Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Date of Birth: 06 December, 1945
Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab
Occupation: Director and producer
Father: Kulbhushan Kapur, doctor
Mother: Sheel Kanta, journalist
Spouse: Suchtra Krishnamurthy, singer & actress (Divorced)
Schooling: Modern School, New Delhi and Doon school.Graduated from St Stephen’s College
Qualification: Charted Accountant
Major Film Genres: Historical Film, Drama
Kapur formed Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation an entertainment company in 2006 which focused on creating new stories and characters for a global audience.
Kapur also provided the voice of Mahatma Gandhi in the Charkha Audio books title of ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth -autobiography of M.K. Gandhi’.
Film Career (Filmography)
Upcoming Movies: I Love You
Directorial debut Film: Masoom (1983)
List of Films by Shekhar Kapoor
Director: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), The Four Feathers (2002), Elizabeth (1998), Dushmani (1996), Bandit Queen (1995), Mr. India (1987), Masoom (1983)
Producer: The Guru (2003), Dil Se (1998)
Atlantic Film Festival
Won International Award in 1998 for Best International Feature Film or Video for Elizabeth (1998)
Australian Film Institute
Nominated in 1999 for Best Foreign Film Award for Elizabeth (1998)
Shared with: Alison Owen (producer), Tim Bevan (producer), Eric Fellner (producer)
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Winner of Special Award for Outstanding Indian Achievement in World Cinema in 2000.
Nominated for Direction in 1999 for David Lean Award for the film Elizabeth (1998).
Nominated for Bodil award in the year 2000 for Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) for Elizabeth (1998)
Won Special Award in the year 1999.
Won Filmfare Award in the caregory of Best Director for Bandit Queen (1994) in 1997.
Received Filmfare Award in 1995 for Best Film – Critics for Bandit Queen (1994)
Won Filmfare Award in 1983 for Best Film – Critics for the film Masoom (1983).
Golden Globes, USA
Nominated in 1999 for Golden Globe award in the category Best Director for Elizabeth (1998).
Guild of German Art House Cinemas
1999 Won Guild Film Award – Silver in 1999 for Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) for Elizabeth (1998).
National Board of Review, USA
Won Best Director NBR Award in 1998 for Elizabeth (1998).
Nominated for Golden Satellite Award in 1999 in the category of Best Director for Elizabeth (1998).
In 2000, he received the state honour, Padma Shri.