Guwahati: It took an industrial visit for Vicky Kaushal to realise that the life of an engineer was not meant for him. The son of of action director Sham Kaushal instead chose the route of a struggler, starting off as an assistant director on Gangs of Wasseypur, and doing small parts in films like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and Bombay Velvet.
It has been only six years since Vicky Kaushal made his debut on the silver screen, but in this short span of time, the actor has successfully managed to capture the hearts of millions. From becoming the National Crush to taking social media by storm with his dialogues, Vicky has often given his fans and the audience several reasons to cheer. His ability to make any role his own and completely immerse himself in it, has worked wonders for the actor and helped him stand out.
Today, as Vicky Kaushal turns 33-years-old, we decided to take a look at some of the actor’s best onscreen moments. From heartbreaking to hilarious, these movies will always be etched in our minds and hearts. Take a look:
Released in 2015, Masaan was Vicky Kaushal’s first big break in the film circuit as it did the rounds of international film festivals and won several awards. Even in India, the film was highly praised by critics and in particular Vicky’s performance. Today, Vicky’s heartbreaking scene and dialogue of crying near the ghat after losing a loved one has become a major social media reference.
Another gem in Vicky’s filmography was Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi. Playing the role of Iqbal, a Pakistani army officer who was married to Sehmat (Alia Bhatt), Vicky floored us with his charming smile. However, it is their confrontational scene towards the end that makes you feel for Vicky’s character and their relationship.
URI: The Surgical Strike
Catapulting Vicky to the status of National Crush, Uri: The Surgical Strike was the actor’s first solo outing on the big screen as a lead actor. The film not only took the box office by storm but Vicky’s ‘How’s The Josh? High Sir’ dialogue spread on social media like fire. While the film launched Vicky on the pathway to fame and success, it also gave the actor one of his biggest highlights of his career.
Last but not the least, Vicky Kaushal as Kamli in Sanju was heartwarming, hilarious and the best friend one could ask for. Playing a Gujarati living abroad, Vicky left us in splits when he told Ranbir Kapoor to ‘Roar’ the very first time. Vicky was impactful and brought some never-before-seen goofiness to the silver screen.
At present, Vicky Kaushal has much-awaited projects to his credit. The actor has Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh, Meghna Gulzar’s film based on the life of Sam Manekshaw and Yash Raj Films’ Mr Lele.