Vicky Kaushal Biography
Vicky Kaushal is an Indian Bollywood actor. He is known for his work in Hindi film industry. He received a National Film Award & a Filmfare Award.
He is an engineer. In 2012, after completing his graduation with engineering degree, he assisted Anurag Kashyap.
He assisted Kashyap for crime drama Gangs of Wasswypur. Then he played minor roles in two of his production.
Vicky Kaushal did his first leading role in drama Massan in 2015. After that in 2018, he gained wider recognition in Raazi & Sanju as supporting actor.
Both of them were highest-crossing Hindi films of that year. He earned Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for that.
In 2019, his role of military officer in Uri: The Surgical Strike, established him as a leading actor. That movie won him the National Film Award for Best Actor.
Further in 2021, he earned acclaim for his pottrayal of Udham Sing in Shoojit Sircar’s biopic Sardar Udham. In 2021, Kaushal married to Katrina Kaif.
Early life and background of Vicky Kaushal:
Vicky Kaushal was born on 16th May 1988. He was born in a suburban chawl in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father Sham Kaushal is a stuntman & subsequent filmfare award winning action director in Hindi films & her mother Veena Kaushal is a homemaker.
His younger brother Sunny Kaushal is also an actor. He is born in a Punjabi Hindu family.
As per Vicky, he was a ‘regular kid who was interested in studying, playing cricket and watching movies’.
He completed his graduation in electronic engineering from Mumbai’s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology.
During an industrial visit in his graduation year, he realized that he was not interested in office job. Then he s=aspired to have a career in films.
After that realization, he started studding at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s academy. There he simultaneously participated in theatre with Manav Kaul’s Aranya group & Naseerudding Shah’s Motley Productions.
He started doing everything from backstage and announcements to stand-ins. For next two years, he went for various kinds of auditions but could not find proper opportunity.
His first attempt at acting was Laal Pencil in theatrical production. He started his filmy career by working as an assistant director to Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of wassepour Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana & Bombay Velvet. Even he acted I a short film Greek Out.
Vicky Kaushal’s Personal life & media image:
In 2018, he started dating actress Harleen Sethi, but they broke up following year. On 8th December he married actress Katrina Kaif in a traditional Hindu ceremony at Six Senses Resort Fort, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.
He was cited as one of the most acttractive Indian celebrities by media. In 2018, he topped The Times of India’s listing of the country’s most desirable men.
In 2019, he was ranked at no 4 as well 2020. In 2018, Forbs India featured him in their under 30 list. The next year, he was in the magazine’s celebrity 100 list.
He was on 72nd rank with an estimated annual income of ₹104.2 million (US$1.4 million). He is a celebrity spokesperson of many brands like Havells, Reliance Trends & Oppo.
In April 2202, he donated ₹1 crore to the PM CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Vicky Kaushal Career:
Early roles & Debut:
Vicky got his first leading role in the independent drama Massan in 2015. It was directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. Neeraj & Vicky were assistants on Gangs of Wasswypur.
He got that role after backing out by Rajkummar Rao. Massan was screened in the UN Certain Regard segment at 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
There it won two awards, including FIPRESCI price. The film earned critical acclaim. Even New York times considered it to be a leading example of increased realism in Indian cinema.
As per Nikhil Taneja from HuffPost, Vicky’s performance was poignant & memorable. His performance won him the IIFA & Screen Awards for best male debut and nomination for the Asian Film Awards for Best Newcomer.
In 2016, Vicky played the role of a drug addicted police officer in Anurag Kashyap’s thriller Raman Raghav 2.0.
The film premiered in Cannes Film frestival. Aseem Chhabra from Rediff.com found Vicky’s performance brave & surprising.
Breakthrough and critical acclaim (2018–present):
In 2018, Vicky achieved his breakthrough. He got lead role in romantic comedy Love per Square Foot. It was India’s first Netflix original film.
Chemistry between Vicky & his co-star Angira Dhar was the film’s highlight. Again in 2018, he featured in Meghna Gulzar’s spy thriller Raazi. Raazi emerged as one of the highest-crossing Hindi films.
Vicky & Alia Bhatt’s character was named ‘the correct foil’. In second Netflix production Vicky was seen in Karan Johar’s segment as a newly married man who fails to recognize his wife’s sexual dissatisfaction.
Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju-biopic of Sanjay Dutt in 2018 was his biggest success. Vicky played the role of Kamli, a friend of Sanju.
His work was one of the finest performances in the movie. Both Raazi & Sanju were among the highest grossing Hindi films of 2018.
Vicky won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Sanju. Again in 2018, he acted in Manmarziyaan.Vicky starred as a military officer in Uri: The Surgical Strike in 2019.
It was diected by Aditya Dhar & filmed in Serbia. He injured his during the shoot of Uri. His Uri film earned over ₹3.5 billion (US$46 million) worldwide and ₹2.4 billion (US$32 million) in India.
It was the tenth highest-grossing Indian film domestically. Vicky was awarded with the National Film Award for Best Actor.
In 2020, he featured in the horror film-Bhoot Part One: The Hunted Ship. Again he fractured his cheekbone during the shoot of that movie.
In 2021, his movie Sardar Udham was released in Amazon Prime video on 16th October. The film received wide critical acclaim, particularly for his performance.
Vicky Kaushal’s Upcoming films:
As of 2022, he has completed working on three upcoming projects. He will act title role in Shashank Khaitan’s comedy film Govinda Naam Mera opposite Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pednekar.
In Laxman Utekar’s untitled movie he will act opposite Sara Ali Khan. & in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s family comedy drama, The Great Indian Family, he will feature opposite Manushi Chhillar.
He has collaborated with Meghna Gulzar, named Sam Bahadur. It is on the life of Field marshal Sam Manekshaw.
He is setting retream with Aditya Dhar in mythological superhero movie The Immortal Ashwatthama opposite Sara Ali Khan.
He has committed to paly Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Karan Johar’s historical drama Takht. Its filming was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Vicky Kaushal: Biography / Wiki :-
- Real Name: Vicky Kaushal
- Date of Birth: 16 May 1988
- Known Name: Vicky Kaushal
- Nickname: Not Known
- Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Current Residence: Mumbai , Maharashtra , India
- House Address: 28th floor in Andheri West, Mumbai
- Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Profession: Bollywood Actor
- Nationality: Indian
- Martial Status: Married
- Girlfriend / Affairs: Harleen Sethi (Actress, Anchor)
- Religion: Hindu
- Ethnicity: Brahmin
- Food Habit: Non-vegetarian
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Cars: Mercedes Benz GLC SUV
Vicky Kaushal Parents – Family:
- Mother Name: Veena Kaushal (Homemaker)
- Father Name: Sham Kaushal (Action Director)
- Spouse / Wife Name: Katrina Kaif
- Sister Name: None
- Brother Name: Sunny Kaushal (Younger, Actor)
Education of Vicky Kaushal:-
- Education (Degree): Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications
- School: Sheth Chunilal Damodardas Barfivala High School, Mumbai
- College / University: Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Achievements & Awards of Vicky Kaushal:
- 2015: International Indian Film Academy Award and Screen Award and Zee Cine Award for the Best Male Debut – Masaan
- 2019: National Film Award: Best Actor for ‘Uri’ film
Vicky Kaushal Net Worth
- Net Worth: $10 million (approx)
- Income: Rs . 3 Crore per film
- Favorite Actress: Jennifer Aniston
- Favorite Actor: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Hrithik Roshan
- Favorite Color: White
- Favorite Restaurant(s): Indigo, Mainland China
- Favorite Food: Jalebi with rabri, Aloo paratha, Pani puri, Chicken & fish tikka, Chinese cuisine
- Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Dancing, Gymming, Travelling
- Favorite TV Show(s): Prison Break, Game of Thrones
- Favorite Song: “Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra
- Favorite Destination: Burano Island in Italy
Vicky Kaushal’s Height, Weight, Figure Measurements :-
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color : Black
- Figure Measurements: Size – 34
- Weight: 60 Kg
- Height: Feet – 6 feet 3 inches
|Are you an
Entrepreneur or Startup?
Do you have a Success Story to Share?
SugerMint would like to share your success story.
We cover entrepreneur Stories, Startup News, Women entrepreneur stories, and Startup stories