Ram Kapoor ([raːm qaːpuːr]; born 1 September 1973) is an Indian television and film actor. He gained popularity portraying Jai Walia in the television series Kasamh Se and the character of Ram Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. He played multiple characters Mamaji / Kunwar Amar Nath Singh (KANS) / Johnny / Balbir in the Bollywood film Humshakals and hosted the reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar, based loosely on The Bachelorette.
Ram Kapoor at the unveiling of his show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
|Born||1 September 1973|
|Known for||Manshaa,Kasamh Se, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain , Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane and Humshakals|
|Home town||Vasai, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Parent(s)||Anil Kapoor (Father) |
Rita Kapoor (Mother)
He won 3 ITA Awards and 3 Indian Telly Awards for best actor.
Early life and education
He spent his formative years at the reputed Sherwood College, in Nainital, Uttarakhand. At Sherwood College, Kapoor was introduced to acting, when as a challenge and an order from his head captain he auditioned for the annual school theatrical production of Charley's Aunt and performed the lead role. Under the direction and tutelage of Amir Raza Hussein, Kapoor found his career path and realised his love for acting.
After completing his 10th board exams, Kapoor studied at the Kodaikanal International School. After his graduation, Kapoor decided to join the entertainment industry and left for Los Angeles in the United States with the intention of joining UCLA to study filmmaking but joined a Stanislavski-based acting academy in Los Angeles.
Kapoor made his onscreen debut with the television serial Nyaay (1997). He took up three more shows Heena (1998), Sangharsh (1999) and Kavita (2000).
In 2000, Kapoor acted in popular family drama Ghar Ek Mandir. Kapoor worked with Amir Raza Hussein once again in the play The Fifty Days of War - Kargil which ran for 10 days in New Delhi as a tribute to the heroes of the Kargil War. Ram played five characters.
In 2001, Kapoor acted in Rishtey, in the serial Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai and made a cameo appearance in Mira Nair's acclaimed film Monsoon Wedding.
He went on to appear in films like Dhadkan (2003) and Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak, followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Bali (2004), a telefilm in which he played Prithvi Singh.
In 2005, Kapoor's was seen in films like Devaki, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow  and Missed Call.
In 2006, he starred in the show Kasamh Se in the role of Jai Udai Walia and became a household name.
Kapoor was then seen in the soap opera Basera and participated in two reality shows: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as a participant and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar as the host.
Kapoor appeared in minor roles in two films in 2010. The first was the commercially successful Karthik Calling Karthik, with Kapoor playing the role of Kamath. The second, Udaan, was a critically acclaimed and award winning film directed by Vikrmaditya Motwane and was produced by Anurag Kashyap.
In 2011, he starred on the TV show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and played the male protagonist Ram Amarnath Kapoor. The show was an instant success and Kapoor's performance was lauded.
He appeared in Bollywood movies Agent Vinod (2012), Student Of The Year (2013) and Humshakals (2014).
Kapoor is married to his Ghar Ek Mandir costar and actress Gautami Kapoor (née Gadgil). They met on the sets of the show and dated for a while before marrying on Valentines Day in 2003. They have two children, daughter Sia and son Aks.
|2000-2002||Ghar Ek Mandir||Rahul|
|2001||Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai||Rajeshwar Agnihotri|
|2002||Kehta Hai Dil||Jai Singh|
|2003||Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak||Vishal|
|Dhadkan||Dr. Rajeev Agarwal; Psychologist|
|Manshaa||Vinay Kishore Khanna; Kishore and Asha's youngest son; Vijay's younger brother and Rhea's older brother; Manshaa's Husband||Dead (Episode 1 - 44; Died in Episode number 44)|
|2005||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Shadab|
|2006-2009||Kasamh Se||Jai Udai Walia|
|2007-2008||Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi||Jas Thakral|
|2011-2014||Bade Achhe Lagte Hain||Ram Amarnath Kapoor||Crossover Episodes with Kya Huaa Tera Vaada on December 4 & 5 2012|
|2012||Kya Huaa Tera Vaada||Crossover Episodes with Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on December 4 & 5 2012|
|2013||Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki||Parmeshwar Patel Kapoor / Paddy||Guest Appearance|
|2015||Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane||Ram Ahuja; Anandita's husband and widower; Disha's and Aarav's father|
|2017–present||Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat||Karan Khanna (KK); A superstar, Radhika's ex-husband, Tipsy's husband, Trisha and Piya's biological father.||Web series|
|2017||Tyohaar Ki Thaali||Ram Kapoor||Along with Sakshi Tanwar. Episode number 9. Diwali Special Episode.|
|2002||Kamzor Kadi Kaun||Guest contestant|
|Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari||Guest contestant|
|2003||Khullja Sim Sim||Guest contestant|
|2006||Jodee Kamaal Ki||Guest contestant|
|Kam Ya Zyaada||Contestant|
|2007||Koffee with Karan||Along with Ekta Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Hiten Tejwani|
|2009||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa||Contestant|
|Rakhi Ka Swayamwar||Host|
|2010||Swayamwar 2 - Rahul Dhulaniya Lejaayenge||Host|
|2012||Kaun Banega Crorepati 6||Guest participant (along with Sakshi Tanwar); to promote Bade Achhe Lagte Hain|
|2013||Kaun Banega Crorepati 7||Guest participant (along with Sakshi Tanwar and Amrita Mukherjee); to promote Bade Achhe Lagte Hain|
|Welcome- Bazzi mehman nawazi ki||Host|
|2014||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Promotion for Humshakals along with Sajid Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Esha Gupta, Tamannaah|
|Mission Sapne||Ram Kapoor Taxi Driver. May 18, 2014|
|2018||Zindagi Ki Crossroads||Host|
|Comedy High School||Various Characters|
|2001||Indian Telly Awards||Host||Along with Gautami Kapoor|
|2003||Indian Telly Awards||Host||Along with Gautami Kapoor|
|2006||Zee Astitva Awards||Host||Along with Roshni Chopra|
|2007||7th Indian Telly Awards||Host||Along with Roshni Chopra|
|2012||11th Indian Telly Awards||Host||Along with Ronit Roy, Manish Paul, Roshni Chopra|
|12th Indian Television Academy Awards||Host|
|2013||12th Indian Telly Awards||Host||Along with Ronit Roy, Rashmi Desai and Kavita Kaushik|
|2000||50 Day War-Kargil||5 different characters|
|2003||Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi||Arun Mehta|
|2005||Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow||Rohan Sehgal|
|Missed Call||Vinay Murthi|
|Behind the Mirror||Grandfather|
|2008||Golmaal Returns||Jai Udai Walia (Cameo Appearance)|
|2010||Karthik Calling Karthik||Kamath Sir|
|2011||Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!||Deshraj Diwan, Ritu's father|
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu||Mr. Bulani, a friend of Rahul's father, who tries to help Rahul overcome his low self-esteem|
|Agent Vinod||Abu Sayed Nazir|
|Student Of The Year||Ashok Nanda; Gayatri's husband; Rohan's father|
|2013||Mai||Subhash Joshi, Mai's son-in-law, Madhu's husband, Charu's father|
|Mere Dad Ki Maruti||Tej Khullar, Sameer and Tanvi's father|
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects||Ranveer|
|Humshakals||Kunwar Amar Nath Singh (KANS) (Mamaji) / Johnny / Balbir|
|Lakshmi||Avinash, Lakshmi's Advocate|
|Words with Gods||Om - Segment "God Room"|
|2015||Kuch Kuch Locha Hai||Praveen Patel|
|2016||Baar Baar Dekho||Vinod Kapoor, Diya's father|
|Rough Book||Harshvardhan Kapoor|
|Santa Banta Pvt Ltd||Sonu Sultan|
|2017||Qaidi Band||Naveen Vachani|
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