Kunal Kapoor is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi cinema. He began his acting career training under theater legend Barry John. He continued his theatre career with Motley, a theater group run by Naseeruddin Shah.
He made his debut in movies starring opposite Tabu in Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities. In 2006, Kunal Kapoor became an overnight sensation with the hit film Rang De Basanti. The film was critically and commercially successful; it was India's official entry to the Oscars and was nominated in the Best Foreign Film category at the 2007 BAFTA Awards. His performance was acclaimed and he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination.
In 2007, he starred in the movie Hattrick. His next two films were Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Aaja Nachle. Kunal Kapoor also appeared in Welcome to Sajjanpur, which released on 19 September, 2008. Along with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, he is also the face of the NGO Save the Children. He is known to be very selective about the work he does and had a release in National Award-winning director Rahul Dholakia's Lamhaa after two years, for which he received critical acclaim.
Kapoor voiced the Indian god Rama in Mahayoddha Rama, directed by Raizada Rohit Jaising Vaid. The film is an animated mythological movie based on the Ramayana.
In 2009, Kapoor started writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of the Hindustan Times. These columns ended in November 2009 but still appear online on the social network Desimartini. He is a trained pilot, and flies as a hobby. He is also training for the national rally championship, at an academy on the outskirts of Mumbai, under a former national rally champion.
In 2012, he starred opposite Huma Qureshi in Anurag Kashyap's comedy flick, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana.