He trained with Barry John and wrote columns for HT City: Check out lesser-known facts about Kunal Kapoor
Birthday boy Kunal Kapoor turns 45 today
A versatile actor, Kunal Kapoor turns a year older today
Known to be passionate, not just about acting, but also technology, food and philanthropy, Kunal Kapoor is celebrating his birthday today, While you may already be aware of all this, did you know that he trained under Barry John and joined theatre groups before making his onscreen debut? Kunal made a breakthrough performance with Rang De Basanti just two years after making his debut, which has become a cult classic. As we wish him a happy birthday, here are some lesser-known facts about the actor.
Kunal was born into a business family from Amritsar
Kunal Kapoor was born on October 18, 1977, in Mumbai, to Kishore Kapoor and Kanan. His father was in the construction business and his mother, a singer and homemaker. The family hails from Amritsar and Kunal is the youngest of three siblings, after Geeta and Reshma.
He pursued a degree in Hotel Management
Kunal did his schooling at St. Francis De Sales School, Mumbai and later went on to pursue Hotel Management at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition, Chandigarh.
Before becoming a film actor, he was in theatre and was an assistant director
Kunal first trained under Barry John and joined actor Naseeruddin Shah’s theatre group, Motley. He kick started his career as an assistant director on the film Aks, which featured Manoj Bajpayee.
His big-screen acting debut was a highly anticipated one
Kunal made his big-screen acting debut in the highly-anticipated and talked about 2004 acclaimed artist M.F.Hussain’s directorial, Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities. He was paired with Tabu in the film.
His breakthrough role with Rang De Basanti
The actor landed his breakthrough role with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 2006 hit Rang De Basanti. Kunal was one of the lead actors, along with Aamir Khan. His performance saw him getting nominated for Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor for the year.
He is a writer, pilot and professional driver as well
Did you know that Kunal is a writer as well? The talented wordsmith wrote columns for HT City in 2009. Not just this, he is also a professionally-trained pilot and car driver.
The Bachchan family connect
Kunal got married to Naina Bachchan, niece of Amitabh Bachchan, in a private ceremony in Seychelles, in the company of close friends and family in 2015. In January 2022, the couple announced the birth of their baby boy.
Last Updated: 02.19 PM, Oct 18, 2022