Vidyut Jamwal Biography, Age, Family, Body, First Movie, Awards & More

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Who is Vidyut Jamwal?

Born on 10 December 1980 (age 40 years in 2020), Vidyut Jamwal is an Indian actor, model, and stunt performer. He is counted among the best action heroes in the world. He mainly works in Bollywood, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil cinema.

At a very early age, when he was just three, he started learning Kalaripayattu, a martial art form from Kerala. He gained huge recognition from the movie Commando released in 2013 and today he is very popular among the action lover.

Even coming from a non-film background his hard work and dedication established him as a well-counted artist in the Indian film industry.


Early Life & Achievements

Vidyut was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India but originally belongs from Jammu & Kashmir. He did his schooling at Army Public School, Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh. Due to the transferable nature of his father’s job, he has been for a short span of time in various parts of India.

He started learning Kalaripayattu at the age of three. After earning his degree in the martial art, he started performing on the stage. He traveled to more than 25 countries to showcase this south Indian art form and won many awards.

However, during his gloomily modeling career, he got an offer in the Telugu film Sakthi in 2011 starring Junior NTR. In the same year, he landed a role in John Abraham starrer Force. His negative role in the movie was quite appreciated by the audience and he also won Filmfare Award for the best male debut.

After the success of Force, he again appeared in the Telugu film Oosaravelli (2011) and did a couple of Tamil films namely Billa II and Thuppakki in 2012.

The year 2013 proved to be a milestone for his career as he got the lead role in Commando. He played the character of an army officer, Captain Karan Singh Dogra. He won Zee Cine Award for the Rising Star for this film.

Vidyut was seen in American renowned action director Chuck Russell‘s Junglee (2019). His major box office success includes Commando (2013), Baadshaho (2017), Commando 2 (2017), Junlee (2019), Commando 3 (2019), Yaara (2020), Khuda Hafiz (2020).

Now he is the busiest actor in the Bollywood and has many projects in his pocket.

Personal Information

Real NameVidyut Jammwal
ProfessionActor, Model, Martial Artist
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Birth Date10 December 1980
Age40 years (as in 2020)
Birth PlaceKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolArmy Public School, Dagshai, Himachal Pradesh
Education QualificationDegree in Martial Arts
HobbiesWatching Movies, Traveling, Working Out

Body Measurements

Height5 Feet 9 Inches (180 cm)
Chest44 Inches
Waist32 Inches
Biceps18 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack


FatherName not known.
However, he was an ex-army officer. Jamwal’s father died when he was a teenager.
Mothervidyut jamwal mother
Vimla Jamwal.
She is a housewife. But she has been Miss Jammu & Kashmir.
Sistersvidyut jamwal sister image
Achla Sachdev.
Priyanka Jamwal.

First Movie

Vidyut Jamwal first movie Force
Directed ByNishikant Kamat
CastJohn Abraham, Genelia D’Souza, Sandhya Mridul, Vidyut Jamwal, Raj Babbar, Mukesh Rishi
WriterGautham Menon
Music ByHarris Jayaraj, Lalit Pandit

Vidyut made his film debut with a Telugu movie Sakthi in 2011. However, he stepped into Bollywood with Nishikant Kamat‘s directed film Force in 2011. In which he appeared in the negative role. He won Filmfare, Stardust, and IIFA Awards for his brilliant performance. The movie also did well, both critically and commercially.

Net worth, Salary, House, Cars

Net worthRs. 60 crores in 2020
SalaryRs. 4 – 5 crores per movie
Brand EndorsementRs. 50 – 70 L
HouseAndheri, Mumbai (rented apartment)
Carsvidyut jamwal car collection
Jaguar XJ (1.1 crores)
Bikesvidyut jamwal bike collection
Triumph Rocket 3 R (18 L) [1]Gqindia,
Ducati Diavel (16 L)

Favorite Things

ActorsM. G. Ramachandran, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Hrithik Roshan, Sunil Shetty, Salman Khan
ActressHuma Qureshi, Nargis Fakhri, Shruti Haasan
MoviesSingh Is King, Robocop, Enter The Dragon
FoodTofu, Gulab Jamun, Bhel Puri, Pani Puri
SportsFootball, Cycling [2]Bhasker
Holidays DestinationRishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Mona Singh (Actress)vidyut jamwal girlfriend mona singh
They met through a common friend in 2012 and dated each other for about three years. However, they are now separated.

Unknown Facts

  • Apart from Kalaripayattu, he has also mastered Gymnastics, Jiu-Jitsu, and Parkour.
  • Before starting his film career, he was a background dancer and performed in the Insaan (2005) movie song.
  • At first, he was a non-vegetarian but since 2011 he is a pure vegetarian and also won PETA‘s hottest vegetarian of the year in 2014.
Vidyut Jamwal Promoting PETA
  • He is a big follower of Lord Hanuman.
  • He is a good rock climber.
Vidyut Jamwal Rock Climbing
  • Vidyut performs all action sequences by himself in his movies.
  • He was offered a role in Salman Khan starter Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in which he had to play Salman’s brother character, but due to the busy schedule, he denied the offer.
  • His movie Force (2011) is the remake of the Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha.
  • He was called to the Shaolin temple to pay tribute to Bodhidharma, an Indian monk who introduced martial art in China.
  • During the shoot of Junglee, he had a severe head injury but sooner he got back for the shoot.
Vidyut Injured Shooting Junglee
  • To play a negative role in Force, he was selected among the 500 candidates.
  • He was approached for the role in Happy New Year instead of Sonu Sood, but he rejected the offer.
  • He got training in martial arts in an ashram in Kerala. The ashram was run by his mother.
  • He has hosted alongside Sarah an international reality game show named “Ultimate Beastmaster” where he had represented Indian contestants.
Vidyut Jamwal hosting in Ultimate Beastmaster
  • A very popular Youtube channel, TheRichest, listed him among the “Top 10 People You Don’t Want To Mess With” in the world.
  • He promoted Sushant Singh Rajput‘s Dil Bechara by heart like it was his movie.


  • Vidyut landed into a controversy when the businessman had alleged them for smashing a bottle on his head in 2007. However, after 12 years, the Bandra court acquitted Vidyut and his friend for assaulting that businessman. [3]NDTV
  • When Disney+ + Hotstar organized an event regarding OTT releases, they forget to invite Vidyut. In response he tweeted on Twitter “A BIG announcement for sure!! 7 films scheduled for release but only 5 are deemed worthy of representation. 2 films, receive no invitation or intimation. It’s a long road ahead. THE CYCLE CONTINUES“. This tweet sparked a dispute between the outsider and the insider.


Vidyut Jamwal at 5th annual Jackie Chan International Awards
Force (2011)Filmfare Award, FICCI Frames Awards, IIFA Award, Stardust AwardBest Male Debut
Thuppakki (2013)SIIMA AwardBest Actor in a Negative Role
Commando (2014)Zee Cine AwardUmeed Ka Naya Chehra – Male
Junglee (2019)Jackie Chan Action Movie AwardsBest Action Sequence Choreographer

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