Vir Das is a well-known Indian comedian and actor. It was at Knox that Vir first explored standup comedy with his first (1 and 1/2 hour) special, titled 'Brown Men Can't Hump' which debuted to an audience of 800 in the college's main theatre.
He later went on to receive a Richter Scholarship for theatre and the Colton Performance Award for Outstanding Achievement in acting from Knox. He was also a teaching assistant for Beginning Acting at Knox. At Harvard, Vir trained as a method actor for six months and performed eight plays with the Moscow Arts Theatre.
Vir was casted as the comic relief by bagging one of the principle characters in 'The Curse of King Tut's Tomb', a Hallmark mini-series filmed here in India. He began filming for his first two Bollywood roles in early 2006. He is seen in Vipul Shah's hit movie 'Namastey London' and in films like 'Love Aaj Kal', 'Badmash Company', 'Mumbai Calling', 'Mumbai Salsa' and 'Delhi Belly'.