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Ram Kapoor (राम कपूर) ([raːm qaːpuːr]; born 1 September 1973)[1] is an Indian television and film actor. He gained popularity portraying Jai Walia in the television series Kasamh Se and the character of Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. He played multiple characters Mamaji / Kunwar Amar Nath Singh (KANS) / Johnny / Balbir in the Bollywood film Humshakals and hosted the reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar,[2] based loosely on The Bachelorette.[3]

Ram Kapoor
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Ram Kapoor at the unveiling of his show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
Born (1973-09-01) 1 September 1973 (age 45)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Known forActing in Kasamh Se, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Humshakals
Home townVasai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s)Gautami Kapoor

He won the Indian Telly Awards for best actor, consecutively in 2006, 2007 and 2008.[4]

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Early life and educationEdit

He spent his formative years at the reputed Sherwood College, in Nainital, Uttarakhand. At Sherwood College, Kapoor was introduced to acting, when as a challenge and an order from his head captain he auditioned for the annual school theatrical production of Charley's Aunt and performed the lead role. Under the direction and tutelage of Amir Raza Hussein, Kapoor found his career path and realised his love for acting.

After completing his 10th board exams, Kapoor studied at the Kodaikanal International School. After his graduation, Kapoor decided to join the entertainment industry and left for Los Angeles in the United States with the intention of joining UCLA to study filmmaking but joined a Stanislavski-based acting academy in Los Angeles.[1]

CareerEdit

Kapoor made his onscreen debut with the television serial Nyay (1997).[5] He took up three more shows Heena (1998), Sangharsh (1999) and Kavita (2000).[1][5]

In 2000, Kapoor acted in popular family drama Ghar Ek Mandir.[5] Kapoor worked with Amir Raza Hussein once again in the play The Fifty Days of War - Kargil which ran for 10 days in New Delhi as a tribute to the heroes of the Kargil War. Ram played five characters.[6]

In 2001, Kapoor acted in Rishtey, in the serial Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai and made a cameo appearance in Mira Nair's acclaimed film Monsoon Wedding.[1]

He went on to appear in films like Dhadkan (2003) and Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak, followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Bali (2004), a telefilm in which he played Prithvi Singh.[1]

In 2005, Kapoor's was seen in films like Devaki,[7] Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow[8] and Missed Call.[1]

In 2006, he starred in the show Kasamh Se in the role of Jai Walia and became a household name.

Kapoor was then seen in the soap opera Basera and participated in two reality shows: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as a participant and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar as the host.[1]

Kapoor appeared in minor roles in two films in 2010. The first was the commercially successful Karthik Calling Karthik, with Kapoor playing the role of Kamath. The second, Udaan, was a critically acclaimed and award winning film directed by Vikrmaditya Motwane and was produced by Anurag Kashyap.[1]

In 2011, he starred on the TV show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and played the male protagonist Ram Kapoor.[1] The show was an instant success and Kapoor's performance was lauded.

 
Ram Kapoor with Deepak Bhanushali on the Shoot of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Once More Studios location

He appeared in Bollywood movies Agent Vinod (2012), Student Of The Year (2013) and Humshakals (2014).

Personal lifeEdit

Kapoor is married to his Ghar Ek Mandir costar and actress Gautami Kapoor (nee Gadgil). They met on the sets of the TV show Ghar Ek Mandir and dated for a while before tying the knot on Valentines Day in 2003. They have two children, daughter Sia and son Aks. [9]

He is passionate about bikes and owns a Harley Davidson .

TelevisionEdit

Fiction showsEdit

Year Show Role Notes
1998 Heena Dr. Amir
1999 Sangharsh Pitambar Tahilyani
1997 Nyaay Gaurav
2000 Kavita Rishi Grover
2000-2002 Ghar Ek Mandir Rahul
2001 Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai Rajeshwar Agnihotri
2001 Rishtey Sujoy Chaudary
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Jai Singh
2003 Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak Vishal
2003 Dhadkan Dr. Rajeev Agarwal
2004 Bali Prithvi Singh
2004 Manshaa Vinay Khanna Dead
2005 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Shadab
2005 Devaki Rahul
2006-2009 Kasamh Se Jai Udai Walia
2007-2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Jas Thakral
2009 Basera Keshu Bhai Sanghvi
2011-2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Ram Amarnath Kapoor
2013 Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki Parmeshwar Patel Kapoor / Paddy Guest Appearance
2015 Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane Ram Ahuja
2017-present Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Karan Khanna (KK) Web series
2018 Comedy High School Various Characters

Reality showsEdit

Year Title Role
2002 Kamzor Kadi Kaun Guest contestant
2002 Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari Guest contestant
2003 Khullja Sim Sim Guest contestant
2006 Jodee Kamaal Ki Guest contestant
2006 Kam Ya Zyaada Contestant
2009 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Contestant[10]
2009 Rakhi Ka Swayamwar Host[11]
2010 Swayamwar 2 - Rahul Dhulaniya Lejaayenge Host
2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6[12] Guest participant (along with Sakshi Tanwar and Amrita Mukherjee)
2013 Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 Guest participant (along with Sakshi Tanwar)
2013 Welcome- Bazzi mehman nawazi ki Host
2018 Zindagi Ki Crossroads Host

EventsEdit

Year Event Role
2001 Indian Telly Awards Host
2003 Indian Telly Awards Host
2006 Zee Astitva Awards Host[13]
2007 7th Indian Telly Awards Host
2012 11th Indian Telly Awards Host
2012 12th Indian Television Academy Awards Host
2013 12th Indian Telly Awards Host

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role
2000 50 Day War-Kargil[6] 5 different characters
2001 Monsoon Wedding Shelly
2003 Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi Arun Mehta
2005 Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow Rohan Sehgal
Missed Call Vinay Murthi
2008 Golmaal Returns Jai Walia (Cameo Appearance)
2010 Karthik Calling Karthik Kamath
Udaan Jimmy
2011 Love U...Mr. Kalakaar! Deshraj Diwan, Ritu's father
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Mr. Bulani, a friend of Rahul's father, who tries to help Rahul overcome his low self-esteem.
Agent Vinod Abu Sayed Nazir
Student Of The Year Ashok Nanda
2013 Mai Subhash Joshi, Madhu's husband
Mere Dad Ki Maruti Tej Khullar, Sameer's father
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects Ranveer
Humshakals Kunwar Amar Nath Singh (KANS) / Johnny / Balbir (Mamaji)
Lakshmi Avinash, Lakshmi's Advocate
2015 Kuch Kuch Locha Hai[14][15] Praveen Patel
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Vinod Kapoor, Diya's father
2018 Loveratri Rasik

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Exclusive biography of #RamKapoor and on his life".
  2. ^ "Ram Kapoor to host 'Rakhi Ka Swayamvar'". deccanherald.com. 29 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Is Rakhi Ka Swayamvar a spinoff of The Bachelorette?". businessofcinema.com. 31 July 2009.
  4. ^ a b Indian Telly Awards (Website). "Best Actor, Indian Telly Awards". Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "'Method acting is about feeling the emotion' : Ram Kapoor". 29 March 2006.
  6. ^ a b "BBC News - SOUTH ASIA - Kargil's theatre of war". news.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Hindi Movie List - Latest Bollywood Movies - New Hindi Movies - Bollywood Hungama".
  8. ^ "Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow". 9 December 2005 – via www.imdb.com.
  9. ^ "Happy Birthday Ram Kapoor: 10 interesting, unknown facts about the Bade Achhe Lagte Hain actor". indianexpress.com. 1 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa".
  11. ^ "Hosted Rakhi Ka Swayamwar". Archived from the original on 2009-04-18.
  12. ^ "Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar and Amrita Mukherjee (Pihu) in KBC 6".
  13. ^ "Ram Kapoor & Roshni Chopra as hosts of Astitva Awards, 2006".
  14. ^ "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai Between Sunny Leone And Ram Kapoor". 1 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Sunny Leone-Ram Kapoor display their comic side in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai - Times of India ►".
  16. ^ Best Actor Critics choice
  17. ^ "Ram Kapoor & Sakshi Tanwar wins top honours at the 11th Television Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-05-26.
  18. ^ "Ekta & team shine at DadaSaheb Phalke Awards! - Times of India".
  19. ^ "Ram Kapoor wins Best Actor at 12th Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 2013-10-21.
  20. ^ "5th Boroplus Gold Awards 2012 Winners List-Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured - India News Portal". indiascanner.com.

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