Jaideep Ahlawat (born 8 February 1978) is an Indian film actor. He appeared in the Bollywood film Khatta Meetha, produced by Akshay Kumar; however, he is most noted for the role of Shahid Khan in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and as AK 74 in the movie Commando.
Early life and education
Jaideep was born in Kharkara village in Rohtak district of Haryana state. He completed his acting graduation from FTII in 2008.
Jaideep did theatre at a young age but wanted to be an Indian Army officer. However, after not clearing his SSB interviews, multiple times, he ventured into acting. He used to do stage shows in Punjab and Haryana. He started to take acting seriously only after his graduation. He entered the film-world the hard way, without any godfather. In 2008, Ahlawat came to Mumbai. He was first noticed in a negative character in Priyadarshan's Khatta Meetha (2010). In the same year he appeared in Aakrosh with Ajay Devgn. Thereafter he did more films including Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Kamal Hasan's Vishwaroopam (2012). He was also seen in the series Bard of Blood. He is in lead role in Amazon Prime web series Paatal Lok (2020).
He will be playing a negative character in an upcoming film, Khaali Peeli.