Arjun Kapoor is an actor who mainly works in Bollywood. He entered Bollywood with his debut movie Ishaqzaade. He came from a Punjabi family and was born on 26 June 1985. He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, to film producer Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor. When he was 11 years old, his father decided to marry the gorgeous and versatile actress Sri Devi, which had a huge impact on his life. He had gained lots of weight in his teenage days. Arjun has established himself as a talented and successful actor in the Bollywood industry.
Arjun Kapoor's Personal life
Arjun's Family Tree
Anshula Kapoor is the younger sister of Arjun. Jhanvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are two half-sisters of Arjun Kapoor. They both are daughters of Sridevi. Sanjay Kapoor and Anil Kapoor are his uncles. It is believed that Arpita Khan, Salman Khan's sister was in a relationship with Arjun Kapoor. This relationship worked for 2 years, and later they broke up. Arjun is in relationship with Malaika Arora. Media reports suggest that Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor are dating each other and are in a relationship. Arora is Arbaz's ex-wife.
He obtained his higher education from Arya Vidya Mandir School, Mumbai, and was detained in class 12 board exams. He quit his studies and started a keen interest in acting. Arjun had worked as an assistant director in the Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), and it was his first job in the Cinema Industry. As assistant director, he has done more films like No Entry (2005) and Wanted (2009). While working on the No Entry sets, he met with Salman Khan. Khan suggested he should do the acting in the films. Kapoor, then, was weighing around 100 kg. He worked on his body and improved and polished his acting skills. He had guidance from Salman Khan and began giving auditions for the films.
He was selected for the character of Parma Chauhan in the movie Ishaqzaade. Ishaqzaade was Habib Faisal's Crime drama movie. Arjun made a debut with this movie, and the audience well received his film. His next film was Aurangzeb. It was an action thriller movie under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The movie title matches with Mughal emperor. Atul Sabharwal, with this film, marked his debut as a director. Along with Arjun, Amrita Singh, Jackie Shroff, and Rishi Kapoor were also part of the film. The film did not perform well at the box office.
Career Graph After Gunday and 2 States
Arjun with the Yash Raj Films tied up for the third consecutive time for the film called Gunday in 2014. Gunday was an action film thriller that included versatile actress Priyanka Chopra, a young talented star Ranveer Singh. He played the role of the bandit and has a bold character and fell in love with the dancer. The film was a huge success at the box office and collected over $1.3 billion dollars. Arjun's next acclaimed film was 2 states. The film 2states was based on the Chetan Bhagat novel, and the film had some heavyweight producers like Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala. Alia Bhatt was his opposite star in the film. The story around an IIM Ahmedabad MBA student, Krish Malhotra wanted to become the book's author. The audience received him well, and the audience appreciated the film. This film became one of the most successful films in his career.
The last film he did in 2014 was Finding Fanny. It was a Homi Adajania film that represented the lives of five dysfunctional people in search of the titular woman. He did a film called Tevar, a remake of a Telugu film, Okkadu. Manoj Bajpayee and Sonakshi Sinha were part of the movie. The film had poor performance at the box office and was a commercial failure. He was also hosted in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, a stunt performing series. R. Balki's film Ki and Ka involved Arjun Kapoor, and Kareena Kapoor Khan was in the lead role. The satirical film tried to show the gender stereotypes present in society. The movie did well perform at the box office, but the response from the critics and experts was modest.
He again chose to do a film based on Chetan Bhagat's novel Half Girlfriend under Mohit Suri's direction; the film performed poorly at the box office and was unsuccessful in garnering public support. Arjun played the role of a basketball champion whose English was not strong, and he felt attracted to the college girl when he joined the college. Arjun said in an interview that he has not read the novel before when he signed up for the movie. Arjun's co-star was Shraddha Kapoor.
Once again, he played the character of twin brothers in the movie Mubarakan. A comedy genre movie, under the direction of Anees Bazmee and his uncle Anil Kapoor, was also part of the film. Athiya Shetty and Ileana D'cruz were featured in the movie. Parineeti and Arjun reunited for the film Namastey England, and it was a major flop at the box office. Arjun's career had received many setbacks due to his film not doing well at the box office.
The trend also continued in 2019. He did Raj Kumar Gupta's film India's Most Wanted and Ashutosh Gowarakar's history drama Panipat. In the movie India's Most Wanted, he asked to perform the role of the secret agent to track the terrorist, and in Panipat, the story was the line was based on the Third battle of Panipat, which was held in the history of India. Arjun did the role of Maratha Ruler Sadashiv Rao Bhau and fought the war against Afghan warrior Ahmed Shah Abdali. Kirti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt were also part of the film.
Awards and Nominations
Physical Measurement and Statistics
Affairs and Girlfriends
Hollywood: Two Smoking Barrels, Shawshank Redemption, A Fish Called Wanda, City of God, Lock Stock
Bollywood: Barfi, Andaaz Apna Apna, Mr. India