He was born on 16 May 1988 into a Punjabi family in Mumbai . His father Sham Kaushal is a stuntman and action director in Hindi films and mother homemaker Veena Kaushal. . His younger brother, Sunny, is also an actor.
He studied acting at Kishore Namit Kapoor's academy.
Vickey worked as an assistant director to Anurag Kashyap in the two-part crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Kaushal played his first leading role in the independent drama Masaan (2015) directed by Neeraj Ghaywan.
The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard segment at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won two awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize.
His performance won him the IIFA and Screen Awards for Best Male Debut, and a nomination for the Asian Film Award for Best Newcomer.
Kaushal has an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications from Mumbai's Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology.
Vicky Kaushal is currently dating Harleen Sethi . In july 2018 on a chat show, Vicky opened up on his relationship status with Harleen Sethi. The actor admitted that he is in love, and it all began last year when the two met at a party.