Born in Mumbai to a Punjabi Hindu father, Kumud Roy Kapur, and Salome Aaron, an Indian Jew, Aditya is the youngest of the three siblings. In a family of artists, he was the least artistically inclined; but for someone who was averse to acting in Hindi cinema, he has gradually fallen in love with the profession.
‘Debut (As a Video Jockey)
Aditya started his career as VJ on Channel V India. His show was super entertaining, not only because Channel V was cool back in the day, but also because Aditya was effortlessly bindass and adorable. His comic timing and “unique style of hosting” made him a hit.
Stepping into B-wood: Boon or bane?
Struggle is a part of everyone’s life. And anyone who decides to step into the world of Bollywood knows this rather well. For some, this struggle ends after one big break but for others, it’s a recurring phase that haunts them throughout their career. Either way, there is a fair share of struggle for everyone. But there are those, for whom, the struggle seems never-ending. One such actor is Aditya Roy Kapur.
Aditya made his debut in the industry by playing a small role in musical comedy-drama London Dreams but unfortunately, the movie under-performed. Not only this but movies like Action Replayy and Guzaarish too failed to succeed at box office.
‘Going off the radar’
He totally went off the radar after his film OK Jaanu. “I didn’t find what was coming my way to be interesting. So, I didn’t do those films and it ended up being a sabbatical of sorts. I didn’t plan it that way, but I feel that’s how an actor’s life is”, says Kapur.
But the actor believes that learning comes from everything. Now determinant chap has decided not to take more leaves. The changed approach towards work helped him to come above the brief lull.
Marking the advent of ‘New Journey’
2013, the year which marked the positive ray of hope for the struggling actor. The collaboration with Mohit Suri for Aashiqui 2 made this actor reach altitudes. The film received mixed reviews, with praise directed to his performance, proved to be his first and a major commercial success, collecting a total money of ₹1.06 billion (US$16 million) worldwide.
Later, he kept on climbing the success stairs with movies like Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani and getting nominated for various awards.
Well, it’s very difficult to judge whether B-wood was really a bane or boon for this astonishing personality.
Being social is not Roy’s cup of tea. This can be clearly seen when it comes to promoting the films. The actor is still trying to gauge how important it is for him. After staying away from ‘Instagram’, the actor finally succumbed and now he don’t even have a team, Aditya himself handles all the social accounts
Walking off with
- Best Actor in Romantic Style (Big Star Entertainment Awards)
- Jodi of the year with Shraddha Kapoor ( Screen Awards)
- Best Actor ( Filmfare Awards)
- Best Supporting Actor (International Indian Film Academy Awards)
Fashion Icon Indeed
His style rules are very simple: Moisturise your face, pay attention to your basic grooming – clean, clipped nails, no bad breath, ensure that your hair isn’t greasy. Mostly, it’s a collection of a lot of small investments of time and effort that add up to a slight but noticeable tweak in how people think of you.
‘Golden words’ you see…
“When it rains, it pours. It’s a stark contrast to the phase that I was in before. Those were free days when I could do what I wanted, and now, I have no time to breathe. But I am happy and enjoying this hectic phase. I am excited about these films. I am getting a chance to try something different and challenge myself. I feel that as an actor, it’s scary to have found your zone…to think that you know what works for you. That’s dangerous because you would then want to replicate it and that’s not what I am looking for. I am looking for subjects that pull me out of my comfort zone”.
Kapur has three upcoming projects, the first of which is Anurag Basu’s as-yet action comedy. He will then reunite with Mohit Suri in Malang, a romantic horror film which also stars Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu. In his final upcoming film, he will be seen alongside Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, and Pooja Bhatt in Mahesh Bhatt’s thriller Sadak 2, a sequel to Sadak (1991).