Vicky Kaushal is an Indian actor. He was born on 16 May 1988 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Vicky completed his schooling from Seth Chunnilal Damodardas Barfiwala High School, Mumbai. He earned a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

His father’s name is Shyam Kaushal; he is an action director. His mother, Veena Kaushal is a homemaker. He has a brother, Sunny Kaushal, who is an actor and assistant director. 

He is married to Katrina Kaif, a popular Bollywood actress.

Vicky’s favourites

Vicky takes interest in dancing, travelling, reading, and exercising.

Vicky is a non-vegetarian. He likes to eat Aloo Parantha, Rabri, Chicken Tikka, Pani Puri and Jalebi.

The actors he likes most are Hrithik Roshan, Nawazuddin Siddique and Jennifer Aniston. 

His favourite movies are Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, Sadma, Gangs of Wasseypur, Black Friday and 12 Angry Men. 

He admires the movies of Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar.

‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra is his most loved song. 

His favourite book is ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne.

Vicky likes to travel to Burano Island in Italy.  

Interesting facts about Vicky

In the year 1978, his father came to Mumbai. After years of struggle, his father established himself as an action director in Bollywood.

Vicky used to frequently participate in plays, skits, annual functions, etc. in his school.

During his teenage years he was an introvert and had a lean body.  

During his second year of college, he went for an industrial visit to a company where he realized that he was not capable of doing a 9 to 5 job. Despite being selected for the job, he decided to pursue his acting career and declined the job offer.

Initially, he assisted Anurag Kashyap on the film 'Gangs of Wasseypur' (2010), where he met Neeraj Ghaywan, director of the film 'Masaan' (2015), who advised Vicky to pursue theatre. Vicky joined theatre and started working as a theatre artist. He worked with artists like Naseeruddin Shah in 'Motley' and Manav Kaul in 'Aranya'.

Later, he enrolled in the acting institute 'Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School' in Mumbai.

In the year 2013, he did a short film 'Geek Out'.

Vicky’s debut film

He gained immense popularity for his excellent performance in the film 'Masaan'.

To prepare for the character of ‘Deepak Kumar’ in the film 'Masaan', he went to Varanasi for a month before the shoot, lost his weight and adapted to the local language and lifestyle.  

Vicky’s project with his father

In 2016, his film ‘Zubaan’ was released.

Vicky's father was the action director in his first shooting film 'Zubaan'.

His brother Sunny Kaushal has worked as a co-director in films like 'My Friend Pinto' and 'Gunday'.

In an interview, he shared that he would like to play a role in a 'sports drama' and he never wants to do 'sex comedy'.

Vicky tied the knot with Katrina Kaif in 2021. 


In the year 2016, he was awarded the Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut for the film ‘Masaan’. The same year, he was awarded the Screen Award for Best Male Debut for the film ‘Masaan’.

He was awarded with the International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Male Debut for the film Masaan.

Vicky’s filmography

Some of Vicky’s popular films are, Sanju (2018), Lust Stories (2018), Raazi (2018), Manmarziyaan (2018), Raman Radhav 2.0 (2016), Uri: The Surgical Stike (2019) and Govinda Naam Mera (2022).

Vicky’s ‘Sardar Udham’ was released in 2021. His performance in the movie was greatly admired. The film received critical acclaim and won awards in various categories. 

He was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. The film received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film.

Vicky’s latest and upcoming release

Vicky was last seen in the film ‘Zara Hatke Zara Bachke’ with Sara Ali Khan.

His latest film ‘Sam Bahadur’ will be released in December 2023. His co-actors are Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra.