Siddharth Roy Kapur

Siddharth Roy Kapur

Siddharth Roy Kapur is an eminent film producer, founder and MD of Roy Kapur Films and the President of the Producers Guild of India. He has been the former Managing Director of the Walt Disney Company India and UTV – Studios. Siddharth’s filmography includes some of the highest grossing Indian films of all time as well as genre-defining critically acclaimed films.

Profession(s)Film Producer, Businessman
Famous ForBeing the husband of the Bollywood actress, Vidya Balan
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTamil Film: Vettai (2012)
Malayalam Film: Grandmaster (2012)
Bollywood Film: Barfi (2012)
Barfi Film Poster
Awards, Honours, Achievements• Filmfare Award for Best Film for the film, “Jodha Akbar” (2009)
• Screen Award for Best Film for the film, “Jodha Akbar” (2009)
• IIFA Award for Best Film for the film, “Jodha Akbar” (2009)
• National Film Award for Best Children’s Film for the film, “Chillar Party” (2012)
• National Film Award for Best Feature Film for the film, “Paan Singh Tomar” (2013)
• Filmfare Award, BIG Star Entertainment Award, Zee Cine Award, Stardust Award & IIFA Award for the film, “Barfi” (2013)
• Screen Award for Best Film for the film, “Paan Singh Tomar” (2013)
• Society Young Achievers Awards 2013 in the Business category (2013)
• The Economic Times – Spencer Stuart ’40 under Forty’ India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award (2014)
• Filmfare Award for Best Film for the film, “Dangal” (2017)
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 August 1974 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019)45 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolG.D. Somani Memorial School, Mumbai
College/University• Sydenham College
• Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
Educational Qualification(s)• B.Com
• Masters in Management Studies
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Watching Films
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Aarti Bajaj
• Kavita (Television Producer)
• Vidya Balan (Actress)
Marriage DateThird Marriage to Vidya Balan: 14 December 2012
Wife/Spouse• Aarti Bajaj (ex-wife)
• Kavita (ex-wife)
• Vidya Balan
ParentsFather- Kumud Roy Kapur
Mother- Salome Roy Kapur
SiblingsBrother(s)- Aditya Roy Kapur (actor; younger), Kunaal Roy Kapur (actor & director; younger)
Sister- None
Favourite Things
ActorsAmitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor
ActressPriyanka Chopra
Travel DestinationLondon

Some Lesser Known Facts About Siddharth Roy Kapur

  • Siddharth Roy Kapur is an eminent film producer.
  • He was born in a well-to-do family in Mumbai.
  • Siddharth was so obsessed with films in his childhood that he used to force his parents to buy film tickets in black for him.
  • He was good at studies in his school days and remained the Head Boy of his school.
  • During his college days, he headed the Dramatics Society and also edited the annual college magazine.
  • In 1994, Siddharth did a summer internship in a small production house in a basement in Worli, Mumbai. He earned Rs. 2000 a month for his internship.
  • After completing his Masters in Management, Siddharth started working as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble Company in Mumbai.
  • Subsequently, he joined the Star network’s strategic planning division.
  • He, then, moved to Hong Kong for a short period for a Newscorp Executive Development Program of the Star TV.
  • Thereafter, he moved to Mumbai and worked on the launch marketing of the game reality show “Kaun Banega Crorepati.” Siddharth, then, worked as a Regional Marketing Manager for Star TV.
  • In 2002, Siddharth was promoted as the Vice President of Star TV. He was the youngest Vice President in Star TV at that time.
  • In 2005, he joined UTV Motion Pictures as a Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications. While working there, he led the marketing panel of various films, including “Rang De Basanti,” and “Khosla Ka Ghosla.”
  • In January 2008, Siddharth was promoted as the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures. Under his leadership he produced some of the most successful films of the decade, including “Taare Zameen Par,” “Jodhaa Akbar,” “Fashion,” “Paan Singh Tomar,” “Kai Po Che,” “The Lunchbox,” and “Chennai Express.”
  • In 2014, he was promoted as the Managing Director of Disney India.
  • In 2017, Kapur left Disney to set up his own production house. In January 2017, he launched his production house, “Roy Kapur Films.”
  • Under his production house he produced his first film, ““The Sky Is Pink.”
    Siddharth has also produced Netflix’s series “Yeh Ballet.”
  • It was filmmaker, karan Johar, who introduced Siddharth with Vidya Balan during a Filmfare Award Function.
  • His paternal grandfather, Raghupat Roy Kapur was a film producer.
  • Kapur’s maternal grandfather, Sam and grandmother, Ruby Aaron, were teachers of Ball Room and Latin American dance forms in India.
  • Kapur has featured on Variety’s #Variety500Global list of the most influential persons in global entertainment for three consecutive years (2018-2020).
  • He has also featured on The Economic Times Top 40 Indian Business Leaders Under 40 years of age.
  • Siddharth shares is great friends with the film director, Shonali Bose.

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