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Vidyut Jammwal, India’s new age action hero, is a trained martial artist specializing in the martial art form Kalaripayattu. His journey and experiences have been exceptionally unique starting with him training in martial arts from an ashram in Kerala since he was three years old. His first Bollywood outing Force (a remake of the Tamil film Kaaka Kaaka) alongside John Abraham gave audiences a sneak peek into the kind of action they can expect from Vidyut. It earned him a clean sweep at the awards that year with him winning

Nickname(s)The New Age Action Hero of Bollywood, Singu
Profession(s)Actor, Martial Artist, Model
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1980-12-10
Age (as in 2017)37 Years
BirthplaceKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureVidyut Jamwal's signature
HometownJammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
School(s)• Studied at an Ashram in Palakkad, Kerala, till the age of 13
• Army Public School, Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationDegree in Martial Art
DebutTelugu Film: Shakti (2011)
Hindi Film: Force (2011)
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesWorking Out, Going to Temples, Watching Movies, Travelling
Awards/Achievements2012- Filmfare Award for Best Debut (Force)
2012- Stardust Awards for Breakthrough performance (Force)
ControversyIn 2013, when a reporter asked him about his then girlfriend Mona Singh's morphed MMS, he got angry and said, "I think men like you promote such things. People like you talk about these things, see them. Indian men should not support vulgarity in any form."
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMona Singh (Actress)
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Died)
Mother- Vimla Jamwal
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sister- 1
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Tofu, Gulab Jamun, Bhel Puri, Pani Puri
Favourite Actor(s)M. G. Ramachandran, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Hrithik Roshan, Sunil Shetty, Salman Khan
Favourite ActressesHuma Qureshi, Nargis Fakhri, Shruti Haasan
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood: Singh is Kinng
Hollywood: Robocop
Chinese: Police Story, Enter The Dragon
Favourite Director(s)N. Lingusamy, AR Murugadoss, Prabhudeva, Shankar, SS Rajamouli, Dibakar Banerjee, Imtiaz Ali, Anurag Kashyap, Vipul Shah, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Favourite SongLutt Jawan from Film 'Commando'
Favourite DestinationRishikesh (India)
Style Quotient
Car CollectionJaguar
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹1-2 crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)$1 million

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vidyut Jammwal

  • Does Vidyut Jammwal smoke?: No
  • Does Vidyut Jammwal drink alcohol?: No
  • Vidyut was born into an Army family, hence he travelled and lived all over India due to his father’s regular transfers.
  • His father passed away when he was a child.
  • His mother is a former Miss Jammu & Kashmir.
  • He started his martial arts (Kalaripayattu) training at the age of 3 when he used to live at an ashram in Palakkad, Kerala. He has participated in different martial arts competitions across 30 countries.
  • He came to Mumbai to showcase martial arts at a greater platform, but luckily he came to know about the auditions going on for Nishikant Kamath’s Force (2011) – a remake of Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha (2003), where he went and got selected.
  • Jammwal has initiated a course in which he teaches girls how to defend themselves.
  • Earlier, he used to be a non-vegetarian, but in 2002, he turned vegetarian.
  • In 2014, he was named PETA’s hottest vegetarian of 2013.
  • He was offered to play the role of Salman Khan’s younger brother in Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), but because of his date issues, he wasn’t able to accept the offer.
  • Jammwal follows a tough workout routine as he does 5 days of martial art training, 2 days of weight training (6 – 7 hours/day), which includes warm-ups, running/ sprinting, pull-ups, squats, handstand walks, upper body workout that includes roman rings, parallel bars, and push-ups.
  • He is a devotee of Lord Hanuman.
  • In 2016, Jammwal was featured in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s ‘Tumhe Dillagi’ song with co-star Huma Qureshi.
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