Ram Kapoor at the unveiling of his show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
1 September 1973
New Delhi, India
|Known for||Acting in Kasamh Se and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain|
|Home town||Mumbai, India|
|Spouse(s)||Gautami Kapoor (2003–present)|
|Children||two children, born in 2006 and 2009|
Ram Kapoor ([raːm qaːpuːr]; born 1 September 1973) is an Indian television actor. He portrayed Jai Walia in Kasamh Se, the character Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, and hosted Rakhi Ka Swayamwar.
He won the Indian Telly Awards for best actor consecutively (in 2006, 2007 and 2008). Kapoor has received numerous awards, recognition and acclaim for his work in Indian television. Kapoor has acted in five Hindi movies in supporting roles.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Television
- 4 Films
- 5 Awards
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Early life and education
He spent his formative years at Sherwood College boarding school in Nainital,. At Sherwood College Kapoor was introduced to acting, when as a challenge and an order from his head captain he auditioned for the annual school theatrical production of Charley's Aunt and performed the lead role. Under the direction and tutelage of Amir Raza Hussein Kapoor found his career path and realized his love for acting. After completing his 10th board exams, Kapoor studied at the Kodaikanal International School.
After his graduation Kapoor decided to join the entertainment industry and left for Los Angeles in the United States with the intention of joining University of California, Los Angeles to study film making but joined a Stanislavski acting academy in Los Angeles.
1997–2005: Debut and breakthrough
In 2000 Kapoor acted in Ghar Ek Mandir. Kapoor worked with Amir Raza Hussein once again in the play The Fifty Days of War-Kargil which ran for 10 days in New Delhi as a tribute to the heroes of the Kargil War. Ram played five characters.
In 2005 Kapoor's Hindi movies were Devaki, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow and Missed Call. Missed Call received polarized reactions at the film festivals. At the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles the movie was critically appreciated and the critics called it strikingly original and darkly humorous.[dead link] However, at the Cannes Film Festival it was a critical and general failure.[dead link][relevant? ]
2006–2009: Kasamh-Se and reality shows
In 2007, Kapoor was chosen to play the cameo in Ekta Kapoor's Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Jas Thakral.
To avoid being typecast in roles similar to Jai Walia, Kapoor opted for Basera. The show launched on 17 August 2009. Kapoor participated in two reality shows: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' as a participant' and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar as a host.
2010–2011: Bollywood and other appearances
Kapoor appeared in minor roles in two films in 2010. The first was the commercial Karthik Calling Karthik, with Kapoor playing the role of Kamath. The second, Udaan, was a Parallel Cinema directed by Vikrmaditya Motwane and under the banner of Anurag Kashyap.
2011–present: Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
In 2011, he starred in the show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain in the role of Ram Kapoor.
In 2011 2012, 2013, 2014, Kapoor also enacted small roles in the Bollywood films Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Udaan, Karthik Calling Karthik, Agent Vinod, Student of the Year, Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Mai, and Shaadi Ke Side Effects.
In 2013, he hosted in the TV reality show Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki.
|2000||Ghar Ek Mandir||Rahul|
|2001||Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai||Rajeshwar Agnihotri|
|2002||Kehta Hai Dil||Jai Singh|
|2003||Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak||Vishal|
|2003||Dhadkan||Dr. Rajeev Agarwal|
|2005||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Shadab|
|2006-09||Kasamh Se||Jai Walia|
|2007||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Jas Thakral|
|2009||Basera||Keshu Bhai Sanghvi|
|2011–present||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Ram Amarnath Kapoor|
|2013||Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki||Paddy|
|2002||Kamzor Kadi Kaun||Guest contestant|
|2002||Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari||Guest contestant|
|2003||Khullja Sim Sim||Guest contestant|
|2006||Jodee Kamaal Ki||Guest contestant|
|2006||Kam Ya Zyaada||Contestant|
|2009||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Contestant|
|2009||Rakhi Ka Swayamwar||Host|
|2010||Swayamwar 2 - Rahul Dhulaniya Lejaayenge||Host|
|2011||Kaun Banega Crorepati 5||Guest participant|
|2012||Kaun Banega Crorepati 6||Guest participant|
|2013||Welcome- Bazzi mehman nawazi ki||Host|
|2001||Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2003||Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2006||Zee Astitva Awards||Host|
|2007||7th Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2012||11th Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2012||12th Indian Television Academy Awards||Host|
|2000||50 Day War-Kargil||5 different characters|
|2001||Monsoon Wedding||Cameo as Shelly|
|2003||Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi||Arun Mehta|
|2005||Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Rohan Sehgal|
|2005||Missed Call||Vinay Murthi|
|2010||Karthik Calling Karthik||Kamath|
|2011||Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!||Deshraj Diwan|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Mr Bulani|
|2012||Agent Vinod||Abu Nazir|
|2012||Student Of The Year||Ashok Nanda|
|2013||Mere Dad Ki Maruti||Tej Khullar|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects||Ranveer|
- Indian Telly Awards (Website). "Best Actor, Indian Telly Awards". Retrieved July 31, 2012.
- Ram Kapoor’s tantrums on Basera
- An Interview with Ram Kapoor 1 October 2001
- Fifty Days of Kargil
- As Shelly in Monsoon Wedding
- Plays the cop
- As Rohan Sehgal
- Acted in Missed Call
- Indian film Festival of Los Angeles
- Cannes Film Festival
- Protagonist in Basera
- Participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa
- Hosted Rakhi Ka Swayamwar
- "Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar and Amrita Mukherjee (Pihu) in KBC 6".
- "Ram Kapoor & Roshni Chopra as hosts of Astitva Awards, 2006".
- As Vinay Murthi in Missed Call
- Best Actor Critics choice
- Best Actor Sansui Awards 2008
- "Ram Kapoor wins Best Actor at 5th Boroplus Gold Awards".
- "Ram Kapoor wins Best Actor at 12th Academy Awards".