Aditya Roy Kapur
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.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Kapur in 2019
|Education||St. Xavier's College, Mumbai|
|Occupation||DJ, actor, VJ, performer|
|Relatives||See Roy Kapur family|
Early life and backgroundEdit
Kapur was born in Mumbai on 16 November 1985 to a Punjabi Hindu father, Kumud Roy Kapur, and Salome Aaron, an Indian Jew.  His grandfather, Raghupat Roy Kapur, was a film producer. 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.
His maternal grandparents, Sam and Ruby Aaron, were qualified dance teachers who introduced the Sama dance to India. 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. 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.
Debut, initial struggles, and hiatus (2009–2010)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. He exited the show in 2008.
The following year, Kapur made his acting debut with the Vipul Shah-directed musical comedy London Dreams, in which he featured alongside an ensemble cast including Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Asin. Kapur played the supporting role of Wasim Khan, a Muslim hailing from Pakistan. Upon release, the film received positive reviews from critics, who particularly praised the film's soundtrack, and his performance met with negative reviews. Despite of these reactions, London Dream failed to earn profits at both domestic and overseas box office with grossings of ₹410 million (US$5.9 million) against its production budget of ₹500 million (US$7.2 million).
In 2010, Kapur reteamed with Shah for the science fiction romantic comedy Action Replayy, in which he played the son of a couple who has hatred towards each other (played by Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai). The film was not a box office success because of a mixed critical reception. In the same year, Kapur played Omar Siddiqui, an aspiring magician who wants training of the job from a former magician (now a quadriplegic), in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ensemble romantic saga Guzaarish, co-starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Though Guzaarish performed poorly at the box office, Kapur's performance as well the film garnered positive reviews from critics.
In 2012, Kapur announced that he will be returning to Hindi cinema by playing the leading role of a singer in Mohit Suri's musical romance Aashiqui 2, a spiritual successor to Aashiqui (1990). Released in 2013, Aashiqui 2 saw Kapur star opposite Shraddha Kapoor, and marked the first of his several collaborations with her and Suri. The film has been described as a "turning point in his career". The film received favourable response from critics upon release, with praise directed to Kapur's performance. Aashiqui 2 earned over ₹1.7 billion (US$25 million) worldwide, becoming one of the top-earning Bollywood films of that year and Kapur's first commercial success. For his performance, he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, and won the Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 (shared with Shraddha Kapoor).
That same year, Kapur achieved further success when he starred in Ayan Mukerji's romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Kalki Koechlin. The film was one of the most highly anticipated films of that year, and featured Kapur in the supporting role of Avinash Arora, a flirtatious boy. Made on a budget of ₹750 million (US$11 million), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani earned over ₹3 billion (US$43 million) in global markets to emerge as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time alongside Aashiqui 2. The film also garnered Kapur his second nomination of the year at Filmfare—this time for Best Supporting Actor—and won him the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor. Thus, 2013 was the most successful year of Kapur's film career.
Career challenges (2014—present)Edit
Kapur next collaborated with Habib Faisal for the comedy-drama Daawat-e-Ishq (2014). Cast alongside Parineeti Chopra and Anupam Kher, he played Tariq Haider, a renowned restaurant manager who falls in love with Chopra's character. The film, which had a mixed critical reception, with critics criticizing the chemistry between him and Chopra, proved to be a major critical and box-office failure grossing ₹200 million (US$2.9 million) domestically.
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.
|2009||London Dreams||Wasim Khan||Vipul Shah|
|Guzaarish||Omar Siddiqui||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|2013||Aashiqui 2||Rahul Jayekar||Mohit Suri||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor|
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Avinash "Avi" Arora||Ayan Mukerji||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2014||Daawat-e-Ishq||Tariq Haider||Habib Faisal|
|2016||Fitoor||Noor Nizami||Abhishek Kapoor|
|Dear Zindagi||Furniture Dealer||Gauri Shinde||Special Appearance|
|2017||Ok Jaanu||Aditya Gujral||Shaad Ali|
|2018||Welcome To New York||Himself||Chakri Toleti||Special Appearance|
|2019||Kalank||Dev Chaudhry||Abhishek Varman|
|Sadak 2||TBA||Mahesh Bhatt||Filming|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2013||Big Star Entertainment Awards||Best Actor In Romantic Role||Aashiqui 2||Won|||
|Most Romantic Jodi Award
(With Shraddha Kapoor)
|2014||Screen Awards||Jodi Number 1
(With Shraddha Kapoor)
|Star Guild Awards||Jodi Of The Year
(With Shraddha Kapoor)
|Filmfare Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Nominated|||
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Won|||
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