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Director / Actor / Screenwriter Hindi

Abhishek Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor Biography

Born : 06 August 1971

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Abhishek Kapoor

Actor, writer and director Abhishek Kapoor started his film career as an actor in Uff! Yeh Mohabbat (1996).Directed by Vipin Handa, the film also starred Twinkle Khanna. Not finding success as an actor, Kapoor wrote and directed his first film Aryan (2006), which is the story of Aryan (Sohail Khan) who has to choose between his career as a boxer and his family.

Kapoor found success in 2008 with the rock musical drama Rock On!! .The film marked Farhan Akhar’s debut as an actor, who plays the role of a lead singer of a rock band. His bandmates, played by Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Luke Kenny decide to enter a competition and win despite all odds. The film was a success and won the National Award for the Best Feature Film in Hindi.

After the success of Rock On!!, Kapoor made Kai Po Che (2013) based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life. Built around the theme of friendship, the story tracks the difficulties faced by three friends in the face of religious violence and hatred. The film marked the film debut of Sushant Singh Rajput and received good reviews.

Kapoor’s next film Fitoor (2016) was based on Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations and starred Tabu, Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif in leading roles.

Family Tree

Spouse
Pragya Yadav (2015)
Father
Prasan Kapoor
Mother
Madhubala Kapoor