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Vicky Kaushal

Country: India
Nationality: Indian
Date of birth: May 16, 1988
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Who is Vicky Kaushal?

Vicky Kaushal is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi films. He has received prestigious awards such as the National Film Award and two Filmfare Awards. In 2019, he was listed in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100.

After earning an engineering degree from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kaushal started his career by assisting Anurag Kashyap in the film Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and took on minor roles in the films. He rose to prominence with his lead role in the independent drama Masaan (2015), following which he starred in Kashyap’s psychological thriller Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016).

Kaushal gained wider recognition with supporting roles in films like Raazi and Sanju (both 2018), for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Kaushal’s breakthrough came with his portrayal of a military officer in the 2019 war film Uri: The Surgical Strike, which earned him a National Film Award for Best Actor. He continued to impress audiences with his performances in films like Sardar Udham (2021), for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. He had commercial successes in the romantic comedy Zara Hatke Zara Bachke and the biographical drama Sam Bahadur both released in 2023.

Aside from acting, Kaushal is associated with various brands, co-hosts events, and has performed at award ceremonies. He is married to actress Katrina Kaif.

Vicky Kaushal Details:

Date of Birth16 May 1988
BirthplaceBombay, Maharashtra, India
Age35 years
Birthday16 May
Height6′ 1¼″ (1.86 m)
Weight78kg (approx)
Zodiac Sign (Horoscope)Taurus
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorBrown
EducationRajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Parent(s)Sham Kaushal
Veena Kaushal
BrotherSunny (Actor)
Spouse(s) Katrina Kaif (married 2021)​
RelativesKaushal family
Years active 2012–present
Debut filmMasaan (2015 as a lead cast)
HobbiesStudying, Playing cricket, Watching movies

Vicky Kaushal Early Life and Education:

Vicky Kaushal was born on May 16, 1988, in suburban Chawl in Mumbai to Sham Kaushal, an action director in Indian films, and Veena Kaushal, a homemaker. His younger brother, Sunny, is also an actor.

Kaushal has described himself as a “regular kid who was interested in studying, playing cricket, and watching movies”. Initially pursued engineering to satisfy his father’s wish for a stable career. he graduated with an engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Mumbai’s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology in 2009. However, after realizing his lack of interest in office jobs, he turned to acting.

Vicky Kaushal and Sunny Kaushal (Father)
Vicky Kaushal and Sunny Kaushal (Father)
Vicky Kaushal and Sunny Kaushal (Brother)
Vicky Kaushal and Sunny Kaushal (Brother)

He studied acting at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s academy while simultaneously participating in theatre with Manav Kaul’s Aranya group and Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Productions; doing everything from backstage and announcements to stand-ins. Kaushal would spend the next two years going for various kinds of auditions but did not get any good opportunities. His first attempt at acting was in a theatrical production titled Laal Pencil in 2011.

He eventually entered the film industry as an assistant director to Anurag Kashyap in the two-part crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), whom he considers a mentor. He then played minor roles in Kashyap’s productions Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) and Bombay Velvet (2015), and the short film Geek Out (2013).

Vicky Kaushal Career:

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Vicky Kaushal’s breakthrough came with his leading role in the independent drama “Masaan” (2015), directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. He immersed himself in the character by spending time in Benaras and studying local mannerisms. The film received critical acclaim, winning awards at Cannes and earning praise for Kaushal’s poignant portrayal of a young man from a low socio-economic background. His performance garnered him several awards and nominations, including the IIFA and Screen Award for Best Male Debut.

Prior to “Masaan,” Kaushal starred in “Zubaan,” showcased at the 2015 Busan International Film Festival. His role as a grieving man who develops a stammer earned him recognition for his natural talent. In Anurag Kashyap‘s “Raman Raghav 2.0” (2016), Kaushal portrayed a complex character drastically different from his previous roles. The troubled and unbalanced character had little in common with Kaushal’s own personality, and to convince Kashyap to cast him, he lived in isolation for five days and kept repeating lines from the script. He also severely dehydrated himself and smoked heavily, impacting his health. Kaushal chose the role because he was eager to avoid typecasting from his first two films.

Despite the challenges of the role, Kaushal’s performance was widely praised, demonstrating his commitment to his craft. The film premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, in the Directors’ Fortnight section to a positive response. Writing for, Aseem Chhabra found Kaushal’s performance “brave” and “surprising”.

In 2018, Vicky Kaushal achieved a breakthrough with the romantic comedy Love per Square Foot, India’s first Netflix original film. He received praise for his chemistry with co-star Angira Dhar. Following this, he played a key role in Meghna Gulzar’s spy thriller Raazi,” based on the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Kaushal’s portrayal of a Pakistani army officer garnered positive reviews.

His commercial success peaked with the release of Sanju, a biopic of Sanjay Dutt, where Kaushal played the character Kamli. The film, along with Raazi, became one of the highest-grossing Hindi films of 2018. Kaushal won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sanju.

In the same year, Kaushal appeared in Netflix’s Lust Stories, portraying a newly married man dealing with sexual dissatisfaction. He also starred in Manmarziyaan, a love triangle set in Punjab, earning critical acclaim for his nuanced performance.

In 2019, Kaushal starred in Uri: The Surgical Strike, an action film based on the 2016 Uri attack. He underwent extensive training for the role and received the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance. The film was a massive success, earning ₹2.4 billion (US$30 million) in India, and over ₹3.5 billion (US$44 million) worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films.

In 2020, Kaushal starred in the horror film “Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship,” where he played a grief-stricken shipping officer. He suffered an accident during the filming of an action sequence and fractured his cheekbone. Despite his earnest performance, the film received mixed reviews.

In 2021, Vicky Kaushal delivered a standout performance in Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham which premiered digitally on Amazon Prime Video after multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He portrays the role of Udham Singh, a freedom fighter seeking revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Kaushal’s dedication to the role, including a significant physical transformation, garnered critical acclaim, with his portrayal hailed as one of his best. He received accolades such as the IIFA Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.

Transitioning from the emotionally intense Sardar Udham, Kaushal sought a lighter project and found it in the comic thriller Govinda Naam Mera in 2022. Despite mixed reviews for the film, Kaushal’s performance as a struggling dancer accused of murder was praised for his departure from his usual roles. The following year, he starred opposite Sara Ali Khan in the romantic comedy Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, which defied expectations by becoming a commercial success. Kaushal’s portrayal added depth to the film, earning him further acclaim for his versatility.

In 2023, Kaushal continued to showcase his range by portraying a small-town man in the family drama film The Great Indian Family. Despite the film’s modest box-office performance, Kaushal’s performance was lauded for elevating the overall quality. He then portrayed India’s first field marshal, Sam Manekshaw, in the biopic Sam Bahadur, earning praise for his authentic portrayal. Additionally, Kaushal had a supporting role in Hirani’s comedy-drama Dunki, further showcasing his ability to enhance ensemble casts.

The year 2024 will mark the release of Anand Tiwari’s romantic comedy Bad Newz, starring Kaushal and Tripti Dimri. Kaushal will also star opposite Rashmika Mandanna in Chaava, a period film about Sambhaji. In 2025 Kaushal will seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Love & War along with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

Vicky Kaushal Personal Life:

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif
Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif (Wife)

Vicky Kaushal’s personal life has been the subject of extensive tabloid reporting. Although he is known for his media-friendly attitude, he has been guarded about discussing his relationships. He was first linked to actress Harleen Sethi in 2018. Their break-up was reported by the media in early 2019.

Kaushal married actress Katrina Kaif on 9 December 2021 in a traditional Hindu ceremony at Six Senses Resort, Fort Barwara in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. The wedding attracted substantial media coverage in India.

Vicky Kaushal Filmography:

Vicky Kaushal Movies:

Release DateTitleRoleNotes
December 6, 2024ChhaavaChhatrapati Sambhaji MaharajFilming
July 19, 2024Bad NewzTBAPost-production
21 December 2023DunkiSukhiSpecial appearance
1 December 2023Sam BahadurSam Manekshaw
22 September 2023The Great Indian FamilyVed Vyas Tripathi (Bhajan Kumar)
2 June 2023Zara Hatke Zara BachkeKapil Dubey
3 February 2023Almost Pyaar with DJ MohabbatDJ MohabbatSpecial appearance
16 December 2022Govinda Naam MeraGovinda Waghmare
16 October 2021Sardar UdhamUdham Singh
21 February 2020Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted ShipPrithvi Prakashan
11 January 2019Uri: The Surgical StrikeMajor Vihaan Singh Shergill
14 September 2018ManmarziyaanVicky SandhuAlso playback singer for song “F For Fyaar”
29 June 2018SanjuKamlesh “Kamli” Kanhaiyalal Kapasi
15 June 2018Lust StoriesParas UpadhyayKaran Johar’s segment
11 May 2018RaaziIqbal Syed
14 February 2018Love per Square FootSanjay Kumar Chaturvedi
24 June 2016Raman Raghav 2.0ACP Raghavan “Raghav” Singh Umbi
4 March 2016ZubaanDilsher
24 July 2015MasaanDeepak Kumar Chaudhary
15 May 2015Bombay VelvetInspector Basil
2013Geek OutGeekShort film
2 November 2012Luv Shuv Tey Chicken KhuranaYoung Omi
22 June 2012Gangs of Wasseypur(Cameo Role)Assistant director

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Vicky Kaushal Television Shows:

201825th Screen AwardsCo-host
2019Zee Cine Awards 2019Co-host
202064th Filmfare AwardsCo-host
202065th Filmfare AwardsCo-host
2021Into The Wild With Bear GryllsCelebrity guest

Vicky Kaushal Music Video:

2019“Pachtaoge”Arijit Singh
2020“Muskurayega India”Vishal Mishra
2023“Bhide”Arijit Singh, Divine2023 Durand Cup theme song

Vicky Kaushal Filmography:

Uri: The Surgical Strike Movie Poster
January 11, 2019
Sanju Movie (2018) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection
June 29, 2018
Sam Bahadur Movie Poster
December 1, 2023
Lust Stories Movie Poster
June 15, 2018
The Great Indian Family Movie Poster
September 22, 2023
Raazi Movie Poster
May 11, 2018
Dunki Movie Poster
December 21, 2023
Chhaava Movie Poster
December 6, 2024


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