaaj and Neeru Bajwa.
Vijay Kumar Arora on The Kapil Sharma Show