He was born on 16th May 1988 to Shyam Kaushal (Action Director) and Veena Kaushal (Homemaker). He also has a younger brother, Sunny Kaushal who is an Assistant Director.
While his father worked as a stuntman, the family stayed in a Mumbai Chawl. The family roots can be traced back to Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
His hobbies include Dancing, Travelling, Reading, and Gymming.
He won major debut awards for his performance in Neeraj Ghayvan's Masaan.
He is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer and graduated in the year 2009 from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
As he loved acting and wanted to pursue a career in Bollywood, he even rejected a job offer.
He attended acting workshops under Kishore Namit Kapoor and did a lot of theatre and appeared in Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurrana in 2012.
He also assisted Anurag Kashyap during the making of Gangs of Wasseypur.
He is a big foodie who loves to eat Pani Puri, Jalebi-Rabri, Aloo Paratha and Chinese dishes.
His favorite actors are Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Hrithik Roshan.
His favorite Bollywood films are Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Black Friday, Gangs of Wasseypur, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander and his favorite Hollywood film is 12 Angry Men.
His favorite directors are Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar.
Game of Thrones and Prison Break are his favorite TV shows.
He owns a Mercedes Benz GLC SUV.
He currently commands 3 Crores per film.