Like many other young actors in Bollywood today, who like to mix up their acting careers with their other pursuits, Aditya Seal is also a sub thirties actor, model and martial arts expert all rolled into one. Although, he entered films way back in 2000 in the role of a teenager, when he was just 12 at that time, it was significant that it was opposite the mainstream leading lady, Manisha Koirala. The film raised quite a lot of controversies due to its bold theme of a voyeuristic sexual infatuation of a 14 year old teenager for an older girl, his neighbour. It was partly due to this and partly due to the film’s inherent qualities that it became a hit in its year of release 2002.

In spite of all the limelight, getting into acting in movies at an adolescent age has its own constraints and soon Aditya had to break off and concentrate on his studies to get back into the main stream of life. His next film was almost after 6 years later in the year 2006 with the film “We R Friends”, a rather inconsequential film about youth and drug habits. Aditya however, did not lose track of the world of show biz, being in touch with several modeling assignments as a youth icon for leading men’s brands like Garnier as well as the soft drink Mountain Dew. In this period, this 5 ft 11 inch hunk also pursued his lesser publicized interest for Taekwondo, the martial art form of Korea, involving both combat and self defense techniques. In fact, he went on to become a world champion in this format of martial arts and quite logically also landed up with the Taekwondo training of NSG Commandos of the Indian government. 

However, all the while he did not allow his inclination towards films to totally die down completely. He came back for the more recent film, the 2014 release “ Purani Jeans” once again ,a youth centric film with a lot of new comers too and directed by the award winning ad film director Tanushri Chattrji Bassu. Although, his role in the movie was quite different from the special teenage performance that he had to give in his very first film, this role had demanded a very mature portrayal and in the words of the director, Aditya had handled a complex role quite effortlessly. Looking at his accomplishments and his background of youth centric films, he seems destined for more of the same.

Aditya Raj Kapoor Hindi Actor

Aditya Raj Kapoor

Aditya Raj Kapoor belongs to Kapoor family, a prominent family known in the Bollywood film industry that consists of actors, producers and directors. He is a Punjabi actor and director, born on July 1, 1956 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to Shammi Kapoor (actor and director) and Geeta Bali (an actress who died due to smallpox). Aditya is the grandson of the late veteran actor Prithviraj Kapoor and the cousin of Rishi, Rajiv and Randhir Kapoor, who all works in the same industry. He is also the uncle of the young Kapoors, Ranbir, Karishma and Kareena, who are all working as an actor and actresses in the Bollywood film industry. He is married to Priti Kapoor and they have two children. He studied at Breach Candy School during nursery and later attended The Lawrence School Sanawar, near Chandigarh.  After he had finished his studies, he started his career as an assistant director to Raj Kapoor in the Bollywood teen romance film, Bobby in 1973. He subsequently worked in films like Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Geraftaar, Saajan, Dil Tera Aashiq, Papi Gudia, Aarzoo and more. His guru wanted him to learn more and give up his career. He took a hiatus from the industry and worked as an apprentice to Mr. Yogendra Madhavlal. He is assisting in exporting Kolhapuri Chappals abroad. Later, he joined an agricultural company called Escorts and subsequently started his own business.  He made a comeback to films in the year 2007 through the English film Don’t Stop Dreaming, which was shot in Birmingham, England and Sambar Salsa in the same year. He was debuted and became notable as an actor in Jagmohan Mundhra’s Bollywood action film Chase in 2010, where he played as an industrialist with negative shades. Aditya was also remarkable in his role as a business person who fell for a prostitute in the film Mumbai 118. He acted in the lead role in the Hindi romance-thriller film Diwangi Ne Had Kar Di in 2010. He was also seen in Akshay Oberoi-starrer Isi Life Mein in the same year. In 2012, he acted in the Hindi romance film, Say Yes to Love, helmed by Marukh Miraz Beig.  After he retired from the film industry, he became active and participated in some biking events including the India Hai in 2014. He also penned a book entitled Biker’s Diaries. Post retirement, he started doing the things that he loves to do such as painting, cooking and dancing. Besides that, he was also seen in Ashutosh Gowariker’s telenovel Everest, which was aired on STAR Plus channel in the same year. He is running his own truck and warehouse business and his construction company established the Fantasy Land and Appu Ghar, the amusement parks in Mumbai and Delhi respectively.

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Aditya Shankar

Adi Shankar, famously known as Aditya Shankar was born on January 8, 1985. He is an American director and producer. At Northwestern University, Adi completed his graduation in communications, business and theatre. He entered the movie world of Hollywood by producing a Main Street movie in 2011. Adi is famous for producing ‘R’ rated movies. He produced the film The Grey in 2011 that was nominated in Scare Tactics and Silly information categories of the International Wolf Center’s Scat Award. Among the movies he produced, Dredd became one of the cult films. This Sci-Fi movie was released in the year 2012. This movie won a lot of critical acclaims. Among the Hindi movies, he was the executive producer of famed Gangs of Wasseypur. In 2013, Lone Survivor film won Best Action film in Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards. He is also famous for his short films. He made his first short film The Punisher: Dirty Laundry in 2012. This short film is action-oriented. He made a short film called Venom: Truth in Journalism in 2013 that is influenced by well-known Belgian comedy movie Man Bites Dog. Adi Shankar made his first guest appearance in this short film. He made two animated short movies Judge Dredd: Superfiend in 2014 and James Bond: In Service of Nothing in 2015. In Sci-Fi genre, he made Power/Rangers short film. Besides being a producer, he showed his acting skills by playing roles in movies as John in The Voices, Photographer Shankar in Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? The Scientist in Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin, Dex in Fun Size Horror: Volume Two. In 2016, a Superhero oriented movie named Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets is set to release. Adi Shankar is the director, Executive producer and story writer for this 2016 release.

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