From ruling the silver screen to becoming the nation’s heartthrob, Aditya Roy Kapur won hearts with his charismatic charm.
Aditya Roy Kapur, in his charismatic avatar, has stolen the hearts of millions with his acting nuances and unrivalled charm. He has left an everlasting impression on the silver screen with his confidence, brilliance and ‘oh-so-hot’ looks. From playing the role of lover boy to the one who knows no limits to take his revenge, his versatility is showcased through different genres of his work. This handsome hunk emanates the impression of a dedicated, hard-working and self-assured actor who has carved his name in the acting business with sheer dedication and unwavering commitment. With 3 million followers on his social media accounts, Kapur has risen as a fashion icon. His admirers often brim his photographs with loving comments and heartfelt emojis. Kapur has overcome various obstacles, refined his abilities and made an abode in the hearts of millions with his versatile personality and unforgettable allure.
Aditya Roy Kapur was born on 16th November 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a close-knit family of five – mother, father, two elder brothers and ‘Adi’ himself. His father, Roy Kapur was a producer and his mother, Salome Roy Kapur was a model. His brother, Siddharth Roy Kapur, is the chief executive officer of UTV Motion Pictures and the husband of phenomenal actress Vidya Balan. His second brother, Kunaal Roy Kapur, is also an astonishing actor. Kapur did his primary schooling at G D Somani Memorial School, Mumbai. The actor is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. The multifaceted actor faced difficulty attaining excellence in his studies and was more inclined towards sports. This boy full of life loved playing guitar. Initially, Aditya Roy Kapur wanted to become a cricketer but destiny had something else planned for the charming actor which you can relish on the silver screen now. His family had good connections in the film industry but he never thought of venturing his career into the glamour business.
Kapur considers himself to be an accidental actor as he didn’t plan on taking the route to acting. Not so serious about his acting expeditions, Kapur said yes to his first role just because the character played guitar. Abiding by the mantra ‘go with the flow’, Kapur slowly and steadily put his foot in the show biz. Kapur embarked on his acting journey as a Video Jockey on the music channel ‘Channel V India’, where his comic timing and unique style of hosting were highly appreciated. He also hosted the popular show, India’s Hottest with VJ Bruna Abdullah till the year 2008. Kapur made his Hindi film debut with a supporting role in 2009 with the musical drama ‘London Dreams’ and shared the screen with versatile actors Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Asin Thottumkal. His series of supporting roles continued with two more films – ‘Action Replayy’ and ‘Guzaarish’. Kapur’s acting performances were critically acclaimed and were marked as vivacious. He fell in love with acting after his film ‘Guzaarish’. This film changed his thinking spectrum, he loved the process of acting and felt overwhelmed after the project was over. Kapur finally recognized his acting consciousness and started aspiring for his dream career.
The Onset Of His Journey
The year 2013 paved a big break in Bollywood for Kapur with Rahul Jaykar’s film ‘Aashiqui 2’ co-starring Shraddha Kapoor. The film was a blockbuster hit on the silver screen and left all the lovers reminiscing about their true love. His phenomenal acting nuances and versatility were shown throughout the film. He received a lot of appreciation from film critics as well as his admirers as his depiction of the intense character was outstanding. Subsequently, he nailed another role in the romantic comedy-drama film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ which is the highest-grossing film of his career.
After rising to the spotlight, Kapur gave scintillating performances in many films like ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’, ‘Fitoor’, ‘Ok Jaanu’, ‘Kalank’, ‘Malang’, ‘Sadak 2’, ‘Ludo’, ‘Rashtra Kavach Om’ and ‘Gumraah’ and showed his mettle. Although his family had a good bond with the star industry, Kapur did not have it served right on the platter. His commitment to work, love for his passion and hard work cemented him as a dynamic star.
Kapur once again became the talk of the town with his exceptional performance in the OTT series ‘Night Manager’ by Shaan Sengupta in 2023. He shared the screen space with the evergreen actor Anil Kapoor and the alluring actress Sobhita Dhulipala. He garnered a lot of recognition and glorious appreciation for his impeccable delivery of the character. Also, his admirers couldn’t stop drooling over his broody looks in the web series.
Awards & Accolades
The dynamic actor has marked his niche in the film industry with stellar performances. His strong talent, top-notch acting skills and devotion to his profession have solidified his place as a future star in the Indian cinema industry.
The roguish actor has won many awards including ‘Big Star Entertainment Awards’ for Best Actor in a Romantic Role and Most Romantic Jodi in 2013, ‘Screen Awards’ for Jodi No. 1, ‘Producers Guild Film Awards’ for Jodi of the Year with Shraddha Kapoor, ‘IIFA Awards’ for Best Supporting Actor in 2014. He has also won ‘Bollywood Hungama Style Icons’ for Most Stylish Actor People’s Choice – Male in 2023. Kapur is frequently featured in ‘The Times 50 Most Desirable Men’ list. He was ranked 28th in 2018, 11th in 2019 and 3rd in 2020. GQ India placed Kapur in their list of ‘Best Dressed Indians of 2021’. Kapur was included in Femina India’s list of ‘Beautiful Indians 2022’.
In addition to acting, Kapur is a football enthusiast and supports charities and organisations. He has often participated in football matches for charity. He has also been involved with the ‘Pillars of Humanity’ initiative by the Ankibai Ghamandiram Gowani Trust and has also contributed to the environment, by planting 150 trees with Pragya Kapoor.
Favourite food: Biryani, rajma chawal, seekh kebab and pizza.
If not an actor what would Kapur be: Cricketer
Favourite Actor: Brad Pitt and Ranveer Singh
Favourite Actress: Aishwarya Rai and Sridevi