Arjun Kapoor is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films
. He is the son of film producer Boney Kapoor. After working as an assistant director and associate producer on several films he made his acting debut with Habib Faisal's romantic drama Ishaqzaade
(2012) for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. In 2014, his first two commercially successful films were —Gunday
and 2 States
—for which he earned highly positive reviews. Arjun was also seen in the critically acclaimed Finding Fanny (2014) and in the action packed Tevar (2015). He also hosted IIFA Awards (2015) along with Ranveer Singh
He is the grandson of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. He is the nephew of actors Anil Kapoor
, Sanjay Kapoor
and producer Sandeep Marwah, and the first-cousin of actress Sonam Kapoor
, actor Mohit Marwah
and producer Rhea Kapoor. He has a sister Anshula Kapoor.The actress Sridevi
is his stepmother.
Kapoor was educated at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Mumbai, which he attended till his twelfth grade. After failing his twelfth grade examinations, he quit his studies. In his teens and early twenties, Kapoor suffered from obesity and approximately weighed 140 kg; he later said that due to his condition, he used to be "sloppy, grumpy" and "under-confident".