Kapoor who was born in Mumbai, began his career as an assistant director with the Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Aks'.

Kunal, who was trained under theatre legend Barry John and Motley, a theater group run by Naseeruddin Shah, switched to movies and debuted in 'Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities' opposite Tabu.

However his career took off with the critically and commercial acclaimed film 'Rang De Basanti' for which his performance received a nomination in the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award category.

In 2007, he starred in 'Hattrick' which failed to do well at the box office. His next two films, 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag' and 'Aaja Nachle', also failed to make an impact at the box office.

Though Kunal's films have not done wonders, yet the actor has a huge fan base.

The actor who is selective about films, also received critical acclaim for National Award-winning director Rahul Dholakia's 'Lamhaa'.

Kunal has a multidimensional personality and is a trained pilot who flies as a hobby. Kunal also wrote weekly column for a leading daily for some time.

Kunal's latest ventures include 'Don 2' and ' Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana' for which he garnered lot of appreciation from audiences and critics.

On personal life front, Kunal recently got engaged with Amitabh Bachchan's neice, Naina Bachchan, and would get married soon.
Jagran Post team wishes Kunal Kapoor a very Happy Birthday.

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