Ram Kapoor

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Ram Kapoor
Kapoor in 2017
Ram Kapoor

1 September 1973 (1973-09) (age 50)
Alma materKodaikanal International School
Years active1997–present
Known for
(m. 2003)

Ram Kapoor ([raːm kəpuːr]; born 1 September 1973) is an Indian actor who works in films and television serials. 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 Triple role as Mamaji Kunwar Amar Nath Singh (KANS), Johnny and Balbir in the Bollywood film Humshakals and hosted the reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar,[1] based loosely on The Bachelorette.

He won 3 ITA Awards and 3 Indian Telly Awards for best actor.

Early life and education[edit]

He spent his formative years at the 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 tenth 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.


Kapoor made his onscreen debut with the television serial Nyaay (1997). He took up three more shows Heena (1998), Sangharsh (1999) and Kavita (2000).

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. Kapoor played five characters.[2]

In 2001, Kapoor acted in Rishtey, in the serial Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai and made a cameo appearance in Mira Nair's acclaimed film Monsoon Wedding.

He went on to appear in films like Dhadkan (2003) and Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak, followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Bali (2004), a telefilm in which he played Prithvi Singh.

In 2005, Kapoor's was seen in films like Devaki,[3] Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow and Missed Call.

In 2006, he starred in the show Kasamh Se in the role of Jai Udai Walia.

Kapoor was then seen in the soap opera Basera and participated in two reality shows: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as a participant and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar as the host.

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 Sir. The second, Udaan, was a critically acclaimed and award-winning film directed by Vikrmaditya Motwane and was produced by Anurag Kashyap.

In 2011, he starred on the TV show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and played the male protagonist Ram Amarnath Kapoor. The show was an instant success and Kapoor's performance was lauded.

He appeared in Bollywood movies Agent Vinod (2012), Student of the Year (2012) and Humshakals (2014).

Personal life[edit]

Kapoor with his wife, Gautami Kapoor

Kapoor is married to his Ghar Ek Mandir co-star and actress Gautami Kapoor (née Gadgil). They met on the sets of the show and dated for a while before marrying on Valentines Day in 2003. They have two children.[4]


Television and web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Channel
1998 Heena Dr. Amir Sony Entertainment Television
1999 Sangharsh Pitambar Tahilyani
Nyaay Gaurav Makija Doordarshan's Metro
2000 Kavita Rishi Grover Zee TV
2000–2001 Ghar Ek Mandir Advocate Rahul Sony Entertainment Television
2001 Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai Rajeshwar Agnihotri Zee TV
Rishtey Sujoy Chaudary Episode 101
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Jai Singh Star Plus
2003 Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak ACP Vishal Kapoor / DCP Vishal Kapoor Zee TV
Dhadkan Dr. Rajeev Agarwal Sony Entertainment Television
2004 Bali Prithvi Singh
Manshaa Vinay Kishore Khanna Dead Zee TV
2005 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Shadab Star Plus
2006–2009 Kasamh Se Udai Walia / Jai Udai Walia Zee TV
2007–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Jas Thakral Star Plus
2009 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant Sony Entertainment Television
Rakhi Ka Swayamwar Host[5] NDTV Imagine
Basera Keshubhai Sanghvi
2010 Swayamwar 2 – Rahul Dhulaniya Lejaayenge Host
2011–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Ram Amarnath Kapoor Sony Entertainment Television
2012 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Guest appearance
Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Guest Host along with Shruti Seth; Holi Special Episode
2013 Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki Parmeshwar Patel Kapoor / Paddy Colors TV
Welcome- Bazzi mehman nawazi ki Host Life OK
2015 Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane Ram Ahuja; Anandita's husband and widower; Disha's and Aarav's father Sony Entertainment Television
2016 Tamanna Avinash Arora Star Plus
2017–present Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Karan "KK" Khanna Web series, ALTBalaji & ZEE5
2017 Tyohaar Ki Thaali Ram Kapoor Episode 9 The EPIC Channel
2018 Zindagi Ki Crossroads Host Sony Entertainment Television
Comedy High School Various Discovery Jeet
2020 Abhay 2 Kidnapper, Psycho killer Dead (bomb blast) Web series, ZEE5
A Suitable Boy Mahesh Kapoor, State Minister of Revenue; Maan's father Web series, BBC One
2022 Human Pratap Munjal Web series, Disney+ Hotstar
Masaba Masaba Shekhar Mirza [6] Web series, Netflix
2023 Jubilee Shamsher Singh Walia Web series, Amazon Prime Video


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Monsoon Wedding Shelly
2003 Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi Arun Mehta
2005 Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow Rohan Sehgal
Missed Call Vinay Murthi
Behind the Mirror Grandfather
Devaki Rahul
2008 Golmaal Returns Udai Walia / Jai Udai Walia Cameo appearance
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik Kamath Sir
Udaan Jimmy Singh (Chhotu)
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Deshraj Diwan, Ritu's father
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Mr. D.K. Bulani, a friend of Rahul's father, who tries to help Rahul overcome his low self-esteem
Agent Vinod Abu Sayed Nazer
Student of the Year Ashok Nanda, Gayatri's husband, Rohan's father
2013 Mai Subhash Joshi, Mai's son-in-law, Madhu's husband, Charu's father
Mere Dad Ki Maruti Tej Khullar, Sameer and Tanvi's father
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects Ranveer Malhotra
Humshakals Mamaji Kunwar Amar Nath Singh ("KANS"), Johnny and Balbir Gupta Triple role
Lakshmi Avinash
Words with Gods Om Segment" "God Room"
2015 Kuch Kuch Locha Hai[7] Praveen "PP" Patel
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Vinod Kapoor, Divya's father
Rough Book Harshvardhan Kapur
Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Sonu Sultan
2017 Qaidi Band Naveen Vachani
2018 Loveyatri Rasik Desai
2020 Thappad Advocate Pramod Gujral, Vikram's lawyer
Bahut Hua Samman Lovely Singh
2021 The Big Bull Ashok Mirchandani, Hemant's lawyer (based on Ram Jethmalani)
2023 Neeyat Ashish Kapoor aka AK


Ram Kapoor at 12th Indian Television Academy Awards
Year Award Category For the show
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[8] Kasamh Se
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)[9][failed verification]
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[10] Bade Acche Lagte Hain
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[11]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ram Kapoor to host 'Rakhi Ka Swayamvar'". deccanherald.com. 29 May 2009. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Kargil's theatre of war". BBC News. Archived from the original on 15 September 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  3. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Hindi Movie List – Latest Bollywood Movies – New Hindi Movies – Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday Ram Kapoor: 10 interesting, unknown facts about the Bade Achhe Lagte Hain actor". indianexpress.com. 1 September 2017. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Hosted Rakhi Ka Swayamwar". Archived from the original on 18 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Masaba Masaba S2 Review: Masaba Gupta and Neena Gupta's Series Amps Up the Glamour, Drama, Chaos". News18. 29 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Sunny Leone-Ram Kapoor display their comic side in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai – Times of India ►". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Best Actor Critics choice". Archived from the original on 2 October 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  9. ^ Indian Telly Awards (Website). "Best Actor, Indian Telly Awards". Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Ram Kapoor & Sakshi Tanwar wins top honours at the 11th Television Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Ram Kapoor wins Best Actor at 12th Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.

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