Siddharth Roy Kapur

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Siddharth Roy Kapur
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Born (1974-08-02) 2 August 1974 (age 39)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Sydenham College (Bachelor of Commerce)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (MBA)
Occupation Managing Director – Disney India
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) Vidya Balan (m.2012)
Relatives Aditya Roy Kapur (brother)
Kunaal Roy Kapur (brother)

Siddharth Roy Kapur (born August 2, 1974) is an Indian business person, film producer and the managing director of Disney India.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

After completing his Bachelors in Commerce from the Sydenham College in Mumbai, he obtained his MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS).

His father is Punjabi and mother a Jew and former Miss India. He hails from a film background. His mother choreographed dance sequences and his younger brothers Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur are well-known actors.[2]

Career[edit]

Siddharth Roy Kapur has been with UTV since 2005, after an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute and successful stints at The Procter & Gamble Company and Star TV across India, Dubai and Hong Kong in marketing leadership roles. In his first role with UTV as senior vice president, he headed the Marketing & Communications division across motion pictures, broadcasting, television, animation and corporate. In this role, he led the marketing efforts responsible for taking the homegrown Hungama TV to a leadership position in the competitive kids' broadcasting space, which had been earlier dominated by multinational channels like Cartoon Network, POGO, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

Siddharth led the marketing efforts behind the cult classic Rang De Basanti and the cult sleeper hit Khosla Ka Ghosla, both of which started new trends in the way movies are marketed in India. He led the marketing efforts on many successful projects such as Parineeta, Taxi 9211 and Bluffmaster. In his next role, he assumed responsibility for the revenues function at UTV Motion Pictures and was responsible for distribution and syndication worldwide, in addition to his marketing responsibilities.

In January 2008, Siddharth took charge as CEO of Motion Pictures for UTV, responsible for all aspects of creative, development, production, marketing, distribution and syndication. In this role, he has led the studio to great heights, with an unparalleled slate of movies such as Jodhaa Akbar, Fashion, Aamir, A Wednesday!, Dev D, Kaminey, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli [Live], No One Killed Jessica, Delhi Belly, Rowdy Rathore, Paan Singh Tomar, Barfi! and many more. In the time Siddharth has led the Motion Pictures division at UTV, the studio has emerged as one of the top production and distribution houses in the country in revenue and quality of content, with four UTV productions in the last six years selected as India’s nominee to the Academy Awards, numerous awards and accolades including Filmfare Best Film awards and National Awards, and an annual slate of movies that has grown from four to 16 productions a year (12 Hindi and six South productions).

After the integration of UTV into The Walt Disney Company India, Siddharth took on the role of Managing Director for the studio business. Barfi! was his first movie as a producer for Disney UTV productions, which was followed up with Heroine, ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance, Kai Po Che!, Ghanchakkar and, more recently, Chennai Express, Satyagraha, The Lunchbox and Shahid. The list of upcoming releases from the studio include P.K., Jagga Jasoos, Kick, Fitoor, Shaatir, ABCD 2, Khoobsurat, Pizza, 2 States, Highway, Filmistaan and many more.

From 1 January 2014, Siddharth has become the Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company India. He is now responsible for all the businesses & operations of the company in India including Studios, Consumer Products, Media Networks and Interactive.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Siddharth is a two-time divorcé. Siddharth knew his first wife since he was a boy. Siddharth's second wife was a television producer. Siddharth separated from his second wife in 2008, and the divorce came through in the end of 2011.[4][5] On 14 December 2012, he married Bollywood actress Vidya Balan in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

As co-producer/associate producer[edit]

Awards[edit]

Media stories[edit]

  • Exclusive Interview with Siddharth Roy Kapur, Filmfare, March 2013 issue
  • Bollywood having a dream run at the box office, Business Today, September 16, 2012
  • Barfi! is one of the finest films that we have produced, Koimoi, September 11, 2012
  • Siddharth Roy Kapur's script for success, Daily News and Analysis September 16, 2012
  • 2012 turns out to be a jolly good year for Bollywood, Business Standard, December 11, 2012
  • What an idea, Sirjee!, Mid Day, December
  • Forbes – Nov 1st Issue[7]

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