Aditya Roy Kapur

16 November 1985 | Scorpio

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Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy Kapur is one of the emerging stars of the industry who has already won over people with his performances in Aashiqui 2 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

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Aditya Roy Kapur is one of the emerging stars of the industry who has already won over people with his performances in Aashiqui 2 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Grandson to film producer, Raghupat Roy Kapur, Aditya was born to a Punjabi father and an Indian-Jewish mother. His maternal grandparents were dance teachers and introduced the dance form Sama to India. After completing his schooling from G. D. Somani Memorial School, Cuffe Parade, he graduated from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and was a well-known VJ on Channel [V], until he was called to audition for London Dreams (2009). The film failed to create a buzz at the box office. It was followed by supporting roles in the Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai starrer Action Replayy (2010) and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer, Guzaarish (2010). However, both the films couldn’t perform well at the box office. In 2013, he bagged the lead role in Mohit Suri’s musical romance drama Aashiqui 2, opposite Shraddha Kapoor, where he played a declining singer battling with alcoholism. The film fetched him the Screen Award, Star Guild Awards and the BIG Star awards for the best actor. The success of Aashiqui 2 catapulted him to stardom and he became an icon for youngsters. He played a supporting role in Ayan Mukherjee’s coming-of-age, romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013). The movie became one of the highest grossing films of the year and he was awarded the IIFA award for the best actor in a supporting role. He also played the lead in Habib Faisal's romantic comedy Daawat-e-Ishq (2014), opposite Parineeti Chopra but the film turned out to be unsuccessful. Up next is his Fitoor, an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. The film which is being directed by Abhishek Kapoor, also stars Katrina Kaif and Tabu in pivotal roles and is set to release in 2016. His elder brother Siddharth is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures. Siddharth is married to Vidya Balan, making Aditya the brother-in-law of the popular actress. His other brother, Kunal is also an actor.

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