Jai Kishan Ahlawat
8 February 1980
|Education||Jat H.M. College, Rohtak, Haryana, India|
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). He also appeared in the Bollywood film Raees, produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Khatta Meetha, 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 (2012) and as AK 74 in the movie Commando.
Early life and education
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.
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. He started to take acting seriously only after his graduation. He entered the film-world the hard way, without any godfather. 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. Thereafter he did more films including Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Kamal Hasan's Vishwaroopam (2012). 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. 
|2008||Narmeen||Guest Role||Short film|
|Khatta Meetha||Sanjay Rana|
|Rockstar||Trilok (Special appearance)|
|2012||Gangs of Wasseypur||Shahid Khan|
|Commando: A One Man Army||Amrit Kanwal (AK 74)|
|Aatma - Feel it around you||Inspector Raza|
|2015||Gabbar is Back||CBI officer Kuldeep Pahwa|
|2017||Journey of Bhangover||Gaffru|
|2018||Bhawani Mandi Tesan||Dev Raj Sutra|
|Lust Stories||Sudhir||Anthology film|
|Vishwaroopam II||Salim||Tamil film|
|Hotel Milan||Goldie Kaushik|
|Bhaiaji Superhit||Helicopter Mishra|
|Khaali Peeli||Yusuf||Released on ZeePlex|
|2021||Ajeeb Daastaans||Babloo||Netflix release|
|2021||Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar||Dibakar Banerjee|
|2019||Bard of Blood||Shehzad Tanveer||Netflix|
|2020||Paatal Lok||Hathi Ram Chaudhary||Amazon Prime|
Awards and nominations
|2020||Filmfare OTT Awards||Best Actor (Drama Series)||Paatal Lok||Won|||
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