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Sanjay Kapoor (born 17 October 1965)[2] is an Indian film actor and producer.[3] He is known for starring in the Bollywood hit film Raja as Raja and Anant Mathur on Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara that aired on Star Plus.[4]

Sanjay Kapoor
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Sanjay Kapoor at Suzanne Roshan's The Charcoal Project Launch
Born (1965-10-17) 17 October 1965 (age 53)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor and producer
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Maheep Sandhu (m.1997)
Children2
Parent(s)Surinder Kapoor
Nirmal Kapoor
RelativesSee Kapoor family

He is the founder and director of Sanjay Kapoor Entertainment Private Limited company with his wife Maheep Sandhu. The debut movie produced by their production house was Tevar.[5]

Family background and marriageEdit

Kapoor was born to Nirmal Kapoor and film producer Surinder Kapoor. He has 3 older siblings Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Reena Marwah.[6] He married his longtime girlfriend and former actress Maheep Sandhu in 1997. The couple have two children, Shanaya and Jahaan Kapoor.[7]

CareerEdit

Kapoor made his debut in Hindi cinema in 1995 with the movie Prem, opposite newcomer Tabu. Although both debutants rendered fairly decent performances, the movie was delayed for many years as it was in production since 1989. On release, it bombed at the box office.[8] Kapoor's next movie was Raja (1995) opposite Madhuri Dixit which was a box office success. He went on to star in several films as a lead actor such as Auzaar (1997), Mohabbat (1997) and Sirf Tum (1999). He didn't have much success as a lead actor as most of his films failed at the box office.[9] In 2002, he appeared as a villain playing the psychotic husband of Esha Deol in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe. His performance was praised by critics[10]

He made his debut on television in 2003 appearing in the television serial Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny opposite Karisma Kapoor. He played supporting roles in films like Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003), Julie (2004), Luck By Chance (2009) and Shaandaar (2015).

He turned to producing with his first production Tevar starring his nephew Arjun Kapoor releasing in 2015.[11] He played a cameo appearing alongside his brother Anil for the first time in Mubarakan (2017). In 2017, he was cast in Vikram Bhatt's television serial Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara opposite Smriti Kalra.[12] The show is about a man marrying a girl much younger than him and how they try to make their marriage work.[13] In early 2018, Sanjay was cast in the anthology film Lust Stories as a lead character opposite actress Manisha Koirala.[14][15] In the same year, he was cast in the movie "The Zoya Factor" as his real life niece Sonam Kapoor's on screen father,[16] and Kannada film "Seetharama Kalyana".[17] He even landed a role in ALTBalaji's web series Soggy Hoga Tera Baap as Chiraag Arora.[18]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Movie Name Role Notes
1995 Prem Shantanu/Sanjay Verma
Raja Raja
Kartavya Karan Singh
1996 Beqabu Raja Verma
1997 Mohabbat Gaurav M. Kapoor
Auzaar Yash Thakur
Zameer: The Awakening of a Soul Kishan
Mere Sapno Ki Rani Vijay Kumar
1999 Sirf Tum Deepak
2001 Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller Raja/Nirmal Kumar Chinoy
2002 Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe Dushyant
Soch Raj Matthews
Shakti: The Power Shekhar
2003 Qayamat: City Under Threat Abbas Ramani
Darna Mana Hai Sanjay
Kal Ho Naa Ho Abhay (Cameo)
LOC Kargil Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 JAT
2004 Jaago Shrikant
Julie Rohan
2005 Anjaane: The Unknown Aditya Malhotra
2006 Unns: Love...Forever Rahul Malhotra
2007 Dosh
Om Shanti Om Himself
2009 Luck By Chance Ranjit Rolly
Kirkit I.M. Romeo
2010 Prince CBI Officer Ali Khan
2014 Kahin Hai Mera Pyar Rahul Kapoor
2015 Shaandaar
Mumbhaii - The Gangster
2017 Mubarakan Avtar Singh Bajwa Cameo
2018 Lust Stories Salman Anthology film
2019 Seetharama Kalyana Doctor Shankar Kannada film
Mission Mangal Sunil Shinde Supporting role
The Zoya Factor Vijayendra Singh Solanki film
2020 Bedhab God of Death Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003-2004 Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny Amar Recurring role
2017-2018 Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara Anant Mathur Lead role
2019 The Last Hour Arup 10 episodes

ProducerEdit

Year of release Movie Name Notes/Ref
2009 Kya Time Hai Yaar
2014 Tevar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Here's how Sanjay Kapoor celebrated his 52nd birthday". Mid Day. 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor". Times of India. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "I have not become a producer to promote my career as an actor: Sanjay Kapoor". Daily News and Analysis. 14 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor: "The reaction to 'Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara' has been heartwarming"". Biz Asia. 12 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor: I have got everything in my life late". The Times of India. 27 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Equation between Kapoor brothers Anil, Boney and Sanjay going from bad to worse?". Deccan Chronicle. 14 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Shanaya Kapoor: Here's The Future Star Kid to Watch Out For". News 18. 28 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor: I wish Boney would interfere in my career". Screen India. Archived from the original on 19 October 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Despite of doing big hit with Madhuri, actor Sanjay Kapoor didn't make it big in bollywood!". Filmy Drama. 25 March 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/films/2002/01/pooche.shtml
  11. ^ "I am still open to acting". Film Fare. 21 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor returns to small screen after 13 years with Vikram Bhatt's Ishq Gunaah". Firstpost. Reliance Industries. 5 September 2017.
  13. ^ "This is what Vikram Bhatt's TV show with Sanjay Kapoor is all about". Bollywood Hungama. Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. 5 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor joins Dibakar's "Bombay Talkies 2"". Business Standard. 10 November 2017.
  15. ^ "'It's important to be a part of the right film': Sanjay Kapoor on Lust Stories and more". Daily News and Analysis. 8 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Chachu Sanjay Kapoor to play Sonam Kapoor's father in "The Zoya Factor"". Times of India. 27 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor to make his Kannada film debut with director Harsha's Seetharama Kalyana". Firstpost. 27 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Sanjay Kapoor signs new digital series Soggy Hoga Tera Baap". Eastern Eye. 30 October 2018.

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