Jaideep Ahlawat is certainly one of the most versatile and admired actors in Hindi cinema. Recently he played the lead role in Amazon Prime Web Series Paatal Lok.
He belongs to the breed of actors for whom a single, subtle action speaks a thousand words. Whether he’s playing the RAW handler Khalid Mir in Raazi or the patriarch Shahid Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur, his acting prowess shines through in a meaningful glance or the curl of a lip.
Jaideep in his career has managed to leave a lasting impression on the audience, despite being confined to minor roles or stereotypical characters.
Below are some interesting facts about the actor:
1- He was born on February 8, 1978, in Kharkhara village, in the Rohtak district of Haryana.
2- He was born in a Jatt farmer family who cultivated lands and harvested crops. He started watching movies during his college days.
3- The actor attended Jat H.M. College in Rohtak and later in 2005 did an MA in English from MDU, Rohtak.
4- In 2008, he completed his acting graduation from FTII. With both parents and both siblings being teachers, it’s not surprising that Ahlawat holds a teaching diploma as well.
5- In his graduation days, he was serious about joining the Indian Army and even attempted the Services Selection Board examinations a few times, but failed. That’s when he turned to literature and theatre.
6- He came to Mumbai in 2008 and joined a theatre group during his college.
7- Having made his debut in the Indian film industry back in 2008, he climbed the ladder of prominence with films like Khatta Meetha in 2010, Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012, and Raazi in 2018.
8- In 2013, he played the role of Salim in the Tamil film Vishwaroopam.
9- Apart from movies, he appeared in web series too. He worked in ‘Bard of Blood’ (2019) and ‘Paatal Lok’ (2020). He received a huge appreciation for his role Hathi Ram Chaudhary in the web series, Paatal Lok.
10- He labels his father and teachers and also his “experience, struggles and journey” as his mentors and said that he learned from his achievements and mistakes.
11- He believes that web series helps an actor to widen their horizons and they get a better vision and perspective and feel challenged to try new things. He has a special place in his heart, in fact, for great storytelling, as he says, “good stories hold heavy importance in today’s time.”