National Award Winner, Vicky Kaushal is one of the most skilled actors Bollywood is gifted with. The actor celebrates his 32nd birthday on Saturday. Talking about celebrating his birthday in home-quarantine, the actor shared, “I never thought that we’d be in a situation where things come to a standstill. Leave alone a birthday in lockdown, I never even imagined a lockdown before.”
Vicky Kaushal has emerged as one of India’s best young actor in the last few years. He got his first lead role in the independent drama Masaan and pleased the audience by playing supporting characters in super hit films such as Raazi and Sanju. However, it was with Aditya Dhar’s directorial Uri: The Surgical Strike that Vicky rose to prominence as a true star. He left the audience stunned by his ‘high josh’ and killer action sequences and also bagged the National Film Award for Best Actor.
5 times the audience went wow on Vicky Kaushal’s performance:
Vicky Kaushal plays a young ambitious yet timid boy who wants to pursue singing despite suffering from speech impairment. The film drags a little in the middle and will test your patience but eventually pays off with powerful and fresh energy.
This is one of the great music-based films to come out from Bollywood in recent memory. The music is far more serious than your typical Bollywood songs which some might expect.
Masaan is one of the best films to have come out in modern Bollywood. Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was very well received. Starring Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, and Shweta Tripathi, Masaan is a film that intertwines the story of several people in the city of Varanasi.
Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)
After the success of Gangs Of Wasseypur and the failure of Bombay Velvet, many wondered how Anurag Kashyap would redeem himself. But Kashyap proved that class is permanent when he went back to his roots in the independent thriller Raman Raghav 2.0.
Alia Bhatt starring alongside Vicky Kaushal, Raazi is a strong dramatic thriller that stirs emotional tension. Meghna Gulzar the director does not force the film too much and through that can tell a silent yet powerful story.
It is about an Indian spy (Bhatt) married to a Pakistani military officer (Kaushal) before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 on the order of her father. The film is turning out to be a huge success both critically and commercially.
URI: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Also featuring Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, and Kirti Kulhari, the film was roughly based on the surgical strikes conducted by India as retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack. Vicky’s performance in the film was spellbinding that bagged him National Award.