- Shekhar Kapur
name = Shekhar Kapur
birthdate = birth date and age|1945|12|6|mf=y
Lahore, Punjab, British India
children = Kaveri
website = http://www.shekharkapur.com/
filmfareawards = Best Movie - Critics
awards = NBR Award for Best Director
Padma Shri - 2001
He was born to Kulbhushan Kapur, a doctor who had a flourishing practice and mother, Sheel Kanta, a
journalistand a keen actress who performed on stage. [ [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/40409941.cms Shekhar Kapur: A life in focus - Times of India] ]
His schooling was at the Modern School,
New Delhiand Doon school. He did his economics course at St. Stephen's College. At 22, Kapur became a chartered accountant, having studied accountancy to please his parents.
The nephew of actors
Vijay Anandand Dev Anand, Kapur was discouraged to get into show business by his father. [ [http://movies.nytimes.com/person/191017/Shekhar-Kapur/biography New York Times] ]
He moved to
Great Britain, and spent several years working as an accountant and management consultant.
He started his career as actor in the movie' 'tute khilone' in
Bollywoodand then directing the Hindi films " Masoom" (1983) and the 1987 science-fictionfilm " Mr India". Both films were hugely successful and critically acclaimed.
In 1994 he directed the critically acclaimed "
Bandit Queen". Kapur played a cameo in " Bandit Queen", as a truck driver, and has appeared in several Hindi TV serials and films, but his career never took off as an actor.
Some scenes of the movie "
Joshilay" (1989) which starred Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Srideviand Meenakshi Sheshadriwere directed by Kapur and he also directed the incomplete 1992 Hindi film "Time Machine". In 1996, he partly directed Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroffand Manisha Koiralastarrer " Dushmani".
In 1998, he got international recognition for directing the
Academy Award-winning period film "Elizabeth". He was accused of being anti-British by British tabloids, for the way he portrayed the British Army and the Empire in the 2002 movie The Four Feathers. This was heightened by the fact that during an interview for the DVD release of the Four Feathers, he spoke favorably of the fanatical religious leader depicted in the film (the Mahdi). His works include "Elizabeth" (1998) and "" (2007), both fictionalized accounts of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; the 1998 movie was nominated for 7 Oscars and the sequel has been nominated for 2 Oscars.
In 2000, he was awarded the state honour,
Kapur was the executive producer of the film "The Guru". He also established an Indian talkies film company with
Ram Gopal Vermaand Mani Ratnam. This company has thus far produced only one film, " Dil Se" (1998) starring Shahrukh Khan& Manisha Koirala.
Kapur was also executive producer of the
Bollywood-themed Andrew Lloyd Webbermusical Bombay Dreams, which has been running in the West End, Londonsince 2002, and on Broadway in New York Citysince 2004.
In 2006, Kapur formed
Virgin Comicsand Virgin Animation an entertainment company focused on creating new stories and characters for a global audience. The Company was founded with Richard Branson and his Virgin Group, author Deepak Chopraand entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetharamanand Gotham Chopra.
In an unusual role, Kapur provided the voice of
Mahatma Gandhiin the CharkhaAudio books title of "The Story of My Experiments with Truth -autobiography of M.K. Gandhi", alongside Nandita Dasas narrator.
His future projects include "
Long Walk to Freedom", " Paani", "The Last Full Measure". A third episode in the Queen Elizabeth series is planned. According to screenwriter John Rogers, the success of "Elizabeth" led to Kapur being tapped to work on an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, but the project was eventually shelved. [http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2007/07/futurism-vs-futuruisnt.html] Kapur also tentatively planned to helm a motion picture account of the life of the Buddha, entitled "Buddha", but the plans were later dropped for unstated reasons.
He was married to singer and actress
Suchitra Krishnamurthyand has a daughter Kaveri, but they divorced in February 2007.
* [http://www.shekharkapur.com Shekhar Kapur's official website]
Arundhati Royon Shekhar Kapur
* [http://movies.nytimes.com/person/191017/Shekhar-Kapur/biography New York Times Biography]
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