Tusshar Kapoor

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Tusshar Kapoor
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Kapoor at the Colors Indian Telly Awards, 2012.
Born (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976 (age 39)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Parent(s) Jeetendra
Shobha Kapoor
Relatives Ekta Kapoor (sister)

Tusshar Kapoor is an Indian film actor and producer, known for his works exclusively in Bollywood.

Early 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 prestigious Bombay Scottish School where he was in the same class as Abhishek Bachchan.[1] He then studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his undergraduate degree and in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan for his MBA.[2]


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.[3] He made his debut in 2001 with Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, a remake of the Telugu super hit Tholi Prema, alongside Kareena Kapoor. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his work in the film. Despite this promising debut, Kapoor was not able to establish himself as a prominent lead actor, with movies like Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002), Yeh Dil (2003) and Gayab (2004) failing to make an impact at the box-office.[4]

Kapoor nevertheless appeared in supporting roles, or as part of ensemble casts, in commercial hits like Khakee (2004), Golmaal (2006), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), Golmaal Returns (2008), Golmaal 3 (2010), The Dirty Picture (2011) and Shootout at Wadala (2013). He shared the screen with Riteish Deshmukh in the adult comedy film series Kyaa Kool Hain Hum, which third instalment was banned by the Central Board of Film Certification in 2015.[5] In 2011, he was cast in the critically acclaimed Shor in the City.[6][7][8]

In 2012, Kapoor took part in the "Fashion for a Cause" event which raised money for homeless children.[9] He has co-produced the film Chaar Din Ki Chandni, in which he has also starred.[10]


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Mujhe Kucch 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 °
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 Mastizaade Sunny Kele Post-production
TBA Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 TBA Post-production


  1. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor shares Abhishek Bachchan's picture on Friendship Day". The Times of India. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor Height, Weight, Age, Affairs & Much More - StarsUnfolded". StarsUnfolded (in en-US). Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  3. ^ "A star arrives in style". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor Birthday: 5 films that failed his career". India.com. 
  5. ^ "'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' banned by Censor Board". Deccan Chronicle. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Review: Shor In The City". NDTV. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Review: Shor In The City is brilliant stuff!". Rediff.com. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Shor In The City Movie Review". The Times of India. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor at Fashion for a Cause 2012 – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Tusshar Kapoor turns producer – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

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