Sunny Kaushal Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Sunny Kaushal Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Sunny Kaushal (born 28 September 1989) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. After working as an assistant director on the films My Friend Pinto (2011) and Gunday (2014), he made his acting debut in the comedy-drama Sunshine Music Tours and Travels (2016). He gained recognition for his supporting part in the sports biopic Gold (2018), and has since starred in the web series The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye (2020) and the film Shiddat (2021).

Early years

Kaushal was born on September 28, 1989, in a Mumbai suburb chawl to Sham Kaushal, an action director in Indian films, and Veena Kaushal. His older brother is actor Vicky Kaushal. His ancestors are Punjabi Hindus. Kaushal began his studies at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India but dropped out to pursue acting. He then started his acting career playing small roles in theater plays and skits.


Kaushal made his Bollywood debut in the 2016 comedy-drama road film Sunshine Music Tours and Travels, as well as the TV Mini-Series Official Chukyagiri. In addition, he appeared in the short film Love at First Sight. In 2018, Kaushal starred in Reema Kagti's historical sports drama Gold, which is based on the 1948 Summer Olympics championship of the Indian hockey team. He played Himmat Singh, a character inspired by Balbir Singh Sr. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 25th Screen Awards for his performance in Gold. He also appeared in the TV Mini-Series Official CEOgiri, a spin-off of the 2016 series Official Chukyagiri, the same year. The short film The Embrace, in which Kaushal plays Siddharth, was nominated for a Filmfare Award in the Drama Short Film category.

The dance-based film Bhangra Paa Le, in which Kaushal co-starred with Rukshar Dhillon, was released in select theaters on January 3, 2020. Later that year, Kaushal starred in the original series The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke Liye on Amazon Prime Video. Kabir Khan directed the series, which was based on true events from the Indian National Army's fight for Indian independence during World War II, and the New Indian Express called his performance "splendid." A year later, he starred in the romantic drama Shiddat where he played the role of Jaggi Dil, a man who desperately tries to reach London to be with his love who is getting married to another man. The film premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on October 1, 2021, after being delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Kaushal's dialogue deliveries and convincing performance will win your heart," said India Today's Samriddhi Srivastava.

In 2022, Kaushal appeared in Hurdang, a love story set against the backdrop of the 1990 Allahabad student agitation, alongside Nushratt Bharuccha and Vijay Varma. He also finished the survival thriller Mili with Janhvi Kapoor and Manoj Pahwa. He will also appear in the suspense thriller Chor Nikal Ke Bhaaga, opposite Yami Gautam.


Kaushal was ranked 45th in The Times' Most Desirable Men in 2018, and 38th in 2019.




Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2011My Friend PintoAssistant director
2016Sunshine Music Tours and TravelsSunburn
2017Love At First SightKshitijShort film
2018GoldHimmat Singh
2019The EmbraceSiddharthShort film
2020Bhangra Paa LeJaggi Singh / Kaptaan Singh
2021ShiddatJoginder 'Jaggi' Dhillon
2022HurdangDaddu Thakur
2023Chor Nikal Ke BhagaAnkit Sethi
2024Phir Aayi Hasseen DillrubaFilm yet to releaseTBAFilming

Web series

2016Official ChukyagiriSpandan Chukya
2018Official CEOgiri
2020The Forgotten Army - Azaadi Ke LiyeLieutenant/Captain Surinder Sodhi

Music videos

2020Taaron Ke SheharNeha KakkarJubin Nautiyal
2021Dil Lauta DoPayal DevJubin Nautiyal
Ishq MeinMeet BrosSachet Tandon

Awards and nominations

2018Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActorGoldNominated

Profession(s)Actor and Assistant Director
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Assistant Director): My Friend Pinto (2011)
Film (Actor): Sunshine Music Tours and Travels (2016)
Web-Series: Official Chukyagiri (2016)
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 September 1989 (Thursday)
Age (as in 2023)34 Years
Zodiac signLibra
Educational QualificationChartered Accountant or CA (Dropout)
ReligionHinduism [1]GQ India
HobbiesTravelling, Swimming, Reading, Playing Squash, and Gymming
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Sham Kaushal (Action Director)
Mother- Veena Kaushal (Homemaker)
SiblingsBrother- Vicky Kaushal (Actor)
Favourite Things
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, and Anil Kapoor
ActressAlia Bhatt
FilmBorder (1997)
Song“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
Book(s)Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and Naoko by Keigo Higashino

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sunny Kaushal

  • Sunny Kaushal is an Indian actor and assistant director.
  • Sunny was born in a Punjabi family with roots in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. 
  • His father came to Mumbai in 1978, and later, he became a famous action director in Bollywood.
  • Sunny was born and raised in the chawl area of Malad in Mumbai when his father used to work as a stuntman. In an interview, Sunny said,

    We used to stay in a 10/10 chawl in Malad. We studied in an ordinary school. We used to travel by bus till we finished college. My mother (Veena Kaushal) has made huge efforts to keep the family together. She’s the normal quotient in our home.”

  • Since his childhood, Sunny and his brother Vicky have been a die-hard fan of Hrithik Roshan.
  • During his school days, his favourite subject was History, and he wanted to become an archaeologist.
  • He started his career as a theatre artist with the actor Makarand Deshpande.
  • He worked as an assistant director in films like ‘My Friend Pinto’ (2011) and ‘Gunday’ (2014).
  • Later, he joined ‘Barry John Acting Studio’ in New Delhi to brush up his acting skills.
  • His father had made it very clear that he won’t play any role to launch him in Bollywood.
  • Before making his Bollywood debut, he had auditioned for almost 5 years to get a good role in films.
  • He rose to fame with his role as “Himmat Singh,” based on the veteran Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Dosanjh, in the historical sports drama film ‘Gold’ (2018), starring Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy.
  • He appeared in various Hindi web-series like ‘Official Chukyagiri’ (2016), ‘Official CEOgiri’ (2018), and ‘The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye’ (2020)
  • In 2020, he appeared in Bollywood films like ‘Bhangra Paa Le,’ ‘Hurdang,’ and ‘Shiddat.’
  • He is a shoe lover and has a huge collection of it.
  • He loves to play ‘Djembe,’ a musical instrument.
  • In an interview, when he was asked if he had a crush on any of his brother’s girlfriend, he said,

    Yes, but before I knew that she was his girlfriend. Mujhe baad mein pata chala ki woh log date kar rahe hai. (I came to know later that they were dating.)”

  • He is a cat lover.

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