Aditya Roy Kapur

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Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur at Samsung S4 launch.jpg
Aditya Roy Kapur at Samsung S4 launch
Born (1985-11-16) 16 November 1985 (age 35)
EducationSt. Xavier's College, Bombay
Occupation
  • Actor
  • VJ
Years active2009–present
RelativesSee Roy Kapur family

Aditya Roy Kapur (born 16 November 1985) is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi-language films. He made his Bollywood debut with 2009 film London Dreams but rose to fame with 2013 film Aashiqui 2. He is the youngest brother of Bollywood film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur and actor Kunaal Roy Kapur and is a brother-in-law of actress Vidya Balan.

Early life and background[edit]

Kapur was born in Mumbai on 16 November 1985[1] to a Punjabi Hindu father,[2] Kumud Roy Kapur, and a Jewish mother Salome Aaron.[3] His grandfather, Raghupat Roy Kapur, was a film producer in the early 1940s.[4][5][6] Kapur is the youngest of the three siblings- his eldest brother, Siddharth Roy Kapur, was the chief executive officer of UTV Motion Pictures and is married to the actress, Vidya Balan. His second elder brother, Kunaal Roy Kapur, is also an actor.[7]

His maternal grandparents, Sam and Ruby Aaron, were qualified dance teachers who introduced the Sama dance to India.[5] He did his schooling from G. D. Somani Memorial School, in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, where all his siblings studied and his mother directed school plays.[5] Kapur enrolled in St. Xavier's in Class XI, but failed. He had to enroll in St. Andrew's College to avoid losing a year.[3] Subsequently, he graduated from St. Xavier's College, affiliated to the University of Mumbai.[1] During his school years, he wanted to be a cricketer but he quit cricket coaching classes after the sixth standard.[8]

Career[edit]

Aditya Roy Kapur with Shraddha Kapoor during Promotion of Aashiqui 2

Early days (2004–12)[edit]

Kapur was initially a VJ on music channel Channel V India, where his comic timing and "unique style of hosting" was appreciated.[3] He did a show Pakao for Channel V, and also hosted the hugely popular, 'India's hottest' show with VJ, Bruna Abdullah show till 2008.

Kapur's Hindi film debut was a supporting role in the 2009 comedy-drama London Dreams starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Asin Thottumkal.[9] The series of supporting roles continued with his two films released in 2010–the Akshay Kumar starrer Action Replayy and the Hrithik Roshan starrer Guzaarish. However, none of these films performed well at the box office and were able to give Kapur his fame.[10]

Breakthrough and career fluctuations (2013–19)[edit]

In 2013, Kapur found his breakthrough role as Rahul Jaykar in the romantic drama Aashiqui 2 co-starring Shraddha Kapoor.[11] Premiering on 26 April 2013,[12] Aashiqui 2 became a commercial success at the box-office and was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2013, earning 1.45 billion (US$20 million) worldwide within the first four weeks.Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama praised his performances, writing that " ...Aditya Roy Kapur's depiction of the intense character is outstanding... [which] clearly demonstrates his potency as an artist of caliber and competence"[13] ' while Hindustan Times critic Anupama Chopra noted that Kapur "gives Rahul's angst a certain charm...He is earnest and broken."[14] That year Kapur played the supporting role of Avinash Arora in the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani which became one of the highest grossing Indian films as well as highest grossing film of his career till now. In 2014, he starred as Tariq Haider in the romantic comedy film Daawat-e-Ishq alongside Parineeti Chopra. The film was released to average reviews by critics,[15] and was financially unsuccessful.[16] In 2016, Kapur starred as Noor Nizami in the romantic drama film Fitoor alongside Katrina Kaif based on Charles Dickens' 1861 novel Great Expectations.[17] He also made cameo appearances in films Dear Zindagi and Welcome To New York. In 2016, he did a music tour named "Dream Team Bollywood" and performed in Los Angeles, San Jose, Chicago, New York alongside Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan & Badshah.[18]

In 2017, Kapur starred as Aditya Gunjal in the romantic film Ok Jaanu alongside Shraddha Kapoor.[19] In 2019, he played the supporting role of Dev Chaudhry in the film Kalank.

Praise through Malang and beyond (2020–present)[edit]

In 2019 when Kapur starred as Adavit Thakur in the romantic action thriller Malang alongside Disha Patani.[20] Malang received mixed reviews from critics, though Kapur's performance got mostly positive reviews from critics. Harshada Rege of The Times of India praises Kapur performance, writing that "Aditya impresses in the role of a guy whose life goes through a major upheaval. He shows restraint and finesses in his performance. The actor's physical transformation adds weight to all the kicks and punches he pulls in the film." [21] Bollywood Hungama calls his performance as "very convincing as a fearless man with a vengeance who can take on dozens of goons.[22] Malang has earned 84.50 crore (US$12 million) worldwide thus becoming a commercial success.[23] In 2020, he starred as Vishal Agnihotri in the drama film Sadak 2 alongside Sanjay Dutt and Alia Bhatt, which released on Disney+ Hotstar. He acted in Ludo as Aakash which released on 12 November 2020 in Netflix.[24]

On 3 December 2020, Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi began shooting for Om: The Battle Within, directed by Kapil Verma and produced by Zee Studios, Ahmed Khan and Shaira Khan.[25][26]

Personal life[edit]

Kapur has previously been linked with co-star Shraddha Kapoor during the shooting of their film Aashiqui 2 in 2013.[27] However, Kapur himself dismissed these claims of affair, calling them rumours.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet released Denotes films that are in production
Year Film Role Notes
2009 London Dreams Wasim Afroz Khan
2010 Action Replayy Bunty Saigal
Guzaarish Omar Siddiqui Stardust Awards for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male
2013 Aashiqui 2 Rahul Jaykar
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Avinash Arora/Avi International Indian Film Academy Awards
2014 Daawat-e-Ishq Tariq Haider/Taru
2016 Fitoor Noor Nizami
Dear Zindagi Aajit Das Cameo appearance
2017 Ok Jaanu Aditya Gunjal
2018 Welcome To New York Himself Cameo appearance
2019 Kalank Dev Chaudhry
2020 Malang Advait Thakur
Sadak 2 Vishal Agnihotri Disney+ Hotstar flim
Ludo Dr. Akash Chauhan Netflix flim
2021 Om - The Battle WithinFilm has yet to be released TBA Filming[25]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Reference
2013 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Best Actor in Romantic Role Aashiqui 2 Won [29]
Most Romantic Jodi Award

(With Shraddha Kapoor)

Won [29]
2014 Screen Awards Jodi Number 1

(With Shraddha Kapoor)

Won [30]
Star Guild Awards Jodi of the Year

(With Shraddha Kapoor)

Won [31]
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Nominated [32]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Won [33]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Salman Khan almost reveals who Aditya Roy Kapur kissed on the sets of 'London Dreams". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  10. ^ "'Action Replayy' - Hollywood remakes that failed at the Box Office". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
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  12. ^ "How Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born' Evolved with Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, More". EW.com.
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  14. ^ Chopra, Anupama (26 April 2013). "Anupama Chopra's review: Aashiqui 2". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  15. ^ Seshagiri, Sangeetha (21 September 2014). "Box Office Collection: Parineeti's 'Daawat-E-Ishq' Fares Better than Sonam's 'Khoobsurat'". www.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
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  20. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani to star in Mohit Suri's next? - Fresh on-screen pairs to look forward to". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  21. ^ Malang Movie Review: 'Malang' is good blend of glam, games and thrills, retrieved 25 May 2020
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  24. ^ "Abhishek, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar, Pankaj Tripathi & others lives go beyond one's understanding". DNA. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  25. ^ a b "Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjana Sanghi begin filming Om - The Battle Within". Outlook India. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  26. ^ "'OM: The Battle Within': Aditya Roy Kapur flaunts his ripped body in the first look poster - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
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