Tusshar Kapoor

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Tusshar Kapoor
Tussar Kapoor at filmfare.jpg
Kapoor in 2016
Born (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976 (age 42)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
(present-day Mumbai)
Alma materRoss School of Business
OccupationActor, producer and founder of Tusshar Entertainment House
Years active2001–present
ChildrenLaksshya Kapoor [1]
Parent(s)Jitendra Kapoor (father)
Shobha Kapoor (mother)
RelativesEkta Kapoor (sister)

Tusshar Kapoor (born 20 November 1976) is an Indian Bollywood actor, producer and son of veteran actor Jeetendra and the younger brother of Ekta Kapoor. He was also the co-owner of Balaji Telefilms and Balaji Motion Pictures from (2001-2019). His notable work include Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), Khakee (2004), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Golmaal - Fun Unlimited (2006), Dhol (2007) and Golmaal Returns (2008).

He is the founder and director of the production house, Tusshar Entertainment House. The debut movie produced by his production house is Laxmmi Bomb.

Early and personal life[edit]

Tusshar Kapoor is the son of Bollywood actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. His sister Ekta Kapoor is a television and film producer. He attended the Bombay Scottish School where he was in the same class as Abhishek Bachchan but tusshar Kapoor was a more brilliant and outstanding student among the others.[2] He then studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his BBA degree at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Like his father, Kapoor is a follower of Nichiren Buddhism.[3][4] Kapoor opted for IVF and became single parent to Laksshya Kapoor through surrogacy in June 2016.[1]


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.[5][6]

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.[7] He received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his work in the film. He then starred as Rahul in coming of age film Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa alongside Esha Deol.[8] 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.[9] Starting in 2004, Kapoor 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) .[10][11][12]

In 2012, Kapoor took part in the "Fashion for a Cause" event which raised money for homeless children.[13] He has co-produced the film Chaar Din Ki Chandni (2012), in which he has also starred.[14] He worked as a lead actor in Bollywood adult comedies Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) and Mastizaade (2016) both did average business.[15]

In 2017, he starred as Lucky in the comedy film Golmaal Again, which ended up being a blockbuster.[16] In 2018, he was seen in Simmba, in a special appearance as himself in the song "Aankh Marey". He also voiced part of the song.

In 2019, he starred as Manav in the ALT Balaji's web horror series Boo Sabki Phategi alongside Mallika Sherawat, [17] and a movie Laxmmi Bomb as Kinnar Geetha.


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai Karan Bollywood debut
2002 Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa Rahul
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Karan
2003 Kucch To Hai Karan
Yeh Dil Ravi
2004 Shart: The Challenge Jai Kapoor Super flop
Gayab Vishnu Prasad Super flop
Khakee Sub Inspector Ashwin Gupte Super hit
2005 Insan Avinash
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Rahul
2006 Golmaal Lucky
2007 Good Boy, Bad Boy Rajan Malhotra Super hit
Kya Love Story Hai Arjun Super hit
Shootout at Lokhandwala Dilip Buwa Super hit
Aggar Aryan Super hit
Dhol Sameer "Sam" Arya Super hit
2008 One Two Three Laxmi Narayan Super hit
Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance in song "Deewangi"
C Kkompany Akshay Kumar
Halla Bol Himself Cameo appearance
Sunday Himself Special appearance in song "Manzar"
Golmaal Returns Lucky
2009 Life Partner Bhavesh
2010 Golmaal 3 Lucky Super hit because of tusshar
2011 Shor in the City Tilak
Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Sahil
Hum Tum Shabana Rishi Malhotra
The Dirty Picture Ramakanth
2012 Chaar Din Ki Chandni Veer Vikram Singh
Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Adi
2013 Shootout at Wadala Sheik Munir
Bajatey Raho Sukhi
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Kanhaiya
Mastizaade Sunny Kele
2017 Poster Boys Lucky (promotion for Golmaal Again)
Golmaal Again Lucky
2018 Simmba Lucky Special Appearance In the song "Aankh Maarey"
2019 Booo Sabki Phategi Manav Web series
2020 Laxmmi Bomb Kinnar Geetha Post-production


  1. ^ a b Sahadevan, Sonup (27 June 2016). "Tusshar Kapoor becomes father to baby boy using surrogacy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor shares Abhishek Bachchan's picture on Friendship Day". The Times of India. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  3. ^ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Lhy_dCMLU
  4. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/tusshar-kapoor-opens-up-on-buddhism-and-fatherhood/articleshow/64495946.cms
  5. ^ "A star arrives in style". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  6. ^ "'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' banned by Censor Board". Deccan Chronicle. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Satish Kaushik: Ruslaan fits TEREE SANG just as Tusshar did in MKKH - bollywood news : glamsham.com". www.glamsham.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  8. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Dinesh Hingoo - Latest Photos, Videos, News - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  9. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Gayab Review - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Review: Shor In The City". NDTV. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Review: Shor In The City is brilliant stuff!". Rediff.com. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Shor In The City Movie Review". The Times of India. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor at Fashion for a Cause 2012 – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor turns producer – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 to take on Akshay Kumar's Airlift". www.indicine.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Golmaal Again: Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty team up again". www.indicine.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Booo-Sabki Phategi trailer: Tusshar Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat's web-series to release on June 17". NewsX. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.

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