Arjun Kapoor, an Indian actor was born on 26th of June, 1985.
His career as an Actor:
Arjun Kapoor started his journey in the film industry with the title of Assistant Director on Nikhil Advani's Kal Ho Naa Ho in the year 2003. He also worked under same post for his next directorial movie Salaam-e-ishq. He worked as assistant producer on two of his father's productions- No Entry in the year 2005 and Wanted in the Year 2009.
And he made his Directorial debut in the Year 2012 with the drama Ishqzaade, a huge success. He then portrayed dual role in the movie Aurangzeb in the Year 2013, which was a commercial failure. In the year 2014, he played for the film Gunday. After playing in the three crime-genre films, he worked for a romantic love story 2 states alomgside Alia Bhatt. The film was adapted from Chetan Bhagat's novel 2 states. His third film for the Year 2014 was Finding Fanny.
In 2016, he was featured as the host of the seventh season of the television reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. He then took on the part of a stay-at-home husband in R. Balki's Ki & Ka (2016), a romantic comedy about gender stereotypes starring Kareena Kapoor. As of September 2016, he is filming with Shraddha Kapoor for Half Girlfriend, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat. He has also committed to star in Anees Bazmee's film Mubarakan alongside his uncle Anil Kapoor, as well as Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty.
His other works:
He has endorsed several brands, including Hrithik Roshan’s ISL FC Pune City. In the year 2015, he also supported the Earth Hour. He was also brand ambassador for Philip’s ‘Male Grooming’ business. He, along with Ranveer Singh is also a brand ambassador for Flying Machine and Royal Stag. He along with Ranveer also co-hosted of the IIFA Awards ceremony in 2015.
His Personal life:
He is the son of Indian film producer Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor. His mother passed away on 25th of March, 2012 due to cancer. He has a younger sister named Anshula Kapoor and is the step-son of actress Sridevi. He also has two half sisters Jhanvi and Khusi Kapoor. He is the grandson of the film maker Surindher Kapoor. He is the nephew of actors Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah.
As per now, he is single and isn't dating anyone.
He lost a lot of weight before becoming an actor. He used to weigh 140 kilos back then. Before appearing for his debut film, he lost 50 kilos.
Awards and Recognitions:
He has received the following Awards:
- For the film Ishqzaade, he received the following Awards
- Zee Cine Awards for the Best Male Debut
- Stardust Awards for Superstar of Tomorrow- Male
- BIG Start Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut- Male
- For the film Gunday he received BIG Star Entertainment Award in the category- Male
Arjun Kapoor's alleged love affair
(October 17, 2016)
Despite the hectic schedule for Ki and Ka, seems like Arjun is still being able to devote his time for his supposed newfound love, Athiya Shetty. According to a report on Bollywoodlife.com, the actor is dating Suniel Shetty's daughter, Athiya, who made her entry in Bollywood last year with Sooraj Pancholi-starrer, 'Hero.' The report said that the two had also arrived together for Punit Malhotra's party but avoided clicking photos so that the fans would not speculate about their love life.
Arjun Kapoor to sport a beard in 'Mubaraakan'
(February 23, 2017)
Arjun Kapoor shared a black-and-white bearded selfie on his Twitter feed, his look from his next, Mubarakan. He plays a double role in the film. He will work with his Uncle Anil Kapoor for the first time in the Anees Bazmee-directed comedy also starring Athiya Shetty and Ileana D’Cruz. The film has already generated a lot of buzz as it's the first time the uncle-nephew duo Anil and Arjun will be seen sharing the screen space together.
Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starred Half Girlfriend created this record before its release
(February 21, 2017)
Even before Half Girlfriend releases this year, the team has created a new record. What's it? Of the longest song ever in any Bollywood film!
Composer Mithoon is making an 18-minute long song for the film. The song is regarded as a romantic track featuring the lead pair. The song also happens to represent the theme of the movie. The song is written by Galliyan’s lyricist Manoj Muntashir. The song will be played at a crucial juncture of the film. The lyrics of the song are extremely amazing for which Muntashir had written the peoms at a very early age. While he was reciting these poems at one of the concerts, director Mohit Suri had heard him.
Thus he approached Muntashir and Mithoon with a belief that they would make an amazing song for the film. This song is believed to break the previous record set by a 13 minute long song Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. But to make up for it, huge chunk of the song got chopped off in the film.