Ram Kapoor

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Ram Kapoor
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Ram Kapoor at the unveiling of his show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
Born Ram
(1973-09-01) 1 September 1973 (age 40)
New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present
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).[1] Kapoor has received numerous awards, recognition and acclaim for his work in Indian television.[2] Kapoor has acted in five Hindi movies in supporting roles.

Early life and education[edit]

He spent his formative years at Sherwood College boarding school in Nainital,.[3] 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.[3] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

1997–2005: Debut and breakthrough[edit]

Kapoor made his on screen debut with the television serial Nyay (1997).[3] He took up three more shows Heena (1998), Sangharsh (1999) in the same year he was offered a part in Kavita (2000).[3][4]

In 2000 Kapoor acted in Ghar Ek Mandir.[3] 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.[5]

In 2001 Kapoor acted in Rishtey, in the serial Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai and a cameo appearance in Mira Nair's film Monsoon Wedding.[6]

He appeared in Dhadkan (2003) and Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak.[7] Kapoor followed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi with Bali (2004), a telefilm in which he played Prithvi Singh.

In 2005 Kapoor's Hindi movies were Devaki,[8] Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow[9] and Missed Call.[10] Missed Call[10] 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.[11][dead link] However, at the Cannes Film Festival it was a critical and general failure.[12][dead link][relevant? ]

2006–2009: Kasamh-Se and reality shows[edit]

In 2006, Kapoor played the role of Jay Walia,a suave, wealthy business tycoon who marries his employee Bani and eventually falls in love with her, in Ekta Kapoor's Kasamh Se.

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.[13] The show launched on 17 August 2009. Kapoor participated in two reality shows: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' as a participant'[14] and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar as a host.[15]

Kapoor was reassigned to host Swayamwar 2 (Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega). He appeared in Swayamwar 3 (Ratan Ka Rishta) as a part-time host.

2010–2011: Bollywood and other appearances[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Television[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Role
1998 Heena Dr. Amir
1999 Sangharsh Pitambar Tahilyani
2000 Kavita Rishi Grover
2000 Ghar Ek Mandir Rahul
2001 Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai Rajeshwar Agnihotri
2001 Rishtey Sujoy Chaudary
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Jai Singh
2003 Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak Vishal
2003 Dhadkan Dr. Rajeev Agarwal
2004 Bali Prithvi Singh
2004 Manshaa Vinay Khanna
2005 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Shadab
2005 Devaki Rahul
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

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Role
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[14]
2009 Rakhi Ka Swayamwar Host[15]
2010 Swayamwar 2 - Rahul Dhulaniya Lejaayenge Host
2011 Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 Guest participant
2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6[16] Guest participant
2013 Welcome- Bazzi mehman nawazi ki Host

Events[edit]

Year Event Role
2001 Indian Telly Awards Host
2003 Indian Telly Awards Host
2006 Zee Astitva Awards Host[17]
2007 7th Indian Telly Awards Host
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Host
2012 12th Indian Television Academy Awards Host

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 50 Day War-Kargil[5] 5 different characters
2001 Monsoon Wedding Cameo as Shelly
2003 Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi Arun Mehta
2005 Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow[9] Rohan Sehgal
2005 Missed Call[18] Vinay Murthi
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik Kamath
2010 Udaan Jimmy
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 Mai Subhash Joshi
2013 Mere Dad Ki Maruti Tej Khullar
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects Ranveer
2014 Humshakals Triple Role

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category For the show
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[19] Kasamh Se
6th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)[1]
Best Onscreen Television Couple (along with Prachi Desai)
2007 7th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)
Sansui Telly Awards Best Actor (Jury)
2008 Best Actor (Popular)[20]
2nd Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actor (Critics)
2011 11th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury) Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
18th Lions Gold Awards Favourite Television Actor In a Lead Role
2012 The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Jodi(along with Sakshi Tanwar)
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Best Television Actor (Male)[citation needed]
FICCI Frames Excellence Honours Awards Best Television Actor (Male)
11th Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actor (Popular)[21]
12th Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[22]
2013 19th Lions Gold Awards Favourite Television Actor In a Lead Role
Apsara Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series

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