Ram Kapoor, born on September 1, 2011, is an Indian television actor, known best for playing 'Jai Walia' in Kasamh Se and 'Ram Kapoor' in Bade Achhe Lagate Hain, both Ekkta Kapoor's Daily Soaps. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab to Ranjan Kapoor (an advertising and marketing executive) and Rita Kapoor, a home maker in New Delhi. he grew up in Mumbai, where his family moved after his birth.
After spending his elementary school years in kitchener, where he attended Scottish high School, Mumbai, a respected private school, Ram spent his formative years at Sherwood College, a well known boarding school in Nainital, where he excelled in sports and was part of swimming, volley ball and tennis teams. Kapoor attended Kodaikanal International School for two years after class ten. Following his graduation from school and being armed with the knowledge that he loved acting, Kapoor decided to join the entertainment industry and left for Los Angeles, USA with the intention of joining UCLA to study film making. But it was his love for acting that compelled him to join the Stanislavski Method Acting Academy in Los Angeles, USA, from where Kapoor was one of the approximate twelve students out of the class of twenty eight who successfully graduated. After graduating from the acting academy, Kapoor returned home to India.
The classically trained Ram Kapoor made his on screen debut with a critically acclaimed television serial called Nyay (1997), directed by Sudhir Mishra. The classically trained Ram Kapoor made his on screen debut with a critically acclaimed television serial called Nyay (1997), directed by Sudhir Mishra. If Nyay bestowed critical acclaim, Kavita (2000) a love story between a rich tycoon's son and a hard working, righteous middle class girl gave Kapoor the opportunity to play the romantic lead, Rishi Grover opposite Smriti Irani. This was Kapoor’s first association with Balaji Telefilms.
The year 2000 was not only a busy year for Kapoor but also very successful. It was also the year Kapoor once again teamed up with Balaji Telefilms to act in Ghar Ek Mandir. The show—which garnered popular appeal and made Kapoor into a household name—was the story of two individuals, Rahul, played by Ram Kapoor, and Anchal (Gautami Gadgil) who found love with each other after entering into a marriage of convenience. By this time Kapoor was working in four shows at once.
2003 saw Kapoor both on the small and big screen. On the big screen Ram once again associated with Diector Sudhir Mishra and Executive Producer Sushil Datta for the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, a sociopolitical drama produced by Pritish Nandy Communications. Kapoor portrayed Arun Mehta a man who faces emotional turmoil in the different stages of his life.
2006 was the breakthrough year for Kapoor, when he paired up once again with Balaji Telefilms for the Zee TV serial Kasamh Se, a love story in which Kapoor essayed the role of Jai Walia, a rich, suave, sophisticated, ruthless and arrogant business tycoon. The character of Jai Walia became iconic, acquiring a cult-like status amongst the viewers. It was for his portrayal of the arrogant tycoon who reluctantly falls in love with his shy, unwanted bride that Kapoor received numerous awards, along with critical acclaim and popular recognition.
In 2007 Kapoor joined Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Jas Thakral, an eccentric, psychological, stylish villain with a dark sense of humor, a penchant for green, a love for cats and his neighbor’s wife. The character of Jas Thakral was not accepted by the regular audience of the show. Due to the huge commercial success of Swayamwar 1 (Rakhi Ka Swayamwar), Kapoor was reassigned to host Swayamwar 2 (Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega') & Swayamvar 3 (Ratan ka Rishta).
The first was a commercial film Karthik Calling Karthik, starring Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone with Kapoor playing the role of Kamath. The second, Udaan, was a parallel cinema by the award-winning director Anurag Kashyap, in which Kapoor will be seen as Jimmy Singh.
After being tagged as a Casanova and playboy, Kapoor met his co-star from Ghar Ek Mandir, Gautami Gadgil. After becoming best friends the couple dated and married on 14 February 2003. They have two children: a daughter born 12 June 2006 whom they named Sia and a son born on 12 January 2009 named Aks Kapoor.