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Sanjay Kapoor at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
|Born||Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Relatives||See Kapoor family|
Sanjay Kapoor is a Bollywood actor and producer. Sanjay Kapoor born in Chembur, Mumbai. Son of film producer, Surinder Kapoor, he is the younger brother of producer Boney Kapoor and actor Anil Kapoor, and brother-in-law of actress Sridevi. Kapoor dated brain surgeon Hanna Eliasson for a short time before marrying Maheep Sandhu, an Indian from Perth, Australia.
Early years and career
Sanjay Kapoor made his debut in Hindi cinema in 1995 with the movie Prem opposite another newcomer Tabu. Although there was nothing noteworthy in the movie's script or treatment, both debutants rendered fairly decent performances. Yet the movie bombed at the box office. Much of the movie's failure is attributed to the sheer bad timing of its release. Prem was launched with much fanfare right after the super success of Mr. India but the shoot did not start. Then it went over budget and got delayed for 5 years. By the time it released in 1995, much of the excitement around the movie and the two debutants was lost. Furthermore, most of the younger male actors had smartly slotted themselves in their respective categories. While Aamir, Salman, Shahrukh and Saif took the romantic hero roles, Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Ajay Devgn grabbed the action hero roles. In addition, Kapoor's style of acting, dialog delivery and mannerisms were much similar to that of his elder brother Anil Kapoor who was more versatile and established in the industry by then.
Sanjay Kapoor's next movie Raja (1995) which was opposite Madhuri Dixit was a box office success. Though the story of this movie revolved around Kapoor as the central character, it was leading lady Madhuri Dixit who stole the show with her acting and dance skills. Thus the movie did not consolidate Kapoor's position in Bollywood. Critics and viewers called Raja an out-and-out Madhuri Dixit film and suggested that it should have been renamed Rani. Subsequently most of his other films were either flops or average grossers.
Kapoor gave a critically acclaimed performance as a villain playing the obsessive, psychotic husband of Esha Deol in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe which was a flop. He also gave appreciable performances in other movies such as Qayamat: City Under Threat, Julie and Luck By Chance. He also appeared in the 2003 television serial Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny opposite Karisma Kapoor. His most recent release was Prince (2010).
|1997||Mohabbat||Gaurav M. Kapoor|
|Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul||Kishan|
|Mere Sapno Ki Rani||Vijay Kumar|
|2001||Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller||Raja/Nirmal Kumar Chinoy|
|2002||Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe||Dushyant|
|Shakti: The Power||Shekhar|
|2003||Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny||Amar||(Mini) TV Series|
|Qayamat: City Under Threat||Abbas Ramani|
|Darna Mana Hai||Sanjay|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||Abhay (Cameo)|
|LOC Kargil||Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 JAT|
|2005||Anjaane: The Unknown||Aditya Malhotra|
|2006||Unns: Love...Forever||Rahul Malhotra|
|Om Shanti Om||Himself|
|2009||Luck By Chance||Ranjit Rolly|
|2010||Prince||CBI Officer Ali Khan|
|2014||Kahin Hai Mera Pyar||Rahul Kapoor|
|2015||Hera Pheri 3||Filming|
|2009||Kya time a yaar|
|2012||It's My Life (film)|
|2015||Hera Pheri 3|
- "Sanjay Kapoor: I wish Boney would interfere in my career". Screen India. Retrieved 2011-03-15.