Vidyut Jammwal is an Indian actor, martial artist, and film producer. He has mainly worked in Hindi movies. Best known for his role in the Commando movie series, Vidyut also practices Kalaripayattu. The actor made his debut with the Telugu movie Sakthi, then his Hindi debut with Force, and his Tamil debut with Billa II.
Vidyut Jammwal was born on December 10, 1980 (age 43, as of February 2024) in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Born into an army family, Vidyut has lived in various cities owing to his father’s job. Moreover, he has been trained in Kalaripayattu, Kerala, in an ashram run by his mother. Not only this, Jammwal has travelled to more than 25 countries to perform live-action shows. The actor made his Bollywood debut with the 2011 film Force and played a negative role in the film. Besides, he won many debut awards for the same, including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Notably, he has also won a SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for the Tamil movie Thuppakki.
- Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye colour: Dark Brown
Vidyut Jammwal was born into a family with an army background in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Parents and siblings
There is not enough information about his father, except that he was a military officer. However, the actor lost his father at a very young age, and reportedly, this made his mother very spiritual, and she started running an ashram in Kerala. His mother, Vimla Jammwal, raised him in the environment of a traditional Hindu Rajput family.
He is unmarried.
Vidyut Jammwal announced his engagement to long-term girlfriend Nandita Mahtani in 2021. However, several rumours suggest that the couple has broken up, as they were spotted maintaining a distance during some public appearances. Moreover, Vidyut was previously in a relationship with actress Mona Singh, and both of them were quite open and vocal about their love.
Vidyut Jammwal belongs to a Hindu Rajput family. Although he has previously stated in an interview that he believes less in the power of God and more in the power of the universe and positive energy.
Vidyut Jammwal made his acting debut in 2011 with the John Abraham starrer Force, the Hindi version of the Tamil movie Kaakha Kaakha. In addition, he played the role of a villain in that movie, which ultimately made him the recipient of many debut awards, along with the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Moreover, he played many such parts in Telugu movies starring NTR, such as Shakti and Oosaravelli. In 2012, the actor made his Tamil debut with the role of an antagonist opposite Ajith Kumar in the movie Billa II and received critical acclaim for the same. Not only this, he also made an appearance as an antagonist opposite actor Vijay in the movie Thuppakki. Later, he was awarded the SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for the movie.
Lead role in Bollywood
In 2013, Jammwal made his lead role debut with the Hindi-language Bollywood film Commando. In that movie, he performed various dangerous stunts without any stunt actors. Moreover, in the same year, the movie was screened internationally at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal and the Fantastic Fest in Texas. He received praise from international critics and media outlets, with people referring to him as India’s Bruce Lee and Tony Jaa. Following his success with Commando, he was also featured in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja.
He played the lead roles in Commando 2 (2017) and Commando 3 (2019) as well. Later, he also starred in Charles ‘Chuck’ Russell’s Junglee. In 2020, he acted in the action thriller Khuda Haafiz and its sequel in 2022.
Awards, Honours, and Achievements
After his debut with the Bollywood movie Force in 2012, Vidyut won many awards. Some of them are the Stardust Awards for Breakthrough Performance (male), the FICCI Frames Awards and Filmfare Awards for Best Debut (male), and the IIFA Awards for Star Debut of the Year (male). Moreover, in 2013, he won the Best Actor in a Negative Role for Thuppakki and the Zee Cine Awards in the Umeed Ka Naya Chehra—Male category in 2014 for the movie Commando.
Bike and Car Collection
Vidyut has an amazing vehicle collection that could make anybody jealous. His bikes include the Triumph Rocket 3 R, Yamaha V-Max, and Ducati Diavel. Along with that, his car collections include a Mercedes Benz G Class SUV, Jaguar XF, Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche Cayenne, and BMW X5.
As of 2024, Vidyut earns around 7 crores a year. Moreover, with his talent and skills, he is expected to become one of the highest-earning actors in the Bollywood industry.
Many media sources suggest that Vidyut Jammwal has an estimated net worth of $7 million, which in INR is approximately 60 crores.
- He has been trained in martial arts since the young age of 3.
- He has travelled to more than 25 countries worldwide to give live performances.
- Vidyut’s favourite hobby is rock climbing.
- All the stunts in his movie are performed and choreographed by him.
- Lastly, this fitness freak is a fan of Tofu, Gulab Jamun, Jhal Muri, and Pani Puri.