|Kunal Kishore Kapoor Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||October 18, 1977|
Kunal Kishore Kapoor is an Indian actor, model, film producer, writer, assistant director, and entrepreneur who has mainly worked in Hindi films, including Rang De Basanti, Don 2, Dear Zindagi, Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Kaun Kitne Paani Mein, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Hattrick, Aaja Nachle, Lamhaa, Raag Desh, Koi Jaane Na, and Gold.
Kunal Kishore Kapoor
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Kunal Kapoor received acting training under Barry John, a British-born Indian theatre director and teacher.
Actor, Model, Film Producer, Writer, Assistant Director, Entrepreneur
- Father – Kishore Kapoor (Worked in the construction business) (Died in 2014)
- Mother – Kanan (Singer, Homemaker) (Died in 2012)
- Siblings – Geeta (Older Sister), Reshma Jani (Older Sister) (Owner of Gallery Angel Arts in Mumbai)
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kunal Kapoor has dated –
- Dia Mirza (2006-2008) – He started going out with actor and model Dia Mirza in 2006. However, the duo parted ways in 2008.
- Naina Bachchan (2015-Present) – Kunal got married to Naina Bachchan, niece of Amitabh Bachchan, in a private family ceremony in Seychelles in February 2015. On April 11, 2015, a celebration dinner was held in New Delhi. Kunal and Naina were blessed with their first child, a boy, on January 31, 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
Kunal Kapoor has done endorsement work for brands like Thums Up, Indian Terrain, Ray-Ban, Kurkure, and others.
Along with Gwyneth Paltrow, he has done endorsement work for the charity Save the Children.
Kunal Kapoor Facts
- He worked as an assistant director in the 2001 Hindi-language supernatural action-thriller film Aks, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, and Manoj Bajpayee.
- In 2004, Kunal Kapoor made his film debut as Kameshwar Mathur in the musical romantic drama film Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities. This performance earned him a nomination in the “Best Newcomer” category at the Zee Cine Awards.
- Alongside Aamir Khan, Siddharth, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Alice Patten, Soha Ali Khan, Waheeda Rehman, and Cyrus Sahukar, Kunal co-starred as Aslam Khan/Ashfaqullah Khan in the critically-acclaimed 2006 Hindi-language drama film Rang De Basanti. For this role, he was nominated for a Filmfare Award as well as an International Indian Film Academy Award in the “Best Supporting Actor” category.
- Kunal Kapoor played Omi Khurana in the 2012 Hindi-language comedy film Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. The film received favorable reviews from the New York Times which called Kapoor the Indian Matthew McConaughey.
- He portrayed the character of Chandu Chekavar (an infamous warrior in the 13th century North Malabar) in the 2016 epic historical drama film Veeram and this performance helped him bag the Asiavision Award for “Outstanding Performance of the Year”.
- In 2018, he appeared as David in the Telugu-language action comedy film Devadas. This role got him nominated for a South Indian International Movie Award for “Best Actor in a Negative Role – Telugu”.
- Kunal is a trained pilot and rally car driver.
- He co-founded Ketto, Asia’s largest crowdfunding platform which raises money for social and individual causes.
- In 2021, Kunal Kapoor started portraying the character of Babur (the founder of the Mughal Empire in the Indian subcontinent) in the period drama web series The Empire.
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