Tusshar Kapoor

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Tusshar Kapoor
Tussar Kapoor at filmfare.jpg
Kapoor at Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards, 2016
Born (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976 (age 40)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Ross School of Business
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 2001–present
Children Laksshya Kapoor[1]
Parent(s) Jitendra (father)
Shobha Kapoor (mother)
Relatives Ekta Kapoor (sister)

Tusshar Kapoor (Hindi: तुषार कपूर) is an Indian Bollywood actor and producer and son of veteran actor Jeetendra and younger brother to Ekta Kapoor. He is also the co-owner of Balaji Telefilms and Balaji Motion Pictures. He made his debut in 2001 with the blockbuster Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, a remake of the Telugu super hit Tholi Prema, along with Kareena Kapoor. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his work in the film. Kapoor then appeared in two more Telugu remakes Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002), and Yeh Dil (2003), which fared moderately well at the box office, he then appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's production Gayab (2004) which had kapoor receiving appreciation for his work.[2][3]

Starting 2004, Kapoor was starred in commercial hits such as Khakee (2004), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Golmaal (2006), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) in which he has essayed the role of gangster Dilip Buwa, and received good reviews for his work, Golmaal Returns (2008), Golmaal 3 (2010), The Dirty Picture (2011), Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012), the critically acclaimed Shor in the City (2012), and Shootout at Wadala (2013) .[4][5][6] In 2012, Kapoor took part in the "Fashion for a Cause" event which raised money for homeless children.[7] He has co-produced the film Chaar Din Ki Chandni, in which he has also starred. He worked as lead actor in Bollywood sex comedy film Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 which was an above-average grosser at the domestic box office, and is the third installment of Kyaa Kool Hain Hum film series. Another sequel Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 4 is being planned.[8]

Early and personal life[edit]

Tusshar Kapoor is the son of celebrated Bollywood actor Jeetendra and of Shobha Kapoor. His sister Ekta Kapoor is a prominent television and film producer. He attended the Bombay Scottish School where he was in the same class as Abhishek Bachchan.[9] He then studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his BBA degree at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.[citation needed] Kapoor opted for IVF and became single parent to Laksshya Kapoor through surrogacy in June 2016.[1]

Early career[edit]

Kapoor with Neha Sharma during audio release of Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum

Prior to making his debut as an actor, Kapoor worked with film director David Dhawan as an assistant. Following this, he trained as an actor with Roshan Taneja and Mahendra Verma, in their acting school, and in dance with Nimesh Bhatt.[10][11]


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai Karan Bollywood debut
2002 Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa Rahul
2002 Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Karan Malhotra
2003 Kucch To Hai Karan
2003 Yeh Dil Ravi
2004 Shart: The Challenge Jai Kapoor
2004 Gayab Vishnu Prasad
2004 Khakee Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte
2005 Insan Avinash
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Rahul
2006 Golmaal Lucky
2007 Good Boy, Bad Boy Rajan Malhotra
2007 Kya Love Story Hai Arjun
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Dilip Buwa
2007 Aggar Aryan
2007 Dhol Sameer "Sam" Arya
2008 One Two Three Laxmi Narayan
2008 Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance in song "Deewangi"
2008 C Kkompany Akshay Kumar
2008 Halla Bol Himself Cameo appearance
2008 Sunday Himself Special appearance in song "Manzar"
2008 Golmaal Returns Lucky
2009 Life Partner Bhavesh
2010 Golmaal 3 Lucky
2011 Shor in the City Tilak
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Sahil
2011 Hum Tum Shabana Rishi Malhotra
2011 The Dirty Picture Ramakanth
2012 Chaar Din Ki Chandni Veer Vikram Singh
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Adi
2013 Shootout at Wadala Sheik Munir
2013 Bajatey Raho Sukhi
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Kanhaiya
2016 Mastizaade Sunny Kele
2016 Run Bhola Run Post-production


  1. ^ a b Sahadevan, Sonup (27 June 2016). "Tusshar Kapoor becomes father to baby boy using surrogacy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor Birthday: 5 films that failed his career". India.com. 
  3. ^ Bollywood Hungama (16 July 2004). "Gayab". 
  4. ^ "Review: Shor In The City". NDTV. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Review: Shor In The City is brilliant stuff!". Rediff.com. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Shor In The City Movie Review". The Times of India. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor at Fashion for a Cause 2012 – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor turns producer – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor shares Abhishek Bachchan's picture on Friendship Day". The Times of India. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "A star arrives in style". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' banned by Censor Board". Deccan Chronicle. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

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