Rajat Kapoor is well known Indian Film actor, director and writer. He was born on 11th of February, 1961, in Delhi, India. He decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 14. In year 1983,he joined Delhi’s theatre group Chingari. Later he moved to Pune to pursue his acting career from Film and Television Institute of India. He married to Meenal Agarwal in 1996 and they have two kids namely Rabia and Vivan. He worked out in Parallel cinema making his debut in the year 1989 with Kumar Shahani flick ‘Khayal Gatha’. The initial of actor’s life was difficult in finding jobs. Then he moved himself into the field of direction and writing shorts. In year 1997, he began his full length directorial debut with ‘Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One’ ,which had featured Irrfan Khan and Naseeruddin Shah in minor roles. Thereafter, in year 2001, he got his big mainstream break through one of the National Award winning movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ alongside Aamir Khan and he this film played a role of Preity Zinta’s uncle. He next appeared in Mira Nair’s film ‘Monsoon Wedding’(2002), which garnered him critical acclamation in the Hindi film industry. Since then Kapoor has written, directed and acted in several critically acclaimed movies such as ‘Corporate’, ‘Bheja Fry’. In year 2003, he wrote and directed the individual movie called ‘Raghu Romeo’. Although the film was failed to mark success at the box office , but it won prestigious National Film Award For Best Feature Film in Hindi. Then next he directed and starred in ‘Mixed Doubles’. He was nominated for the 2008’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards in the category of Best Performance by an actor for ‘Siddharth: The Prisoner’. Then in the year 2010,he has also featured in Bengali film ‘Iti Mrinalini’ opposite Konkona Sen, and it was directed by acclaimed Bengali film writer Aparna Sen. He frequently collaborates with actors Vinay Pathak & Ranvir Shorey. He is also three times National Award winner, very first for his 26-minute non feature documentary ‘Tarana’ then for ‘Hypnothesis’ and next for his directorial venture ‘Raghu Romeo’. He worked and directed series of films. In 2014,featured in ‘Ankhon Dekhi’, for which he won Star Screen Award and Filmfare Award For Best Story. He next seen in’ Drishyam’(2015). And in the year 2016, he appeared in comedy drama ‘Kapoor & Sons’, alongside Rishi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Ratna Pathak and Alia Bhatt. The film made good earnings at the box office.
Rajat Kapoor Upcoming Movies In 2016 – 2017 List
Release on: 29/04/16