Jaideep Ahlawat

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Jaideep Ahlawat
Jaideep Ahlawat at the trailer launch of Lust Stories (cropped).jpg
Ahlawat at the trailer launch of Lust Stories in 2018
Jai Kishan Ahlawat

(1980-02-08) 8 February 1980 (age 41)
EducationJat H.M. College, Rohtak, Haryana, India
OccupationFilm Actor
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)Jyoti Ahlawat

Jai Kishan Ahlawat (born 8 February 1980), better known by his stage name Jaideep Ahlawat, is an Indian film actor. Jaideep completed his graduation from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 2008. After completing his education, he headed Mumbai, to pursue his dreams to become an actor. He started his career in Bollywood with a small role in a short film called "Narmeen" in 2008. Later, he got a role in Aakrosh (2010) and the same year, he also starred in a satire comedy film called Khatta Meetha, wherein his negative role of a politician got appreciated in the film circles. He also did a small role in Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010).

Though he appeared in smaller roles in Chittagong (2011) and Rockstar (2011), but went unnoticed till he got Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), wherein he plays the character called Shahid Khan. He played the villain in the Hindi movie Commando that released in 2013.

Since then Jaideep has acted in films such as Aatma (2013), Gabbar is Back (2015) and Meeruthiya Gangsters (2015) Vishwaroopam 2 and Bhawani Mandi Tesan (Station called as Tesan in Hindi) are his upcoming flicks. His character of RAW agent Khalid Mir in the Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi (2018) was much appreciated. Also, he played Delhi Police inspector Hathiram Chaudhary, the lead role in the Amazon Prime web series Paatal Lok (2020).[1] He also appeared in the Bollywood film Raees, produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Khatta Meetha,[2] produced by Akshay Kumar; he first rose to prominence in the role of Nawab (Musa's henchman) in Raees, Shahid Khan in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur[3] (2012) and as AK 74 in the movie Commando.[4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Jaideep was born in Kharkara village in Rohtak district of Haryana state. He got his High School Certificate from Model School, Rohtak. He attended Jaat College, Rohtak. After his graduation, Ahlawat did MA in English from Maharshi Dayanand University in 2005. He completed his acting graduation from FTII in 2008.Actor Rajkummar Rao was his FTII Batchmate.[6]


Jaideep did theatre at a young age but wanted to be an Indian Army officer. However, after not clearing his SSB interviews, multiple times, he ventured into acting. He used to do stage shows in Punjab and Haryana.[7] He started to take acting seriously only after his graduation. He entered the film-world the hard way, without any godfather.[8] In 2008, Ahlawat came to Mumbai. He was first noticed in a negative character in Priyadarshan's Khatta Meetha (2010). In the same year he appeared in Aakrosh with Ajay Devgn.[9] Thereafter he did more films including Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Kamal Hasan's Vishwaroopam (2012).[10][11] Gangs of Wasseypur movie came as a turning point in Jaideep’s life, as its success, helped him gain enough recognition in India. Jaideep then appeared in a Tamil spy thriller film Vishwaroopam with Kamal Hassan, which turned a great success in the south in 2013. A Hindi version of this flick has been made called Vishwaroop in the same year, which gave him more recognition. Impressed by his acting skills & popularity, Kamal Hassan has roped him in the sequel Vishwaroopam 2 as well, that released in 2016. He was also seen in the series Bard of Blood.

He will be playing a negative character in an upcoming film, Khaali Peeli. [12]



Year Film Role Notes
2008 Narmeen Guest Role Short film[13]
2010 Aakrosh Pappu Tiwari
Khatta Meetha Sanjay Rana
2011 Chittagong Anant Singh
Rockstar Trilok (Special appearance)
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur Shahid Khan
2013 Vishwaroopam Salim Tamil film
Commando: A One Man Army Amrit Kanwal (AK 74)
Aatma - Feel it around you Inspector Raza
2015 Gabbar is Back CBI officer Kuldeep Pahwa
Meeruthiya Gangsters Nikhil
2017 Journey of Bhangover Gaffru
Raees Nawab
2018 Bhawani Mandi Tesan Dev Raj Sutra
Raazi Khalid Mir
Lust Stories Sudhir Anthology film
Vishwaroopam II Salim Tamil film
Vishwaroop II
Hotel Milan Goldie Kaushik
Bhaiaji Superhit Helicopter Mishra
2020 Baaghi 3 IPL
Khaali Peeli Yusuf Released on ZeePlex[14]
2021 Ajeeb Daastaans Babloo Netflix release[15]
2021 Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Dibakar Banerjee
2022 Maharaja TBA Filming[16]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Character Network Notes
2019 Bard of Blood Shehzad Tanveer Netflix
2020 Paatal Lok Hathi Ram Chaudhary Amazon Prime

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
2020 Filmfare OTT Awards Best Actor (Drama Series) Paatal Lok Won [17][18]


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  2. ^ Magan, Srishti (21 May 2018). "8 Years In Bollywood & Finally Getting His Due, Jaideep Ahlawat Is an Actor We Want To See More of". ScoopWhoop. Archived from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Gangs Of Wasseypur changed my life: Jaideep Ahlawat - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Why is Jaideep Ahlawat not visible in Vishwaroopam promos? - NDTV Movies". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Commando: Jaideep Ahlawat plays a baddie called AK74". News18. Archived from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Gangs Of Wasseypur changed my life: Jaideep Ahlawat". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 May 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "'Humble & Honest". Daily Post India. 21 October 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Jaideep's Profile on Graftii.com". Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  10. ^ "'Vishwaroopam' explores faith: Jaideep Ahlawat". CNN-IBN. 3 October 2011. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  11. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Gangs Of Wasseypur secures my standing in the industry - Jaideep Ahlawat - Latest Movie Features - Bollywood Hungama". Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 May 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Short films are gaining recognition". www.mid-day.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  14. ^ "'Khaali Peeli' trailer: Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday will take you on an entertaining joy-ride with their electrifying performance". The Times of India. 22 September 2020. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Karan Johar unveils teaser of Netflix anthology Ajeeb Daastaans which is set to premiere on April 16". Bollywood Hungama. 19 March 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Junaid Khan's debut film Maharaja to be the first film to resume shooting post lockdown". Bollywood Hungama. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Filmfare OTT Awards 2020: Big Night For Paatal Lok And The Family Man. Complete List Of Winners". NDTV.com. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  18. ^ "Winners of the Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards". filmfare.com. Retrieved 20 December 2020.

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