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.
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
His mother’s name is Tarna Vaid. She is self-employed and provides catering services through the company ‘Sunny Caterers.’ Aryan Vaid has lost his father.
Aryan has three sisters – Meena (wife of Indian music composer Lalit Pandit), Sheetal, and Poonam (jewellery designer).
In 2008, Aryan Vaid married an American photographer Alexandra Copley. The couple divorced in 2018.
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 Erin met at a friend’s party in Florida three years back and were dating since then.
Aryan Vaid follows Hinduism.
Model & Pageant
Aryan Vaid started his career as a model. He participated in many beauty pageant contests and appeared in fashion shows.
In 2000, he won the titles of Mr India and Mister International World, an annual international male beauty pageant that is run by the Singapore–based Mister International Organization.
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.
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.
Aryan Vaid worked as a writer for the short films – ‘Life of Big – T’ (2017) and ‘When Doves Cry’ (2018).
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.”
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.
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.
- According to some sources, 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 set of the film ‘Run Bhola Run’ (2016), Aryan Vaid was supposed to slap actor Govinda for a scene; however, Aryan accidentally slapped him tightly following which the people on the set pushed Aryan 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.
- In an interview, Aryan Vaid revealed that his ex-wife, Alexandra Copley, used to threaten and abuse him. Aryan added that he was so afraid of her that he could not sleep well, and if he did, he could see Alexandra in his dreams trying to kill him. While talking about his toxic marriage with Alexandra Copley in an interview, Aryan Vaid,
My wife Alexandra Copley keeps threatening to kill me in my sleep. And this is not in anger but in cold-blooded words and actions. If anything happens to me, please take this entry on my wall as legal proof that I did mention her threats. Even at this very moment, I see this maniacal look in her eyes. I am afraid to go to sleep… an honest confession. I am an abused husband, caught in an abusive relationship with a toxic woman.”