A casual enquiry at the Golden Threshold by a Research Scholar in Film lyrics in the University of Hyderabad proved to be the doorway of the Stage for Vinay in Theatre. The Research Scholar was Dr. D.K. Goel for whom Vinay is ever indebted to. The Golden Threshold then housed the Humanities and Social Sciences. Vinay, after two futile attempts at becoming a medical professional, had shifted to Social Sciences. Ironically, he topped the entrance examination earning a Merit Scholarship.
The first reading of the Play impressed ‘Goel Saab’. However, the Greenhorn that he was, there was not much headway beyond a point. Since, the day of the show was fast approaching, Goel Saab decided to rope in an old hat, who after looking at his bearded appearance insisted that he should persist with Vinay. . Left with no other choice, the Play – “Coffee House Mein Intezaar”, by Dr. Lakshmi Narayan Lal was staged at the Salarjung Hall, Nizam College, Hyderabad on the 14th of September (Hindi Diwas) 1980 and there was no looking back for Vinay. More info.
30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE CRAFT
Vinay Varma has been conducting Acting, Voice, and Body Language Workshops at Sutradhar since 1999, and has identified and trained more than a hundred talents. Some well-known faces trained by him are Vijay Varma, Sree Vishnu, Aditi Sharma (Ahana of Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki), Vijay Deverakonda, Y.P. Yashashwini (working as an Independent film editor for Hindi feature films).