Despite being an industry kid (son of stunt director Shyam Kaushal), Vicky Kaushal had to struggle to get good roles. However, with some stellar performances in his last few films, Vicky Kaushal has finally made his mark in the film industry.
Not just the audience, film celebrities also adore him now. For the big stars, he is no longer that guy from Masaan; they all know him as ‘Vicky Kaushal’.
Birth Date: 16 May 1988
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign: Taurus
As an engineering student, Vicky Kaushal found himself at a crossroad: spend days and months sitting in a cubicle writing software code or follow a dream. He chose the latter.
- Assisted Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of Wasseypur
- Played blink-and-miss roles in his first few films
- His acting talent was first recognised in Masaan.
- Won hearts playing a Pakistani armyman in Raaz’, opposite Alia Bhatt.
- Was the talking point, along with Ranbir Kapoor, in Sanju.
- Impressed moviegoers as a DJ with commitment issues in Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan
- If you’re a fan of Vicky Kaushal, watch him in Masaan (2015, Zubaan (2015), Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016). He plays even complex roles with so much ease.
“I am a big fan of Vicky’s work and I am blown away by his incredible performances in each of his films, he just keeps growing with every movie,” Farah Khan.
“When you really prep a lot, it makes you think like the character subconsciously. You might be learning 20 different things for a film and you might be using just 10 out of it. All of the extra things are embedded in you on a subconscious level. Those are the things that make you think like that character. We create back-story for a character or an emotion even though it is not going to be part of the film, but it is for us to respond to a situation,” says Vicky who underwent extensive military training for Uri.
Kaushal’s future projects include a horror film and Karan Johar’s Mughal drama Takht, in which he will reportedly play Aurangzeb.
“My father told me a few things regarding what to expect and how to go about certain things. But at the end of the day, he also told me that we all have our individual journeys. He was very particular that I will have to create my own path. Nobody will give you a film because your father or mother is so and so. I am not taking whatever advantage I have, for granted. I have my own struggles.”