Vicky Kaushal is a famous Indian movie actor. He was born in Mumbai and has been raised in Mumbai since then. He was born to Shyam Kaushal, who is an action director and stunt coordinator in various films. He has worked in films like
Slumdog Millionaire, 3 Idiots and
Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He also has a brother in
Sunny Kaushal who is linked to the film industry and has assisted in directing in movies like Gunday. He did his early education in Mumbai and later graduated with Electronics and Telecommunication engineering degree. He had various job options but decided to follow his father’s footsteps and entered the film industry. He started doing theatre and joined an acting workshop under Kishore Kapoor. He is born and brought up as a total Punjabi and lives his life the same way. He did various theatre plays with the group of
Manav Kaul and
Naseeruddin Shah. He continued to grow in stature and gained much more experience working in theatre. He did various small stints in movies like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and
Bombay Velvet. He also did a short film named Geek Out, where he played the role of a Geek. In 2010, he assisted
Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of Wasseypur. The movie with its violent and direct approach was an instant hit.
He assisted Anurag in two parts of the movie along with
Neeraj Ghaywan. He always states that he learnt a lot of thing about movies by just being in the company of Anurag Kashyap. The way a movie moves forward and how to handle various things related to a film was learned because of Anurag. He became good friend with Neeraj also and later when Neeraj was working on his film Masaan he thought Vicky can also be given a chance. Vicky auditioned for Masaan and bagged the role of Deepak in the movie. Earlier,Neeraj was not convinced in Vicky as he was from Mumbai and was raised in Punjabi environment it would be tough for him to act as a local Banaras boy, but after the audition he straightaway chose Vicky. The movie heaped tremendous response from critics and also received two awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Vicky’s role in the movie was appreciated widely as he depicted the love of a small caste boy towards a higher caste girl. He got many praises and various positive reviews for his role. Deepanjana Paul wrote about him “There isn’t a moment when Kaushal appeared to be acting”. These praises kept him going and got him many offers for movies. He also received Zee Cine Award for the Best Male Debut of the year. He signed for three movies Zubaan, Raman Raghav 2.0 and Manmarziyan. These movies are being filmed and are expected to release in 2016. Zubaan is the next movie expected to release.