Aditya Roy Kapur

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Aditya Roy Kapur
Kapur in 2013.
Kapur walking the ramp for Blackberry Night, October 2013
Born Aditya Roy Kapur
(1985-11-16) 16 November 1985 (age 28)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film actor
Former video jockey
Years active 2009–present

Aditya Roy Kapur (pronounced [ədiːtyəˈ royˈ kəˈpuːr]; born 16 November 1985) is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi films of Bollywood. He made his acting debut in the 2009 musical drama London Dreams, and later gained visibility for his roles in the 2010 films Action Replayy and Guzaarish. In 2013, he rose to prominence when he starred in his first commercial success—the romantic-drama Aashiqui 2, and received critical appreciation for his performance. In the same year, he featured in a supporting role in his second consecutive blockbuster movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (which was ranked among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time).

Kapur's next release will be Habib Faisal's Daawat-e-Ishq, under the Yash Raj banner, in which he will feature opposite Parineeti Chopra on 05th September 2014. In 2015, Kapur will be seen in the remake of Charles Dickens' The Great Expectations titled Fitoor alongside Katrina Kaif and Rekha.

Early life and background[edit]

Aditya Roy Kapur was born in Mumbai on 16 November 1985,[1] to a Punjabi father and a Jewish mother,[2] Salome Roy Kapur nee Aaron, Miss India 1972 (Eve's Weekly) who did modelling, acted in a film, Tu Hi Meri Zindagi (1965) with Deb Mukherjee,[3][4] before becoming a film choreographer, known for choreographing the song, "Main Shaayar Toh Nahin" in Bobby (1973).[5][6] Aditya did his schooling from G. D. Somani Memorial School, in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, where all his siblings studied and where his mother directs school plays.[6] Subsequently he graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Kapoor is the youngest of the three siblings, his eldest brother Siddharth Roy Kapur is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, who recently married noted Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, his other elder brother Kunaal Roy Kapur is also an actor, who has acted in films such as Delhi Belly (2011) and Nautanki Saala (2013).[5]

Currently he lives in Mumbai. Aditya is not a trained actor, though he has taken dance lessons and also diction classes to improve his Hindi accent. According to him he "had no burning ambition to become an actor," and was content being a VJ, until he was called to audition for London Dreams. During his school years, he wanted to be a cricketer but he quit cricket coaching classes after sixth standard.

His grandfather Raghupat Roy Kapur acquired the pseudonym G Rakesh and produced by his first film, Shahenshah Akbar in 1943, with K.N. Singh as the lead. Soon his wife and children joined him and he went on to produce films like Zanjeer (1947), and even directed films Lekh (1949), with Motilal and Suraiya and Banwra (1950) with Raj Kapoor and Nimmi.[6][7] His maternal grandparents, Sam and Ruby Aaron were qualified dance teachers, who introduced the Sama dance form to India, and also taught actor Bhagwan for film Albela (1951).[6]


Aditya started his career as a VJ on music channel Channel V, where his comic timing and "unique style of hosting" made him a hit,[8] and then made his debut as an Indian musician in the 2009 musical London Dreams by Vipul Shah, where he co-starred Ajay Devgan and Salman Khan as one of the two brothers, part of Ajay Devgan's band in the movie, along with another VJ, Rannvijay Singh.[9]

Then starred in the Vipul Shah's next, a 2010 time-traveling comedy Action Replayy, playing Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai's adult son who goes back in time to make their marriage a love marriage.[10] He also acted with Aishwarya Rai in Guzaarish (2010) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, where he played an apprentice magician to Hrithik Roshan's character. His role of Omar Siddiqui in Guzaarish was first offer to Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi, who turned down the project due to busy schedule, and later Kapur portrayed the role.[11][12]

In 2013, Kapur starred in Aashiqui 2, which was directed by Mohit Suri. The film is the sequel to 1990's Aashiqui, and in the film, Kapur starred opposite Shraddha Kapoor. Kapur's portrayal of Rahul Jaykar (RJ), a once-popular alcoholic singer who is intent on making Shraddha's character, Aarohi, a singing sensation, earned him mostly positive reviews; despite the film receiving a mixed critical reception.[13] The film was also Kapur's first commercial success, and was credited as a blockbuster.[14]His role of Rahul Jaykar (RJ) was again first offer to Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi, who turned down the project again, later Kapur portrayed the role.[15][16] Kapur's second and latest release in 2013, is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, directed by Ayan Mukerji, which saw him alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Kalki Koechlin. The film also became a blockbuster and earned positive to mixed reviews.[17][18][19] Kapur is currently filming for Habib Faisal's Daawat-e-Ishq, under the Yash Raj banner, in which he will feature opposite Parineeti Chopra.[20]

Gautham Menon's delayed project Assi Nabey Poore Sau—the Hindi version of Menon's Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu and Neethaane En Ponvasantham—has recently been revived; he will star opposite Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the film.[21][22][23] Kapur has also recently signed a film to be directed by Vishesh Bhatt, as well as Abhishek Kapoor's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations entitled Fitoor, where he will star alongside Katrina Kaif.[24][25] He's also working on a music album of his own.[26]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 London Dreams Wasim Khan
2010 Action Replayy Bunty
2011 Guzaarish Omar Siddiqui
2013 Aashiqui 2 Rahul Jaykar
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Avinash "Avi" Arora
2014 Assi Nabbe Poorey Sau Varun Krish Post Production
2014 Daawat-e-Ishq Tariq "Taru" Haidar Post Production
2015 Fitoor Filming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Film Result
2013 BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best actor in a Romantic role Aashiqui 2 Won[27]
BIG Star Entertainment Award for the Most Romantic Award for 2013 (alongside Shraddha Kapoor) Won[27]
2014 Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 (along with Shraddha Kapoor) Won[28]
Star Guild Awards for Jodi of the Year (along with Shraddha Kapoor) Won[29]
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Nominated[30]
IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor Won[31]


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  2. ^ "Shraddha and I are really, really close: Aditya Roy Kapur". The Times of India. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Deb Mukherjee is also the father of director Ayan Mukherjee, who directed of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013).
  4. ^ Salome at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ a b "Born to Sweet Delight". Tehelka. 22 June 2013 , Issue 25 Volume 10. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Another GenNext Kapur family finds feet in Bollywood". The Economic Times. 20 Nov 2010. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  7. ^ G. Rakesh at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ "New Kid on the Block: Aditya Roy Kapur". Star Box Office. 
  9. ^ "Rivals only on screen: Ranvijay & Aditya". The Times of India. 31 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapoor upbeat about Guzaarish!". Hindustan Times. 18 November 2010. 
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  13. ^ "Critics' review: Aashiqui 2 misses the quintessential romance". Hindustan Times. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Aashiqui 2 Is BLOCKBUSTER: Heads For 70 Crore Plus Business". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
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  17. ^ Mehta, Ankita. "'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' Box Office Collection: Ranbir Starrer Earns ₹187 Crore, Fails to Beat ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘3 Idiots’". International Business Times. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  18. ^ Vasihnav, Anand. "Why Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Is A Historic Blockbuster". India Times. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Critics' review: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is riddled with clichés". Hindustan Times. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra to star in YRF's next". Times of India. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  21. ^ Jha, Subhash K. "Aditya Roy Kapur's Assi Nabbe Poore Sau to be revived". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "I can retire now!: Jokes VJ-turned-actor Aditya Roy Kapoor as he has now acted in two films with Aishwarya Rai". MiD DAY. 29 October 2010. 
  23. ^ "Big Gains". Indian Express. 31 October 2010. 
  24. ^ "Vishesh Bhatt to direct Aditya Roy Kapur". The Indian Express. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapur signed up for Fitoor". Bollywood Hungama. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapur Coming Up With Music Album". 24x7 Bulletin. 24 December 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013 – List of winners". Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  28. ^ "20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards: List of winners". The Indian Express. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Winners of 9th Renault Star Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  30. ^ "59th Filmfare Awards: Nominations’ Full List". Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  31. ^ Bhowmik, Arijita (27 April 2014). "IIFA Awards 2014: Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' Take Away Major Honours [Full Winner's List]". International Business Times. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 

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