Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. He is the recipient of a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award, and has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list of 2019. Born to the action director Sham Kaushal, Kaushal pursued an engineering degree from the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

Bio 
ProfessionActor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet inches- 6’ 3”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16-May-88
Age (as in 2020)32 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signTaurus
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSheth Chunilal Damodardas Barfivala High School, Mumbai
CollegeRajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Educational QualificationBachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications
DebutFilm: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)
Masaan (2015, in a lead role)
FamilyFather- Sham Kaushal (Action Director)
Mother- Veena Kaushal (Homemaker)
Brother- Sunny Kaushal (Younger, Actor)
Sister- None
ReligionHinduism
CasteBrahmin
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
AddressKaushal's, an apartment at 28th floor in Andheri West, Mumbai
HobbiesDancing, Travelling, Reading, Gymming
Awards• Zee Cine Award for the Best Male Debut - Masaan (2015)
• Screen Award for the Best Male Debut - Masaan (2015)
• International Indian Film Academy Award for the Best Male Debut - Masaan (2015)
• National Film Award for Best Actor for the film 'Uri' (2019)
Favourite Things
Food(s)Aloo paratha, Jalebi with rabri, Chicken & fish tikka, Pani puri, Chinese cuisine
Beverage(s)Cold Coffee, Beer
Actor(s)Hrithik Roshan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
ActressJennifer Aniston
Film(s)Bollywood- Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Sadma, Gangs of Wasseypur, Black Friday
Hollywood- 12 Angry Men
Director(s)Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar
SongStrangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra
TV Show(s)Game of Thrones, Prison Break
BookThe Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Restaurant(s)Indigo, Mainland China in Mumbai
Travel DestinationBurano Island in Italy
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsHarleen Sethi (Actress, Anchor)
Wife/SpouseN/A
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMercedes Benz GLC SUV
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 3 crore/film (as in 2018)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vicky Kaushal

  • Does Vicky Kaushal smoke?: No
  • Does Vicky Kaushal drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Vicky was born into a middle-class Punjabi family with roots in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
  • His father came to Mumbai in 1978, and after years of struggle and hard work, he became a famous action director in Bollywood as well as Hollywood.
  • Vicky was born and raised in chawls of Malad in Mumbai when his father used to be a stuntman.
  • Since his childhood, he has been a die-hard fan of Hrithik Roshan.
  • He had the acting skills from his childhood and he used to participate in dramas, skits, and annual day functions in his school.
  • During his teenage years, he used to be an introvert, shy and skinny guy.
  • During his 2nd year of college, he went to a company for an industrial visit, where he realized that he won’t be able to do a 9 to 5 job. Then, despite getting selected for a job, he refused the offer to pursue his passion for acting.
  • He initially assisted Anurag Kashyap in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2010), where he met ‘Masaan’ (2015) director Neeraj Ghaywan, who advised him to do theatre. Soon after, he got involved with theatre and worked as a theatre artist and did plays with theatre groups like Naseeruddin Shah‘s ‘Motley’ and Manav Kaul‘s ‘Aranya.’
  • Later, he learned acting skills from the famous ‘Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute’ in Mumbai.
  • During his stint at “Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute,” he played a negative role in a play, which became very popular.
  • In 2013, he did the short film ‘Geek Out,’ which provided him his first film, ‘Zubaan’ (2016).
    https://youtu.be/XGvT-SOSYc0
  • He rose to fame with his outstanding performance in the film ‘Masaan’ and gained recognition in India as well as abroad.
  • To prepare for his character of “Deepak Kumar” in ‘Masaan,’ he went to Varanasi a month before the shoot, lost 8 kg of weight, and spent time at the Manikarnika Ghat to catch the local accent and the way of living over there.
  • Though his film ‘Zubaan’ was made first, ‘Masaan’ was released first.
  • ‘Masaan’ was first offered to Rajkummar Rao, but due to his date issues, the role went to Vicky.
  • His father was the action director in his first shooted film ‘Zubaan.’
  • A genre of movie that he wants to do is ‘ sports drama’ and he never wants to do a ‘Sex comedy.’
  • His brother Sunny Kaushal has worked as an assistant director in films like ‘My Friend Pinto’ and ‘Gunday.’

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