Vicky Kaushal Biography
Kaushal was born on May 16, 1988 in a Mumbai suburb chawl to action director Sham Kaushal and homemaker Veena Kaushal. Sunny, his younger brother, is also an actor. His parents are Punjabi Hindus originally from Hoshiarpur. Kaushal has described himself as a “regular kid who was interested in studying, playing cricket and watching movies”. His father wanted his son to have a stable career outside of show business, so he graduated in 2009 with an engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Mumbai’s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology. During an industrial visit to an IT company during his graduation year, he realized he had no interest in an office job and began to pursue a career in film. He studied acting at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s academy while also performing in theatre with Manav Kaul’s Aranya group and Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Productions, doing everything from backstage to stand-ins. Kaushal would spend the next two years auditioning for various roles but would not get any good ones. In 2011, he made his acting debut in a theatrical production called Laal Pencil.
Vicky Kaushal Career
Vicky Kaushal is an Indian film actor best known for his work in Bollywood. Kaushal has won numerous awards, including a National Film Award and two Filmfare Awards, and he was named to Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list in 2019. Kaushal made his feature film debut in the independent drama Masaan (2015), directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. Both Kaushal and Ghaywan worked as assistants on Gangs of Wasseypur, and he was cast after Rajkummar Rao dropped out. In 2022, Kaushal played the titular role of a backup dancer and struggling choreographer accused of murder in the Disney+ Hotstar comedy thriller Govinda Naam Mera, alongside Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pednekar. In a mixed review for the film, The Times Of India optioned that Kaushal is “outstanding in a never-seen avatar that is reminiscent of a quintessential masaledar 90s Bollywood hero” and commended him for imbuing his character with “the right amount of energy and comic timing.He will star in Sam Bahadur, a biopic based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, his second collaboration with Meghna Gulzar.
Vicky Kaushal Personal Life
Kaushal’s personal life has been extensively covered in tabloids. Despite his media-friendly demeanor, he has been coy about discussing his personal relationships. In 2018, he was first linked to actress Harleen Sethi. Their divorce was announced in the media in early 2019. On December 9, 2021, Kaushal married actress Katrina Kaif in a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Six Senses Resort, Fort Barwara in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. In India, the wedding received extensive media coverage.Kaushal is also the Pearson brand ambassador in India.
Vicky Kaushal Net Worth
Vicky Kaushal has an estimated net worth range between $4 million and $5 million.