Tusshar Kapoor

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Tusshar Kapoor
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Kapoor at the Colors Indian Telly Awards, 2012.
Born (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976 (age 37)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Parents Jeetendra
Shobha Kapoor
Relatives Ekta Kapoor (sister)




Tusshar Kapoor (born: 20 November 1976 in Mumbai) is an Indian actor appearing in Hindi films. His birth name is Tusshar Kapoor, but referred to in the media as Tusshar Kapoor. He had acted in over 30 Bollywood films in various genres. He is the son of Hindi film actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor as well as the brother of Bala Ji production owner Ekta Kapoor.[1]

He made his debut as the main lead in the Hindi film Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (2001). In this Hindi film, Tusshar was paired opposite Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor. The film was directed by Satish Kaushik. Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (2001) is a love story of two characters named Karan and Pooja and was a remake of a superhit Telegu film. Tushhar won best male debut award at Filmfare Awards 2002 and Zee Cine Awards 2002 for this Hindi film. [2]

The most popular role Tusshar Kapoor has been recognized and appreciated for thus far in his career is Lucky in the film Golmaal series. The first film from the series was released in the year 2006. He played a convincing role as Lucky who is a young boy that is mute. The film was directed by Rohit Shetty and was a multistar picture. The film also starred big Bollywood names such as Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi and Sharman Joshi. There are two other films that are part of the series, Golmaal Returns (2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010) both received even more positive feedback than the first series release Golmaal (2006). Golmaal (2006) had ended up making $11 million (US) in total being one of the better hits from the releases Tusshar had previously given. [3]

He has recently contributed a very successful part in the film The Dirty Picture (2011). The Dirty Picture is the story on the life of South Indian actress Silk Smitha. The film also starred two big names of Bollywood Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi. Tusshar Kapoor played the character Ramakanth. The Dirty Picture was a huge commercial hit and made $19 million worldwide. The film went so far that it even received a National Film Award, three Filmfare Awards and six Screen Awards. Most awards were given to Vidya Balan for Best Female Actress for her role in The Dirty Picture. The film was directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Tusshar's sister Ekta Kapoor and his mother Shobha Kapoor. [4] He acted alongside his father in the teen slasher film Kucch To Hai (2003). In 2004, he played a man who gains the ability to become invisible in Gayab. All of these were also significant to Tusshar's career. [5]


Tusshar has also participated in 2012 “Fashion For A Cause” event. This event is hosted by the NGO Lakhshyam, which raises funds for children who are living on the streets of India. Tusshar had contributed to the cause by walking the ramp with other members of the Hindi film industry such as Rohit Roy and Cyrus Sahukar. The cause is mainly focused to help children who are living in Delhi. [6]

Tusshar Kapoor successfully completed his studies at the University of Michigan and obtained a degree in Business (BBA) from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. [7]


Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Kucch To Hai Karan
2003 Yeh Dil Ravi
2004 Shart: The Challenge Jai Kapoor
2004 Gayab Vishnu Prasad
2004 Khakee Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte
2005 Insan Avinash
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Rahul
2006 Golmaal Lucky
2007 Good Boy, Bad Boy Rajan Malhotra
2007 Kya Love Story Hai Arjun
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Dilip Bhuwa
2007 Aggar Aryan
2007 Dhol Sameer "Sam" Arya
2008 One Two Three Laxmi Narayan
2008 Om Shanti Om Himself
2008 C Kkompany Akshay Kumar
2008 Halla Bol Himself
2008 Sunday Himself
2008 Golmaal Returns Lucky
2009 Life Partner Bhavesh
2010 Golmaal 3 Lucky
2011 Shor in the City Tilak
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Sahil
2011 Hum Tum Shabana Rishi Malhotra
2011 The Dirty Picture Ramakanth
2012 Chaar Din Ki Chandni Veer Vikram Singh
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Adi
2013 Shootout at Wadala Sheik Munir
2013 Bajatey Raho Sukhi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tusshar kapoor. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0969428/bio
  2. ^ Mujhe kuch kehna hai . (2001). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284328/
  3. ^ Golmaal. (2006). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0969428/
  4. ^ Dirty Picture. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954206/
  5. ^ Tusshar kapoor. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0969428/bio
  6. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor at Fashion for a Cause 2012 - The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  7. ^ Tusshar kapoor. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0969428/bio

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