Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur (born 16 November 1985) is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Hindi films. In 2009, he made his acting debut in the drama film London Dreams. In 2013, Kapur achieved his first commercial breakthrough with the musical romance Aashiqui 2. Roy Kapur the same year, he starred in the romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, for which he received an IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Following critical and financial disappointments such as Daawat-e-Ishq (2014), Fitoor (2016), Ok Jaanu (2017), and Kalank (2019), Kapur featured in Malang, the black comedy Ludo (2020), and the thriller series The Night Manager (2023).
Kapur was born in Mumbai on 16 November 1985 to a Punjabi Hindu father, Kumud Roy Kapur, and a Jewish mother Salome Aaron. Raghupat Roy Kapur, his grandfather, was a film producer in the early 1940s. Kapur is the youngest of three brothers; his older brother, Siddharth Roy Kapur, is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures and is married to actress Vidya Balan. Kunaal Roy Kapur, his second oldest brother, is also an actor. Sam and Ruby Aaron, his maternal grandparents, were skilled dance teachers who brought the Sama dance to India. He attended G. D. Somani Memorial School in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, where his brothers also attended and where his mother supervised school performances.
In Class XI, Kapur enrolled at St. Xavier’s but failed. To avoid losing a year, he had to enlist at St. Andrew’s College. He then graduated from St. Xavier’s College, which is associated with the University of Mumbai. He intended to be a cricketer during his school years, but he dropped out of cricket coaching classes after sixth grade.
|Name||Aditya Roy Kapur|
|Born||16 November 1985 Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Parent’s||Salome Roy Kapur, Kumud Roy Kapur|
|Siblings||Siddharth Roy Kapur, Kunaal Roy Kapur|
|Height||in feet & inches- 6’2”|
|Weight||in kilograms– 80Kg approx.|
|Education||St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai|
Early work (2004–2012)
Kapur began his career as a VJ on the music channel Channel V India, where his “unique style of hosting” was praised. He appeared in the show Pakao and hosted the popular show India’s Hottest with VJ Bruna Abdullah until 2008. Kapur made his Hindi cinema debut in the 2009 musical drama London Dreams, alongside Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Asin Thottumkal. His string of supporting appearances continued in 2010 with the Akshay Kumar-starrer Action Replayy and the Hrithik Roshan-starrer Guzaarish. However, none of these films did well at the box office, but they did make Kapur a well-known actor.
Breakthrough and career fluctuations (2013–2019)
In 2013, Kapur made his breakthrough as Rahul Jaykar in the love musical Aashiqui 2, co-starring Shraddha Kapoor. Aashiqui 2, which premiered on April 26, 2013, was a commercial triumph at the box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2013, grossing 1.45 billion (US$18 million) in its first four weeks. According to Anupama Chopra of the Hindustan Times, Kapur “gives Rahul’s angst a certain charm… He is earnest and broken.” That year, Kapur portrayed the supporting part of Avinash Arora in the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which became not just one of the most grossing Indian films, but also the biggest grossing film of his career.
In 2014, he co-starred with Parineeti Chopra in the romantic comedy film Daawat-e-Ishq as Tariq Haider. The film received mixed reviews from reviewers and was a commercial failure. In 2016, Kapur co-starred with Katrina Kaif and Tabu in the romantic drama film Fitoor, based on Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel Great Expectations. He also appeared in the movie Dear Zindagi and Welcome To New York as a cameo. Roy Kapur 2016, he took part in the Dream Team Bollywood celebrity music tour, performing in San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York alongside Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt, and Badshah.
In 2017, Kapur co-starred with Shraddha Kapoor as Aditya Gunjal in the romantic drama film Ok Jaanu, which received mixed reviews from critics, with Bollywood Hungama calling it “a decent love story that works only in parts mainly because of the chemistry between Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor.” In 2019, he co-starred with Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Sonakshi Sinha in the romantic drama film Kalank as Dev Chaudhry. Nonetheless, it was a box office failure.
Malang and beyond (2020–present)
In 2019, Kapur co-starred with Disha Patani in the romantic action thriller Malang as Adavit Thakur. Critics were impressed with Kapur’s performance. “Aditya impresses in the role of a guy whose life goes through a major upheaval,” Harshada Rege of The Times of India commented. He exercises restraint and refines his performance. The actor’s physical metamorphosis lends weight to all of the punches and kicks he throws in the picture.” In 2020, he co-starred with Sanjay Dutt and Alia Bhatt in the road film Sadak 2 as Vishal Agnihotri, which was published on the Disney+ Hotstar streaming platform.
The storytelling, performances, dialogue, cinematography, songs, background music – all seem to belong to the 1990’s,” commented Anupama Chopra of Film Companion. The same year, he starred as Aakash Chauhan alongside Sanya Malhotra in the Netflix film Ludo. Rashtra Kavach Om, an action thriller starring Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi. It was released theatrically in 2022 and garnered a terrible reception from critics due to the storyline, ultimately being a box office flop.
In 2023, Kapur played the role originally performed by Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager, an adaptation of the British television series of the same name. According to NDTV’s Saibal Chatterjee, “Kapur’s performance isn’t a patch on Hiddleston’s.” However, the adaption enables him to be himself. That works in his favour.” In April 2023, he co-starred in Gumraah, a Hindi version of the 2019 Tamil film Thadam, alongside Mrunal Thakur. The picture disappointed commercially and became a box-office flop. Kapur will next be featured in Anurag Basu’s “Metro… In Dino” in 2023, with Sara Ali Khan.
|2009||London Dreams||Wasim Afroz Khan|
|2010||Action Replayy||Bunty Saigal|
|2013||Aashiqui 2||Rahul Jaykar|
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Avinash “Avi” Arora|
|Dear Zindagi||Daljeet Sharma||Cameo appearance|
|2017||Ok Jaanu||Aditya Gunjal|
|2018||Welcome To New York||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Sadak 2||Vishal Agnihotri|
|2022||Rashtra Kavach Om||Om Rathore|
|2023||Gumraah||Sooraj Rana / Arjun Sehegal||dual role|
|2018||Side Hero||Himself||Episode: “Bodyguard”|
|2023||The Night Manager||Shaan Sengupta|