Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Harsh Vardhan Kapoor (/hrshvrdhn/; born November 9, 1990) is an Indian film producer and actor. He is the actor Anil Kapoor's son.

Early years

Harsh Kapoor was born on November 9, 1990, in Mumbai, the only son of actor Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor. He is the youngest of three siblings and the younger brother of actress Sonam Kapoor and producer Rhea Kapoor. He attended Arya Vidya Mandir in Juhu for his primary education and Podar International for his A levels. Kapoor attended Chapman University in Orange County, California, to study screenwriting. Harsh studied at Chapman under Oscar-winning screenwriter David Ward, who is known for films such as Sting and Sleepless in Seattle.

Harsh has frequently stated in interviews that he was fortunate to have been exposed to various genres of cinema from around the world from a young age. This exposure to various forms and aesthetics has influenced his choices and sensibilities in his own film career.


Kapoor began his acting career as an assistant director on Anurag Kashyap's 2015 film Bombay Velvet.

Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, the director of Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, approached Harshvardhan for Mirzya, an art house romantic musical. Mirzya, written by Oscar winner Gulzar, used poetry and a Greek chorus as narrative guides, a bold and unconventional style. Harsh signed the film in 2013 and spent over a year preparing for it. He studied horseback riding and archery, as well as the two distinct characters required for the film. Mirzya premiered at the prestigious London Film Festival in 2016 to positive reviews in the international press, including praise from the New York Times, but received mixed reviews in India and did not perform well commercially. Meena Iyer of Times of India rated the film 3/5, praised the performances of leads Harshvardhan and Saiyami, and described it as "a broad, brash Bollywood romance, juggling Punjabi folklore with more contemporary Shakespearean allusions in its two-tiered narrative." "Impressive performance by Harshvardhan Kapoor & Saiyami Kher, but a one-time watch," the Economic Times said of the film's 3.5/5 rating.

Vikramaditya Motwane's vigilante drama Bhavesh Joshi Superhero was Harsh's next film. The film, which was funded by Eros and later Reliance and Phantom Films, was released in June 2018 to mixed reviews. Moviegoers praised the film for its realism, strong performances, and technical accomplishments, but others criticized it for its jarring length and predictable plot points. It wasn't until the film was released on digital platforms that it began to gain traction, with YouTube and the blogosphere exploding with glowing reviews. Bhavesh Joshi's film has amassed a massive cult following in the months and years since, with some referring to it as India's best superhero film ever and campaigning for a sequel. Despite receiving positive reviews, the film was a box-office flop, grossing only 4.35 crore on a budget of 21 crore. The central theme of the film, as well as the acting performances, were praised by Neil Soans of The Times of India, who gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5. According to Raja Sen of NDTV, the film has good intentions and is full of commendable acting performances, but the screenplay lacks originality and is not strong enough to make the film an interesting watch. The concept of the film, the acting performances, and the music by Amit Trivedi impressed Rajeev Masand of News18, but he was critical of the poorly written script and gave the film a rating of 2.5 out of 5.

In 2020, he reunited with Vikramaditya Motwane for the Netflix film AK vs AK, in which he played a fictionalized version of himself alongside his father and sister. Harsh went on to deliver one of the most memorable cameos in recent memory, with critics from all over heaping praise on him. The risk taken by the AK vs AK team paid off handsomely when the film went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2020. Harsh had reportedly agreed to play the lead in Sriram Raghavan's Andhadhun but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts.

In 2021, he appeared in an episode of the Netflix show Ray. "Manoj Bajpayee, Harsh Vardhan Kapoor, Ali Fazal, and Radhika Madan lead a handful of excellent performers in Netflix's irreverent but inconsistent anthology based on Satyajit Ray's short stories," wrote Rohan Naahar in his review.

In 2022, he starred in and co-produced Thar, a film that was released on Netflix on May 6, 2022. His father, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Satish Kaushik also played important roles in the film. Raj Singh Chaudhary directed and co-wrote the film. Anurag Kashyap created the dialogues. Critics gave it mixed to positive reviews, praising the direction, cinematography, performances, dialogues, background score, and homages to the Western genre, while criticizing the predictable story, screenplay, and editing. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 3.5/5 stars and wrote, "Thar is a surprise of the season and worth watching for its plot, direction, music score, and never before seen Rajasthan locales." The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw gave the film three out of five stars, writing, "There are hints of Sergio Leone and Cormac McCarthy in this Rajasthan-set mystery starring the actor and his son." Bharathi Pradhan of Lehren gave the film three stars and described it as "cruel and compelling." The Times of India's Renuka Vyavahare gave the film three stars and wrote, "Anil Kapoor's film choices are only getting better and bolder with age, whether it's Thar or AK vs AK, he's showing the millennials and OTT clan what a certified movie star is made of." "Shots of the sprawling desert landscape give one that classic western feel that can transport them back in time to the classic westerns or even the spaghetti westerns," wrote Reubyn Coutinho of Netflix Junkie. Prateek Sur of Outlook India gave the film a rating of 3/5 stars and wrote, "While Chaudhary has made a great attempt at bringing forth a dark neo-noir thriller, but in his haste to keep it under two hours,


Following critical acclaim for his performance in AK vs AK, Kapoor appeared in acclaimed filmmaker Vasan Bala's adaptation of Satyajit Ray's short story Spotlight in the Netflix anthology series Ray. Ray received mostly positive reviews, with Bala's and Abhishek Chaubey's films receiving the most attention. Top critics gave him glowing recommendations. Ray was later nominated for Best Film at the Filmfare OTT awards.

Harsh quickly established a reputation for making good film choices with Bhavesh Joshi, AK vs AK, and Ray. Thar, his next film, was co-written and directed by his father, Anil Kapoor. Thar was India's first western noir action thriller, co-written by Anurag Kashyap and directed by debutant actor-turned-director Raj Singh Chaudhary. He was fighting an uphill battle to get the film financed because of the risky format and genre of the film until Netflix greenlit it. He worked hard on his physicality to play a quiet character with many shades of gray, so that his body language could speak louder than words. This release

on Netflix in 2022 to both domestic and international acclaim. According to an Ormax media survey, Thar is one of the most liked and watched OTT originals in 2022. Notably, Thar marked Harsh's first appearance as a producer under the AKFC banner.

Harsh worked closely with acting coaches Jeff Goldberg and Suraj Vyas to hone his craft during the pandemic. He has spoken openly on numerous occasions about his implicit trust in his mentors to guide him on new projects.



2015Bombay VelvetAssistant director
2016MirzyaMunish/AdilDebut film
2018Bhavesh Joshi SuperheroSiku
2020AK vs AKHimself
2022TharSiddharthAlso producer


2021RayVikram AroraEpisode: "Spotlight"

Awards and nominations

AwardYearCategoryNominated workResult
Big Star Entertainment Awards2016Most Entertaining Debut ActorMirzyaWon
Indian Television Academy Awards2022Best Actor - Original Film (OTT)TharWon
Filmfare Awards2017Best Male DebutMirzyaNominated
Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards2016Fashion Debut of the YearWon
Filmfare OTT Awards2022Best Actor - Web Original FilmTharNominated
Best Web Original FilmNominated
Screen Awards2016Best Male DebutMirzyaWon[a]
Stardust Award2016Best Acting Debut (Male)MirzyaWon
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 178 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 November 1990
Age (as in 2023)33 Years
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsCourse in screenplay writing/cinematography /acting
DebutFilm: Mirzya (2016)
FamilyFather- Anil Kapoor (Actor)
Sunita Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor (Elder, Actress) and Rhea Kapoor (Elder, Producer)
Brother- None
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodPizza
Favourite Actor(s)Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Charlie Sheen
Favourite ActressesPriyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Brit Marling, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson
Favourite Film(s)Lootera, Another Earth, ABCD2, Her, Gangs of Wasseypur, Delhi 6, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Somewhere, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, Thank You, Enter The Void, 500 Days of Summer,Jhootha Hi Sahi, Break Ke Baad, Udaan
Favourite Musician(s)Sneha Khanwalkar, Travis Barker, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Shannon Donald, Nina & Malika, Linkin Park, Jared Leto, Deadmau5, Barry Jekowsky, Sahej
Favourite Restaurant(s)Pizza Mia in Panjim, Ellipsis in Mumbai and Suzette in Mumbai
Favourite Football ClubManchester United FC
Favourite DestinationUSA
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Harshvardhan Kapoor

  • Does Harshvardhan Kapoor smoke?: No
  • Does Harshvardhan Kapoor drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Harshvardhan received training in cinematography and screenplay-writing in Los Angeles.
  • Before making his Bollywood debut, he worked as an assistant director in the film Bombay Velvet.
  • In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirziya.
  • His girlfriend Sapna Pabbi had played the role of his father Anil’s daughter in TV series 24.
  • He has tattoos of his 2 sisters: Sonam and Rhea on the back part of his shoulder.

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