Vidyut Jammwal is popularly known as “The New Age Action Hero of Bollywood” He has also worked in Kollywood and Tollywood films.
Vidyut Jammwal (born 10 December is an indian actor who predominantly works in Hindi films. He is also a trained martial artist, having learned Kalaripayattu (a martial art of Kerala) since the age of three.Jammawal was one of two children born in an army officers home, having lived across various parts of India owing to his father’s transferable job and training in Kalaripayattu from an asram in Palakkad, 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 Kaparipayat. After earning a degree in martial arts, Jammwaal traveled to over 25 countries, where he performed live action shows, something beyond any regular showcase ever done before.
He moved to Mumbai in 2008 to pusue a career in films and after pursuing a brief stint in modeling, he landed his debut role in Shakti, a Telugu film. He later landed his first role in Bollywood movie in Nishikant Kamat’s Force after one audition and was chosen among thousands of other applicants for the role of Vishnu.Given his elaborate expertise in the martial arts, he has committed himself to stunt and action atraining in the world of cinema. His first Bollywood outing Force a remake of the Tamil film Kaaka Kaaka, alongside John Abraham gave audiences a sneak peek into the kind of action they can expect from Vidyut. It earned him a clean sweep at the awards that year with him winning all the awards for most Promising Debut for 2012.
He subsequently played supporting roles in the Telugu films Shakti NTR. 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 importing role in another Tamil film Anjaan as a Partner of Suriya. His second film commando where he showcased realistic combat based action, all that he performed himself. With just the trailer launch, Vidyut created quite a stir and amassed over a million hits within a week of the trailer launch.
Although the film received a mixed critical reception, Jammwal and his action rearned him great reviews. By doing the stunts without a body double or cables, he fits into the definition of India’s Next Gen action hero without a hitch. He’s a fine actor too, although it’s the action that takes precedence over histrionics here.” After the success of Commando, he was next seen donning the avatar of a sharp shooter cop in Tigmanshu Dhulia, Bullet Raja and was loved for his action and his performance.
Known for his gritty and edgy cinematic style, Tigmanshu has cast him once again for his next directorial venture. He and his very own team of stunt men who designed, choreographed and executed all his action sequences with him for all his films. His recent outing Commando 2 ended up as a disappointment however the actor’s performance has been widely appreciated.