Jaideep Ahlawat is an Indian film actor, who came into the limelight after starring the Hindi film, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012); as Shahid Khan. Though he appeared in smaller roles in Bollywood.
|Full name||Jai Kishan Ahlawat|
|Date of birth||08 February 1980|
|Birthplace||Kharkara village in Rohtak, Haryana|
|School||GHS Kharakara, Rohtak|
|College/University||All India Jat Heroes Memorial College, Rohtak in Haryana |
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
|Year active||2008 – present|
|Marital status||Not known|
|Debut||Film(Hindi): Khatta Meetha (2010)|
Film(Tamil): Vishwaroopam (2013)
Web-Series(Hindi): Bard of Blood (2019)
Jai Kishan Ahlawat popularly known as Jaideep Ahlawat was born in the village of Kharkara in Haryana state, to Jat family. He received his high school diploma from the Model School, Rohtak. He studied at Jaat College, Rohtak. Following his graduation, Ahlavat received his Master’s degree in English from MDU, Rohtak in 2005. In 2008 he graduated from the FTII in acting.
Jaideep played theater from a young age, but wanted to become Indian army officer. However, after failing to clear up his SSB interviews several times, he ventured into acting. He did stage shows in Punjab and Haryana. He began to take acting seriously only after graduating. He entered the film world the hard way, with no Godfather.
He was first recognised in a negative character in Priyadarshan’s Khatta Meetha (2010). Though he appeared in many small roles in movies such as ‘Chittagong’ (2011) & ‘Rockstar’ (2011) but he went unnoticed. In the same year he wes seen in Aakrosh. After that he starred many films including Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Kamal Hasan’s Vishwaroopam (2012). Gangs of Wasseypur movie was a turning point in Jaideep’s life, as its success, helped him gain enough recognition and fame. Jaideep was the seen in a Tamil spy thriller film ‘Vishwaroopam’ with Kamal Hassan, which was again a great success in the south in 2013. He played Hathiram Chaudhary, the lead role in the Amazon Prime web series Paatal Lok (2020).
- He wanted to become an Indian Army officer, but he failed to clear his SSB interviews multiple times.
- He loves reading books and listening to music.
- He was a good student.
- He among the few actors in Bollywood who had completed his masters