Ram Kapoor Biography
Ram Kapoor is an Indian television actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Jai Walia in the Zee TV serial, Kasamh Se. Kapoor has amassed a dedicated fan base who will watch a show or a movie simply because Ram Kapoor’s name is on the credits.
Older brother to sibling Aruna, Ram Kapoor was born into an affluent family to Anil Kapoor, an advertising and marketing executive, and Rita Kapoor a homemaker in New Delhi, India. He grew up in Mumbai, India, where his family moved soon after his birth.
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 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 on 12 June 2006 whom they named Sia and a son born on 12 January 2009, who was named Aks Kapoor.
The classically trained Ram Kapoor made his on screen debut with a critically acclaimed television serial called Nyay (1997), directed by Sudhir Mishra. The show dealt with the emotional turmoil and struggle of women and Ram played Gaurav, the love interest of the sister of one of the protagonists.
Though the show did not gain popular recognition, Kapoor’s work was appreciated and he was inundated with offers. Craving creative satisfaction, Kapoor took up three more shows, Kavita (1998), Heena (1998) and Sangharsh (1999).
On the big screen Kapoor was seen in the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, a sociopolitical drama directed by Sudhir Mishra and produced by Pritish Nandy Communications. Kapoor portrayed Arun Mehta a man who faces emotional turmoil in the different stages of his life.
In 2007, Kapoor joined the longest running saas bahu serial on Indian television, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Jas Thakral, an eccentric, psychological, stylish villain with a dark sense of humour, a penchant for green, a love for cats and his neighbour’s wife. The character of Jas Thakral was not accepted by the regular audience of the show.
The show was launched on 17 August 2009 on NDTV Imagine and opened in the top 100 on the TRP chart. 2009 also saw Kapoor participate in two reality shows, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as a participant and Rakhi Ka Swayamwar as a host.