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Arjun Kapoor

--- About Arjun Kapoor ---

Birth name: Arjun Boney Kapoor

Meaning of the name: Arjun - White (Origin: Indian)

Date of Birth: 26 June 1985

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Nicknames: Fubu, Joon

Occupation: Actor

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Marital status: Single

Father: Boney Kapoor (film producer)

Mother: Mona Shourie Kapoor (film producer)

Stepmother: Sridevi

Uncles: Anil Kapoor (actor) and Sanjay Kapoor (actor)

Sister: 1, Anshula Kapoor

Grandfather: Surinder Kapoor (film producer)

First-cousin: Sonam Kapoor (actress) and Rhea Kapoor (producer)

Mother tongue: Hindi

Languages: Hindi, English

Friends from film industry: Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan,
Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Abhishek Verman

First love: Nandini, he was in sixth grade then.

Education: Schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, Mumbai, India. Attending Narsee Monjee College in
Mumbai. He learnt theater from Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida, India.

Hobbies: Watching movies, watching football (support Chelsea Football Club) and travelling, eating great food, playing
video games
Current girlfriend: Malaika Arora

Ex-girlfriends: Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha (as per the rumours)

First gift he received: A watch gifted to him by his girlfriend

First gift that he gave: A diamond anklet

First celebrity crush: Kareena Kapoor

Fetishes: DVD's, watches, caps, sunglasses, shoes, track pants
Wants to: Travel, learn how to cook, learn to speak a new language
On a bad day what calms him down: Food and friends

Admires: Salman Khan (because of the way he conducts himself, the way he talks or approaches his
work, and how he is not affected by success and failure.)

Fears of: Losing success

Strength: His mother

Weakness: His mother

Trademark: His eyes

Most important things in his life: His family, his sister, his friends and his work

First thing that attracts him to a girl: Conversation

What rejects him from the girl: A bad breath

A quality that his girl must possess: Intellectual stimulation
What does love mean to him: "Love is happiness, friendship, compatibility. If you are truly happy
it must be love."
What turns him off: "All looks and no talk. If you’re just a good looker and you can’t sustain a
conversation beyond three minutes then that’s a big turn off for me."
What turns him on: "If she’s hard to get. Alia (Bhatt) is hard to get... No actually, she’s an intelligent
girl. She’s not easy to get. Physically, it would be the lips. I’ve a tendency to stare at women’s lips
when they talk. The fun is in the chase."
When he is not shooting: "I sleep or enjoy faffing. I like my bed. I love watching TV lying on it.
I enjoy eating ghar ka khana (home cooked food) and watching DVDs or stepping out to meet my friends. Ideally,
being on bed the whole day is my thing."
Who does he seek advice from: From his siter, his nani, his mother, his  father, from Aditya Chopra,
from Salman Khan 

Crazy about: Cars
His vice: Smoking

Phobia: Of ceiling fans
Adjective his friends use for him: "Busy bee. They also refer to me as grumpy and groggy as I look
like that half of the time."

Debut film: Ishaqzaade (2012)

Best movies in his career by now: Ishaqzaade, Gunday, 2 States...

Dream role: Ranbir Kapoor's role in Barfi!, or adetective role, or playing a conman 

Inspiration: Anil Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor in his childhood

--- Favourites ---

Favourite subjects in school: History and Literature

Favourite food: Dirty chinese and ghar ka khana

Favourite beverage: Coffee

Favourite place in house: His bedroom

Favourite holiday spot: New York

Favourite actors: Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Govinda

Favourite actresses: Priyanka Chopra

Favourite movies: Mr India, Andaaz Apna Apna, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch,
Shawshank Redemption, City of God, A Fish Called Wanda

Favourite movie genre: Action, comedies and thrillers

Favourite TV shows: 'Entourage' and 'Lost'

Favourite music: Hardcore Hindi Music and Soundtracks of English films

Favourite songs: Deva Shree Ganesha from Agneepath, Pungi, Ek Main Aur Ek Tu title song

Favourite female film character: Nargis's character in Mother India

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite car: Aston Martin Rapid

Favourite outfit: Track pants and chappals

Favourite sport: Cricket, football

Favourite team: Mumbai Indians, Chelsea Football Club

Favourite pass-time: Eating good food and watching films

Arjun Kapoor with his mom and sister and with his dad

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Arjun's first stint in the film industry was as an assistant director fin Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003.

--> His parents divorced when he was 10. His mother died of cancer 2 months before Arjun's first film

--> After splitting from his father, his mother continued to live with her in-laws for 10 years. She lived
there with with Arjun and his sister, until her death on March 25, 2012.

--> He is a distant relative of Ranveer Singh. Ranveer is second cousins with Sonam Kapoor. Ranveers
dad and Sonams mom are first cousins.

--> He lost his weight from 140 kgs to almost half. He was a obese teenager who could not even dream
of becoming an actor because of the physical characteristics hence diverted himself towards film direction.

--> Arjun Kapoor is very close to Salman Khan and considers him as his friend, philosopher, guide and
mentor and it was Salman who motivated him to tone his body as he weighed 140 kilos a few years back.

--> He signed a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films after being spotted by a casting director on the

--> Arjun is a meat lover.

--> He is allergic to sea food.

--> Arjun is not a people's person. He doesn't like being at the centre of focus at a party. He likes to
observe and keep to himself.

--> He was an assistant in Salaam-e-Ishq. He used to go to Priyanka Chopra’s van and shout, ‘Ma’am,
the shot is ready.’
--> He's lazy and he's moody and not too many people like it.

--> Arjun can't wake up on his own.

Arjun Kapoor before he lost his weight

--- Personal Quotes ---

"Personally, culture will never be a barrier for me, when I tie the knot. There might be other factors, but
I will never consider someone’s religion or culture before falling in love."

"I have too many (heartbreaks). I used to sit alone in my room, drinking and crying. But gradually I
came out of the depression. It happened once in college as well. I liked a girl and for months I just
talked to her over the phone. Then I thought of taking the friendship a bit further and ask her if she'll
be my girlfriend. Her birthday came within two months, and I thought that was the perfect day to ask
her. When I met her on her birthday, she said, “Meet my boyfriend”! It happens a lot with me. I keep
waiting and someone else takes the girl away."

"Being on a film set gives me a sence of solace and peace. So, I don't mind hectic schedules."

"When you're from a film background, you are not overawed by stardom and are more confident about
your deals, etc. Plus, you get a certain amount of respect because of your father's reputation. The only
thing you have to work on is to create your own name and niche."

"My prior experience as an assistant director allows me to trust people on a film set easily because I
know that they're doing their job to the best of their abilities. I just concentrate on my performance and
don't worry about whether I'm looking good and other details. I am more aware about the role of every
crew member and hence have greater faith in them."

"I am a total film buff and love watching all kinds of films."  

"Losing weight was one of the most difficult battles I have fought. If my story inspires even one person
to shed some extra pounds, I would be more than happy. I was a lazy kid. If it weren’t for some very
important people in my life, I wouldn’t have managed to shed even five per cent weight of what I have
managed to."

"I love playing video games. I am addicted to FIFA and I keep playing on my PS3 in between shoots.
I've grown up on a healthy appetite of videogames - mainly football-centric ones. I always had the
latest launched console and every boy in school would be envious of me."

"Sonam (Kapoor) and I went to the same school, and although we hardly used to hang out together,
she would conveniently make me her protective, elder brother whenever she was in trouble."

"I've never been in a fight, not even while in college. But that's probably because I was rarely at
college (laughs). No, seriously, I've never been beaten."

"Even when I was a 140-kilo kid, I danced well."

"I'm still fat in my head. If I eat a bit more, I imagine I am bloating. I've won the challenge, now I
must sustain it. It's ongoing. I can't stop eating, but now I'm careful. I'll pick a roti over a bowl of rice."

"I have learnt that women are superior beings. They have a better threshold of pain, are more
understanding and accepting than men. Also, if you listen to them, you’ll understand them better. You
just need to pay attention to women when they talk, it helps."

"Passionate is how I'd describe myself." 

"I have a mild phobia concerning ceiling fans. It's probably because I'm tall. I'm constantly watching
my head, careful when I raise my arms."

"A gentleman never kisses and tells."

"When you start losing weight, it leads to many bad days. When you are watching TV, looking at these
guys with six packs and they are ripped, you really don’t see yourself getting there. You have to keep
the will power and fight through. There is only one person you can look at in the gym for inspiration and
it’s yourself. Anybody’s reassurance will not matter if you aren’t mentally strong."

"You can lose 10 kilos in 30 days if you don’t eat, but you are losing muscle. You can put that weight
back on with five days of overeating. I realised early on that it’s not about a short-term goal. I had to
lose 50 kilos. So I had to make peace with the fact that it’s not going to happen overnight."

"I am an independent person, yet very emotional. Only my mother could understand my emotions,
even before I could say a word. I grew up in a surrounding where I knew that my mother was going
through a difficult phase. I think that’s why, I didn’t discuss my problems with anyone and have been
good with handling everything on my own. She was my best friend. I think my personality is a lot like
her in many ways."

"Professionally and Personally Ishaqzaade is the best thing to have happened to me."

"I don't want success to affect me to that extent that I change or failure to that extent that I get sad,
jitter and negative." 

"The fat boy in me comes alive in social situations I am feeling slightly out of place, or when I am
awkward, when I am meeting new people and am uncomfortable in the space…I feel like a fat boy who
doesn’t belong, who doesn’t fit-in, who isn’’t good looking… It’s gotten a lot better. On the set I never
feel that way, I think that’s why I like being on a set so much. I lose myself with all those people who
become my family. I get to play a character that’s not me."

"I'm happiest when in front of the camera, and I didn't know it until I got up there."

"I'm always in chappals. Salman bhai (Khan) fires me for wearing them. My dad says I walk like a
lethargic idiot in them. You know, I could be in track pants and chappals all my life. Unless, I'm given
a suit. So, it's a choice between James Bond and vagabond."

"My bathroom is the place where I think the most. The 10-15 minutes I get to myself in the shower
is where I plan my day ahead."

Arjun Kapoor with his first-cousin, Sonam Kapoor

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