Tusshar Kapoor

Tusshar Kapoor (born 20 November 1976) is an Indian Bollywood actor, producer and son of veteran actor Jeetendra and the younger brother of Ekta Kapoor. He was also the co-owner of Balaji Telefilms and Balaji Motion Pictures from (2001-2019). His notable work include Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), Khakee (2004), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Golmaal - Fun Unlimited (2006), Dhol (2007), One Two Three (2008), and Golmaal Returns (2008).

Tusshar Kapoor
Kapoor in 2016
Born (1976-11-20) 20 November 1976
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
(present-day Mumbai)
NationalityIndian
Alma materRoss School of Business
OccupationActor, producer and founder of Tusshar Entertainment House
Years active2001–present
ChildrenLaksshya Kapoor [1]
Parent(s)Jitendra Kapoor (father)
Shobha Kapoor (mother)
RelativesEkta Kapoor (sister)

He is the founder and director of the production house, Tusshar Entertainment House. The debut movie produced by his production house is Laxmmi Bomb.

Early and personal life

Tusshar Kapoor is the son of Bollywood actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. His sister Ekta Kapoor is a television and film producer. He attended the Bombay Scottish School where he was in the same class as Abhishek Bachchan but Tusshar Kapoor was a more brilliant and outstanding student among the others.[2] He then studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for his BBA degree at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Like his father, Kapoor is a follower of Nichiren Buddhism.[3][4] Kapoor opted for IVF and became single parent to Laksshya Kapoor through surrogacy in June 2016.[1]

Career

Prior to making his debut as an actor, Kapoor worked with film director David Dhawan as an assistant. Following this, he trained as an actor with Roshan Taneja and Mahendra Verma, in their acting school, and in dance with Nimesh Bhatt.[5][6]

He made his debut in 2001 with the blockbuster Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, a remake of the Telugu super hit Tholi Prema, along with Kareena Kapoor.[7] He received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his work in the film. He then starred as Rahul in coming of age film Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa alongside Esha Deol.[8] Kapoor then appeared in two more Telugu remakes Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002), and Yeh Dil (2003), which fared moderately well at the box office.

He then appeared in Ram Gopal Varma's production Gayab (2004) which was a moderate box office success and Kapoor received appreciation for his work.[9] Starting in 2004, Kapoor starred in commercial hits such as Khakee (2004), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Golmaal (2006), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) in which he has essayed the role of gangster Dilip Buwa, and received good reviews for his work, Golmaal Returns (2008), Golmaal 3 (2010), The Dirty Picture (2011), Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012), the critically acclaimed Shor in the City (2012), and Shootout at Wadala (2013) .[10][11][12]

In 2012, Kapoor took part in the "Fashion for a Cause" event which raised money for homeless children.[13] He has co-produced the film Chaar Din Ki Chandni (2012), in which he has also starred.[14] He worked as a lead actor in Bollywood adult comedies Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) and Mastizaade (2016) both did average business.[15]

In 2017, he starred as Lucky in the comedy film Golmaal Again, which ended up being a blockbuster.[16] In 2018, he was seen in Simmba, in a special appearance as himself in the song "Aankh Marey". He also voiced part of the song.

In 2019, he starred as Manav in the ALT Balaji's web horror series Boo Sabki Phategi alongside Mallika Sherawat, [17] and a movie Laxmmi Bomb as Gaurav.

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
2001Mujhe Kuch Kehna HaiKaranBollywood debut
2002Kyaa Dil Ne KahaaRahul
Jeena Sirf Merre LiyeKaran
2003Kucch To HaiKaran
Yeh DilRavi
2004Shart: The ChallengeJai Kapoor
GayabVishnu Prasad
KhakeeSub Inspector Ashwin Gupte
2005InsanAvinash
Kyaa Kool Hai HumRahul
2006GolmaalLucky
2007Good Boy, Bad BoyRajan Malhotra
Kya Love Story HaiArjun
Shootout at LokhandwalaDilip Buwa
AggarAryan
DholSameer "Sam" Arya
2008One Two ThreeLaxmi Narayan
Om Shanti OmHimselfSpecial appearance in song "Deewangi"
C KkompanyAkshay Kumar
Halla BolHimselfCameo appearance
SundayHimselfSpecial appearance in song "Manzar"
Golmaal ReturnsLucky
2009Life PartnerBhavesh
2010Golmaal 3Lucky
2011Shor in the CityTilak
Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!Sahil
Hum Tum ShabanaRishi Malhotra
The Dirty PictureRamakanth
2012Chaar Din Ki ChandniVeer Vikram Singh
Kyaa Super Kool Hai HumAdi
2013Shootout at WadalaSheik Munir
Bajatey RahoSukhi
2016Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3Kanhaiya
Mastizaade Sunny Kele
2017Poster BoysLucky
Golmaal Again Lucky
2018 SimmbaLuckySpecial Appearance In the song "Aankh Maarey"
2019Booo Sabki PhategiManavWeb series
2020Laxmmi Bomb GauravPost-production

References

  1. Sahadevan, Sonup (27 June 2016). "Tusshar Kapoor becomes father to baby boy using surrogacy". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. "Tusshar Kapoor shares Abhishek Bachchan's picture on Friendship Day". The Times of India. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  3. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Lhy_dCMLU
  4. https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/tusshar-kapoor-opens-up-on-buddhism-and-fatherhood/articleshow/64495946.cms
  5. "A star arrives in style". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  6. "'Kya Kool Hain Hum 3' banned by Censor Board". Deccan Chronicle. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  7. "Satish Kaushik: Ruslaan fits TEREE SANG just as Tusshar did in MKKH - bollywood news : glamsham.com". www.glamsham.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  8. Hungama, Bollywood. "Dinesh Hingoo - Latest Photos, Videos, News - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  9. Hungama, Bollywood. "Gayab Review - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  10. "Review: Shor In The City". NDTV. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  11. "Review: Shor In The City is brilliant stuff!". Rediff.com. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  12. "Shor In The City Movie Review". The Times of India. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  13. "Tusshar Kapoor at Fashion for a Cause 2012 – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  14. "Tusshar Kapoor turns producer – The Times of India". Indiatimes. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  15. "Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 to take on Akshay Kumar's Airlift". www.indicine.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  16. "Golmaal Again: Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty team up again". www.indicine.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  17. "Booo-Sabki Phategi trailer: Tusshar Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat's web-series to release on June 17". NewsX. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
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