Name: Ram Kapoor
Birthdate: 1st of September, 1973
Marital Status: Ram Kapoor tied the knot with his co-star Gautami Gadgil on the 14th of February, 2003. Gautami Gadgil was his co-star from the television serial, ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’. They are the parents of two children: a daughter named Sia born on the 12th of June, 2006 and a son named Aks born on the 12th of January, 2009.
1) Ram Kapoor received numerous awards for his role of Jai Walia in the television soap opera, ‘Kasamh Se’ produced by Ekta Kapoor belonging to Balaji Telefilms.
> In the year 2006, Ram Kapoor received the Indian Television Academy Award in the Best Actor (Jury) category for this television serial.
> Same year, he was awarded with the 6th Indian Telly Awards in two categories: Best Actor (Popular) and the Best on-screen television Jodi category along with actress Prachi Desai.
> Next year in 2007, Ram Kapoor again received the Best Actor (Popular) 7th Indian Telly Award for ‘Kasamh Se’. He also won the Sansui Telly Best Actor (Jury) Award for this soap.
> In 2008, he once again won the Sansui Telly Best Actor (Popular Award) for ‘Kasamh Se’.
> In the very same year, Ram Kapoor also got the 2nd Boroplus Gold Award in the Best Actor (Critics) category.
2) In the year 2011, he won the 11th Indian Television Academy Award in the Best Actor (Jury) category for the television serial ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’.
3) In 2011, he also won the 18th Lions Gold Award for being the Favourite Television Actor in a Lead Role for ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’.
4) Next year in 2012, Ram Kapoor along with Sakshi Tanwar won‘The Global Indian Film and TV Honours’ award for the Best Jodi category for ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’.
5) Same year, he also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in the Best Actor (Male) category for the same serial. He also won the ‘FICCI Frames Excellence Honours’ Best Television Actor (Male) Award for this television serial.
6) Some other notable awards won by him for ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ are as follows: 11th Indian Telly Awards (Best Actor (Popular)), 5th Boroplus Gold Award (Best Actor (Popular)) and the 12th Indian Television Academy Award (Best Actor (Jury)).
Biography: On the 1st of September, 1973, Ram Kapoor took birth in the capital city of New Delhi in a Punjabi Khatri background. His father, Ranjan Kapoor was a marketing and an advertising executive while his mother, Rita Kapoor was a housewife.He also has a younger sister named Aruna. After he was born, his family shifted to the City of Dreams, Mumbai.
Ram Kapoor completed his school from the prestigious Scottish High school situated in Mumbai. After his board exams in the 10th class, he pursued his education from the reputed Kodaikanal International School, situated at Tamil Nadu, India.He spent most of his developmental yearsat the well-known Sherwood College which was a reputed boarding school located in Nainital. It was here that he started excelling in volley ball, tennis, swimming and other sports.During his college days once he had auditioned for the school’s annual theatrical production of the play named ‘Charley’s Aunt’, written by Brandon Thomas. He was soon selected for the role of the lead characterin this play. Under the guidance of his mentor, Amir Raza Hussein Kapoor, he found out his love and passion for acting and soon he decided to take acting as his career path.
Post his graduation, Ram Kapoor went to Los Angeles, USA to join the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to learn the art of making films. But sooner or later, he realised that he loved acting more and so he enrolled himself in an acting institution situated in Los Angeles.He got most of the support from his mother because his father wanted his son to join the corporate sector. He joined the Stanislavski School of Method acting for a period of 6 months before informing his father and mother that he had joined an acting school instead of UCLA. Ram Kapoor, to earn his livelihood in the big foreign city did small jobs like selling cars, cable subscriptions, credit cards and by working in the coffee company named ‘Starbucks’.
Ram Kapoor began his acting career with the Sudhir Mishra directed television serial named ‘Nyay’ (1997). Although the show did no gain much popularity, yet Ram Kapoor’s performance in the show was highly appreciated by all, and sooner or later, he got offers from three other shows: ‘Sangharsh’ (1999), ‘Kavita’ (2000) and ‘Heena’ (1998).
In the year 2000, Ram Kapoor signed up for ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’, after opting out of ‘Sangharsh’ and ‘Kavita’. By that time, ‘Heena’ had already completed its last episode. Next up, Ram Kapoor worked with his mentor, Amir Raza Hussain in ‘The Fifty Days of War- Kargil’. This show, which was a tribute to the soldiers of the Kargil War, ran for a duration of 10 days in New Delhi.Here he played five different characters and it was his first ever theatrical experience.
In 2001, Ram Kapoor appeared on the Zee TV show named ‘Rishtey’ and the television serial titled ‘Kabhi Aaye Naa Judai’. Same year he also did a guest appearance in ‘Monsoon Wedding’, a film by Mira Nair.
Next up in 2003, he made his appearance in ‘Dhadkan’ and also in ‘Awaz Se Dil Tak’. After playing the role of an IAS Officer named Arun Mehta in the Sudhir Mishra directed ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, he appeared as Prithvi Singh in the 2004 telefilm called ‘Bali’.
Next year in 2005, Ram Kapoor enrolled himself for three films: ‘Missed Call’, ‘Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow’and ‘Devaki’. The film ‘Devaki’ depicted the condition of women both in rural as well as urban India. The movie ‘Missed Call’ received mixed reactions from the audience. This film was highly appreciated at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles whereas it was a failure at the Cannes Film Festival.
The show ‘Kasamh Se’ completed its three year long journey in 2009. Sooner after this, Ram Kapoor signed up for ‘Basera’ to avoid getting roles similar to that of Jai Walia. On the 17th of August, 2009, ‘Basera’ was launched on NDTV Imagine and soon enough made its place in the top 100 of the TRP list. Same year, Kapoor also took part in two of the biggest reality shows in India: He appeared as the host in ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamwar’ and as a participant in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’.
Swayamwar1 (‘Rakhi Ka Swayamwar’) was a huge success and the organisers of this show kept Ram Kapoor as the host for Swayamwar2(‘Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega’). He used to appear as a part time host for Swayamwar3 (‘Ratan Ka Rishta’), whenever the main host, Hiten Tejwani could not appear.
During this time, Ram Kapoor had also played some small roles in 2 movies: the first being Vijay Lalwani’s ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ starring Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar, where Ram Kapoor played the role of the character named Kamath; and the second was Anurag Kashyap’s film,‘Udaan’.
Some of the television serials of which he was a part are as follows: Nyan, Heena, Sangharsh, Kavita, Ghar Ek Mandir, Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai, Rishtey, Kehta Hai Dil, Dhadkan, Bali, Manshaa, Devaki, Kasamh Se, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Basera and Bade Achhe Lagte Hai.
His filmography includes The Fifty Days of War- Kargil, Monsoon Wedding, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow, Missed Call, Karthik Calling Karthik, Udaan, Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!, Ek Mein Aur Ekk Tu, Agent Vinod, Student of the Year and Mere Dad Ki Maruti.