Ram Kapoor at the unveiling of his show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
1 September 1973 |
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
|Known for||Acting in Kasamh Se, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Humshakals"|
|Home town||Vasai, Maharashtra, India|
|Spouse(s)||Gautami Kapoor (2003–present)|
Ram Kapoor (राम कपूर) ([raːm qaːpuːr]; born 1 September 1973) is an Indian television and film actor. He gained popularity portraying Jai Walia in the television series Kasamh Se and the character of Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. He played multiple characters Mamaji / Kunwar Amar Nath Singh (KANS) / Johnny / Balbir in the Bollywood film Humshakals and hosted the reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar, based loosely on The Bachelorette.
Early life and education
He spent his formative years at the reputed Sherwood College, in Nainital, Uttarakhand. At Sherwood College, Kapoor was introduced to acting, when as a challenge and an order from his head captain he auditioned for the annual school theatrical production of Charley's Aunt and performed the lead role. Under the direction and tutelage of Amir Raza Hussein, Kapoor found his career path and realised his love for acting.
After completing his 10th board exams, Kapoor studied at the Kodaikanal International School. After his graduation, Kapoor decided to join the entertainment industry and left for Los Angeles in the United States with the intention of joining UCLA to study filmmaking but joined a Stanislavski-based acting academy in Los Angeles.
In 2000, Kapoor acted in popular family drama Ghar Ek Mandir. Kapoor worked with Amir Raza Hussein once again in the play The Fifty Days of War - Kargil which ran for 10 days in New Delhi as a tribute to the heroes of the Kargil War. Ram played five characters.
In 2006, he starred in the show Kasamh Se in the role of Jai Walia and became a household name.
Kapoor appeared in minor roles in two films in 2010. The first was the commercially successful Karthik Calling Karthik, with Kapoor playing the role of Kamath. The second, Udaan, was a critically acclaimed and award winning film directed by Vikrmaditya Motwane and was produced by Anurag Kashyap.
Kapoor is married to his Ghar Ek Mandir costar and actress Gautami Kapoor (nee Gadgil). They met on the sets of the TV show Ghar Ek Mandir and dated for a while before tying the knot on Valentines Day in 2003. They have two children, daughter Sia and son Aks. 
He is passionate about bikes and owns a Harley Davidson.
|2000-2002||Ghar Ek Mandir||Rahul|
|2001||Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai||Rajeshwar Agnihotri|
|2002||Kehta Hai Dil||Jai Singh|
|2003||Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak||Vishal|
|2003||Dhadkan||Dr. Rajeev Agarwal|
|2005||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Shadab|
|2006-2009||Kasamh Se||Jai Udai Walia|
|2007-2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Jas Thakral|
|2009||Basera||Keshu Bhai Sanghvi|
|2011-2014||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Ram Amarnath Kapoor|
|2013||Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki||Parmeshwar Patel Kapoor / Paddy||Guest Appearance|
|2015||Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane||Ram Ahuja|
|2017||Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat||Karan Khanna (KK)||Web series|
|2017||Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat 2nd Season||Karan Khanna (KK)||Web series|
|2018||Comedy High School||Various Characters|
|2002||Kamzor Kadi Kaun||Guest contestant|
|2002||Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari||Guest contestant|
|2003||Khullja Sim Sim||Guest contestant|
|2006||Jodee Kamaal Ki||Guest contestant|
|2006||Kam Ya Zyaada||Contestant|
|2009||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Contestant|
|2009||Rakhi Ka Swayamwar||Host|
|2010||Swayamwar 2 - Rahul Dhulaniya Lejaayenge||Host|
|2012||Kaun Banega Crorepati 6||Guest participant (along with Sakshi Tanwar and Amrita Mukherjee)|
|2013||Kaun Banega Crorepati 7||Guest participant (along with Sakshi Tanwar)|
|2013||Welcome- Bazzi mehman nawazi ki||Host|
|2001||Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2003||Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2006||Zee Astitva Awards||Host|
|2007||7th Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2012||11th Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2012||12th Indian Television Academy Awards||Host|
|2013||12th Indian Telly Awards||Host|
|2000||50 Day War-Kargil||5 different characters|
|2003||Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi||Arun Mehta|
|2005||Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Rohan Sehgal|
|Missed Call||Vinay Murthi|
|2008||Golmaal Returns||Jai Walia (cameo appearance)|
|2010||Karthik Calling Karthik||Kamath|
|2011||Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!||Deshraj Diwan|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Mr Bulani|
|Agent Vinod||Abu Nazir|
|Student Of The Year||Ashok Nanda|
|Mere Dad Ki Maruti||Tej Khullar|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects||Ranveer|
|Humshakals||Mamaji / Kunwar Amar Nath Singh (KANS) / Johnny / Balbir|
|Lakshmi||Avinash, Lakshmi's Advocate|
|2015||Kuch Kuch Locha Hai||Praveen Patel|
|2016||Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat||Karan Khanna|
|Baar Baar Dekho||Diya's father|
|Year||Award||Category||For the show|
|2006||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor(Jury)||Kasamh Se|
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor (Popular)|
|2011||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor(Jury)||Bade Acche Lagte Hain|
|2012||Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards||Best Television Actor (Male)|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor(Jury)|
|5th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actor in a Lead Role|
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- "Participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa".
- "Hosted Rakhi Ka Swayamwar". Archived from the original on 2009-04-18.
- "Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar and Amrita Mukherjee (Pihu) in KBC 6".
- "Ram Kapoor & Roshni Chopra as hosts of Astitva Awards, 2006".
- "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai Between Sunny Leone And Ram Kapoor". 1 December 2014.
- "Sunny Leone-Ram Kapoor display their comic side in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai - Times of India ►".
- Best Actor Critics choice
- "Ram Kapoor & Sakshi Tanwar wins top honours at the 11th Television Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-05-26.
- "Ekta & team shine at DadaSaheb Phalke Awards! - Times of India".
- "Ram Kapoor wins Best Actor at 12th Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 2013-10-21.
- "5th Boroplus Gold Awards 2012 Winners List-Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured - India News Portal". indiascanner.com.