Vivek Shauq (21 June 1963 - 10 January 2011) was a noted actor, comedian, writer and singer. He had acted in Hindi and Punjabi films, television serials, theatre and television commercials. He was also a popular writer and singer.He was also related with Sant Nirankari Mission. He was very fluent in Urdu. He was also one of the founder members of Nonsense Club. He died of a heart attack on 10th January, 2011 in Mumbai, at the age of 47. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Vivek was born on June 21, 1963 in Chandigarh. He started his acting career from theatre and television. He starred in 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 is Barsaat Ki Raat in 1998 and became noticed in Gadar Ek Prem Katha. His prominent films were Delhii Heights, Aitraaz, 36 China Town, Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye, Asa Nu Maan Watna Da, Dil Hai Tumara, Mini Punjab and Nalaik. He had worked with and was greatly influenced by Jaspal Bhatti.
After undergoing an liposuction operation in Thane, his condition became critical. He suffered a heart attack on January 3 and was admitted to Jupiter Hospital in Thane. He was on life support system but he went into coma and could not be revived. On Monday, 10th January, he succumbed to death due to septicemia. His funeral was held on Tuesday, 11 Janaury 2011 at 4 pm at Sant Nirankari Mission.