Vedang Raina AKA, 'Young Ranveer': Meet 'Archies' Actor Who Overshadowed Suhana, Khushi, And Agastya

Meet Vedang Raina, who played the character of 'Reggie Mantle' in 'The Archies' and stole the show. Here's all you need to know about the young actor, who is termed as the 'young Ranveer Singh'.


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Vedang Raina AKA, 'Young Ranveer': Meet 'Archies' Actor Who Overshadowed Suhana, Khushi, And Agastya

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker, Zoya Akhtar's The Archies was released on Netflix on December 7, 2023. The film was written by Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Reema Kagti, Farhan Akhtar, and Zoya Akhtar. Renowned celebrity kids like Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor and Agastya Nanda made their acting debut with this teen musical comedy film, which revolves around Archie Comics.

The anticipation around the film's release was quite high as everyone wanted to see what these star kids had to offer in terms of acting. While the film received many rave reviews from critics, the ratings from users were quite disappointing for the makers, as most of them were disappointed with the film's storyline. However, to everyone's surprise, out of all the star kids in the film, it was a non-celebrity kid, Vedang Raina, who stole the show with his performance as 'Reggie Mantle' in The Archies.

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Since the release of The Archies on Netflix, several netizens have been curious about Vedang's background and digging deep into web pages to find something about the dashing star. Well, we have compiled some information about the youngster, who is also getting compared to Ranveer Singh for a cutesy reason. So, without further ado, let's talk about Vedang Raina's background.

Meet 'The Archies' actor, Vedang Raina, who overshadowed star kids, Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda, and Khushi Kapoor

As per multiple critics, The Archies has given Bollywood a brand new young and dynamic handsome hunk in the name of Vedang Raina. The dashing actor has managed to grab the audience's attention with his portrayal of 'Reggie Mantle', who lives in a fictional town named Riverdale in India in the 1960s.

The character of 'Reggie Mantle', whom Vedang played in the movie, is an absolute charmer and a serial dater, who never fails to be the centre of every party. The way Vedang has gotten into the skin of his character, the audience never felt a dull moment whenever he came up on the screen.

Vedang Raina's age and birthplace

As per multiple reports, Vedang Raina was born on June 2, 2000, in Mumbai. The details about his parents aren't known at the moment. Talking about his age, the actor is 23 years old as of December 11, 2023. Apart from being an actor, Vedang is also quite active on social media.

Vedang Raina has a strong presence on Instagram, with 109K followers

The dapper actor's Instagram handle has 109K followers, which speaks volumes about Vedang Raina's presence on social media. From raising the temperature with his looks, both formal and casual, to impressing his followers with his caption game, Vedang is indeed an avid social media user who loves documenting his life.

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Vedang Raina's educational background

Moving on to Vedang Raina's educational qualifications, the actor completed his schooling at the prestigious Jamnabhai Narsee School. However, in order to pursue a degree in Business, Vedang went to Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai.

Despite getting a degree in business, Vedang has always had a desire to try his luck in acting. Luckily, his talent was discovered at the right time, resulting in his debut as an actor in Zoya Akhtar's The Archies.

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Vedang Raina's journey from college plays to The Archies

As per multiple reports, Vedang Raina used to participate in a lot of plays during his school and college days. From playing guitar in college fests to singing, Vedant has always been a performer who never missed a chance to entertain everyone.

Talking about his journey to become an actor, Vedang joined an agency and continued exploring his love for acting after completing his graduation. After giving a series of auditions, just like any aspiring actor, Vedant got the chance to work with the critically acclaimed filmmaker, Zoya Akhtar.

When Vedant Raina revealed he wanted to be 'Krrish' after watching Hrithik Roshan's superhero flick

When Hrithik Roshan's superhero flick, Krrish was released in 2006, Vedant Raina was just 6 years old, and just like every kid in India, he also wanted to become 'Krrish'. Once, in an interview with a leading publication, Vedant opened up about the same and admitted that he was in love with the superhero, 'Krrish'. The young actor also praised Hrithik Roshan for doing a fabulous job as an actor.

Netizens point at The Archies' actor, Vedant Raina's uncanny resemblance with young Ranveer Singh 

Soon after the release of The Archies, several netizens on social media pointed out the uncanny resemblance between Vedant Raina and young Ranveer Singh. From people sharing picture collages to pinpointing the similarities in their facial features, many netizens pointed out Vedant's potential and admitted that he could touch Ranveer's stature if he continues to deliver such performance in the coming future. 

We hope Vedant Raina continues to build on his spectacular debut. What are your thoughts about him? Let us know.

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