Vishal Jethwa

Vishal Jethwa (born 6 July 1994) is an Indian television and film actor. He is known for portraying Akbar on Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap which aired on Sony TV[2][better source needed], and Sunny in the Bollywood film Mardaani 2.[3]

Vishal Jethwa
Born (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 26)[1]
Alma materThakur College of Science and Commerce
Years active2013 - present

Early lifeEdit

Jethwa is a Gujarati.[4] He was born to Naresh and Preeti Jethwa in 1994. His family also consists of his siblings, elder sister Dolly and younger brother Rahul.[5] He completed his graduation from Thakur College of Science and Commerce.[6]


Vishal started his acting career in 2013 by landing a lead role of Akbar on Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap.[7] In 2015, he was roped in to play Bali in Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman.[8] In 2016, he landed an important role of a terrorist on Diya Aur Baati Hum as Chota Packet.[9] In the same year, he bagged the role of negative role of Nasir on Peshwa Bajirao.[10] In August 2017, he replaced actor Bhavesh Balchandani to play the role of Lord Krishna on Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna.[11] He had also booked a role in Colors TV's Thapki Pyar Ki as Prince.[12] and Ghatotkacha that will air on Life OK.[citation needed].

In his Bollywood debut, Jethwa was cast as the main antagonist in the 2019 film Mardaani 2. His performance was well received by the critics and the audience.[13][14]



Year Show Role Channel
2013–2014 Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Young Akbar Sony Entertainment Television
2015 Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman Bali
2016 Crime Patrol (TV series) Vicky Sharma
Ek Duje Ke Vaaste Young Shravan
Peshwa Bajirao Nasir Jung
Diya Aur Baati Hum Chota Packet Star Plus
2017 Thapki Pyar Ki Prince Shekhawat Colors TV
2017–2018 Chakradhari Ajay Krishna Lord Krishna BIG Magic


Year Film Role Notes
2014 Darr @ the Mall Cameo
2017 Hindi Medium Cameo
2019 Mardaani 2 Shiv Prasad Yadav aka Sunny/Bajrang Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut

Won- Lion Gold Awards for Best Debutant in Negative Role Male,

Zee Cine Award for Best Debut Actor Male


Year Award Category Show/Films Results
2015 Lions Gold Awards Child Male Artist Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Won
2017 Mirage Entertainment Group Awards Appreciation Award Peshwa Bajirao Won
2018 Lions Gold Awards Favourite Krishna Chakradhari Ajay Krishna Won
2020 Lions Gold Awards Best Debutant in Negative Role Mardaani 2 Won
2020 Filmfare Awards Best Debut-Male Mardaani 2 Nominated
2020 Zee Cine Awards Best Debut-Male Mardaani 2 Won[15]


  1. ^ "PHOTOS: Bali aka Vishal Jethwa of 'Sankat Mochan…' celebrates his birthday with on screen villain". Dainik Jagaran (in Hindi). 6 July 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Vishal Jethwa aka Akbar: I doubt I'll ever get to play such a great character again". Bollywood life. 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ ANI (18 December 2019). "Vishal Jethwa on prepping for Mardaani 2: I used to lock myself up in my house for hours". India Today. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  4. ^ Kiran Jain (22 October 2014). "Diwali special: In Pics: Maharana Pratap fame, Vishal Jethwa makes a unique rangoli". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  5. ^ Kiran Jain (12 August 2014). "Rakhi Special: Vishal Jethwa aka Maharana Pratap gifts gold pendant to his sister". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Vishal Jethwa Facts: Some interesting facts about Mardaani 2 villain". The Live Mirror. 12 December 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  7. ^ Kiran Jain (11 July 2014). "In Pics: Meet Badshah Akbar aka Vishal Jethwa from Maharana Pratap". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  8. ^ Kiran Jain (10 May 2015). "Child actor Vishal Jethwa to play Bali in 'Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman'". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  9. ^ Kiran Jain (12 August 2016). "If You Think 'Diya Aur Baati Hum' Is Going off Air? Wait, till You Know about the New Entry!". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  10. ^ Neha Maheshwri (1 November 2016). "Vishal Jethwa to play Bajirao's rival in 'Peshwa Bajirao'". Times of India. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  11. ^ IANS (11 August 2017). "Vishal Jethwa to play Lord Krishna on TV show". Times of India. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Vishal Jethwa, Rehaan Roy and Jaanvi Sangwan to enter Colors' Thapki Pyar Ki". Telly Chakkar. 17 March 2017.
  13. ^ Chaudhury, Shreshtha (16 December 2019). "Rani Mukerji introduces Vishal Jethwa, the terrifying antagonist of Mardaani 2; See Pics". Republic World. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Vishal Jethwa says preparing for his Mardaani 2 role of rapist was painful: 'I used to lock myself up in my house for hours'". Hindustan Times. 16 December 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Vishal N. Jethwa on Instagram: "Incredibly speechless and overwhelmed to have received Best Debut Male from @zeecineawards 🏆 last night. I don't seem to have enough words…"". Instagram. Retrieved 15 March 2020.

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