Jai Kishan Ahlawat, better known by his stage name Jaideep Ahlawat, is an Indian film actor. Jaideep completed his graduation from Film and TV Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 2008. After completing his education, he headed Mumbai, to pursue his dreams to become an actor. He started his career in Bollywood with a small role in a short film called ‘Narmeen’ in 2008. Later, he got a role in ‘Aakrosh’ (2010) and the same year, he also starred in a satire comedy film called ‘Khatta Meetha’ wherein his negative role of a politician got appreciated in the film circles. He also did a small role in ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’ (2010). Though he appeared in smaller roles in ‘Chittagong’ (2011) & ‘Rockstar’ (2011) but went unnoticed till he got ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012), wherein he plays the character called Shahid Khan. He played the villain in Hindi movie ‘Commando’ that released in 2013. Since then Jaideep has acted in films such as ‘Aatma’ (2013), 'Gabbar is Back' (2015) and 'Meeruthiya Gangsters' (2015) ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ and ‘Bhawani Mandi Tesan’ (Station called as Tesan in Hindi) are his upcoming flicks. He played police inspector Hathiram Chaudhary, the lead role in the Amazon Prime web series Paatal Lok (2020). He also appeared in the Bollywood film Raees produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Khatta Meetha, produced by Akshay Kumar; he first rose to prominence in the role of Nawab (Musa's henchman) in Raees, Shahid Khan in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and as AK 74 in the movie Commando.