Kunal Kapoor son of the late actors Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, is an Indian film actor who made his debut with the 1972 English-language film Siddhartha, later acted in Shyam Benegal’s Junoon and in his first mainstream Bollywood film, Ahista, opposite Padmini Kolhapure as well as Vijeta. He also acted in the art films Utsav (1984) and Trikal (1985). In 1987, he stopped acting after Trikal to set up his own company, Ad film-Valas, to producing and direct television commercials.
Ad film Valas has also line-produced for many international feature films and ad films shot in India. Notably, the credit sequence of the film City of Joy, and the French films Le Cactus (2005) and Fire in Paradise. In 2015, he returned to films after 30 years, appearing in Singh is Bling as Amy Jackson‘s father.
Kunal Kapoor Bio/ Wiki
|Birth Name||Kunal Kapoor|
|Nick Name||Not Known|
|Age||(as in 2020) 61 Years|
|Debut||Bollywood: Junoon (1978)|
English: Siddhartha (1972)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Cancer|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||26 June 1959|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Mother's Name||Late Jennifer Kendal (Actress)|
|Father's Name||Late Shashi Kapoor (Actor)|
|Brother||Karan Kapoor (Photographer)|
|Sister|| Sanjana Kapoor (Former Actress & Founder of Junoon theatre company)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Sheena Sippy (Photographer)|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Wife/Spouse||Sheena Sippy (Ex-wife, Photographer)|
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|Children||Zahan Kapoor (Assistant filmmaker)|
Shaira Kapoor (Production design)
|School||Bombay International School, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||12th standard|
|Profession||Ad Maker, Entrepreneur, Actor|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters: 173 cm|
in meters: 1.73 m
in feet inches: 5’ 8”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms: 85 kg|
in pounds: 187 lbs
|Chest Size||Not Known|
|Biceps Size||Not Known|
|Waist Size||Not Known|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Not Known|
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|S*xual Orientation||Not Known|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
|Favourite Films||Mary Kom, Detective Bymokesh Bakshy|
|Favourite Actors||Not Known|
|Favourite Colors||Not Known|
|Favourite Sport||Not Known|
Family – Father, Mother
Kunal Kapoor was born into the famous first family of Bollywood, the Kapoor family, the eldest child of Shashi Kapoor, and his British theater-actress wife Jennifer Kendal.
His paternal grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor, was a doyen of the theatre, a pioneer of the Indian film industry and the progenitor of the famous Kapoor family. His maternal grandfather, Geoffrey Kendal, was a British theatre personality. Kapoor’s mother, Jennifer, died of cancer in 1984, while his father, Shashi Kapoor, died in December 2017.
Kapoor’s siblings are Karan Kapoor (b. 18 January 1962) and Sanjana Kapoor (b. 27 November 1967). Karan, a popular model who also worked in a few films in the 1980s, now runs a photography business in the UK. Sanjana Kapoor runs the ancestral Prithvi Theatre and is married to Valmik Thapar, a noted conservationist.
Kunal was married to filmmaker Ramesh Sippy’s daughter Sheena, who is a well-known photographer. They had two children together, a son named Zahan Prithviraj Kapoor, and a daughter named Shaira Kapoor. Kunal and Sheena are now divorced.
He belongs to the Kapoor dynasty of Bollywood and is one of the three children of Shashi Kapoor, a famous Indian actor. His siblings Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor are also renowned actors in the Indian cinema. He married Sheena Sippy who is the daughter of the well-known filmmaker Ramesh Sippy. The couple is blessed with two children Zahan and Shaira. However, they ended their marriage in the year 2004.
Kunal Kapoor Net Worth
Kunal Kapoor’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more details has been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Kunal Kapoor in 2020?
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||$20 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Ad Maker, Entrepreneur, Actor|
Noted, Currently We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary etc. We will update soon.
Kunal Kapoor Movies – Career
Kunal Kapoor acted in his first film in the year 1972 which was an English language film Siddhartha followed by Junoon (1978) which was directed by Shyam Benegal. He did his first mainstream Bollywood movie Ahista Ahista in the year 1981.
The talented actor then acted in a movie titled Vijeta in 1982. Later on, during the years 1984 and 1985, he acted in art films like Utsav and Trikal. He made his last appearance in the film Trikal. He started his Ad- Film company- Adfilm-Valas in 1978 and started producing and directing ad films.
His renowned company has produced many National and International Feature and Ad- Films. He made a comeback in the year 2015 after 30 years in the movie, Singh is Bling where he played Amy Jackson
|2015 ||Singh is Bling|
- Does Kunal Kapoor smoke?: Not Known
- Does Kunal Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes
- Karan is the eldest son of actor Late Shashi Kapoor.
- After completing his schooling, he went to England and joined a drama school over there, to groom himself as an actor.
- He started his career as an actor and tried his luck with films including ‘Ahista Ahista’. Kunal Kapoor in younger days
- Soon after doing a few films, he developed an interest in filmmaking and the technical process related to filmmaking.
- He quit acting and started an advertising agency called ‘Ad film-Valas’ in 1987.
- Instead of making those cliche domestic product ads, he did thousands of exotic ads for brands like – Bombay Dyeing, Siyaram, MRF, Bush, Mahindra’s Bolero, Scorpio and Chevrolet cars.
- He was married to Sholay’s maker – Ramesh Sippy’s daughter Sheena, but are now divorced.
- In 2015, he made his comeback in acting after 30 years with Akshay Kumar’s ‘Singh is Bling’, where he played the role of Amy Jackson’s father.
Who Is The Son Of Shashi Kapoor?
Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor
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