VJ Andy is a British TV host, video jockey, choreographer, and producer, who mainly works in Hindi TV shows. In 2013, he participated in Colors reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 7, and he was among the top 5 contestants in the show.
VJ Andy aka Anand Kumar or Andy Kumar was born on Saturday, 31 May 1980 (age 42 years; as of 2022) in Slough, Berkshire, England. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
VJ Andy’s childhood picture
From 1991 to 1995, he studied drama, theatre arts, and stagecraft at The Westgate School, Winchester, England.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
VJ Andy belongs to a Punjabi Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
His father passed away when Andy was a kid. His elder brother, Pravesh Kumar, is a film director. He has a younger sister named Geeta Kholia.
VJ Andy’s childhood picture with his parents and siblings
VJ Andy’s brother and mother
VJ Andy with his brother and sister
In 2010, he made his debut as a TV host with the Hindi model hunt show ‘Get Gorgeous’ season 6, which aired on channel V.
VJ Andy in Get Gorgeous season 6
He gained immense popularity with channel V’s dating show ‘Dare 2 Date’ (2012).
In 2012, Vj Andy hosted Fox Life’s talk show ‘What’s with Indian Women?!’
What’s With Indian Women
His other popular Hindi TV shows as hosts are ‘India’s Got Talent’ (2014; Colors) and ‘Box Cricket League’ season 1 (2014; MTV).
VJ Andy in India’s Got Talent
He has also hosted red-carpet events at various award shows like Filmfare Awards.
In 2013, he made his debut as a contestant with the Life OK reality TV show ‘Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki.’
Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki
Some of his other reality TV shows as a contestant are ‘Bigg Boss’ season 7 (2013; Colors), ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ season 7 (2014; Colors), and ‘I Can Do That’ (2015; Zee TV).
VJ Andy in Bigg Boss (2013)
VJ Andy has also appeared as a guest in various Hindi TV shows such as ‘Bani-Ishq Da Kalma’ (2014; Colors) and various seasons of ‘Bigg Boss’ (2014-2016).
VJ Andy played the role of Cyrus in the Hindi web series ‘Untag’ in 2017, and the series aired on Voot.
Untag web series poster
In 2020, he appeared as a guest in the Netflix Hindi web series ‘Masaba Masaba.’
In 2015, VJ Andy made his acting debut with the Bollywood film ‘Ek Paheli Leela.’
VJ Andy in Ek Paheli Leela
He has played cameo roles in a few other Hindi films like ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’ (2016) and ‘Radhe’ (2021).
A still of VJ Andy from the Hindi film Radhe
Andy played a small role in the English film ‘Little English’ (2022), which is directed by Andy’s brother.
Little English film poster
In 2018, Andy joined a theatre company in England Rifco Theatre Company as a choreographer. He has also choreographed a few Hindi songs like “Kaliyon ka Chaman” (the early 2000s), “Yeh Kya Hua” https://news4buffalo.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/VJ-Andys-YouTube-channel-300×82.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 695px) 100vw, 695px” />
VJ Andy’s YouTube channel
Criticised for his Tweets
Andy has received criticism for his tweets several times. In 2021, VJ Andy received a huge backlash from the netizens for tweeting about the Indian actor Karan Kundrra and his rumoured girlfriend Yogita Bihani. ((The Times of India
- When Andy was in class 6, he started his training in Kathak (an Indian classical dance form), and while he was in college, he did his training in contemporary dance form. Later, he had a severe back injury after which his doctors suggested Andy to quit dancing.
- Andy is a member of the LGBTQ community. In an interview, while talking about his sexuality, Andy said,
I had always been tagged as a gay, homosexual and that has a lot of connotations in one’s life. This has been happening since I was a child. But I was lucky enough to have great parents. They never told me to behave in a particular way. I was lucky enough to have always got backing from them. I was allowed to have girlfriends, boyfriends and without any issues. That is something that needs to be worked on in the Indian community.”
- Andy has uploaded his work on his official website Andy Kumar World.
VJ Andy’s official website
- In 2013, while he was a contestant in Bigg Boss, he said that after his father’s demise, his family face financial problems. His mother used to work in a factory to earn bread and butter for the family. Later, Andy started working in a dance bar to support his mother financially.