Internationally Recognized Filmmaker, Actor and Producer

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Vinay Virmani is a dynamic award winning filmmaker hailing from Brampton. With a diverse portfolio spanning acting, producing, and writing, Vinay has solidified himself as a multifaceted and dedicated creative and producer. His belief in diverse storytelling, equity, and inclusion for the future of film drives his professional endeavors. This passion led him to found First Take Entertainment, through which Virmani aims to connect global audiences with captivating narratives that transcend cultural barriers. Vinay also serves as partner & chief content officer at Uninterrupted Canada the first global expansion of the Lebron James, Maverick Carter founded athlete empowerment platform which aims to empower athletes and filmmakers across the country.

“I am humbled and grateful for this recognition by the City of Brampton. From my films Breakaway to Black Ice, my upbringing in this community has always been a part of my work, and is deeply rooted in my perspective as an actor, writer and producer. Diversity and diverse stories are synonymous with Brampton. I hope that my induction into the Arts Walk of Fame is a source of inspiration for other creators from diverse backgrounds to continuing pursuing their passions in the arts and empower them to keep telling their stories.” — Vinay Virmani, 2024 Inductee, Brampton Arts Walk of Fame