Viveik Kalra is a rising star in the making who has already made a mark in the entertainment industry. He first tasted the limelight for his performance in the television show Next of Kin — played the role of Danish Shirani.
The next year, he gained worldwide recognition for his performance in the critically acclaimed movie Blinded by the Light. In it, he portrayed the lead role of Javed. After that, he starred in Beecham House and Voyagers.
Kalra is now waiting for his upcoming movie, Three Months, to hit theaters on February 23, 2022. He plays the role of Estha in the film, opposite Australian singer and actor Troye Sivan.
While many things are known about his professional side, not much is known about his family life among his fans. So read on as we discover everything we know about his family!
Who are Viveik Kalra’s parents?
Born in 1994 in England as Vivek-Hans Sain Kalra, the talented British-Indian actor comes from a family with Asian cultural background.
Viveik Kalra during a photoshoot (Photo: Alex Bramall/The Observer)
While his mother is an Indian, his father is a British-born Indian. Besides these details, not much is known of his parents, such as their names, profession, and more.
Additionally, as Kalra doesn’t have a social media handle – Instagram or Twitter – yet, there are no pictures of his parents available on the internet.
Kalra is a very private person and doesn’t share much about the other sides of his life apart from his professional one. Due to the same reason, it’s unknown whether he is the only child of his parents or has any siblings.
Viveik Kalra has high praises for his parents
Although the Windsor, Berkshire native actor hasn’t shared the specific details about his parents, he does have mentioned a lot about them. And he always had high praises for them.
Viveik Kalra as Javed in ‘Blinded by the Light’ (Photo: Warner Bros.)
It is so because they were always supportive of his acting dreams. Besides, his parents were the ones who pushed Kalra — after seeing his talents — to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
During his August 2019 interview with MTV News, Kalra was asked if his family knew he was born to be a performer. In reply, he said that he made impressions at several family dinner parties.
“I loved Borat. So I’d watch that on my PSP [PlayStation Portable] and I’d watch it on the telly, and I’d go to these family dinner parties and then I’d do impressions,” he added.
After seeing his talent as a performer, Kalra’s family realized that he might have a good career as a performer if he did well. Initially, his parents had enrolled him in a Dorking-based boarding school named Hurtwood House.
Viveik Kalra has high praises for his parents (Photo: Andy Parsons)
But upon seeing his talents, they first sent him to London to join a two-week workshop with the National Youth Theatre. Later, thanks to his parents’ support, he enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff.
Similarly, in his interview with AsAm News, he stated that as a child, he never thought that being an actor could be a job or a career, especially “coming from an Asian cultural background where different expectations are set.”
Following that, he said that he is lucky that his Asian parents have always been supportive of his acting career as they saw his enthusiasm in “this area [acting] when I was young and sent me to youth theater and drama classes.”
Furthermore, he talked about the same things during his exclusive conversation with The Guardian. The outlet first mentioned that he grew up as a part of a south Asian family in the small town of Windsor and had a privileged upbringing.
Viveik Kalra will soon appear in the feature film ‘Three Months’ (Photo: Alex Bramall / The Observer)
Kalra then said that his family was “super [expletive] supportive” of his acting dreams and often took him to theatre and workshops whenever they had free time.
The actor continued his praises as he talked about the expensive boarding school – Hurtwood House – his parents enrolled him for his sixth form. He said, “It was an amazing, beautiful school, like Hogwarts. Shout out to them [his parents] for letting me go there.”
Going by all of that, it seems like although Kalra refrains himself from sharing his family life details, he is very close to his parents and owes them for everything they have done for his acting success.