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Aditya Roy Kapur (born 16 November 1985) is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi films. After making his acting debut with the 2009 musical dramedy London Dreams, Kapur was praised for portraying an aspiring magician in the 2010 romantic drama Guzaarish. In 2013, he received wider success by featuring in the musical romantic film Aashiqui 2 and the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, both of which were among the top-grossing productions of the year. The latter earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He followed it by starring in a series of films that did not perform well at the box office.

Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur spotted at the gym in Bandra.jpg
Born (1985-11-16) 16 November 1985 (age 33)
EducationSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
OccupationDJ, actor, VJ, performer
Years active2009–present
RelativesSee Roy Kapur family


Early life and backgroundEdit

Kapur was born in Mumbai on 16 November 1985[1] to a Punjabi Hindu father,[2] Kumud Roy Kapur, and Salome Aaron, an Indian Jew. [3] His grandfather, Raghupat Roy Kapur, was a film producer.[4][5] Kapur is the youngest of the three siblings- his eldest brother, Siddharth Roy Kapur, was the Chief Executive Officer of UTV Motion Pictures and is married to the actress, Vidya Balan. His second elder brother, Kunaal Roy Kapur, is also an actor.[6]

His maternal grandparents, Sam and Ruby Aaron, were qualified dance teachers who introduced the Sama dance to India.[4] He did his schooling from G. D. Somani Memorial School, in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, where all his siblings studied and his mother directed school plays.[4] Subsequently, he graduated from St. Xavier's College, affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

Kapur is not a trained actor, though he has taken dance lessons and also diction classes to improve his Hindi accent. According to him he "had no burning ambition to become an actor," and was content being a VJ, until he was called to audition for London Dreams. During his school years, he wanted to be a cricketer but he quit cricket coaching classes after sixth standard.


Film debut, initial struggle, and breakthrough (2009–2013)Edit

Kapur started his career as a VJ on music channel Channel V India, where his comic timing and "unique style of hosting" made him a hit. He did a show "Pakao" for Channel V, and also hosted the hugely popular, 'India's hottest' show with VJ, Bruna Abdullah.[7]

In December 2008, Kapur was signed by director Vipul Amrutlal Shah to make his film debut with the musical comedy-drama London Dreams (2009). The film, co-starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Asin, saw Kapur play Wasim Khan, a Pakistani person. However, despite earning positive reviews from critics, London Dreams performed poorly at the box office with a worldwide gross of 61 crore.

Kapur next reunited with Vipul Shah in the drama Action Replayy (2010), a science-fiction romantic comedy co-starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai, followed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romance Guzaarish (2010) starring Rai and Hrithik Roshan in lead roles. In both films, Kapur portrayed a supporting role. However, both films were commercially unsuccessful but Guzaarish received good reviews for its story.

After a three-year absence from full-screen, Kapur played a leading role in the musical romance Aashiqui 2 (2013), which marked his first of many collaborations with its director Mohit Suri and lead actress Shraddha Kapoor. A sequel to Aashiqui (1990), the film tells the love story of two singers. The film eventually emerged as Kapur's first commercial success, grossing 1.06 billion (US$16 million), becoming one of the top-grossing productions of the year.

Other workEdit

In 2016, he did a music tour named "Dream Team Bollywood" and performed in Los Angeles, San Jose, Chicago, New York alongside Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, & Varun Dhawan.[8]


Year Film Role Director Notes
2009 London Dreams Wasim Khan Vipul Shah
2010 Action Replayy Bunty
Guzaarish Omar Siddiqui Sanjay Leela Bhansali
2013 Aashiqui 2 Rahul Jayekar Mohit Suri
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Avinash "Avi" Arora Ayan Mukerji Nominated –Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

IIfa award for Best actor in a Supporting Role

2014 Daawat-e-Ishq Tariq Haider Habib Faisal
2016 Fitoor Noor Nizami Abhishek Kapoor
Dear Zindagi Furniture Dealer Gauri Shinde Guest Appearance
2017 Ok Jaanu Aditya Shaad Ali
2018 Welcome To New York Himself Chakri Toleti Special Appearance
2019 Kalank Dev Chaudhry Abhishek Varman
2020 Untitled Chintu Anurag Basu Filming
Malang TBA Mohit Suri Filming
Sadak 2 TBA Mahesh Bhatt Filming

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Reference
2013 Big Star Entertainment Awards Best Actor In Romantic Role Aashiqui 2 Won [9]
Most Romantic Jodi Award

(With Shraddha Kapoor)

Won [9]
2014 Screen Awards Jodi Number 1

(With Shraddha Kapoor)

Won [10]
Star Guild Awards Jodi Of The Year

(With Shraddha Kapoor)

Won [11]
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Nominated [12]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Won [13]


  1. ^ "Birthday Exclusive: Aditya Roy Kapur". Deccan Chronicle. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  2. ^ "History of India's Jewish beauty queens". Ynetnews. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Shraddha and I are really, really close: Aditya Roy Kapur". The Times of India. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Another GenNext Kapur family finds feet in Bollywood". The Economic Times. 20 November 2010. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  5. ^ G. Rakesh on IMDb
  6. ^ "Born to Sweet Delight". Tehelka. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  7. ^ India's Hottest, Bruna Abdullah, Aditya Roy Kapoor, retrieved 27 June 2018CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "Bollywood Dream Team 2016: Katrina, Alia, Sidharth, Varun, Parineeti, Aditya Roy Kapur US tour in August" Archived 26 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, India News Bulletin
  9. ^ a b Devi, Kanchana. "Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013 – List of winners". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  10. ^ "20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards: List of winners". The Indian Express. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Winners of 9th Renault Star Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  12. ^ "59th Filmfare Awards: Nominations' Full List". Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  13. ^ Bhowmik, Arijita (27 April 2014). "IIFA Awards 2014: Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' Take Away Major Honours [Full Winner's List]". International Business Times. Retrieved 27 April 2014.

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