Vidyut Jammwal

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Vidyut Jammwal
Vidhyut & Arhaan at the launch of 'Big RTL Thrill' channel.jpg
Jammwal in 2013
Born (1980-12-10) 10 December 1980 (age 41)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • martial artist
  • Producer
  • stunt performer
  • action choreographer
Years active2011–present
Partner(s)Nandita Mahtani (2021–present)[1]

Vidyut Dev Singh Jammwal (born 10 December 1980)[2][3] is an Indian actor, martial artist, producer, stuntman and action choreographer who predominantly works in Hindi films. Best known for his action roles in Commando film series, He is also a practitioner of Kalaripayattu.[4] He is best known for the Commando Series and is recipient of several awards including one Filmfare Award.[5]

He made his Telugu debut with Sakthi, Hindi with Force and Tamil debut with Billa II, all in negative roles. His first lead role was in the successful film Commando.

He went onto appear in various films including Anjaan, Thuppakki, Baadshaho, Commando 2, Junglee, Yaara, Commando 3 and Sanak. Vidyut received critical acclaim for his performance in Khuda Haafiz.

Early life[edit]

Vidyut Jammwal was born in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India.[6] He is one of three children born to an Army officer and lived in various parts of India (owing to his father's transferable job) and trained in Kalaripayattu in an ashram in Palakkad, Kerala which was run by his mother,[7] since he was three years old. He traveled to many countries training with martial artists in various forms, some of which find their base in Kalaripayattu.[7] Jammwal travelled to over 25 countries, where he performed in live action shows.[8] He participated in Gladrags in the year 2000 and has been living in Mumbai ever since. He was a model in Delhi since 1996, but after a dismal career in modelling, landed his debut role in Sakthi, a Telugu language film.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Debut, modelling and recognition (2011-12)[edit]

Jammwal made his Bollywood debut with the John Abraham starrer 2011 film Force, a remake of the Tamil-language film Kaakha Kaakha.[9] He played a negative role in the film and won multiple best debut awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Post beginning his career with a negative character in Force, Jammwal bagged multiple negative roles in various action films later.

2011 witnessed Jammwal featuring in negative roles in the Telugu-language films Shakti and Oosaravelli, both starring NTR.[10] In 2012, Jammwal made his debut in Tamil cinema with Billa II, as the antagonist opposite Ajith Kumar which earned him critical appreciation.[11] The same year, he played the antagonist in Thuppakki opposite actor Vijay, which became a blockbuster.[12] He also received a SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for the film.

Turning point in acting career and success (2013-present)[edit]

Jammwal later acted in Hindi-language film Commando as a protagonist and performing real-world combat-based action without the aid of stuntmen. The film was showcased internationally for the first time in July 2013 at the Fantasia Film Fest in Montreal,[13][14] followed by a screening at the Fantastic Fest[15][16][17] in Texas in September 2013. He received positive feedback from international media[18] and action directors, calling him India's answer to Bruce Lee and Tony Jaa.[19] After the success of Commando, he played a sharpshooter cop in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullett Raja. In 2014, he played a supporting role in the Tamil-language film Anjaan, alongside Suriya. In 2017, he starred in Commando 2, the sequel to Commando, which became a box office success. Baadshaho was his next release that year in which he played Major Seher Singh, the movie did average business worldwide.

Jammwal ramp walking for a fashion show in 2012

In 2019, Jammwal starred in American director Chuck Russell's first Bollywood film Junglee and Commando 3. The latter saw him returning to the Commando series and became the most successful film in the franchise.[20] His next project was Tigmanshu Dhulia's Yaara, an official remake of the French film Les Lyonnais.[21][22] Yaara was one of three films Vidyut signed for – the other two being large format films by director Ram Madhvani, creating an aura similar to the Hollywood flick 300.[23] In 2020, he appeared in an action thriller Khuda Haafiz which was inspired from real life events. The movie became his biggest opener ever[24] and its sequel Khuda Haafiz Chapter II was announced with same leads.[25] He also played the lead role in the movie Sanak.[26]

In the media[edit]

Jammwal with Angira Dhar at the promotional event of Commando 3 in 2019

Jammwal has also been part of a number of popular magazine lists. He ranked in The Times of India's listing of India's Top 10 Most Desirable Men in 2012 and 2013. Men's Health declared him as List of Best Bodies and Top 5 Fittest Men in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In 2012, People Magazine India listed him in as one of The Sexiest Men Alive. In 2014, He was honoured as PETA's Hottest Vegetarian along with Kangana Ranaut. In 2018, he was declared as "Top 6 Martial Artists Around The World".[27][28][29][30][31][32][33]

Personal life[edit]

Jammwal kicked off an initiative to teach self-defense techniques to college-going girls and working professionals.[34][35][36] He hosted a camp at a college festival in Mumbai in 2014.[37]

Jammwal is a vegan. In a 2018 PETA campaign for India's National Nutrition Week, the actor showed off his muscular physique alongside the words "Kick the meat habit. Go vegan."[38][39][40] His workout regime combines martial arts training with various other elements of cardiovascular, weight and interval training.[41] More recently, Jammwal has adopted and added Anti Gravity Yoga and Suspension TRX to his intense workout regime.[42] Jammwal is a rock climber.[43][44]

Jammwal visited the Shaolin Temple in China in 2013.[45] His visit was meant to honour Bodhidharma, an Indian Buddhist monk who is credited with teaching Indian combat forms and exercises to China, from which kung fu was then born.[46] Jammwal is also believed to have spent a week taking part in martial arts training at the temple.[47] On 1 September 2021, Vidyut Jamwal announced his engagement with fashion designer Nandita Mahtani.[48][49]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Hindi, Unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Sakthi Wasim Ali Telugu debut
Force Vishnu Reddy Hindi debut
Oosaravelli Irfan Raaghav Telugu film
Stanley Ka Dabba Zoyaab Special appearance
2012 Billa II Dimitri Tamil debut
Thuppakki Harish Kumar
2013 Bullett Raja ACP Arun Singh/Munna
Commando Captain Karanvir Singh Dogra
2014 Anjaan Chandru Tamil film
2017 Baadshaho Major Seher Singh
Commando 2 Captain Karanvir Singh Dogra
2019 Junglee Rajveer "Raj" Chandrashekhar
Commando 3 Captain Karanvir Singh Dogra
2020 Yaara Paramveer/Phagun ZEE5 film
Khuda Haafiz Sameer Chaudhary Hotstar film
2021 The Power Devidas Thakur ZeePlex film
Sanak Vivaan Ahuja Disney+ film[50]
2022 Khuda Haafiz 2 Films that have not yet been released Sameer Chaudhary Releasing 17 June[51]
IB71 Films that have not yet been released TBA Also producer
Filming[52]
2023 Sher Singh Rana Films that have not yet been released Sher Singh Rana [53]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language Ref.
2013 CID Commando Hindi [54]
2017 Ultimate Beastmaster Host/presenter Hindi, English [55]
2022 India's Ultimate Warrior Dojo Master Hindi, English [56]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Singer(s) Label Ref.
2016 Tumhe Dillagi Rahat Fateh Ali Khan T-Series [57]
Gal Ban Gayi Neha Kakkar, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Meet Bros, Sukhbir [58]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Language Result Ref.
2012 Stardust Awards Breakthrough Performance (Male) Force Hindi Won [59]
FICCI Frames Awards Best Debut (Male) Won [60]
Filmfare Awards Won
IIFA Awards Star Debut of the Year – Male Won
2013 SIIMA Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Thuppakki Tamil Won [61][62]
2014 Zee Cine Awards Umeed Ka Naya Chehra - Male Commando Hindi Won [63]
2019 Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards Best Action Sequence Choreographer Junglee Won [citation needed]

Titles[edit]

  • 2011 – Prominently featured on the List of Most Desirable Men by The Times of India/Zoom[28]
  • 2011 – Prominently featured on the List of Best Bodies by Men's Health magazine India[64]
  • 2012 – Prominently featured on the List of Most Desirable Men by The Times of India123/Zoom[65]
  • 2012 – Prominently featured on the List of Chennai's Most Desirable Men by The Times of India[66]
  • 2012 – Prominently featured on the List of Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine India[67]
  • 2012 – On the list of Top 5 Fittest Men by Men's Health magazine India[64]
  • 2013 – Prominently featured on the List of Most Desirable Men by The Times of India/Zoom[29]
  • 2013 – Prominently featured on the List of Chennai's Most Desirable Men by The Times of India[68]
  • 2014 – PETA's Hottest Vegetarian[69][70]
  • 2018 – Vidyut Jammwal declared among the top 6 martial artists around the world[71]

See also[edit]

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