7 Roles That Prove Ayushmann Khurrana’s Versatility

Sep 14, 2023, 05:43 PM IST

7 Roles That Prove Ayushmann Khurrana’s Versatility

Shomini Sen

Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the most versatile actors of B-Town. From playing the insecure, prematurely bald Bala to being the badass cop Ayan Ranjan, Ayushmann has entertained his audience endlessly. Here are a few of his past roles that left us in awe of his acting prowess.

Vicky Arora in Vicky Donor

Ayushmann’s entry into showbiz was a super success with Vicky Donor. The film revolves around the topic of sperm donation and infertility. His portrayal of Vicky was a hit among the audiences, making him an instant fan favourite.

Prem Prakash Tiwari in Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Ayushmann plays the role of Prem, who initially struggles to accept his overweight wife. The two eventually get close when they participate together in a race. The film addressed body image issues and self-acceptance. 

Mudit Sharma in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Ayushmann is no stranger to playing roles that explore the concept of sexuality. In Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, he played the role of Mudit, a young man struggling with erectile dysfunction.  The film focused on the stigma around sexual health and taboos.

Akash Saraf in Andhadhun

Ayushmann played a faux blind pianist, Akash, who becomes embroiled in a series of mysterious events. Ayushmann as Akash had us on the edge of our seats throughout the film. 

 Nakul Kaushik in Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho is one of the most refreshing films of Bollywood as it amusingly highlights the quirks of late pregnancies and parenthood. Ayushmann portrayed a young man, Nakul, who grapples with embarrassment and societal judgments when he learns that his mother is pregnant.

IPS Officer Ayan Ranjan in Article 15

While Ayushmann is known to tackle social stigma through his roles, he does them comically. So, people were pleasantly surprised to see the serious character of IPS Officer Ayan Ranjan. The movie sheds light on caste-based discrimination and corruption in rural India.

Balmukund 'Bala' Shukla in Bala

Bala is a movie that focuses on the insecurity almost everyone has, baldness. Ayushmann played the role of Bala, dealing with premature balding and societal pressure related to physical appearance. The film speaks about self-esteem, self-identity and acceptance of oneself.