Ram Kapoor

Ram Kapoor ([raːm qaːpuːr]; born 1 September 1973)[1] 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,[2] based loosely on The Bachelorette.[3]

Ram Kapoor
Ram Kapoor at the unveiling of his show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
Born (1973-09-01) 1 September 1973[1]
Years active1997–present
Known forManshaa,Kasamh Se, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain , Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane and Humshakals
Home townVasai, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s)Gautami Kapoor
Parent(s)Anil Kapoor (Father)
Rita Kapoor (Mother)

He won 3 ITA Awards and 3 Indian Telly Awards for best actor.[4]

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.[1]


Kapoor made his onscreen debut with the television serial Nyaay (1997).[5] He took up three more shows Heena (1998), Sangharsh (1999) and Kavita (2000).[1][5]

In 2000, Kapoor acted in popular family drama Ghar Ek Mandir.[5] 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.[6]

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.[1]

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.[1]

In 2005, Kapoor's was seen in films like Devaki,[7] Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow [8] and Missed Call.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

In 2011, he starred on the TV show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and played the male protagonist Ram Amarnath Kapoor.[1] 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).

Personal life

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.[9]


Fiction shows

Year Show Role Notes
1998 Heena Dr. Ameer
1999 Sangharsh Pitambar Tahilyani
Nyaay Gaurav Makija
2000 Kavita Rishi Grover
2000-2002 Ghar Ek Mandir Rahul
2001 Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai Rajeshwar Agnihotri
Rishtey Sujoy Chaudary
2002 Kehta Hai Dil Jai Singh
2003 Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak Vishal
Dhadkan Dr. Rajeev Agarwal; Psychologist
2004 Bali Prithvi Singh
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
Devaki Rahul
2006-2009 Kasamh Se Jai Udai Walia
2007-2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Jas Thakral
2009 Basera Keshubhai Sanghvi
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
2016 Tamanna Avinash Arora
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.

Reality shows

Year Title Role
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[10]
Rakhi Ka Swayamwar Host[11]
2010 Swayamwar 2 - Rahul Dhulaniya Lejaayenge Host
2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6[12] 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


Year Event Role Notes
2001 Indian Telly Awards Host Along with Gautami Kapoor
2003 Indian Telly Awards Host Along with Gautami Kapoor
2006 Zee Astitva Awards Host[13] 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


Year Film Role
2000 50 Day War-Kargil[6] 5 different characters
2001 Monsoon Wedding Shelly
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
Udaan Jimmy
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[14][15] 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
2018 Loveyatri Rasik


YearAwardCategoryFor the show
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[16] Kasamh Se
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)[17]
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[18] Bade Acche Lagte Hain
2012 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor(Jury)[19]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (Popular)[20]
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role[21]

See also


  1. "Exclusive biography of #RamKapoor and on his life".
  2. "Ram Kapoor to host 'Rakhi Ka Swayamvar'". deccanherald.com. 29 May 2009.
  3. "Is Rakhi Ka Swayamvar a spinoff of The Bachelorette?". businessofcinema.com. 31 July 2009.
  4. "Ram Kapoor Archives". Koimoi. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  5. "'Method acting is about feeling the emotion' : Ram Kapoor". 29 March 2006.
  6. "BBC News - SOUTH ASIA - Kargil's theatre of war". news.bbc.co.uk.
  7. Hungama, Bollywood. "Hindi Movie List - Latest Bollywood Movies - New Hindi Movies - Bollywood Hungama".
  8. "Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow". 9 December 2005 via www.imdb.com.
  9. "Happy Birthday Ram Kapoor: 10 interesting, unknown facts about the Bade Achhe Lagte Hain actor". indianexpress.com. 1 September 2017.
  10. "Participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa".
  11. "Hosted Rakhi Ka Swayamwar". Archived from the original on 18 April 2009.
  12. "Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar and Amrita Mukherjee (Pihu) in KBC 6".
  13. "Ram Kapoor & Roshni Chopra as hosts of Astitva Awards, 2006".
  14. "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai Between Sunny Leone And Ram Kapoor". 1 December 2014.
  15. "Sunny Leone-Ram Kapoor display their comic side in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai - Times of India ►".
  16. Best Actor Critics choice
  17. Indian Telly Awards (Website). "Best Actor, Indian Telly Awards". Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  18. "Ram Kapoor & Sakshi Tanwar wins top honours at the 11th Television Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  19. "Ram Kapoor wins Best Actor at 12th Academy Awards". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.
  20. Baddhan, Raj (31 May 2012). "Indian Telly Awards 2012: Winners". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  21. "5th Boroplus Gold Awards 2012 Winners List-Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured - India News Portal". indiascanner.com.
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