Arjun Kapoor (born 26 June 1985) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He is the son of film producer Boney Kapoor. After working as an assistant director and associate producer on several films he made his acting debut with Habib Faisal\'s romantic drama Ishaqzaade (2012) for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. In 2014, his first two commercially successful films were —Gunday and 2 States—for which he earned highly positive reviews. Arjun was also seen in the critically acclaimed Finding Fanny (2014) and in the action packed Tevar (2015). He also hosted IIFA Awards (2015) along with Ranveer Singh.
Kapoor was born on 26 June 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra to the Hindi film producer, Boney Kapoor and the entrepreneur Mona Shourie Kapoor. He is the grandson of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. He is the nephew of actors Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah, and the first-cousin of actress Sonam Kapoor, actor Mohit Marwah and producer Rhea Kapoor. He has a sister Anshula Kapoor.The actress Sridevi is his stepmother. When asked in an interview about his father\'s second marriage, Kapoor said: \"When we were kids, it was difficult. But what can you do? How long will you complain? You have to accept what is, take it on your chin, and move on.\"
Kapoor was educated at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Mumbai, which he attended till his twelfth grade. After failing his twelfth grade examinations, he quit his studies.In his teens and early twenties, Kapoor suffered from obesity and approximately weighed 140 kg; he later said that due to his condition, he used to be \"sloppy, grumpy\" and \"under-confident\".