Vicky Kaushal, The Masaan Actor grew up in a 10 x 10 chawl in Mumbai, is now an inpiration for many


Vicky Kaushal in now a known name in Bollywood. After his acting skills in Masaan and Raman Raghav 2.0 he is all set for his next upcoming projects. This Bollywood actor has accepted some serious and challenging roles for him and also he is now gearing up for some more difficult characterizations. He isn’t  a outsider who has made his place in the industry. His the son of Shyam Kaushal, the much acclaimed action director of Hindi Film Industry and has been very close to Anurag Kashyap since his childhood. We have got some lesser known facts about him in our column.

Passion for acting

Vicky Kaushal completed his engineering in Electronics and Communication and had lots of job offers but his passion was acting and wanted to pursue that. He joined an acting workshop where he learned the acting skills.

10*10 Chawl

Vicky Kaushal grew up in a 10×10 chawl in Mumbai. His father was a stuntman at that time. Vicky Kaushal at that time was active on stage since childhood – be it dance, fancy dress competition or skits.

An Assistant Director

In his early days of career, Vicky Kaushal assisted Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of Wasseypur and closely observe the filmmaking and learned its techniques well.


Vicky Kaushal had done many theatre plays and also small role in films and this landed him a lead role in Masaan where he reached many eyes. Critics praised his performance and his career graph took a high.

Never had a plan “B”

Vicky Kaushal today has been termed as a successful actor but there is a thing behind. Vicky Kaushal who was an engineering student at time and had many job offers and also he could chose an alternate money making profession for himself, he chose acting and kept himself dedicated towards his passion. He worked on his single plan.

A self-made actor

Though he is the son of Shyam Kaushal, the famous action director of Bollywood but still, what he has achieved has achieved on his own terms. He never let himself use his father credentials. Vicky Kaushal had his fair share of struggle like going through the rounds of meeting people and auditioning, before he bagged his first film role.

No typical star kid environment

Growing up, Vicky did not have the typical star kid environment at home. Nor was he star-struck and almost never visited his father on sets. Vicky Kaushal kept himself away from limelights of the industry and instead focused on himself.

Failure teaches you a lot

Vicky Kaushal knew that he is just an year old in the Hindi Film Industry and still he is ready to accept failures. When his film “Zubaan” didn’t do well at the box office, he wasn’t disheartened instead he keeps going a step ahead.

Small roles

Vicky did small roles in films like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and Bombay Velvet. There he learnt and experienced more about acting. These small steps helped Vicky Kaushal in his big career.

A name for himself

Vicky Kaushal had seen the grind of showbiz before making a name for himself. He had taken a path of success of what he has learned from his father and is still continuing the same track.

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