2019 started with a bang with the super hit military thriller ‘URI: The Surgical Strike’ crossing the elusive 200 cr mark at the box office. But that’s not it. The film also gave Bollywood its next superstar – Vicky Kaushal.
Let’s dive into the world of Vicky Kaushal and know more about India’s most eligible bachelor;
He completed his engineering degree, cracked his placement interviews, got the offer letters but Vicky Kaushal knew he was meant for something bigger, something better. So instead of accepting a job which would set him up for an ideal secure life, Vicky went ahead, tore up the letter and started auditioning for roles the next day.
Though his father, Sham Kaushal is Bollywood’s award-winning action director, Vicky was far from the filmy crowd and had never visited the sets until the age of 10. Since he was a child, he had the logical Indian dream to “clear exams, pursue engineering and get a job”. And he did just that. It wasn’t until his second year of engineering that his original path took a turn for good.
During one of his industrial visits from college, Vicky got a reality check – the rigid cycle of corporate life and he was unimpressed. But he went ahead and completed his degree as he did not have any other choice at that point.
Having actively dabbled in drama during his school and college days, Vicky knew a thing or two about acting. But the dilemma of whether or not to pursue it professionally loomed ahead for him. So instead of going ahead full force, Vicky decided to learn the ropes first by going behind the scenes. Wanting to forge his own path, he did not ask his father for help instead choosing to hang out near Anurag Kashyap’s office for months. The efforts paid off when he was given a chance to assist him in the crime thriller, Gangs of Wasseypur.
He enrolled himself in acting workshops and joined theatre to sharpen his skills. Theatre evolved him as an actor. While he enjoyed doing theatre shows, Vicky knew he wanted to achieve something more so he continued with his auditions every day for months when finally in 2015, Masaan happened. That role earned him his first Filmfare for Best Male Debut. He followed it up by a psychological thriller Raman Raghav 2.0 in 2016.
But his main breakthrough came in last year with the movie Sanju wherein he played the role of Sanjay Dutt’s best friend Kamli. He was highly applauded for his performance which got him more attention than the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor.
Vicky Kaushal owned 2018. He had five different releases across five different platforms. And he delivered powerful performances in every single one. He fits the mold of ‘Tall, Dark & Handsome’ quite perfectly. With his chiseled looks and fresh personality, he puts an extra ‘x’ in sexy! No wonder, he has claimed the crown of India’s most eligible bachelor then.