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Overview (1)

Born in Lahore, Punjab, British India [now Pakistan]

Mini Bio (1)

Shekhar Kapur was born on December 6, 1945 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. He is an actor and director, known for Elizabeth (1998), Bandit Queen (1994) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). He was previously married to Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

Spouse (1)

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (1997 - 2007) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (15)

Nephew of Late Vijay Anand.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in the early 70's in London UK. Disillusioned and unmotivated my this conventional career, he abandoned his profession to pursue his artistic interests.
Had a seven year long relationship with Shabana Azmi
Nephew of Late Dev Anand.
Former Brother in law of Bollywood legend Late Navin Nischol. Sister Neelu Kapoor is the former partner of Nischol.
Directed Cate Blanchett in two Oscar nominated performances for the exact same role (Queen Elizabeth) but in different films: Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).
Younger sister Sohaila Kapur is a actress, director, author.
Left the Bollywood movie Dushmani (1996) after shooting it 60%.
Was suppose to launch Bobby Deol and Karisma Kapoor in a movie titled " Badal". He parted ways with Sunny Deol after shooting the movie for 20 days.
Brother-in-law of Parikshat Sahni. Cousin Aruna's husband.
First wife name was Medha. She remarried singer Anup Jalota and became popularly known as Medha Jalota.
His film Time Machine (1991) starring Naseeruddin Shah, Rekha, Aamir Khan, Raveena Tandon was shelved after shooting about 80%.
First cousin of producer Suresh Malhotra.
Wanted to launch his niece Nomita Nischal (Morrison) for the film Champion opposite Bobby Deol in 1991. This was to be Bobby Deol's launching film. Nomita is also the daughter of actor Navin Nischol. The film Champion was previously being made by Shekhar Kapur with Sunny Deol and a 15 year old Tabu. When that film was shelved , Shekhar decided to revive the same script for Bobby Deol. Dharmendra rejected the idea of pairing Nomita with Bobby because he did not like their pairing.
Was involved with Mona Ambegaonkar during his marriage to Medha.

Personal Quotes (3)

I've never looked at film-making as a career. I've looked on film-making as an adventure. When you come down the mountain, you get ready to climb again.
There's a lot of imagination in Asia, and I believe that the next Google will come from there, and the next Pixar. I believe that the great new media companies will come out of Asia and surpass the big media conglomerates that exist right now in the west.
I am far more comfortable with failure than I ever will be with success.

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