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Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor

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

  • Pet Name: Joon, Fubbu
  • Profession: Acting
  • Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Date of Birth: 26 June 1985
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Hometown: Mumbai
  • Nationality: Indian
  • College: Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida
  • Educational Status:12th fail
  • Food Habit: Non-Vegetarian
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Address: Raheja Orchid Apartment, Juhi, Mumbai
  • Hobbies: Travelling, Video Games and Playing Football
  • Tattoo: "Maa" on the right wrist

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.

Arjun Kapoor


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.

Arjun Kapoor

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 Kapoor

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.

Film List

Title Role Year Notes
Bhoot Police Chiraunji "Chiku" Vaidya 2021 Film released on Hotstar
Sardar Ka Grandson Amreek Singh 2021 Netflix Film
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Satinder "Pinky" Dahiya 2021 -
Panipat Sadashiv Rao Bhau 2019 -
India's Most Wanted Prabhat Kumar 2019 -
Zero Himself 2018 Special Appearance
Namaste England Param Randhawa 2018 -
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Himself 2018 Special Appearance
Mubarakan Karanvir/ Charanvir Singh Bajwa 2017 Dual Role
Half-Girlfriend Madhav Jha 2017 -
Ki and Ka Kabir Bansal 2016 -
Tevar Ghanshyam Shukla 2015 -
Finding Fanny Savio Da Gama 2014 English Film
2 States Krish Malhotra 2014 -
Krish Malhotra Bala Bhattacharya 2014 -
Aurangzeb Vishal Singh/Ajay 2013 Dual Role
Ishaqzaade Parma "Parvez" Chauhan 2012 Debut
Wanted 2009 - Associate Producer
Salaam-e- Ishq 2007 - Assistant Director
No Entry 2005 - Associate Producer
Kal Ho Naa Ho 2003 - Assistant Director

Television Show

Role Year Title Notes
Host 2015 16th IIFA Awards TV Special
Host 2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Reality Show
Himself 2017 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Guest
Himself 2018 Koffee with Karan Guest
Himself 2021 Dance Plus Season 6 Guest

Awards and Nominations

Category Award Year Film Result
Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Film: Male Big Star Entertainment Awards 2014 Gunday Won
Stardust Awards Best Actor: Thriller/ Action 2014 Gunday Nominated
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film: Male 2014 2 States Nominated
Stardust Awards Best Actor Romance/ Comedy 2014 2 States Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Debut- Male 2013 Ishaqzaade Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut 2013 Ishaqzaade Nominated
Times of India Film Awards Best Debut- Male 2013 Ishaqzaade Nominated
ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Profitable Debut (Male) 2013 Ishaqzaade Nominated
Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut 2013 Ishaqzaade Won
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer- Male 2013 Ishaqzaade Nominated
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow- Male 2013 Ishaqzaade Won
Bhashkar Bollywood Awards Fresh Entry of the Awards 2012 Ishaqzaade Nominated
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut: Male 2012 Ishaqzaade Won
People Choice Awards India Debut Actor (Female/male) 2012 Ishaqzaade Nominated

Physical Measurement and Statistics

  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Body Measurements:
    • Biceps- 16 inches,
    • Waist- 34 inches,
    • Chest- 44 inches
  • Weight:
    • In Meters-1.83m
    • In Centimetres: 183 cm
    • In Feet Inches: 6'

Affairs and Girlfriends

  • Affairs: Arpita Khan, Malaika Arora
  • Marital Status: Unmarried


  • Actor: Saif Ali Khan, Govinda, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan
  • Female Actor: Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
  • Food: Kadi Chawal, Dirty Chinese, Nutella
  • Television Shows: Lost, How to Get Away with the Murder
  • Subjects: Literature and History
  • Colour: Blue
  • Athlete: David Beckham
  • Sport: Cricket and Football
  • Movie Genre: Thrillers, Comedies, and Action
  • Outfits: Chappals and Track Pants
  • Perfume: Black Orchid, Tom Ford, Chanel Homme Sport
  • Car: Aston Marin Rapid
  • Team: Chelsea Football Club, Mumbai Indians

Favourite Film

Hollywood: Two Smoking Barrels, Shawshank Redemption, A Fish Called Wanda, City of God, Lock Stock

Bollywood: Barfi, Andaaz Apna Apna, Mr. India

Money Factor

  • Net value: INR 67 Crore
  • Salary: INR 6-7 Crore/ movies
  • Car collections: Mercedes- Maybach GLS 600 4Matic SUV, Land Rover Defender, Maserati Levante, Audi Q5, Honda CRV

Unknown Facts

  • Does he take Alcohol? -Yes
  • Does he Smoke? -Yes
  • His parents got separated when he was at the age of 10
  • Arjun loved to play Kabbadi, and he used to bunk his classes to play football.
  • During his teenage days, his dream was to become a successful director.
  • At the Bollywood Hungama Rapid fire question, he opened up about his love for Kareena Kapoor's acting, and he had learned all the Kareena Kapoor's dialogue from the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
  • He is a movie freak and wishes to watch all genres of film.
  • His relations with his father got reached a horrible state when his father got remarried a talented and glamorous star, Sri Devi.
  • He was suffering from obesity and was weighing around 120 kg. Due to this, he developed an asthmatic disease. He faced immense difficulties during his workout and took 4 years to lose 87 kg.
  • It was a sad moment for him as his mother departed 2 months ago when his debut film was about to release.
  • Initially, he received fitness tips from the Bollywood star Salman Khan.
  • Along with Ranveer Singh, he is a brand ambassador for Royal Stag and the Flying Machine.

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