Aryan Vaid is an Indian model turned actor who predominantly works in the Bollywood film industry. He earned the title of Mr International World in 2000.
Aryan Vaid was born on Sunday, 4 July 1976 (age 46 years; as of 2022) in Bombay, Maharashtra. He grew up in Mumbai. He studied at Rose Manor Garden School in Santacruz (West), Mumbai. He graduated from Mithibai College, Mumbai, and later pursued a three-year catering course at Dadar Catering College, Mumbai.
Aryan Vaid in his youth
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Biceps: 15 inches
Aryan Vaid’s family traces its roots to Maharashtra.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents.
Aryan Vaid’s parents
He has three sisters – Meena, wife of Indian music composer Lalit Pandit, Sheetal, and Poonam (jewellery designer).
Wife & Children
In 2008, Aryan Vaid married an American photographer Alexandra Copley. The couple divorced in 2018.
Aryan Vaid with his ex-wife, Alexandra Copley
On 29 October 2022, Aryan married Erin Anne Warren, an American realtor. The duo tied the knot at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Florida. According to some sources, Aryan Vaid and Arin met at a friend’s party three years back and were dating since then.
Aryan Vaid with his wife, Erin Anne Warren
Aryan Vaid follows Hinduism.
Aryan Vaid started his career as a model. He participated in many beauty pageant contests and appeared in fashion shows.
Aryan Vaid – appeared as a model on Fashion TV
Aryan Vaid on the runway
Aryan Vaid made his debut in the Bollywood film industry with the film ‘Campus’ in 2002. Later, he appeared in many other films including ‘Be – Lagaam’ (2002) as Inspector Vijay, ‘Market’ (2003) as Babloo, ‘Danav’ (2003) as Danav, ‘Men Not Allowed’ (2006) as Shekhar, ‘Ghutan’ (2007) as Ravi Kapoor, ‘Qayamat Hi Qayamat’ (2012) as Bhai, ‘Rashtraputra’ (2018) as Bhagat Singh, and many more.
Aryan Vaid as Babloo in the film ‘Market’ (2003)
Aryan Vaid in the film ‘Ghutan’ (2007) as Ravi Kapoor
The poster of the film ‘Qayamat Hi Qayamat’ (2012)
In 2001, Aryan Vaid made his first appearance in a Hindi language short film ‘Aisa Koi Zindagi Se Vada.’ Aryan Vaid played different roles in many other short films including ‘Bin Tere Sanam’ (2004), ‘Life of Big T’ (2017), and many more.
He directed a short film ‘When Doves Cry’ (2018) for the Abig Film Production LLC production house. Aryan Vaid appeared as ‘Adi’ in the film.
The poster of ‘When Doves Cry’ (2018)
Aryan Vaid worked as a writer for the short films – ‘Life of Big – T’ (2017) and ‘When Doves Cry’ (2018).
The poster of the short film ‘Life of Big – T’ (2017)
Aryan Vaid appeared on television for the first time as one of the contestants on an Indian reality show ‘Big Boss Season 1,’ aired on Sony Entertainment Television in 2006. In 2013, he appeared in another Indian reality show, broadcasted on channel Life OK ‘Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki,’ an adaption of the international series “Come Dine With Me.”
Aryan Vaid in ‘Big Boss Season 1’ (2006)
In 2008, Aryan Vaid was portrayed as ‘Duryodhan’ in an Indian mythological television drama series – aired on channel 9X – “Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki.” He appeared in other television series and played different roles such as ‘Harvinder’ in “Rab Se Sohna Ishq” (2013), ‘Kabir’ in “Udaan” (2014), and many more.
Aryan Vaid in ‘Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki’ as Duryodhan
Aryan Vaid in ‘Udaan’ (2014) as Kabir
Fight with a Traffic Police Constable
Reportedly, Aryan Vaid got into an argument with a traffic police constable named Satish Mhatre in 2015 for being asked to take a breathalyser test in a twice-used kit tube. According to the sources, Aryan’s car was stopped by the traffic police at Juhu circle around 11.30 pm on Sunday, 30 May 2015, and he was asked to take a breathalyser test. Vaid, however, requested the constable to provide a new kit tube over hygiene concerns. The officials claimed that there were no new tubes available at that time. The video of the argument was shared by Aryan on the media. Aryan Vaid, on 1 June 2015, filed a complaint against the police constable, claiming that he was forced to take the breathalyser test in a used kit and was verbally abused by the constable. Following the FIR by Aryan Vaid, Satish Mhatre also filed a complaint against Aryan for getting into an argument and using abusive language with him. The – then Joint Police Commissioner (traffic) Milind Bharambe defended Mhatre and said that Aryan stretched out the matter even after being told that the kit was clean. Milind Bharambe said,
There have been cases where the pipe, which costs Rs 4, was not changed. I have instructed all traffic divisions to use new pipes. But Vaid’s case is different. He knew he was not driving under the influence and still got into an argument with the constable and used abusive language. The constable told him that the pipe was clean, but Vaid did not listen and escalated the matter.”
Following the matter, NCP legislator Rahul Narvekar wrote to the chief minister demanding guidelines on the proper use of the breathalyser kit.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- In 2000, Aryan Vaid won the Graviera Mr India modelling pageant.
- In 2000, he won the Mister International World Award, an annual international male beauty pageant that is run by the Singapore–based Mister International Organization.
Aryan Vaid (centre), along with the runner-ups, posing with the trophy of Grasim Mr International 2000
- Aryan Vaid has worked as a lifestyle columnist with the Hindustan Times.
- He was into theatres and worked in a few street plays at the Prithvi theatre in Mumbai.
- Reportedly, on the sets of the film ‘Run Bhola Run,’ Aryan Vaid was supposed to slap actor Govinda for a scene; however, Aryan accidentally slapped him tightly following which he was pushed to the ground.
- According to some sources, Aryan’s elder sister Meena once helped Aryan by giving him an amount of Rs 25,000 which he needed to participate in the Grasim Mr India contest, and he did not want to ask his parents for the same.