Aditya Roy Kapur: The Sensational Superstar
Aditya Roy Kapur is an Indian actor who rose to fame after spectacular performances in some multi-starer films as a supporting cast. The actor, before entering the B-Town was a VJ at the famous V channel. After a noticeable debut in London Dreams, he flourished at the big screens acting with some of the much-appreciated actors in the industry. However, his rise to fame came in 2013, when he was cited for a leading role in a Bollywood movie alongside Shraddha Kapoor. Ever since then, he has acted in quite a number of films which have performed well at the Box Office.
Aditya Roy Kapur Age, Height, and Other Numbers
Aditya Roy Kapoor has played the role of an alcoholic friend of the lead actor many times in his career. In fact, his first role in the leading role was that of an alcoholic singer. However, that hasn’t affected his physical attributes by anyways. He has maintained a lean body throughout, which was deliberately exhibited in his latest film, Fitoor. So to add to his handsomeness is his well-carved body which makes him incredibly attractive.
Aditya Roy Kapur Body Vitals
Age: 31 (as in 3rd July 2017)
Height: 6 feet 2 inches, 188 centimeters
Weight: 181 pounds, 82 kilograms
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Chest: 42 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Biceps: 15 inches
Aditya Roy Kapur’s Family
Aditya was born in a mixed descent family of a Punjabi and Jewish background. His father, Roy Kapur hails from a Hindu Punjabi family while his mother, Salome Aaron was an Indian Jewish. His mother was a fashion model in her younger days while his father was an army personnel in the Indian Army. Roy and Salome met each other while he was posted in Kashmir by the Indian Army. He is the youngest child in the family of three brothers. The eldest child in the family, Siddharth Roy Kapur is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures while his second elder brother, Kunal Kapoor is an actor.
His sister-in-law is Vidya Balan, who recently got married to his younger brother, Siddharth. His paternal grandfather, Raghupat Roy Kapur was a film producer while his maternal grandparents were both dance experts. His maternal grandparents Sam and Ruby Aaron were the first people to introduce the Sama dance form to India.
Aditya Roy Kapur Biography
Aditya Roy Kapur was born on 16th November 1985 in Mumbai and then was relocated to the United States for 10 years. Aditya along with his two brothers went to the G. D. Somani Memorial School in Cuffe Parade. Later, he went to the St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai to complete his graduation.
As a kid, he didn’t plan on to become an actor. In fact, he loved cricket and trained to become a cricketer until the sixth standard. Before he entered the shimmery realm of the Bollywood, he had to polish his diction and dance. He was happy being a VJ until he received an audition call for the movie, London Dreams.
Aditya Roy Kapur’s Bollywood Entry
He had made his presence felt amidst the Indian youth by being a quirky host for the V channel. His comic timings and eloquent hosting style were much-appreciated by the masses. He was then auditioned for a cameo appearance in the film, London Dreams, which upon release proved to be a commercial and critical failure. Kapur was later seen in supporting roles in movies like Action Replay and Guzaarish which were disasters at the Box Office.
Kapur made a blistering impression in the Bollywood industry in 2013 by appearing in 2 of the most highly successful films, Ye Jawani Hain Dewaani and Aashiqui 2. He played the lead role in Aashiqui 2 while appeared as Ranbir Kapoor’s friend in YJHD. He shared the screen with Deepika Padukone and Kalki Kelochin in YJHD which became the fourth highest grosser at the Box Office in 2013.
Daawat-e-Ishq was Kapur’s next Bollywood endeavor. He played the role of a Muslim chef in the movie simultaneously playing the love interest of Parineeti Chopra. The movie failed to entertain the critics as well as the audiences. He was then seen opposite Katrina Kaif in Fitoor which received the same fate as his previous films.
Kapur played a very small cameo in Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starer, Dear Zindagi. The movie directed by Gauri Shinde was a sensational hit and was much-adored by the critics. He again paired with Shraddha Kapoor for a Hindi remake of a Tamil movie, O Kadhal Kanmani. The movie was titled Ok Jaanu, and it failed to impress the Bollywood lovers. However, the songs in the film were adorned by the Indian masses. He will be seen in Milan Talkies in mid-2017 alongside Imran Khan.
Aditya Roy Kapur Films
- Ok Jaanu (2017)
- Dear Zindagi (2016)
- Fitoor (2016)
- Daawat-E-Ishq (2014)
- Yeh Jawaani Hain Dewaani (2013)
- Aashiqui 2 (2013)
- Guzaarish (2010)
- Action Replayy (2010)
- London Dreams (2009)
With quite a considerable films in his careers, he has starred in several songs which have been instant hits amongst the audiences. His debut film as a lead was a musical one, whose songs were loved by the Indian masses. Here is the list of hit songs in Kapur’s career which adds some brownie points to his resume.
Aditya Roy Kapur Hit Songs
- Tum Hi Ho, Aashiqui 2 (2013)
- Daawat-e-Ishq, Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)
- Balam Pichkari, Yeh Jawaani Hain Dewaani (2013)
- Mannat, Daawat-e-Ishq (2014
- Sunn Raha Hain Na, Aashiqui 2 (2013)
- Zor Ka Jhatka, Action Replayy (2010)
- Bhula Dena Mujhe, Aashiqui 2 (2013)
- Ok Jaanu, Ok Jaanu (2017)
- Yeh Fitoor Mera, Fitoor (2016)
- The Humma Song, Ok Jaanu (2017)
- Enna Sona, Ok Jaanu (2017)
- Khaanabadosh, London Dreams (2009)
Likes, Dislikes, and More
Kapur possesses a very strange and unique hobby of collecting matchboxes. Even though it sounds funny, he has a huge collection of several matchboxes. His other hobbies include playing guitar, drawing, and writing songs. Aditya is very much glued to his coffee and can’t spend a day without having the taste of the beverage. We decided to reflect on his favorite list so that his fans know him in a better way.
Favorite Food: Kaali Daal, Pizzas, Butter Chicken, Eggs Benedict, Bavarian Chocolates, Kung Pao Chicken, Kung Pao Potatoes, and Honey Nut Crunch
Favorite Movies: The Reader, Terminator 2, and Revolutionary Road
Favorite Directors: Vikramaditya Motwani, Dibakar Banerjee, and Vishal Bhardwaj
Favorite Musicians: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Radiohead, and Kailash Kher.
Favorite Colors: Black
Favorite Sports: Cricket
Favorite Restaurants: Gaylord, Theobroma in Mumbai, and Indigo Delicatessen
Favorite Destination: Hawaii
Relationships, Affairs, and More
Aditya Roy Kapur has been in the news for all the right reasons due to his link up with several co-stars. However, none of the rumor has been strong enough to create a vivacious stir in the industry. Rumors had it that Aditya and Shraddha Kapoor were long time dating during and after the shoot of their film, Aashiqui 2. However, nothing was confirmed between the two and rumors fell out as the time passed by.
Then he was spotted by the Paparazzi doing rounds with the MTV host and a full-time actress, Rhea Chakraborty. The Bengali beauty and the handsome hunk, Kapoor dated for a lengthened stint which eventually ended after a rift between the two. Believe it or not, if reports are to be believed, Aditya Roy Kapur is single and has no plans to marry this soon.
Aditya Roy Kapur Controversies
Aditya Roy Kapur along with the few other actors came in support of a dialogue used in the movie, Ae Dil Hain Mushkil. The dialogue had it that Mohammed Rafi cried more in his songs then he actually sang them. The actor was up to an opinion that such a dialogue had to be taken in a fun way. While many stars in the industry had a contradictory opinion about the same. Therefore, a small twitter battle emerged amongst the stars regarding their opinions on such dialogues used in the movies.
Also, in a candid interview, Aditya revealed that he was amazed by Katrina’s presence and was astonished by her beauty. Later, he set the fire down by protecting the earlier statement by saying that he was no match to Katrina, and had no chance. Very smart from Adi, isn’t it?
Apart from a few news about his relationship status, there hasn’t been any other rumors or controversies that have stirred up of the actor. Kapur maintains a very low-key and hasn’t been in any major controversy till date. Although he made some raging comments when he sat on Karan’s couch for his chat show, none of them could catch fire like it usually would.
Money in the Bank
Kapur has been in the B-Town for quite a few years now. That has accumulated some hefty amount of currency in his bank accounts. Apart from his remuneration from the movies, he has also been the face of many brands that add to the savings of his bank account. He is also a frequent performer at several award functions and Bollywood shows.
Aditya Roy Kapur Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Kapur is calculated at $8 million. It is believed that the actor charges around 4-5 crores per film. The staggering amount of $8 million is the tally of movie fees and brand endorsements. Also, he owns an apartment in the posh locality of Mumbai. He loves his machines to the core, and have a wide fleet of them at his disposal.
Cars in the Garage: BMW 5 Series
2-Wheelers Love: Royal Enfield Cast Iron 500
Awards, Accolades, and Recognitions
Kapur hasn’t acted in high profile films yet, but already has a few accolades to his name. The actor won quite a number of awards in his debut as a lead. Apart from that, he is still void of trophies and we can expect a few to his name in the coming days. Here is a complete list of awards Aditya Roy Kapur has won in his entire career.
Aditya Roy Kapur Awards
- Big Star Entertainment Award for the best actor in a Romantic role for Aashiqui 2 (2013)
- Big Star Entertainment Award for the best romantic couple with Shraddha Kapoor for Aashiqui 2 (2013)
- Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 alongside Shraddha Kapoor for Aashiqui 2 (2013)
- Star Guild Award for the couple of the year for Aashiqui 2
- IIFA award for the best supporting actor for Yeh Jawaani Hain Dewaani (2013)
The Social Media Buzz
The young and talented actor is active on all sorts of social media. Kapur has been an influential figure on the Indian Social Media and is followed by the millions of fans overall. He has been very vocal about raging issues on his Twitter account. He has also effectively used his Twitter account to communicate with his fans.
He is on Instagram by the username @adityaroykapoor. He has 128k followers on the photo sharing application. His twitter ID goes by the username @AdityaRoyKapoor and has 106k followers on the short messaging site. He has 10.5 million followers on Facebook where he is most active and engaging with his fans.
Aditya Roy Kapur got a huge platform from the Aashiqui 2, where his role of an alcoholic singer, Rahul Jayekar, was much appreciated by the masses as well as the critics. From then, he went on to star in 2 films as the lead character. Although both the films crashed at the Box Office, Kapur’s was prolific with his acting and did justice to his characters. We all know that he plays a good second fiddle in the films, but we would love to see him in movies that have a direct approach and test his acting abilities.
We’d love to see Aditya Roy Kapur in more intricate and difficult roles which will establish him as a leading actor in the Bollywood. With age, looks, and talent by his side, we are sure that Kapur is going to rock the Bollywood fraternity in the coming years. His acting abilities are unquestionable and he has the looks to charm the audiences. Don’t be surprised to watch him become the next chocolate boy of Bollywood.