Arjun Kapoor Biography
Arjun Kapoor, most promising debutant in 2012
Arjun Kapoor is an Indian Bollywood actor who was born with silver spoon in his mouth but chooses to work hard and attain the name and fame. He has been in news for many reasons for past 2-3 years due to which he is largely appreciated. Earlier he was known mostly because of his powerful surname ‘Kapoor’ but lately he is been persistent to create his own distinctive identity which is independent of his in born recognition.
He was born on June 26th 1985 in Chembur, Mumbai to Boney Kapoor and Late Mona Shourie Kapoor. His family is one of the most influential families in Hindi film industry as all his relatives have established themselves in Bollywood a decade ago. His grandfather was Late Surinder Kapoor who was a filmmaker. His father is a well-known film producer and director and his uncles Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor too are finest actors. He is also nephew to producer Sandeep Marwah. He has a step-mother Sridevi who too is a renowned Indian actress. His has a sibling Anshula Kapoor and step-sisters Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor.
Arjun dropped out of professional education in the year 2009 to get into film production where actually his career belonged. Blockbuster movie ‘No Entry (2005) was his first film as a producer. Then after he co-produced one more blockbuster ‘Wanted’(2009) and ‘Milenge Milenge’ (2010). He even felt inclination for direction hence worked as assistant director for films namely Shakti: The Power in 2002, Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003 and Salaam-E-Ishq in 2007. His career as assistant producer and director came to a standstill in 2009 to bring the drastic change in his life.
First and foremost he turned many heads turn around when he shed his weight from 140 kgs to almost half. He was a obese teenager who could not even dream of becoming an actor because of the physical characteristics hence diverted himself towards film direction. His family could understand him completely and was besides him in his decision. However, it was the large-hearted Indian actor Salman Khan insisted Arjun to try his hands on acting first. He assured the young boy not to worry on all extra kilos he has on his body as the actor himself would help the lad to trim down considerably. Arjun followed Salman’s direction and put in sincere efforts. Finally the result was before all, an obese youth transformed into a handsome hunk.
Soon after this acting doors were opened for Arjun and he signed a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films after being spotted by a casting director on the facebook. This was the second time the upcoming actor made the news completely on his own. He was selected after series of audition to play a lead role in film ‘Ishaqzaade’ . He was paired with Parineeti Chopra in this film. He was successful in impressing the film critics and wide audience with his power pack performance. Critics after seeing his work in the Ishaqzaade are considering as a fantastic and most promising debut of the year. Even having an unkempt look, Arjun has acquired a notable fan following. The actor himself is overwhelmed with the response of the film but still has his feet grounded as being a filmmaker’s son rather producer himself in past knows very well how the number move at the box office.