Jun 29, 2014

Siddharth Roy Kapur Biography, Profile, Real Life Photos

Siddharth Roy Kapur Biography (Profile)

Siddharth Roy Kapur
Born 2 August 1974 (age 39)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Sydenham College (Bachelor of Commerce)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (MBA)
Occupation Managing Director – Disney India
Religion : Hindu
Spouse : Vidya Balan (m.2012)
Relatives : Aditya Roy Kapur (brother)
Kunaal Roy Kapur (brother)

Siddharth Roy Kapur (born August 2, 1974) is an Indian business person, film producer and the managing director of Disney India. After completing his Bachelors in Commerce from the Sydenham College in Mumbai, he obtained his MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). His father is Punjabi and mother a Jew and former Miss India. He hails from a film background. His mother choreographed dance sequences and his younger brothers Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur are well-known actors.

Kapur brothers, Kunal, Siddharth and Aditya
Siddharth Roy Kapur has been with UTV since 2005, after an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute and successful stints at The Procter & Gamble Company and Star TV across India, Dubai and Hong Kong in marketing leadership roles. In his first role with UTV as senior vice president, he headed the Marketing & Communications division across motion pictures, broadcasting, television, animation and corporate. In this role, he led the marketing efforts responsible for taking the homegrown Hungama TV to a leadership position in the competitive kids' broadcasting space, which had been earlier dominated by multinational channels like Cartoon Network, POGO, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Siddharth led the marketing efforts behind the cult classic Rang De Basanti and the cult sleeper hit Khosla Ka Ghosla, both of which started new trends in the way movies are marketed in India. He led the marketing efforts on many successful projects such as Parineeta, Taxi 9211 and Bluffmaster. In his next role, he assumed responsibility for the revenues function at UTV Motion Pictures and was responsible for distribution and syndication worldwide, in addition to his marketing responsibilities.

In January 2008, Siddharth took charge as CEO of Motion Pictures for UTV, responsible for all aspects of creative, development, production, marketing, distribution and syndication. In this role, he has led the studio to great heights, with an unparalleled slate of movies such as Jodhaa Akbar, Fashion, Aamir, A Wednesday!, Dev D, Kaminey, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli [Live], No One Killed Jessica, Delhi Belly, Rowdy Rathore, Paan Singh Tomar, Barfi! and many more. In the time Siddharth has led the Motion Pictures division at UTV, the studio has emerged as one of the top production and distribution houses in the country in revenue and quality of content, with four UTV productions in the last six years selected as India’s nominee to the Academy Awards, numerous awards and accolades including Filmfare Best Film awards and National Awards, and an annual slate of movies that has grown from four to 16 productions a year (12 Hindi and six South productions).

 Salome Roy Kapoor – mother of Aditya, Kunal and Siddharth Roy Kapoor
Salome Roy Kapoor – mother of Aditya, Kunal and Siddharth Roy Kapoor. She was a former Miss India (1972) and went on to be a top model in the Seventies, before the era of the supermodel. Salome also acted in a handful of films and went on to choreograph songs in a number of films – the most famous being Main Shaayar Toh Nahin from Bobby.

After the integration of UTV into The Walt Disney Company India, The Walt Disney Co. announced that managing director Ronnie Screwvala will step down on 30 June and Siddharth Roy Kapur, currently managing director of Disney UTV’s studio business, will lead the company’s India operations. Siddharth Roy Kapur will become managing director of Disney India on 1 January, 2014 and Screwvala will assist in the transition until 30 June, 2014, following which, he will pursue his entrepreneurial goals and devote more time with his foundation called Swades, the company said in a statement. Siddharth Roy Kapur started his career in brand management with The Procter and Gamble Co. and then worked with STAR TV in Hong Kong, Dubai and Mumbai in various leadership roles. His tenure at UTV and later at Disney UTV spans more than eight years, first as a member of the core team that launched the successful kids channel Hungama TV (which Disney bought in 2006) and then working closely with Screwvala to build UTV Motion Pictures, which he has headed since 2008.

Siddharth took on the role of Managing Director for the studio business. Barfi! was his first movie as a producer for Disney UTV productions, which was followed up with Heroine, ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance, Kai Po Che!, Ghanchakkar and, more recently, Chennai Express, Satyagraha, The Lunchbox and Shahid. The list of upcoming releases from the studio include P.K., Jagga Jasoos, Kick, Fitoor, Shaatir, ABCD 2, Khoobsurat, Pizza, 2 States, Highway, Filmistaan and many more. From 1 January 2014, Siddharth has become the Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company India. He is now responsible for all the businesses & operations of the company in India including Studios, Consumer Products, Media Networks and Interactive.

Siddharth is a two-time divorcé. Siddharth knew his first wife since he was a boy. Siddharth's second wife was a television producer. The businessman had previously married his childhood friend and then a producer, whom he divorced in 2011. Siddharth separated from his second wife in 2008, and the divorce came through in the end of 2011. On 14 December 2012, he married Bollywood actress Vidya Balan in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai.

Siddharth Roy's Wife Bollywood actress Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan weds Siddharth Roy Kapoor


ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013)
Kai Po Che! (2013)
Ghanchakkar (2013)
Chennai Express (2013)
Satyagraha (2013)
Shahid (2013)
Settai – Tamil film (2013)
Sigaram Thodu – Tamil film (2013)
Ivan Veramathiri – Tamil film (2013)
Barfi! (2012)
Heroine (2012)
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)
Grandmaster – Malayalam film (2012)
Husbands in Goa – Malayalam film (2012)
Kalakalappu (original title Masala CafĂ©) – Tamil film (2012)
Mugamoodi - Tamil Film (2012)
Thaandavam - Tamil Film (2012)
Vettai – Tamil film (2012)
Filmistaan (2014)
Pizza (2014)
Ileana with Siddharth Roy Kapur
As co-producer/associate producer
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Fashion (2008)
Aamir (2008)
A Wednesday! (2008)
Dev.D (2009)
Kaminey (2009)
Raajneeti (2010)
Udaan (2010)
Peepli [Live] (2010)
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
Delhi Belly (2011)
Chillar Party (2011)
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
The Lunchbox (2013)


2009 – Best film for Jodhaa Akbar at Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards
2012 – National Film Award for Best Children's Film for Chillar Party
2013 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film for Paan Singh Tomar
2013 - Best film for Barfi! at BIG Star Entertainment Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Filmfare Awards, Stardust Awards, Iifa Awards
2013 - Screen Award for Best Film for Paan Singh Tomar
2013 - Society Young Achievers Awards 2013 in the Business category
2014 - The Economic Times - Spencer Stuart ‘40 under Forty’ India’s Hottest Business Leaders Award

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