Born August 2, 1974, Siddarth Roy Kapur is an Indian film producer, founder and MD of Roy Kapur Films as well as the president of the Producers Guild of India. Before this, he was also the director of the Walt Disney Company India. He started his career with the Procter and Gamble Company in Mumbai, where he worked in brand management. From there, he moved to STAR TV and worked for the strategic planning division. After briefly living in Hong Kong as part of the Newscorp Executive Development program, he moved back to Mumbai to work on the launch marketing of the first session of “Kaun Banega Crorepati’ on Star Plus. After being nominated for an excellence award in recognition of his marketing efforts behind the success of the show, he moved to the STAR TV Middle East operations, based in dubai. Then in 2002, he moved back to the STAR TV headquarters in Hong Kong. After moving to UTV in 2005, he led the marketing efforts for taking Hungama TV to a leadership position in the kids broadcasting space. He also led the marketing efforts behind multiple breakthrough films including the BAFTA-nominated blockbuster Rang De Basanti, as well as the sleeper hit Khosla Ka Ghosla. These films went on to start a new trend in the way movies were marketed in India as a result of Kapur’s innovative marketing strategies on the films. Then, in 2008, he took over as CEO of UTV Motion Pictures. In this new role, he led the studio to incredible commercial success and critical acclaim across a six-year period, producing and releasing some of the most important and successful films of the decade. Some of these include Taare Zameen Par, Fashion, Wake Up Sid, Delhi Belly, Rowdy Rathore, ABCD, etc. As a result of all his contributions to the different creative studios he has worked for and managed, he was acknowledged with several awards such as, National Film Award for Best Feature Film, National Film Award for Best Children’s Film, Society Young Achievers Awards 2013 in the Business category, etc.
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