Mumbai: Vicky Kaushal was born on May 16, 1988, in Mumbai. The actor turns 31 today. Vicky is one of the most promising actors of Bollywood. He made his debut in the film ‘Masaan’ in 2015. He has managed to impress critics with his incredible acting skills and he has won IIFA and Screen Awards for Best Male Debut as well. It won’t take a lot of time for Vicky to be termed a “Superstar”. From movies like Raazi to Sanju, which are the highest grossing films of the year, Vicky has even won the Best Supporting Actor for Filmfare awards.


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Now, his movie on Uri attack, in which he played the lead role of a military officer has earned Rs 244 crore at the domestic box office. His co-star, also his best friend Taapsee Pannu says Vicky Kaushal is ‘Marriage Material.’

Here are some lesser known facts about the actor.

1. Vicky left engineering for acting. Yes, you heard it right. Vicky had given an interview for the post of a telecommunication engineer. He even got the job but refused it. He followed his passion of becoming an actor and he is one among the best actors today.

2. Vicky, before becoming an actor, worked with Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ The actor said it was a dream to work with Anurag as the assistant director.


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3. As he is the son of famous veteran action director Shyam Kaushal, he was active on stage, but never thought of becoming an actor. He used to live in Mumbai’s chawl.

4. Director Anurag Kashyap couldn’t see him in a negative role in the movie ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, yet the actor convinced him by giving an audition and finally made it.

5. Reportedly, the actor dated Harleen Sethi.

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6. Vicky is a trained dancer, the actor loves dancing, reading and travelling as well.

7.Vicky is a complete foodie.


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8. In Vicky’s debut movie Masaan, the actor lost 8 kgs to fit into the role he was playing

9. Vicky charges a mindboggling sum of Rs 3 crores for his movies.