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Vicky Kaushal | The Rising Star



Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal is a skillful Bollywood actor, from a Punjabi family and the holder of National film award and a Filmfare award. From assisting the director in the series Gangs of Wasseypur to being the brave face of action drama URI- The surgical strike, Vicky travelled a long journey.

Early Life

Born on 16 May 1988, Vicky Kaushal is the the son of Sham Kaushal, A stuntman and action director, and Veena Kaushal. Since Vicky was, “A regular kid who was interested in studying, playing cricket and watching movies”, his Parents wanted a lasting career for him. Following this, He enrolled for an engineering degree in electronics from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Often Visiting IT companies made him realise that a tedious office job would be incompatible with him. As a result, he began aspiring to be an actor, so he started getting on film sets with his father.


Done with acting studies at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s academy, Vicky Kaushal began assisting the director Anurag Kashyap for the crime drama ” Gangs of Wasseypur”. The very first acting job that he did was in Manav Kaul’s Laal Pencil. Further, minor roles in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Bombay Velvet and the empirical short film Greek.

Eventually, the drama Masaan, released in 2015, posed Vicky Kaushal’s first lead role. The notable example of realism in Indian Cinema, Masaan, was a great success.”He effortlessly conveys both the inferiority complex and the attitude of breaking through the cast Cauldron”, wrote The Hindu. The film earned him IIFA and Screen awards for the best make debut.

Initial Days

Busan International Film Festival of 2015 saw the release of Vicky Kaushal’s next drama Zubaan. There he played the role of a man who stammers. And the consequence of which, he took speech treatments to understand stammering patterns. As a result, of his excellent performance, Justin Chang of Variety titled him “charismatic, naturally engaging talent.”

To practise the character of drug-addicted police in the thriller Raman Raghav 2.0, Vicky was isolated for five days. His performance got critically acclaimed. For Vicky’s bravery, Aseem Chhabra writes, “If there is one big surprise in Raman Raghav 2.0, it is Vicky Kaushal’s star-making performance.”


In India’s first Netflix original film, Love per square foot, Vicky Kaushal attained his breakthrough in 2018. Subsequently, he played Iqbal in the spy thriller Raazi, where he depicts himself as an influential and strong man. It became the first film with a female lead to reach the highest-grossing.

Other prosperous films include Sanju, Lust stories, Manmarziyan and URI- The surgical strike. With the earnings of over Rs. 5.79 billion and Rs.2.4 billion , Raazi , Sanju and URI were a considerable success. Consequently, he became the recipient of the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Sanju.

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