Celebrating Kunaal Roy Kapur's 45th Birthday: Wishes, Achievements, and Cinematic Journey

Celebrating Kunaal Roy Kapur's 45th birthday, this overview delves into his family background, diverse career, acting ventures, directorial endeavors, and contributions to both cinema and web series.

By Sonali Pandey
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On this special day, we extend warm birthday wishes to the talented Indian actor and director, Kunaal Roy Kapur. May this year bring him joy, success, and fulfillment in both his personal and professional life.

Kunaal Roy Kapur: A Blend of Cultures

Hailing from a diverse heritage of Hindu Punjabi and Indian Jewish roots, Kunaal is a prominent figure in the Indian film industry. Born on February 13, 1979, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, he has left an indelible mark with memorable performances in movies such as 'Nautanki Saala,' 'Delhi Belly,' and 'The Final Exit.'

Family Ties and Relationships

Kunaal Roy Kapur comes from a distinguished family background deeply rooted in the Indian entertainment industry. His paternal grandfather, Raghupat Roy Kapur, was a notable film producer, while his father, Kumud Roy Kapur, and mother, Salome Roy Kapur, instilled in him a rich cultural heritage. Kunaal is the second of three brothers, with Siddharth Roy Kapur and Aditya Roy Kapoor as his siblings. Notably, Siddharth serves as the CEO of UTV and Disney India, while Aditya is a well-known actor. Actress Vidya Balan, married to Siddharth, is Kunaal's sister-in-law. Since 2005, Kunaal has shared a blissful marriage with Shayonti Salvi, and together they are parents to a son, Zahaan, and a daughter, Shanaz.

Journey into Acting and Direction

Kunaal's acting journey commenced with the Indian TV serial 'Just Mohabbat' in 1997–1998. Over the years, he has ventured into diverse roles, showcasing his versatility. Additionally, Kunaal stepped into the realm of directing with the comedy film 'The President Is Coming' in 2006, followed by the mockumentary adaptation in 2009.

Cinematic Ventures and Contributions

Kunaal's filmography boasts a range of projects, from the laughter-inducing 'Delhi Belly' to the heartfelt 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and the intriguing 'Azhar.' His directorial debut, 'The President Is Coming,' and subsequent works like 'Hotel Milan' and 'Marudhar Express' reflect his commitment to exploring different genres.

Web Series and Short Films

In the evolving landscape of entertainment, Kunaal has embraced web series, featuring in productions like 'Mumbai Calling,' 'Side Hero,' and 'TVF Tripling.' Additionally, he showcased his acting prowess in the short film 'Smartphone' alongside Hina Khan and Akshay Oberoi.


Kunaal Roy Kapur's contributions to Indian cinema and his creative pursuits in directing and acting continue to inspire aspiring artists. As he celebrates another milestone in his illustrious career, let's applaud his talent, dedication, and versatility that have enriched the entertainment landscape. Happy Birthday, Kunaal Roy Kapur!