Abhishek Kapoor

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Abhishek Kapoor
Abhishek Kapoor at Esha Deol's sangeet ceremony 16.jpg
Kapoor in 2012
Born (1971-08-06) August 6, 1971 (age 45)[1]
Residence Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, writer, film director
Spouse(s) Pragya Yadav

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

He started his career as an actor in Uff! Yeh Mohabbat in 1996, opposite Twinkle Khanna, directed by Vipin Handa, and after two more films, he made his directorial début with Aryan in 2006.[2][3]

In 2008, he directed Rock On!! starring Arjun Rampal, the screenplay was written by Pubali Choudary. The film also marked the acting debut of Farhan Akhtar and went on to become a success, bringing not just accolades but also a Filmfare Award in 2009.[3]


Abhishek starred in a music video Chak Jigar Ke starring Jagjit Singh.

Year Film Notes
1996 Uff! Yeh Mohabbat Actor only
2006 Aryan: Unbreakable
2008 Rock On!! Director
 Won 2009 Filmfare Award for Best          Story
2013 Kai Po Che Director
2016 Fitoor Director
2016 Rock On!! 2 Writer only


Personal life[edit]

Kapoor is a cousin of the actor Tusshar Kapoor and producer Ekta Kapoor. His mother Madhubala[5] is the sister of the popular Bollywood actor Jitendra (Ravi Kapoor). On 4 May 2015, Abhishek Kapoor married Swedish actress and model Pragya Yadav.[6]


  1. ^ "Abhishek Kapoor". Cintaa. 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". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Filmfare Awards: Jodha Akbar makes clean sweep". The Economic Times. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Filmi Family Tree: Know Ekta Kapoor's famous cousin?
  6. ^ "Director Abhishek Kapoor ties knots with Swedish Actress Pragya Yadav". news.biharprabha.com. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 

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