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Vicky Kaushal 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: May 16, 1988 (age 32 years), Mumbai, India
Height: 1.83 m
Parents: Sham Kaushal, Veena Kaushal
Awards: National Film Award for Best Actor
Nominations: Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet inches- 6’ 3”
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 16 May 1988
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Taurus
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Sheth Chunilal Damodardas Barfivala High School, Mumbai
College Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications
Family Father- Sham Kaushal (Action Director)
Mother- Veena Kaushal (Homemaker)
Brother- Sunny Kaushal (Younger, Actor)
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
Hobbies Dancing, Travelling, Reading, Gymming
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Harleen Sethi (Actress, Anchor)
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Vicky Kaushal 10 Fast Facts, Biography, Wiki
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.
Vicky Kaushal childhood pic with 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).
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.’
On 14 August 2020, he cherished the memories of Gangs of Wasseypur during the shoot of which, he worked behind the camera.
He took to Instagram to cherish this memory by sharing a photo from the shoot of Gangs of Wasseypur.
Vicky Kaushal during the shoot of Gangs of Wasseypur
He is a music lover and a good Veena player.
On 15 August 2020, he shared a video on Instagram in which he was playing the Veena on the tune of the song “Ae Watan, Watan mere, abaad rahe Tu” from the film Raazi.
His zodiac sign is Taurus.
He was born in a chawl in suburban Mumbai.
He has a younger brother named Sunny who is an actor.
As a child, he used to like study, cricked and movies.
He got his first acting job in Laal Pencil.
His movie Masaan was called as a leading example of increased realism in Indian cinema by The New York Times.
He got nominated for Asian Film Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Masaan.
He was featured by Forbes India in their 30 under 30 lists of 2018.
The Times of India and India Today gave very positive reviews about him for his work in Sanju.
His movie Sanju earned US$ 81 million at the box office.
He worked alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in Manmarziyaan.
Kaushal was born on 16 May 1988 in a chawl in suburban Mumbai to Sham Kaushal, a stuntman and subsequent action director in Hindi films.
His younger brother, Sunny, is also an actor.
His family is Punjabi.
Kaushal has described himself as a “regular kid who was interested in studying, playing cricket and watching movies”.
His father was keen on his son having a stable career and thus, Kaushal pursued an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications from Mumbai’s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology.
During an industrial visit to an IT company, he realised that an office job would be unsuitable for him and began aspiring to have a career in film.
He briefly took on an engineering job and began accompanying his father to film sets.
He studied acting at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s academy and worked as an assistant director to Anurag Kashyap in the two-part crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).
Kaushal has described fond memories of working with Kashyap, whom he considers as his mentor.
He also began working on stage with his first acting job in Manav Kaul’s production of Laal Pencil.
In film, Kaushal played minor roles in Kashyap’s productions Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) and Bombay Velvet (2015), and the experimental short film Geek Out (2013).
Kaushal played his first leading role in the independent drama Masaan (2015), directed by Neeraj Ghaywan.
Kaushal and Ghaywan were both assistants on Gangs of Wasseypur, and he was cast in the film after Rajkummar Rao backed out.