Vivek Shauq

Vivek Shauq (21 June 1963 – 10 January 2011) was a noted actor, comedian, writer and singer. He had acted in Hindi and Punjabifilms, television serials, theatre and television commercials. He was also a popular writer and singer. Shauq was also involved with the Sant Nirankari Mission. He was fluent in Urdu. He was also the founding member of Nonsense Club. He died of a heart attack on 10 January 2011 in Mumbai, at the age of 47. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Early life

Shauq was born on 21 June 1963 in Chandigarh. His father died in 1980 and mother in late 80’s, He did his study from Indo-Swiss Training Centre (ISTC).


Shauq started his acting career in theatre and television. He starred in Ulta Pulta and Flop Show on Doordarshan, alongside Jaspal Bhatti.He then shifted his focus to Punjabi films and Hindi films. His first Hindi film was Barsaat Ki Raat in 1998. He was noticed in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. His prominent films included Delhi Heights, Aitraaz, 36 China Town, Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye, Asa Nu Maan Watna Da, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Mini Punjab and Nalaik. He had worked with and was greatly influenced by Jaspal Bhatti, who considered him his right-hand man.


He suffered a heart attack on 3 January and was admitted to Jupiter Hospital in Thane. He was on life support but slipped into a coma and could not be revived. On Monday, 10 January 2011 Shauq died from septicemia.His funeral was held on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 4pm at Sant Nirankari Mission.


  • Delhii Heights
  • Aitraaz
  • 36 China Town
  • Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye
  • Asa Nu Maan Watna Da
  • Dil Hai Tumara
  • Mini Punjab
  • Nalaik
  • Dil deewana
  • Bardaasht
  • Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
  • Shabaash ! you can do it
  • Vaada Raha
  • Baabarr
  • Apni Boli Apna Desh
  • Life Partner
  • Lagdae Ishq Ho Geya
  • Maharathi
  • Wattna Ton Door
  • Chak De Phatte
  • Satsriakal
  • Heroes
  • Haal-e-Dil
  • Krazzy 4
  • Sajna Ve Sajna
  • Mitti Vajjan Mardi
  • Nanhe Jaisalmer
  • Swami
  • Raqeeb
  • Zindadil
  • Unns
  • Utthaan
  • Hota Hai Dil Pyar Mein Pagal
  • Humko Tumse Pyar Hai
  • Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi
  • Yaaran Naal Baharan
  • Barsaat
  • Shabnam Mausi
  • Tango Charlie
  • Zameer
  • Jurm
  • Sheesha
  • Kisna
  • Ab Tumhaare Hawaale Watan Saathio
  • Kuchh To Gadbad Hai
  • Ek Se Badkar Ek
  • Hawas
  • Khel
  • Koi Mil Gaya (S.A.)
  • Pran Jaye Per Shan Na Jaye
  • Andaaz
  • Kaash Aap Hamare Hote
  • Baaz—A Bird In Danger
  • Dum
  • Jee Ayaan Nu (Pun)
  • 23 March 1931, Shaheed
  • Ab Ke Baras
  • Maa Tujhe Salaam
  • Indian
  • Champion
  • International Khiladi
  • Mahaul Thheek Hai (Pun)
  • Barsaat Ki Raat
  • The Lion of Punjab (2011)

TV serials

  • Ulta Pulta
  • Flop Show directed by Jaspal Bhatti
  • Full Tension directed by Jaspal Bhatti
  • Afsane directed by Lalit Behl

TV commercials

  • HCL Computers
  • Vasmol
  • Nokia CDMA
  • Chlorates
  • CP Plywood

See also

List of Indian Punjabi films