Akshay Oberoi born 1 January 1985 in Lucknow, India is a Hindi film actor of Punjabi origin. Oberoi successfully auditioned and landed his first leading role in Rajshri Productions film Isi Life Mein in December 2010. Oberoi has received critical acclaim for his work. Oberoi started his career by working at the famed Prithvi Theatre in Juhu with Makrand Deshpande. Starting with backstage work, Makrand noted his passion and offered him a part in "Miss Beautiful".
Oberoi then made his film debut in Sooraj Barjatya's Isi Life Mein. On its release
the film failed to click at the box office. However, Oberoi was lauded by the critics
for his work in the film. Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama commented,
"The only noteworthy aspect of the film is its lead pair. Akshay Oberoi is talented
– no two opinions on that. He has good screen presence, but most importantly, he
acts very well." Prathna Tiwari of BollySpice said, "The newcomers definitely are
off to a good start. In particular Akshay Oberoi who has great screen presence,
delivers his dialogues confidently and also proves to be eye candy for the ladies."
Sarita Tanwar of Mid-Day noted, "Newcomer Akshay Oberoi is confident and
Oberoi moved to television work post the release of his first film. In 2012, he
played the lead role in Bejoy Nambiar's MTV Rush. Nambiar, impressed with
Oberoi's work on the show, offered him his second film the Tamil remake of the
suspense thriller Pizza. Pizza released on 18 July 2014 where Oberoi was once
again praised by the critics. Renuka Vyavahare of Times of India said, "Lead actor
Akshay Oberoi does complete justice to the spine-chilling story with [his]
compelling presence. We would like to see [this] actor more often on screen.."
Taran Adarsh commented, "One witnesses a noticeable growth in Akshay
Oberoi's performance, who interprets the challenging role with sincerity. The
varied emotions that he gets to exhibit – anxiety, fright, vulnerability – come
across well in several sequences" Tushar Joshi of DNA noted, "Oberoi is
convincing in his part and shows different emotions effectively. Since he goes
through most of the plot not believing whats happening around him his
expressions are quite remarkable" Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times noted, "An
effortless performance by Akshay Oberoi make this horror flick worth a one-time
watch." Subhash K. Jha said, "Akshay Oberoi's Kunal is a mixture of the timid and
the defiant. He lets the character's confusions build up as the story progresses so
that finally we see him as a victim in ways that we would never suspect
otherwise. "Shubha Shetty-Saha of Mid-Day stated, "This remake...solely rests on
the still young shoulders of newcomer Akshay Oberoi, who has to go through a
range of emotions in the 120 plus minutes long duration of the film. A dream role
for someone who's just about a film old, Pizza 3D has Oberoi in almost every
frame and must say, he has done a decent job." Sneha May Francis of
Emirates24by7 noted, "Akshay Oberoi holds fort impressively. He's impeccable
as the timid Kunal, exploiting his insecurities and fears with maturity and
restraint. For a bloke fresh on the Bollywood trail, that's bloody impressive.
Films - American Chai (2002), Isi Life Mein (2010), Pizza (2014), Piku (2015), Laal Rang (2016).