Vishhal Nikam a.k.a Vishal Balaso Nikam is an esteemed Indian actor, model, and fitness trainer too, who predominantly works in Mollywood. Today’s youth is crazy about Vishhal’s chiselled body. He is lovingly called Vishu by his near and dear ones. From the list of Maharashtra’s most desirable men, he was ranked in the list of top 15 in 2018, 3rd in 2019 and 1st in 2020. Nikam is best known for his acting in the Marathi movie Mithun. Apart from working in the mainstream Marathi cinema, he is also a travel aficionado. Vishhal has also done a few television shows in Marathi. Vishhal Nikam is a famous name in the Marathi Cinema. It is the Marathi Cinema that gave him all the fame and appreciation for his acting skills. Now he is going to rock the Bigg Boss Marathi house. Here in this article, you will get a piece of full information about Vishhal Nikam. Let us go on a brief journey of the personal and professional life of the fitness trainer.
Vishhal Nikkam was born on 10 December 1994 (age 27, as in 2021) in Devikhindi, Sangli district, Maharashtra. Be it his acting or dancing; the multitalented actor excels in all the fields. After completing graduation, he relocated to Mumbai from Devikhindi to become an actor. Before entering the world of Mollywood, he worked as a fitness trainer at Gold’s Gym in Kandivali, Mumbai. Nikkam was inclined towards modelling and acting since his childhood. Vishhal has appeared in various movies as well as TV shows and has established himself as a mainstream actor in Marathi cinema. And, in 2021, he went on to win the third season of Bigg Boss Marathi, after which, he is reaching the heights of his fame.
Vishhal Nikam gives fitness a great place in his daily life and never compromises on his workout sessions. He has a strongly built physique and is 5’11” tall. He has black hair and black eyes.
DAKKHANCHA RAJA JYOTIBA (2020)
He played the role of Lord Jyotiba in the television series for which he had to gain several kilos of weight. The actor aced the role perfectly with this body transformation, and it earned him a lot of praise.
FAMILY, CASTE & RELIGION
Vishhal Nikam was born into a Hindu- Marathi family of Devikhindi, Sangli District, Maharashtra. His father, Balaso Yashwant Nikam, is a farmer. His mother, Vijaya Nikam, is a homemaker. He has a brother, Akshay Nikam. Although he follows the Hindu religion despite one of his Instagram highlights depicts that he reads Sarth Shri Dnyaneshwari (a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita written by the Marathi saint which interprets the Bhagavad Gita in the Advaita Vedanta tradition of Hinduism).
He did his schooling at Smt Kasturbai Walchand College and Sangli’s N S V Devikhindi school. He attended Balwant College, Vita, Maharashtra to pursue a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and went to Baburaoji Gholap College, Pune, Maharashtra to pursue a Master of Science (Physics).
Nikam made his acting debut in 2018 with the Marathi film Mithun in which he played the titular role of Mithun. The film earned him a huge success in the Marathi industry.
He worked in the movie Dhumas in which he portrayed the role of an antagonist.
Vishhal was critically acclaimed with his performances in the TV serials Saataa Jalmaachyaa Gaathi (2019). For his serial Dakkhancha Raja Jyotiba (2020), he was appreciated for his character of Lord Jyotiba.
In 2021, he was offered two films which include a periodic movie Baloch and The Sniper. In the same year, he appeared on the television series Jai Bhawani Jai Shivaji.
He also worked on many modelling assignments and has walked as a model for various ramp shows.
- Bhushan Pradhan, Shahid Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput are his favourite actors.
- His all-time favourite actresses are Sai Tamhankar and Sridevi.
- In an interview, he revealed that while shooting for Dakkhancha Raja Jyotiba, he bulked his body and gained 12 kgs in 20 days. He also learned horse-riding for the same.
- He is a well-versed speaker of the Kolhapuri language.
- He is very particular about his fitness and loves to keep his body in proper shape. Nikam is also seen performing several freehand exercises and workouts on his film shoots.
- His friends and family members fondly call him Vishu.
- He has also appeared on the cover pages of numerous magazines.
- Vishhal Nikam serves as the primary caregiver to his immobilized grandmother. He recently posted a picture of his old grandmother on his Instagram account. He wrote the caption,
The generations !! When I was small I needed my grandmother every single time to help n guide me. And now the time has come when she needs me the most n I’m right there for her with all my heart”.
JOURNEY IN BIGG BOSS MARATHI
Vishhal Nikam is one of the competitors of the unscripted TV show “Bigg Boss” which is currently venturing into its third season in Marathi. The Bigg Boss season 3 is hosted by Mahesh Manjrekar and is broadcasted on Colors Marathi.