Abhishek Kapoor (Director) Age, Wife, Children, Biography & More
Bio Real NameAbhishek Kapoor ProfessionFilmmaker, Actor Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm in meters- 1.80 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 11” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg in Pounds- 165 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches - Waist: 33 Inches - Biceps: 13 Inches Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of Birth6 August 1971 Age (as in 2018)47 Years Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo NationalityIndian HometownMumbai, Maharashtra SchoolBombay Scottish School, Mumbai College/UniversityHassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai Educational QualificationsCollege Dropout (was pursuing B. Com) DebutFilm (Acting): Uff! Yeh Mohabbat (1996) Direction: Aryan (2006)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Abhishek Kapoor
Does Abhishek Kapoor smoke: Not Known
Does Abhishek Kapoor drink alcohol: Not Known
Abhishek Kapoor is a cousin of Tusshar Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, as his mother, Madhubala, is the sister of actor Jeetendra.
Abhishek and filmmaker Aditya Chopra were classmates at both school and college. However, an impulsive Abhishek dropped out of his college in the final year, thus parting ways with his “best friend.”
The future filmmaker started off his career as an actor. However, because of lack of opportunities, he got stuck with B-grade films.
After a failed acting career, Abhishek started an online talent and ticket management website. The business soon died and Abhishek was back to square one.
A young Abhishek Kapoor was also seen in the music video of Jagjit Singh’s ‘Chak Jigar Ke Si Lete Hain.’
He then took the path of film direction and cast Sohail Khan in his debut directorial film- Aryan (2006). The film, however, failed to perform well at the box-office.
Despite failing thrice in forming a career, a dejected Abhishek did not give up. He wrote a new script and approached his old ‘friend’ Farhan Akhtar to be a part of it. Farhan was so impressed by his script that not only did he decide to act in the film (Rock On!), he even agreed to produce it. Eventually, the movie became a huge commercial success and Abhishek heaved a sigh of relief.
Rock On! even fetched him the “National Award” for “Outstanding Contribution towards Cinema.”
Both his films, Kai Po Che (2013) & Fitoor (2016), were adaptations of popular novels. While Kai Po Che was based on Chetan Bhagat’s “The Three Mistakes Of My Life”, Fitoor was inspired from Charles Dicken’s “Great Expectations”.
Abhishek, who was once a ‘failure’, now owns a production house by the name of ‘Guy in the Sky Pictures.’