Arjun Kapoor: The Ishaqzaada of Bollywood
Arjun Kapoor is an Indian film actor who made his debut with Ishaqzaade. He has from then appeared in many Hindi films. His growing popularity amongst youth has made him one of the famous celebrities in India. Kapoor is known for his dimples on his cheeks that make him look adorable. He started his Bollywood career as an assistant director.
Arjun Kapoor Age, Height, and Other Numbers
Arjun was an obese kid in his early teenage. From then he has worked relentlessly to achieve a slimmer and good-looking physique. He is tall, handsome, and can emote very well. The dimples on his cheeks add a brownie point to his stature.
Arjun Kapoor Body Vitals
Age: 31 (as on 5 April 2017)
Height: 6 feet 1 inch, 185 centimetres
Weight: 85kg, 187 pounds
Chest: 44 inches
Biceps: 15.5 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Arjun Kapoor Biography
Arjun was born in Mumbai on 26 June 1985. He attended Arya Vidya Mandir until the twelfth grade. But soon gave up on studies after he failed to pass his 12th standard. Arjun was an extremely obese child in his childhood. His obesity was a prime reason for him being awfully grumpy, low-esteemed and short of confidence kid. He is a trained professional actor from the Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida.
Arjun Kapoor’s Family
The actor was born to famous producer and director, Boney Kapoor and businesswoman, Mona Shourie Kapoor. His mother was a successful entrepreneur and a film producer. She worked at Google before she started her own company. She inaugurated Future Studios which is the biggest indoor shooting location studio in Mumbai. His father, Boney Kapoor left Mona Shourie Kapoor for Bollywood actress, Sridevi. Mona Shourie died of cancer at the young age of 48 on 25th March 2012
He has one real sister, Anshula who is younger to him. He has two half-siblings from his step mom, Jahnavi, and Khushi. There is no real connection between Sridevi and Arjun Kapoor, as the actor blames her for breaking their house. Famous actor Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor are his uncles. Sonam Kapoor, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, and Mohit Marwah are his first cousins.
Exposure at Bollywood
Arjun Kapoor’s first Bollywood came with Nikhil Advani’s Kal Ho Na Ho in 2003. He was an assistant director for the film. The film featured veteran actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan. The actor assisted Nikhil Advani for another film, Salaam-E-Ishq in 2007. He also worked as an associate producer for films like Wanted and No Entry. Both these films were mainly produced by his father, Boney Kapoor. After working on his physique and getting in shape, he signed a 3-film contract with Yash Raj Productions.
His first film of the 3-film contract was supposed to be Virus Diwan. However, due to confrontations between the producer and the director, the film was shelved mid-way after its pre-production work had started in full swing. Yash Raj was yet adamant that Arjun would debut under their banner and that, fortunately, did wonder to Arjun’s career.
Arjun Kapoor Filmography
Arjun Kapoor First Movie
Yash Raj production’s Ishaqzaade came out in 2012. The film was directed by Habib Faisal and featured debutant Arjun Kapoor and fresh face, Parineeti Chopra. The film did well at the Box office and garnered plenty of praised from the critics. The film was a bright spot at every event function that year getting a Filmfare nomination for Arjun Kapoor. He was admired for his character and style he possessed in the film. His acting skills were much appreciated by the critics.
The Ishaqzaade actor featured in Aurangzeb which was a critical and commercial failure. He started alongside Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in Gunday which was a moderate success at the Box office. He took a huge leap with his second release of 2014, Two States. The adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel titled same as the movie was adored by the audiences as well as critics. His chemistry with Alia Bhatt surprised the spectators. The movie was a huge commercial hit and its songs had their own fate of success.
Kapoor starred alongside Deepika Padukone for Finding Fanny. The movie was critically applauded but failed to make an impression on its audience. Few critics though that it was the best performance so far from the actor. Later, he acted in Lootera starring Sonakshi Sinha which was a huge failure. His latest release was Ki & Ka where he played the husband of Kareena Kapoor. He has few huge films lined up for the future with Half Girlfriend with Shraddha Kapoor and Mubarakan with the uncle, Anil Kapoor ready to release in late 2017. Here is a complete list of films Arjun Kapoor has acted in.
Arjun Kapoor Movies
- Ishaqzaade (2012)
- Ki & Ka (2016)
- Tevar (2015)
- Finding Fanny (2014)
- 2 States (2014)
- Aurangzeb (2013)
- Gunday (2014)
Despite being a heavy figure, Arjun has managed to shake a leg to decency. He can emote, act, and dance at the same time. He has danced in a few songs that became instant hits amongst audiences. Here’s a list.
Arjun Kapoor Songs
- High Heels, Ki and Ka (2016)
- Offo, Two States (2014)
- Tune Maari Entriyan, Gunday (2014)
- Main Toh Superman, Tevar (2015)
- Hua Chokra Jawan Re, Ishaqzaade (2012)
- Locha-e-ulfat, Two States (2014)
- Mann Mast Magan, Two States (2014)
Likes, Dislikes, and More
Arjun Kapoor is glued to English Football and is an ardent fan of the Chelse Football Club. He loves watching movies and is fond of traveling.
Favorite Food: Chinese or anything that is home-made
Favorite Superstars: Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movies: Lockstock, Two Smoking Barrels, Mr. India, Shawshank Redemption, A Fish called Wanda, City of god.
Favorite Destination: New York
Arjun Kapoor has been amidst controversies even before his first screen appearance. The actor raised a few eyebrows when his launch pad film was completely shelved. The banners were already out and the shooting for the film had begun. Unfortunately for the actor, the producers of the film and the director clashed and the entire film was shelved. Luckily, Yash Raj Productions took the responsibility of launching the actor and gave us our very own Ishaqzaada.
Arjun Kapoor Controversies
- Late night calls to Bebo
It was reported by one of the reliable sources in Bollywood that after Arjun had finished shooting for his action sequel for the film, he called Kareena in the middle of the night. Saif, on the contrary, was furious after seeing Arjun’s name on the phone screen at the nth hour of the night. Saif calmly explained Arjun that he shouldn’t be calling Kareena in the middle of the night and if there’s anything related to work that can wait until next morning. It is not the first time the actor had called Kareena at a bad time.
- Homebreaker Arjun?
Arjun was in the news for all wrong reasons after rumors popped up that Malaika Arora Khan and Arjun were dating. In fact, it is also believed that the picture perfect couple of Arbaaz and Malaika split up because of the Arjun’s growing proximity to the stunning actress. However, Malaika has cleared the air on media that she and AArjun are just good friends and media seems to give it an ugly direction.
- Arjun Kapoor- Arpita Khan Split up
The actor has admitted it on records that he and Arpita, sister of veteran actor, Salman Khan were in a relationship when he was 18. Salman’s family knew about it and were very composed regarding the same. Arjun was quite into Arpita, but things fell out and the duo called it quits. Arjun also said that Salman was quite supportive even after the break-up. The Two States actor owes his career to Salman Khan.
- AIB Roast
The laughter riot turned into an ugly set of the event for everyone involved in the All India Bakchod Roast. Arjun was an integral part of the show and was one of the actors to be roasted. Moral Police were furious against the nature of the show and many FIR’s were filed across the country. Even the Bollywood fraternity had mixed reviews about the vulgarity of the show. Nonetheless, the show certainly got us laughing till our tummies ached.
- Avoiding his guardian, Salman
Salman was unhappy about Arjun’s involvement in the Roast where jokes were cracked about Arpita and Arjun giggled at them. Ever since Bhaijaan has maintained a distance with the Gunday actor. Arjun had to visit Big Boss’s sets to promote his show. While on the sets of Big Boss, Arjun didn’t greet nor communicate with Salman. There seems to be some misunderstanding between the mentor and the prodigy.
Girlfriends, Affairs, and More
From fat to fit, Arjun’s journey in the Bollywood has been inspirational. He has worked under Salman’s wing to become the actor that he is today. Apart from one serious relationship, the media has failed to confirm any other relationship about the actor. He doesn’t like to speak to the media on his controversies, so getting information is a daunting task.
Arjun’s first relationship was with Arpita at the age of 18. The duo dated for a very long time and was involved in each other’s family until Arpita broke up. The actor was shattered, and he admits of his life standing to a still after the break-up. He was shattered and didn’t know what he was doing. Salman Khan was very protective about the Actor and took care of him even after the break-up.
The rumors have it that Arjun also dated Alia on the sets of Two States. Arjun was openly joked about being into Sonakshi Sinha at AIB Roast. Both we didn’t receive any confirmation about the same from any of the actors. It is believed that Arjun is single now. C’mon ladies, what are you waiting for?
Money Follows Fame, Fame Follows Money
Arjun has been in the industry for quite a long time now. From being assistant director for Kal Ho Na Ho to acting in numerous projects, Arjun’s bank accounts seem to overflow at times. Being one the famous celebrities in India, Arjun is responsible for endorsing many brands across the country.
Arjun Kapoor Net Worth
Arjun Kapoor’s net worth is estimated around 71 crore rupees. The wholesome amount is the addition of several films, associate producing, stage performances, and numerous brand endorsements. It is believed that the Half Girlfriend prodigy charges around 4-6 crores per film. He also purchased his very own apartment in Juhu.
Arjun is very fond of luxurious cars and has dreamed of them right since his childhood. Now that he has tremendous success and fame, he has gifted himself to travel in few of these luxurious vehicles.
Car Collection: Honda CR-V, Audi, Mercedes-Benz ML-350 Limited Edition
Awards, Accolades, and Recognition
It has been a short yet fruitful career for Arjun, and we can see many awards running towards him after his new releases. He has still won multiple nominations and has come out successful in a few of them. Here is a complete list of awards, Arjun has won till date.
Arjun Kapoor Awards
- Stardust award for the superstar of the year for Ishaqzaade (2013)
- Stardust award for the Jodi of the year for Gunday (2014)
- Zee Cine Award for the best male debut for Ishaqzaade (2013)
- Big Star most entertaining actor in an action role for Gunday (2014)
- Big Star most entertaining on-screen couple for Two States (2014)
Social Media Buzz
Arjun is active on twitter with 2.8 million followers. He keeps updating the news about his upcoming films and events by his username @arjunk26. He is equally active on the photo sharing application, Instagram. He has 5.2 million followers on the same and posts by the username @arjunkapoor.
He is a fantastic actor, to say the least. Arjun makes us feel his screen presence with his stature, personality, and aura. Yes, sometimes his grumpiness is carried on the screen where we notice him being lazy in some sequences. But we hope that will change along with time. With two huge releases lined up for the actor, we see his career escalating quickly to the glory road of stardom.