Birthday special: Explore 5 exceptional performances by Vicky Kaushal

Since making his acting debut in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Vicky Kaushal has played a number of unique roles.


Throughout his more than ten-year career, Vicky Kaushal has portrayed a variety of characters. Here’s a peek at some of the strong roles the actor has portrayed as he approaches his 36th birthday on Thursday.


Masaan (2015) - IMDb

Masaan, a social drama directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, gave Vicky Kaushal his big break in the spotlight. For his depiction of Deepak Kumar, a student of civil engineering who works part-time at the cremation ghats, the actor received accolades. Fans of the film were moved by Vicky’s portrayal of a Varanasi resident, who had a distinct dialect and mannerism. The film was also shown at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section.


Five Years of Raazi: Let's revisit Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer |

Vicky was paired with Alia Bhatt in Meghna Gulzar’s spy thriller Raazi, marking their debut collaboration. Audiences enjoyed his portrayal of the liberal and forgiving Pakistani army officer Iqbal Syed. The central theme of the story revolved around the actor’s nontraditional portrayal of an arranged marriage husband who honors consent and boundaries.

Uri: The Surgical Strike

Uri: The Surgical Strike review: Slick action, better propaganda in Vicky  Kaushal film

Vicky portrayed Major Vihaan Singh Shergill, an officer in the Indian Army. In this patriotic thriller, his commanding on-screen persona and thrilling action scenes provided a much-needed boost of adrenaline and chills.One of Vicky’s most physically demanding roles was Uri: The Surgical Strike, which was based on the Pathankot incident that occurred after the Indian armed forces carried out a surgical strike.

Sardar Udham

Sardar Udham Movie Review: Vicky Kaushal Numbs Your Mind, Shoojit Sircar  Shatters It Painting A Brutally Realistic Depiction Of War!

The Jallianwalah Bagh massacre and the ensuing weapons revolution, two of the most heinous and inhumane acts in recorded history, were highlighted in Shoojit Sircar’s biographical epic-drama. Vicky did a fantastic job portraying Sardar Udham. His portrayal of the anguish and sorrow of being present during the fire of Jallianwallah Bagh successfully captured the situation of Indians living under British colonial control.

Sam Bahadur

Sam Bahadur' advance booking: Vicky Kaushal's film to hit Rs 1 crore soon,  makes Rs 88 lakh so far - BusinessToday

Vicky was given a once-in-a-lifetime part by Meghna Gulzar, who also did the character justice. In the biopic-drama, he played the on-screen persona of Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw, the former Chief of Army Staff of India. Sam Bahadur not only chronicled the life of the late first field marshal, but also his part in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war and the liberation of Bangladesh.