Gaurav Kapur

Gaurav Kapur (born 11 April 1981), also spelled as Gaurav Kapoor is an Indian actor, television and cricket presenter known for being the host of the pre-match Indian Premier League show, Extraaa Innings T20 and Cricbuzz Live.

Gaurav Kapur
Born (1981-04-11) 11 April 1981 (age 41)
OccupationActor, presenter
Years active2003–present
Known forExtraaa Innings T20
(m. 2014)


Gaurav was seventeen when he first got an opportunity to work with FM.[1] After beginning as a radio jockey, he did a travel show called Indian holiday on Sony Television, it was a travel show exploring beautiful Indian locations with Anu Malhotra and people even notice Mini Mathur. He began working as a VJ on Channel V.[1] He first entered into films with Darna Mana Hai (2003) as Romi.[2] The same year he was seen in another horror flick Ssssshhhh (2003).[3] This was pursueded by Manu Rewal's Chai Pani Etc. (2004), a comedy; White Rainbow (2005); the comedy Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana and as Ahmed in Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, a remake of Sholay.[3]

In 2008, he was seen in Secrets of the Seven Sounds, Quick Gun Murugan, The Mole and Ugly Aur Pagli. He worked with Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah in Neeraj Pandey's A Wednesday.[4]

Gaurav Kapur played the lead in the comedy Bad Luck Govind (2009) that opened to mixed reviews.[5] He appeared in the film Saluun in 2009.[6] In 2011, he appeared in Chala Mussaddi - Office Office.

He hosted the cricket based talk show Extraaa Innings T20 from 2011 to 2017, covering the Indian Premier League.

In March 2017, Gaurav started a web series called 'Breakfast with Champions' where he interviews and interacts with cricketers and other sports athletes. Many including Steve Smith, Michael Holding, Shoaib Akhtar, Gary Kirsten, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh with wife Hazel Keech, Ashish Nehra, Danny Morrison, Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Dwayne Bravo, Matthew Hayden, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Smriti Mandhana, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Parthiv Patel, Ravi Shastri, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj, Abhinav Bindra, Leander Paes and Geeta Phogat have appeared on this show.[7][8]

Gaurav Kapur co-founded Kommune Arts Private Limited, a performance arts collective, with Ankur Tewari and Roshan Abbas in July 2017.[9]

In 2018, he joined Cricbuzz LIVE as an anchor, an online based cricket talk show covering the Indian Premier League and other Indian cricket team matches.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Gaurav is from in Mount St. Mary's School.[1] He completed his undergraduate degree in Sri Venkateswara College in Delhi.[11]

He married actress Kirat Bhattal on 3 November 2014 in Chandigarh.[12] He resides in Bandra, Maharashtra.[13]

Business InterestsEdit

In April 2016, Gaurav started a dedicated sports media and production agency named Oaktree Creative Solutions.[14]


Gaurav Kapur (rightmost) hosting Extraaa Innings T20


Year Film Name Role
2003 Darna Mana Hai Romi
2003 Sssshhh... Rajat
2004 Chai Pani Etc. Harish
2006 Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana Rahul
2007 Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag Ahmed
2008 The Mole The Assassin
2008 Ugli Aur Pagli Hemal
2008 A Wednesday! Ajay Khanna
2009 Bad Luck Govind Govind Surender Sharma
2009 Saluun Asok
2009 Quick Gun Murugun Cameo appearance
2011 Chala Mussaddi - Office Office Bunty M. Tripathii
2013 Kai Po Che! Cricket Commentator


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 The Great Indian Comedy Show Himself Contestant
2011–2017 Extraaa Innings T20 Himself Host
2018–Present Cricbuzz Live (Hindi and English) Himself Host

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2012 EC Live Quotient Awards Best Anchor (Media Personality)(Male) Won[15]


  1. ^ a b c "Exclusive biography of #GauravKapoor and on his life". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ Raman, Prawaal (25 July 2003), Darna Mana Hai, retrieved 1 May 2016
  3. ^ a b "Check out lists of Movies by #GauravKapoor #Filmography". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  4. ^ Pandey, Neeraj (5 September 2008), A Wednesday, retrieved 1 May 2016
  5. ^ Khanna, Varun (9 January 2009), Bad Luck Govind, retrieved 1 May 2016
  6. ^ Bhat, Nikhil (1 January 2000), Saluun, retrieved 1 May 2016
  7. ^ "Chatty cricketers and sassy comedians: The best of the Internet with Brunch's WTF". 4 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Breaking bread over cricket". mid-day. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Kommune Arts Private Limited". Zauba Corp. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Cricbuzz ropes in Zaheer Khan among others for IPL; launches Cricbuzz Live". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  11. ^ Kamra, Diksha (3 September 2010). "Gaurav Kapur ain't no angel". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Inside Gaurav Kapur, Kirat Bhattals Wedding: Pictures of Baraat, Baraatis and Jaimala - NDTV Movies". Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  13. ^ tushky (24 April 2014). "From being bullied in school to the IPL centerstage - The Gaurav Kapur Story - Tushky". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Oaktree Creative Solutions. - Capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary!". Oaktree Creative. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  15. ^ "EC Quotient Awards 2012".