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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor in 2016
Born (1964-04-10) 10 April 1964 (age 60)
EducationInstitute of Hotel Management, New Delhi
Occupation(s)Chef, television presenter & entrepreneur
Known forCreating the Shaam Savera dish
SpouseAlyona Kapoor
Culinary career
Cooking styleIndian cuisine
Television show(s)
  • Signature, Khazana, The Yellow Chilli, Pin yin Café, Gold Leaf Banquets, Sura Vie
Award(s) won
Websitewww.sanjeevkapoor.com Edit this at Wikidata

Sanjeev Kapoor (born 10 April 1964) is an Indian chef, television presenter & entrepreneur. He began his career in the hospitality industry in 1984 after completing the Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi. Kapoor is married to Alyona Kapoor, who is also a part of his business, Turmeric Vision Pvt. Ltd. (TVPL).[1]

After working in many hotels at different places like Varanasi, New Zealand, etc. he became the youngest Executive Chef of Centaur Hotel in Mumbai in the year 1992. He is also the recipient of the Best Executive Chef of India Award by H & FS and the Mercury Gold Award at Geneva, Switzerland by Indian Federation of Culinary Associations. He is on board as one of the key members of the International Culinary Panel of Singapore Airlines.[2]


  • Padma Shri (2017)[3]- fourth highest Indian national honour
  • Achieved the Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi live at World Food India 2017, New Delhi.[4]
  • Case Study on Sanjeev Kapoor Published By Harvard Association[5]
  • ITA Award (2015) - For Popular Chef & Entrepreneur (Zaika-E-Hind)
  • ITA Award (2010, 2004, 2002) - For Best Cookery Show ( Khana Khazana)
  • National Award of 'Best Chef of India' by the Government of India for his popularity and contribution to Indian cuisine[6]
  • Ranked 31st in Reader's Digest list of '100 of India's most trusted persons' and 73th in the Forbes list of 'top 100 Indian celebrities of 2019'.[7]
  • Panel of Judges for Master Chef India Season 3 and 4.[8][9]

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  1. ^ "Sanjeev Kapoor's Food Channel in HD". The Times of India. 20 December 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Inside Story Chef Sanjeev Kapoor". sanjeevkapoor.com. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Sanjeev Kapoor to be awarded a Padma Shri for his culinary contributions". India Today. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  4. ^ "918 Kgs Of Khichdi, It's A Guinness World Record!". 4 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Sanjeev Kapoor: The Recipe for Success". 25 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Top 10 Chefs in India – Most Famous and Successful". 17 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Sanjeev Kapoor, the only chef in Forbes 100, ranks higher than ever before". 22 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Master Chef Season 4 Cast".
  9. ^ "MasterChef India finale week starts! Vikas, Ranveer, Garima to task home cooks with intense challenges". India Today. Retrieved 1 April 2023.

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