Sanjay Kapoor

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This article is about the Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor. For the fictional EastEnders character, see Sanjay Kapoor (EastEnders).
Sanjay Kapoor
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Sanjay Kapoor at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
Born Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor/Producer
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Maheep Sandhu
Children Shanaya Kapoor (b. 1999)
Jahaan Kapoor (b. 2005)
Parent(s) Surinder Kapoor
Nirmal Kapoor
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[edit]

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.[1] 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).

Personal life[edit]

Kapoor is married to Maheep Sandhu and they have two kids, Shanaya (born 3 November 1999) and Jahaan (born 26 May 2005)[2][3]


Year Movie Name Role Notes
1995 Prem Shantanu/Sanjay Verma
Raja Raja
Kartavya Karan Singh
1996 Beqabu Raja Verma
1997 Mohabbat Gaurav M. Kapoor
Auzaar Yash Thakur
Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Kishan
Mere Sapno Ki Rani Vijay Kumar
Sirf Tum Deepak
2001 Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller Raja/Nirmal Kumar Chinoy
2002 Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe Dushyant
Soch Raj Matthews
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
2004 Jaago Shrikant
Julie Rohan
2005 Anjaane: The Unknown Aditya Malhotra
2006 Unns: Love...Forever Rahul Malhotra
2007 Dosh
Om Shanti Om Himself
2009 Luck By Chance Ranjit Rolly
Kirkit I.M. Romeo
2010 Prince CBI Officer Ali Khan
2014 Kahin Hai Mera Pyar Rahul Kapoor
2014 Hera Pheri 3 Filming


Year Movie Name
2009 Kya time a yaar
2012 It's My Life (film)
2014 Tevar
2015 Hera Pheri 3


  1. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor: I wish Boney would interfere in my career". Screen India. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ Kapoor, Maheep (12 May 2012). "@Nirmalvys shanaya , she is 12 and jahaan , he will be 7 on 26th may". Twitter. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Marwah, Akshay (3 November 2012). "My teenage cousin Shanayas bday cake :D :D @maheepkapoor". Twitter. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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