Sanjay Kapoor at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
|Born||17 October 1965|
|Occupation||Actor and producer|
|Spouse(s)||Maheep Sandhu (m.1997)|
|Relatives||See Kapoor family|
Sanjay Kapoor (born 17 October 1965) is an Indian film actor and producer. He is known for starring in the Bollywood hit film Raja as Raja and Anant Mathur on Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara that aired on Star Plus.
Family background and marriage
Kapoor was born in 1965 to Nirmal Kapoor and film producer Surinder Kapoor. He has 3 older siblings Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Reena Marwah. He married his longtime NRI girlfriend and former actress Maheep Sandhu in 1997 and are blessed with two children, Shanaya and Jahaan Kapoor.
Kapoor made his debut in Hindi cinema in 1995 with the movie Prem, opposite newcomer Tabu. Although both debutants rendered fairly decent performances, the movie was delayed for many years as it was in production since 1989. On release, it bombed at the box office. Kapoor's next movie was Raja (1995) opposite Madhuri Dixit which was a box office success. He went on to star in several films as a lead actor such as Auzaar (1997), Mohabbat (1997) and Sirf Tum (1999). He didn't have much success as a lead actor as most of his films failed at the box office. In 2002, he appeared as a villain playing the psychotic husband of Esha Deol in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe. His performance was praised by critics
He made his debut on television in 2003 appearing in the television serial Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny opposite Karisma Kapoor. He played supporting roles in films like Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003), Julie (2004), Luck By Chance (2009) and Shaandaar (2015).
He turned to producing with his first production Tevar starring his nephew Arjun Kapoor releasing in 2015. He played a cameo appearing alongside his brother Anil for the first time in Mubarakan (2017). In 2017, he was cast in Vikram Bhatt's television serial Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara opposite Smriti Kalra. The show is about a man marrying a girl much younger than him and how they try to make their marriage work. In early 2018, Sanjay was cast in the web series Lust Stories as a lead character opposite actress Manisha Koirala. In the same year, he was cast in the movie "The Zoya Factor" as her real life niece Sonam Kapoor's on screen father,  and Kannada film "Seetharama Kalyana".
|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||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|
|Mumbhaii - The Gangster|
|2018||Lust Stories||Salman||Anthology film|
|2019||Seetharama Kalyana||Doctor||Kannada film |
|2019||The Zoya Factor||Post-production|
|2003-2004||Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny||Amar||Recurring role|
|2017-2018||Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara||Anant Mathur||Lead role|
|2009||Kya Time Hai Yaar|
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- "Sanjay Kapoor: I wish Boney would interfere in my career". Screen India. Archived from the original on 19 October 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- "Despite of doing big hit with Madhuri, actor Sanjay Kapoor didn't make it big in bollywood!". Filmy Drama. 25 March 2017.
- "I am still open to acting". Film Fare. 21 July 2014.
- "Sanjay Kapoor returns to small screen after 13 years with Vikram Bhatt's Ishq Gunaah". Firstpost. Reliance Industries. 5 September 2017.
- "This is what Vikram Bhatt's TV show with Sanjay Kapoor is all about". Bollywood Hungama. Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. 5 September 2017.
- "Sanjay Kapoor joins Dibakar's "Bombay Talkies 2"". Business Standard. 10 November 2017.
- "'It's important to be a part of the right film': Sanjay Kapoor on Lust Stories and more". Daily News and Analysis. 8 June 2018.
- "Chachu Sanjay Kapoor to play Sonam Kapoor's father in "The Zoya Factor"". Times of India. August 27, 2018.
- "Sanjay Kapoor to make his Kannada film debut with director Harsha's Seetharama Kalyana". Firstpost. September 27, 2018.