Aditya Roy Kapur Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Aditya Roy Kapur Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Aditya Roy Kapur (born November 16, 1985) is an Indian actor who primarily works in Hindi films. In 2009, he made his acting debut in the drama film London Dreams. In 2013, Kapur had his first commercial success with the musical romance Aashiqui 2. In 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 nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

After a string of critical and commercial failures, including Daawat-e-Ishq (2014), Fitoor (2016), Ok Jaanu (2017), and Kalank (2019), Kapur starred in the black comedy Ludo (2020) and the thriller series The Night Manager (2023).

Early years

Kapur was born on November 16, 1985, in Mumbai, 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 siblings; his eldest brother, Siddharth Roy Kapur, is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures and is married to actress Vidya Balan. His second elder brother, Kunaal Roy Kapur, is also an actor.

Sam and Ruby Aaron, his maternal grandparents, were qualified dance teachers who introduced the Sama dance to India. He received his education from G. All of his siblings attended D. Somani Memorial School in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, where his mother directed school plays.
In Class XI, Kapur enrolled at St. Xavier's but failed. To avoid losing a year, he had to enroll at St. Andrew's College. He then graduated from St. Xavier's College, which is affiliated with the University of Mumbai. He wanted to be a cricketer during his school years, but he dropped out of cricket coaching classes after sixth grade.


preliminary 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 film debut in the 2009 musical drama London Dreams, alongside Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Asin Thottumkal. His string of supporting roles 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.

Breakthroughs and career changes (2013–2019)

Kapur made his breakthrough as Rahul Jaykar in the romantic musical Aashiqui 2, co-starring Shraddha Kapoor, in 2013. Aashiqui 2, which premiered on April 26, 2013, was a commercial success at the box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2013, earning 1.45 billion (US$18 million) in its first four weeks. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama praised his performance, writing, "...Aditya Roy Kapur's depiction of the intense character is outstanding... [which] clearly demonstrates his potency as an artist of caliber and competence." Hindustan Times critic Anupama Chopra noted that Kapur "gives Rahul's angst a certain charm... He is earnest and broken."

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 critics and was a financial 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 films Dear Zindagi and Welcome To New York as a cameo. In 2016, he was a part of 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 starred as Aditya Gunjal in the romantic drama film Ok Jaanu alongside Shraddha Kapoor which received mixed reviews from critics Bollywood Hungama stating that it is "a decent love story which works only in parts mainly because of the chemistry between Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor." In 2019, he starred as Dev Chaudhry in the romantic drama film Kalank alongside Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sonakshi Sinha. When it was released, the film received mixed reviews, with criticism directed at its direction, storyline, and length, but praise for its music, visuals, and ensemble cast performances. Nonetheless, it was a box office failure.


In 2019, Kapur co-starred with Disha Patani in the romantic action thriller Malang as Adavit Thakur. Critics were impressed with Kapur's performance. The actor's physical transformation adds weight to all the kicks and punches he pulls in the film, according to Harshada Rege of The Times of India.

In 2020, he starred as Vishal Agnihotri in the road film Sadak 2 alongside Sanjay Dutt and Alia Bhatt, which was released on the Disney+ Hotstar streaming platform. The film was universally panned by critics, with criticism for its performance, script, dialogues, and use of clichés. Anupama Chopra of Film Companion wrote, "The storytelling, performances, dialogue, cinematography, songs, background music - all seem to
Rashtra Kavach Om, starring Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi, was released theatrically in 2022 and received a negative response from critics due to the storyline, eventually becoming a box office bomb. Nairita Mukherjee of India Today wrote, "Aditya Roy Kapur's glistening biceps, though impressive, may not be strong enough to hold the weight of this strictly average actioner."

In 2023, Kapur starred in The Night Manager, a remake of the British television series of the same name, replacing Tom Hiddleston. According to NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee, "Kapur's performance isn't a patch on Hiddleston's." However, the adaptation enables him to be himself. That works in his favor." He will next be seen in the crime thriller Gumraah, a Hindi remake of the 2019 Tamil film Thadam, alongside Mrunal Thakur.

In the news

Kapur was ranked 28th in the Times of India's Most Desirable Men list in 2018, 11th in 2019, and 3rd in 2020.




Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2009London DreamsWasim Afroz Khan
2010Action ReplayyBunty Saigal
GuzaarishOmar Siddiqui
2013Aashiqui 2Rahul Jaykar
Yeh Jawaani Hai DeewaniAvinash "Avi" Arora
2014Daawat-e-IshqTariq Haider
2016FitoorNoor Nizami
Dear ZindagiDaljeet SharmaCameo appearance
2017Ok JaanuAditya Gunjal
2018Welcome To New YorkHimselfCameo appearance
2019KalankDev Chaudhary
2020MalangAdvait Thakur
Sadak 2Vishal Agnihotri
LudoAakash Chauhan
2022Rashtra Kavach OmOm Rathore
2023Gumraah Films that have not yet been releasedRahuliya "Rahul" Surve / Arjun BhatnagarCompleted



Podcasts that have not yet been releasedDenotes series that have not yet been released
2018Side HeroHimselfEpisode: "Bodyguard"
2023The Night ManagerShaan Sengupta

Awards and nominations

2013BIG Star Entertainment AwardsBest Actor in a Romantic RoleAashiqui 2Won
Most Romantic Jodi (With Shraddha Kapoor)Won
2014Screen AwardsJodi No. 1 (With Shraddha Kapoor)Won
Star Guild AwardsJodi of the Year (With Shraddha Kapoor)Won
Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActorYeh Jawaani Hai DeewaniNominated
Producers Guild Film AwardsNominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsWon
Zee Cine AwardsNominated
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 inches
- Waist: 33 inches
- Biceps: 15 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 November 1985
Age (as of 2022)37 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolG D Somani Memorial School, Mumbai
College/UniversitySt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutFilm: London Dreams (2009)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA flat at Carter Road, Bandra, Mumbai
HobbiesCollecting Matchboxes, Playing the Guitar, Drawing, Writing Songs
Likes/DislikesLikes: Playing the Guitar, Writing Songs, Playing Pool
Dislikes: People talking loudly at restaurants
Awards2013: BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best Actor in a Romantic role for Aashiqui 2, BIG Star Entertainment Award for the Most Romantic Award for 2013 (alongside Shraddha Kapoor)
2014: Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 (along with Shraddha Kapoor), Star Guild Awards for Jodi of the Year (along with Shraddha Kapoor), IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Roy Kapur (Producer)
Mother- Salome Roy Kapur (Former model)
SiblingsBrothers- Siddharth Roy Kapur (Elder, Producer and CEO of UTV Motion Pictures), Kunaal Roy Kapur (Elder, Producer)
Sister- None
FoodEggs Benedict, Pizza, Butter chicken, Kaali daal, Kung Pao chicken, Kung Pao potatoes, Honey Nut Crunch, Bavarian Chocolate, Biryani, Rajma Chawal, Seekh Kabab, Korma Boti
Actor(s)Hollywood: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Daniel Day Lewis, Sean Penn
Abbhay Deol, Ranveer Singh
ActressesHollywood: Jessica Alba, Kate Winslet
Aishwarya Rai, Sridevi
Director(s)Dibakar Banerjee, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vishal Bhardwaj
Sport(s)Cricket, Football
Restaurant(s)Indigo Delicatessen, Gaylord, and Theobroma in Mumbai
Travel DestinationHawaii
Ice-Cream(s)Honey Nut Crunch and Bavarian Chocolate
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW 5 Series
Bike CollectionRoyal Enfield Cast Iron 500
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 4 crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 54 Crore ($8 million)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aditya Roy Kapur

  • Does Aditya Roy Kapur smoke?: No
  • Does Aditya Roy Kapur drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Aditya was born into a well-established family to a Punjabi father and a Jewish mother.
  • His father was an army man who met his mother at a bar when he was posted in Kashmir.
  • His grandfather, Raghupat Roy Kapur, migrated from Lahore, Pakistan to Mumbai in the 1940s, where he worked as a film producer.
  • Aditya studied in the same school where her mother used to direct school plays.
  • He wanted to become a cricketer but dropped his cricket coaching classes when he was in his sixth standard.
  • Prior to entering the film industry, he took diction classes to improve his Hindi accent.
  • He made a headstart to his career and entered the entertainment industry as VJ (Video Jockey) on Channel V. Here’s an episode of the show:​​​​​​​
  • Before acting, he wanted to release his album.
  • Aditya is a food buff and his weakness is street food.
  • For his film Fitoor, he rejected two big projects, but the film didn’t do well at the box-office.
  • He told that he wants his dream girl to smell like an angel and also she should have a perfect nose and big and soulful eyes.
  • Vidya Balan is his sister-in-law; as she is the wife of his elder brother Siddharth. 
  • He wasn’t good at studies and even failed in his 6th and 11th standard.
  • ‘Aashiqui 2’ was initially offered to Tiger Shroff, but later it went to Aditya.
  • For a scene in Aashiqui 2, Aditya came completely drunk on the sets, but the shot got canceled; as he was not in his senses.
  • He is a very lazy person and prefers waking up late in the morning. He sometimes wakes up at lunchtime.
  • He once told that he considers the film Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani a turning point in his career. 
  • He loves playing the guitar and also plays in some band.
  • If not an actor, he would have been a cricketer, a musician or a VJ.
  • He is addicted to coffee and can’t stay without it.
  • Aditya is crazy about ice creams and used to finish half a kilo of ice-cream every night.
  • To stay fit and healthy, he works out fives times a week. He told that he likes playing football instead of running on a treadmill.​​​​​​​

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