Vidyut Jammwal

Vidyut Jammwal

 Jammu, India
 Force (2011)

About Me

Jammwal was one of three children born in an army officer's home, having lived across various parts of India owing to his father's transferable job and training in martial arts from an ashram in Kerala since he was three years old which was run by his mother. He has traveled the world training with martial artists in various forms, all of which find their base in kalaripayat. After earning a strong degree in martial arts, Jammwal traveled to over 25 countries where he performed live action shows, something beyond any regular showcase ever done before. He moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in films in 2008 and after pursuing a brief stint in modeling, he landed his debut role in Nishikant Kamat's Force after one audition and was chosen among thousands of other applicants for the role of Vishnu

Jammwal kicked off an initiative to teach self-defense techniques to college going girls and working professionals. He hosted a camp at a college festival in Mumbai recently. Jammwal is a vegetarian and appeared in an ad for PETA with the caption “Powered by Veggies! Go Vegetarian”. He along with Kangana Ranaut were adjudged as PETA India's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2013. His workout regime combines martial arts training with various other elements of cardio vascular, weight and interval training. More recently Jammwal has adopted and added Anti Gravity Yoga and Suspension TRX to his intense workout regime Jammwal is a rock climber. Jammwal visited the Shaolin Temple in China. His visit was meant to honour Bodhidharma, a Tamil Buddhist monk who is credited for taking the teachings of Kalaripayattu from India to China. He is also believed [who?] to have spent a week training as part in martial arts training at the temple. He is popularly known as "The New Age Action Hero of Bollywood".

In 2012, Jammwal made his debut in Tamil cinema with Billa II, as the antagonist opposite Ajith Kumar. For his role, he received critical appreciation. He worked on another Tamil film Thuppakki, opposite actor Vijay which became a blockbuster. He also received an award for the Best Actor in a Negative Role in SIIMA Awards for the film. He recently played a supporting and an important role in another Tamil film Anjaan as a partner of Suriya.