Kunal Karan Kapoor

Kunal Karan Kapoor (born 22 August 1982) is an Indian actor who made his debut in 2004 with Remix as Varun. His first success came with Left Right Left where he was seen as Cadet Yadhuvansh Sahni / Yudi.

Kunal Karan Kapoor
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Kunal Karan Kapoor
Born (1982-08-22) 22 August 1982 (age 40)[1]
  • Actor
  • photographer
  • traveller
Years active2004—Present
Known forRemix
Left Right Left
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha
Ziddi Dil Maane Na

His breakthrough came with the lead role in the successful show Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, he received praises for portraying Mohan Bhatnagar. Kunal then went onto play lead roles in Doli Armaanon Ki (as Shaurya Ishaan Sinha) and Woh Apna Sa (as Krishna Shikhawat)

He made his web debut in 2020, with The Raikar Case playing Mohit Naik Raikar.[2] He was last seen in Ziddi Dil Maane Na as Siddharth Ganju.


Debut and early career (2004–2011)Edit

In 2004, Kapoor debuted in his first TV serial, Remix,[3] which aired on channel Star One. His next serial was Left Right Left for Sab TV in 2006. It was around this time that he changed his screen name to avoid any confusion with film actor Kunal Kapoor. He added his father's name, Karan, as a middle name.[4]

In 2008 he appeared as Monty in the serial Meet Mila De Rabba for Sony Entertainment Television, and in 2009 he played Sukhi Singh in Maayka for Zee Anmol. Then in 2009, he portrayed Angad Yadav, a negative character in Star Plus' Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya. His performance in this serial received good reviews. In 2010 he played Amrik Singh in the Colors TV serial Rishton Se Badi Pratha.

Breakthrough and further success (2012–2018)Edit

At the end of 2011, he got a lead role in the Colors TV serial Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha. Kapoor had auditioned for the production house some time earlier and Sudhir Sharma of Sunshine Productions saw that audition tape. He felt that Kapoor was best suited to play the male lead opposite stage actress Aakanksha Singh. The serial started airing on 9 January 2012. Kapoor played the role of rustic, carefree, righteous reporter Mohan Bhatnagar. His performance was applauded by TV industry professionals, the media and viewers. His role was later termed 'iconic' and the serial was called a cult show.

On 14 January 2013, Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha returned for a second season by public demand.[5] On 4 May 2013 Kapoor won the award for Best Male Actor in a Lead Role at the 2013 Indian Telly Awards for his performance as Mohan Bhatnagar.

In 2015 Kapoor appeared in Doli Armaano Ki as Shaurya Urmi Sinha, owner and editor of a newspaper.[citation needed] He had worked with the production house before on Maan ki awaaz Pratigya and Rishton Se Badi Pratha. In 2018 he appeared as corrupt police inspector Krishna Shekhawat in Zee TV's serial Woh Apna Sa.

Established actor (2019–present)Edit

In 2019 Kapoor entered web space and acted in the web series The Raikar Case,[6] a family mystery thriller. This series was released on OTT platform VootSelect[citation needed] on 9 April 2020. He played Mohit Naik Raikar. The second season of The Raikar Case[7] is said to be in the pipeline.

He was last seen as Siddharth Ganju in Ziddi Dil Maane Na[8] on Sony SAB.



Year Show Role Channel Notes
1994 Rajani Master Kunal Kapoor Doordarshan Child Role
2004–2006 Remix Varun Star One Lead Role
2006–2008 Left Right Left Cadet Yadhuvansh Sahni SAB TV Lead Role
2008–2009 Meet Mila De Rabba Monty Sony Entertainment Television
2007–2009 Maayka Sukhi Singh Zee TV
2009–2010  Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya Angad Yadav Star Plus Negative Role
2010–2011 Rishton Se Badi Pratha Amrik Singh Colors TV Cameo Role
2012–2013 Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Mohan Bhatnagar / Monu / Vasu Rajvardhan Colors TV Lead Role
2015 Doli Armaanon Ki Shaurya Sinha Zee TV Lead Role
2018 Woh Apna Sa Krishna Shikhawat Zee TV Lead Role
2021–2022 Ziddi Dil Maane Na Siddharth Ganju Sony SAB Lead Role

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Production
2020 The Raikar Case Mohit Naik Raikar Bodhitree Multimedia & VootSelect

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Role Production
2018 Bhindi Voice over 8th Wonder Production

Music videosEdit

Year Title Role Co- Star Singer(s) Production
2017 Adda Subhash Ritabhari Chakraborty Swanand Kirkire, Anupam Roy, Bengali Band Chandrabindu MotherDairyMilk

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Won


  1. ^ Keshri, Shweta (22 August 2017). "Happy Birthday, Kunal Karan Kapoor: These performances of the actor stole our hearts". India Today.
  2. ^ "Voot Select series".
  3. ^ "12 years of 'Remix': This is what the cast is upto now". The Times of India. 2 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Kunal Karan Kapoor: Lesser known facts". The Times of India. 22 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Returning with a bang - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
  6. ^ "Kunal Karan Kapoor: On TV people don't experiment, they bank on what works". 16 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Kunal Karan Kapoor's emotional bond with Ashvini Bhave". Telangana Today.
  8. ^ "Shaleen Malhotra, Kunal Karan Kapoor-starrer Ziddi Dil Maane Na trailer out. Watch". India Today. 26 July 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.

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