Abhishek Kapoor

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Abhishek Kapoor
Abhishek Kapoor and Pragya Yadav at Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla show for ‘Volvo S90’.jpg
Kapoor and Pragya Yadav at Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla show for 'Volvo S90'
Born (1971-08-06) 6 August 1971 (age 50)[1]
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)Pragya Yadav
RelativesJeetendra (uncle)
Tusshar Kapoor (first cousin)
Ekta Kapoor (first cousin)

Abhishek Kapoor (born 6 August 1971) is an Indian film actor, director and producer.


He started his career as an actor in Uff! Yeh Mohabbat in 1996, opposite Twinkle Khanna, directed by Vipin Handa. He made his directorial début with Aryan in 2006 which was a critical and commercial failure.[2][3]

In 2008, he wrote and directed Rock On!! an Indian Rock musical film starring Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal that won the "National Award for Best Hindi Film" for outstanding artistic contribution towards cinema. The film went on to become a major success, bringing not just accolades but also a Filmfare Award in 2009.[3]

In 2013, "Kai Po Che" (2013) based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, 'The 3 Mistakes of my Life' had its world premiere at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival's World Panorama segment and won the Filmfare Award in 2014 for Best Screenplay. In 2016, he directed and produced Fitoor, an adaptation of Charles Dicken's Great Expectations. Abhishek has launched his production company , Guy in the Sky Pictures.


Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
2006 Aryan: Unbreakable Yes Yes No
2008 Rock On!! Yes Yes No
2013 Kai Po Che Yes Yes No
2016 Fitoor Yes Yes Yes
2016 Rock On II No Yes No
2018 Kedarnath Yes Yes Yes
2021 Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Yes Yes Yes [4]

Personal life[edit]

Kapoor is a cousin of the actor Tusshar Kapoor and producer Ekta Kapoor. His mother Madhubala[5] is the sister of Bollywood actor Jeetendra.

On 4 May 2015, Abhishek married Swedish actress and model Pragya Yadav.[6] They have two children, Isana and Shamsher.[7]


  1. ^ "Abhishek Kapoor". Cintaa. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ Taran Adarsh (15 December 2006). "Aryan – Unbreakable: Critic review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b Shweta Teotia. Indian Express (5 September 2008). "The rocking underdog: Abhishek Kapoor". Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui: Ayushmann Khurrana & Vaani Kapoor Commence Shooting For Abhishek Kapoor's Romantic Drama". ABP News. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Filmi Family Tree: Know Ekta Kapoor's famous cousin?". Rediff. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Director Abhishek Kapoor ties knots with Swedish Actress Pragya Yadav". news.biharprabha.com. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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