Roy Kapur is an Indian director and actor known for movies such as
Delhi Belly, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and
Nautanki Saala. He is the grandson of producer G.Rakesh and the brother of the well known Siddharth and Aditya Roy Kapur.
He completed his schooling from G.D.Somani Memorial School in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. The name of “Roy” was given by his paternal grandparents, who had a store under the name of “Roy Brothers” when they used to reside at Lahore. Ever since the age of 13, Kunaal was an active participant of children’s theater plays. He also assisted
Boman Irani on Photography assignments since the latter was initially a photographer by profession. The two have also co-acted in the 1996 play “I’m not Bajirao”.
Kunaal also worked with drama greats
Alyque Padamsee and Aamir Raza Husain. During the same year, he was introduced to the television world in Sony Entertainment’s “
Just Mohabbat”. Kunaal also made a brief appearance in the 2007 movie “Lions of Punjab Presents” which also featured
Shabana Azmi and
Ishita Sharma. 2007 marked another appearance for him in the “Panga Na Lo”. He also directed a play titled “The President Is Coming” which was his debut in that category.
Kunaal also adapted a play based on the same movie, which was his first ever film, released in the year 2009 featuring Shehnaz Patel and
Konkona Sen Sharma as the protagonists. In the same year, he also featured in the British-Indian comedy series “Mumbai Calling” as a call center operator in roughly six episodes. In the year 2011, he was cast alongside
Imran Khan and
Vir Das in Delhi Belly, which was produced by
Aamir Khan. Kapur also played brief roles in Nautanki Saala and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013.
Prabhu Deva also offered Kapur a part, in his recent action flick Action Jackson.
Kunaal got married to his childhood sweetheart Shayotni Salvi in 2005, and the couples have two children.