Vicky Kaushal initially pursued an engineering degree from the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology. Aspiring to take up a career in film, Kaushal assisted Anurag Kashyap in the crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and went on to play minor roles in two of Kashyap's productions. His first leading role was in the independent drama Masaan (2015), which earned him the IIFA and Screen Awards for Best Male Debut. After this, he starred as an unhinged cop in Kashyap's psychological thriller Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016). Kaushal rose to prominence in 2018 with supporting roles in Raazi and Sanju, two of the highest-grossing Hindi films of the year. For the latter, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Recently, Vicky got to spend time with the Indian army as he is also set to don the military uniform for the second time with Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw biopic. He shared a picture with the Indian Army personnel on his social media, Instagram account and captioned it: “Elated to be getting an opportunity to spend a few days with our Indian Army posted at 14,000ft altitude at the Indo-China border of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.”
Recently, during an interview, Vicky stated that it is the highest honor for him to play Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw. Currently, he is busy shooting for 'Sardar Udham Singh'. But, he is preparing to get into the skin of the character of Sam Manekshaw with as much detail as possible specifically, in terms of looks. He will start shooting for the film in 2021.
In regards to the work front, Vicky Kaushal will next be seen in Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh, Karan Johar‘s multi-starrer period drama Takht, Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship, and a horror-comedy with Bhumi Pednekar and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw biopic, helmed by Meghna Gulzar. Fair to say, he has an extremely busy schedule lined up!