Vidyut Jammwal (born 10 December 1980) is an Indian film actor, model and martial artist. Popularly known as a contemporary action hero, he has worked in Bollywood, Kollywood and Tollywood films. He is also a practitioner of kalaripayattu.
Jamwal made his acting debut in the 2011 Hindi film Force, a remake of the Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha, alongside John Abraham. His performance as the antagonist earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He subsequently played supporting roles in the Telugu films Shakti and Oosaravelli, both starring NTR.
In 2012, Jamwal made his debut in Tamil cinema with Billa II, as the antagonist opposite Ajith Kumar. For his role, he received critical appreciation. He recently 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 was seen in Vipul Shah's action film Commando opposite Pooja Chopra, where he appeared in his first lead role.
Although the film received a mixed critical reception, Jamwal gained appreciation for his portrayal of a commando in the Indian army, with noted critic Taran Adarsh mentioning that "COMMANDO clearly belongs to Vidyut and the liberty of watching him crushing everything and everyone in sight leaves you tongue-tied. 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."
Jammwal is a vegetarian and appeared in an ad for PETA with the caption “Powered by Veggies! Go Vegetarian”.