Top 50 Most Desirable Men: No.1 - Vicky Kaushal From An Engineer To Bollywood Superstar

Mina Muzumdar |May 22, 2019

Surpassing any other celebrities, Vicky Kaushal comes to the first place in Top 50 Most Desirable Men in India. And here is the reason!

Vicky Kaushal has a reason to become Indian's dream, and he embodies everything that Bollywood stands for Fame and Fortune. However, before soaking up the glitz and glamour of Bollywood to become the No.1 in the list Top 50 Most Desirable Men in India, Vicky Kaushal went through a rough patch. And here's how he make it.

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A childhood far from the film set

Vicky Kaushal was born on 16 May 1988 in Malad, and he is the son of influenced Bollywood action director Sham Kaushal. Despite having a father is a Bollywood's award-winning director who used to work as a stuntman, Vicky said that it didn't have a big impact on his early life.


When he turned 10, it's the first time he visited a film set to meet his idol, Hrithik Roshan. However, only an hour of watching re-takes, he got bored and wanted to play cricket instead.


Even though Vicky Kaushal's dream career at that time was an engineer until the turning point during his second year in college.

The turning point

Vicky Kaushal fulfilled his dream by enrolling in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology in Versova. Nevertheless, the field trip (called the IV) which gives him a brief idea of his future job made a turning point in his life.


Being the son of a famous director with his opportunity to exposure to the film industry soon, Vicky Kaushal has a brief picture of the film industry. However, the most frequent question that comes to his mind was being an actual actor or not? And from a graduate student in engineering, Vicky started to wander into director Anurag Kashyap's office to seek an answer for his question.


Gangs of Wasseypur then was premiered at Cannes Directors' Fortnight in 2012, but he couldn't attend the special screening for the first film in his career.

In the next year, Vicky Kaushal kept his head down while sharpening his acting skill by attending acting workshops and working with Manav Kaul's Aranya and Naseeruddin Shah's Motley theatre group.


Raise to fame

2015 was the special year for Vicky Kaushal as his career took off and made his name known in Bollywood and entered in Top 50 Most Desirable Men. During this time, as a newcomer, he bagged quite several projects such as Masaan, Bombay Velvet, Bombay Velvet and Raman Raghav 2.0. Notably, his debut role in Masaan directed by brought him to Cannes just four years after the fledgling actor entered Bollywood.

Talking about his special connect with Anurag Kashyap who trusted him and gave him key roles in films, Vicky Kaushal said: “He is like family to me. I would do any role for any of his projects.”

One of the most challenging roles Vicky Kaushal ever took is the addicted cops in Raman Raghav 2.0, which he had to locked himself in a room with no electricity and isolated himself from the world for five days to fit in his character.


If an actor takes typically years or even their whole life to be invited to Cannes Film Festival, Vicky Kaushal did that twice within four years since he first started. He is an undisputed talent of Bollywood, a graduate student who only find his dream at the end of the tunnel, an Indian actor in the number one place of Top 50 Most Desirable Men.



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