Aditya Roy Kapur’s father is an army man who later turned into businessman. His mother won the Miss India title in 1972 and is a professional dancer. Raghupath Roy Kapur is grandfather to Aditya. Raghupath Roy left their family business in Lahore and relocated to Mumbai to make a fortune in Bollywood. He produced movies such as Shahenshah Akbar in 1943, Zanjeer in 1947, Lekh in 149, Banwar in 1950, etc. Aditya’s maternal grandparents Sam and Ruby Aaron were dancers by profession and have coached many Hindi movie celebrities. Decades down the line, Aditya and his two brothers are also successful in finding a place in Hindi film industry.
Aditya Roy Kapur – Career Growth
Aditya Roy Kapur began his career working as VJ for Channel [V]. He became the face of the channel because of his excellent humor, comic timing and exceptional anchoring style. Aditya then got an opportunity to act in London Dreams which became his debut movie. He played a Pakistani musician in Ajay Devgan and Salman Khan starrer ‘London Dreams’ which was released in 2009.
His next project was a comedy movie directed by Vipul Shah named ‘Action Replay’. Aditya played Akshay and Aishwarya’s son in the movie. The plot has essence of comedy along with time-travel. He also appeared in ‘Guzaarish’ again with Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan; the movie was released in 2010. Guzaarish was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Aditya played a trainee magician.
Aditya Roy Kapur actually made his mark in the Bollywood with his latest blockbuster project ‘Aashiqui 2’ in 2013. He played the lead character in the movie alongside Shraddha Kapoor (Shakti Kapoor’s daughter). This movie was positively accepted by critics and was a smashing hit in box office. He also lately appeared in ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Kalki Koechlin, which was again a hit movie.
Aditya attended dance and diction classes as a part of his journey towards self-development. Though he has done well in his films, he is not a trained actor. He asserts that he never had a strong desire to become an actor until he got a call for London Dreams’ audition. Since his schooling years he always saw cricket as his ambition but he quit cricket classes after sixth grade. His fortune changed as he appeared to audition for Shot to Fame and Channel [V] as VJ. It was then he was called for ‘London Dreams’ trial by Vipul Shah. Aditya likes to play football and cricket and also has interest in pool and gymnasium.
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Aditya Roy Kapur- Girlfriend
Aditya Roy Kapur and Rhea Chakraborty are regarded as the VJ couple. They were often seen in malls around Mumbai and night clubs. The duo was frank about their relationship. Aditya and Rhea had a relationship of around 3 years that ended recently.
Presently Aditya is in news with Shakti Kapoor’s daughter Shraddha Kapoor, his co-star from Aashiqui 2. During the making of Aashiqui 2 it was discovered that the actress developed quite a rapport with Aditya. They are in constant contact with each other long after the movie is completed.
Shraddha admits on having a great bond with Aditya even off screen. When questioned about the relationship, the actor says “I can understand why people think we are together, as we are really good friends and are really close and go out for dinner and movies together. She is a nice person and is a good actress and is great fun to be around with. We met at a time in our lives, when we both were in love with this film and wanted to make the best out of it. Now seeing Aashiqui 2 do so well, we just laugh our heads off on how this has happened”.
Aditya along with Sushant and Arjun were seen on latest Femina magazine cover. He became the busiest actor after two consecutive smashing hits. Habib Faisal, after directing ‘Ishaqzaade’, is doing a project with Yash Raj Films and has signed Aditya Kapur alongside Parineeti Chopra. The name of the movie is not yet revealed while the shoot is scheduled for September 2013. He is also expected to be seen in ‘Assi Nabbe Poorey Sau’ a movie by Gautham Menon. He will be seen alongside Anupama Kumar and Samantha.