|Real Name||Abhishek Kapoor|
|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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||6 August 1971|
|Age (as in 2018)||47 Years|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|School||Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai|
|College/University||Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualifications||College Dropout (was pursuing B. Com)|
|Debut||Film (Acting): Uff! Yeh Mohabbat (1996)
Direction: Aryan (2006)
|Family||Father- Name Not Known
Mother- Madhubala Kapoor
Sister- Aparna Kapoor (Younger)
|Hobbies||Watching movies, Reading|
|Controversies||In 2015, Abhishek Kapoor filed a lawsuit against actor Farhan Akhtar, accusing Farhan’s production house of giving writer Pubali Chaudhuri the sole credit for the script of 'Rock On 2'. The director stated that he had been working on the story for around 4 years and despite the hard work, he was deprived of his 'right'. The court eventually gave the verdict in Abhishek's favor, following which the two have been on bitter terms.|
|Favourite Directors||Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg|
|Favourite Movies||Bollywood: Sholay (1975)
Hollywood: Schindler’s List (1993), Mystic River (2003)
|Favourite Actresses||Rekha, Tabu|
|Favourite Actor||Raj Kapoor|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife/Spouse||Pragya Yadav, Swedish Model & Actress
|Marriage Date||4 May 2015|
|Children||Son- Isana (Born 2015), 1 more (born in 2018)
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.’
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