Mahesh Jadu is an Australian actor who is well known for his role in the Netflix original series Marco Polo as Ahmad. HE is also famous for his supporting role as Vilgefortz of Roggeveen in The Witcher.
Mahesh Jadu’s Early Life
Mahesh Jadu was born Mahesh Jadunundun on October 26, 1982, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia. His parents are originally from India. He has two sisters, Aarti and Sandhya Jadu.
Vilgefortz in The Witcher
Mahesh Jadu, who played the role of Vilgefortz of Roggeveen in season one of Netflix’s The Witcher also reprised his role in the second season. He portrays the role of a sorcerer from the Brotherhood of Sorcerers.
Though it hasn’t yet been shown, Vilgefortz will go on to become the central antagonist according to The Witcher book series. And yes, the same source also reveals that he is a better fighter than Geralt. (Here’s a Reddit discussion that discusses about it!)
In season one, he appeared only in two episodes (i.e., 7 and 8) and did most of his stunts himself. He had even hurt his shoulder while performing an action scene. While chatting with Omega Scopio through Instagram DMs, he revealed that he did his own stunts but, there were always stunt folks for safety.
Career Before Breakthrough
Mahesh Jadu made his debut in the entertainment industry as a composer for an Australian show, Byte Me. In 2008, he appeared in an Indian film, Sorry Bhai! as a student and in Two Fists, One Heart as Ringside Official.
He started getting recognized after he was cast in an Australian television soap opera, Neighbours. He even had to cover his bills playing poker prior to his role in Neighbours.
Jadu, to date, has over 19 acting credits under his name. However, he says he hasn’t had any official training and has been learning on-the-job.
Besides acting and storytelling, Vilgefortz from The Witcher has also been teaching occasionally at the Perth Film School.
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