Arjun Kapoor Biography

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Arjun Kapoor In Conversation

arjunArjun Kapoor was born 26 June 1985. He is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. Arjun Kapoor is the son of film producers Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor. He is the grandson of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. Arjun is the nephew of actors Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah. And the first-cousin of actress Sonam Kapoor, actors Mohit Marwah, Harshvardhan Kapoor and producer Rhea Kapoor. He has a sister Anshula Kapoor.  The actress Sridevi was his stepmother, and he also has two half-sisters, Khushi and Janhvi Kapoor.arjunKapoor was educated at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Mumbai, which he attended till his twelfth grade. After failing his twelfth grade examinations, he quit his studies. In his teens and early twenties, Kapoor suffered from obesity and approximately weighed 140 kg; he later said that due to his condition, he used to be “sloppy, grumpy” and “under-confident”.arjunArjun Kapoor’s first job in the film industry was as an assistant director on Nikhil Advani’s Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003. He also assisted Advani on his next directorial Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007), and worked as an associate producer on two of his father’s productions—No Entry (2005) and Wanted (2009). Kapoor was then signed on for a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films, a leading production company in India.

Career

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Arjun Kapoor made his acting debut in 2012 with Habib Faisal’s crime drama Ishaqzaade opposite Parineeti Chopra, a critical and commercial success. Kapoor’s role was that of Parma Chauhan, a chauvinistic brat who seduces the daughter of a rival family. Taran Adarsh of the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama wrote of his performance: “Arjun Kapoor makes a fantastic debut. He has a peerless body language and a ‘I-don’t-give-a-damn’ kind of an approach in the movie. He comes across as fiery and rustic and at the same time self-assured and assertive in this reckless and intrepid character”.ArjunIn 2014, Kapoor’s first two releases were highly successful. He first played opposite Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in Gunday, an action thriller from director Ali Abbas Zafar. The film tells the fictional story of two coal bandits (played by Kapoor and Singh) who rise up to become the most powerful goons of Calcutta in the 1980s. Writing for India Today, Rohit Khilnani attributed the success of the film to the chemistry between Kapoor and Singh. With a worldwide revenue of over 1 billion (US$15 million), Gunday proved to be a box-office success.ArjunAfter portraying roles in three consecutive crime films, Kapoor featured in the romantic comedy 2 States alongside Alia Bhatt. The film was an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, and narrated the story of two IIM Ahmedabad students who encounter trouble in convincing their parents to approve of their relationship.

Recognition

Arjun2016 saw Arjun Kapoor feature 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. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, Ki & Ka was a commercial success, earning over 1 billion (US$15 million) worldwide.ArjunIn 2017, Kapoor appeared with Shraddha Kapoor in Half Girlfriend, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat. He also starred in Anees Bazmee’s film Mubarakan alongside his uncle Anil Kapoor. As well as Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty in the same year. Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra are expected to work together on Dibakar Banerjee’s next film, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar & Namaste England . Both films are scheduled to release in 2018.ArjunIn 2019, Arjun Kapoor will appear with Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in Ashutosh Gowariker’s film, Panipat.He will also be seen with Parineeti Chopra in 2 films,Sandeep aur pinkey faraar and Namastey England(sequel to Akshay Kumar’s and Katrina kaif’s Namastey London.