Transitioning from a TV Actor to starring in Bollywood movies, Ram Kapoor has had a dramatic career journey…

Ram Kapoor completed two decades in the entertainment industry. The actor has been gracing our TV screens since childhood and stole our with TV serials like Kasam Se and Bade Ache Lagte Hai.

Television Journey

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Ram Kapoor debuted in 1997 with the Television show Nyay and later starred in string of shows like Heena, Sangharsh and Kavita. It wasn’t until 2 years later in 2000, that he grabbed his first big role with the hit TV serial ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’.

Although, it was his character Jai Walia, a ruthless business tycoon, in the television show Kasamh Se that earned him popularity and made him a household name. His pairing with Bani aka Prachi Desai was one absolutely loved by the audience.

Ram Kapoor’s serial ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hai’ was an instant hit with the public too.

Not just television, Ram Kapoor’s also went on to bag prominent roles in movies. As he recalls in an old interview,

“My film career took off after Udaan and Mera Dad Ki Maruti with big production houses approaching me for roles. I enjoyed that phase of my career. I did positive, negative and even comic characters on screen.”

Filmy Career

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Over the course of his long career, he continued to do television serials as well as movies. Some of Ram Kapoor’s movies include Dhadkan, Awaz – Dil Se Dil Tak, followed by Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, the commercially successful Karthik Calling Karthik. His role in Udaan, a critically acclaimed and award winning film, was praised a lot.

His comic roles in ‘Humshakals’ and ‘Student of the year’ were equally appreciated. The actor was most recently seen in ‘Loveratri’.

Although the actor has played various roles and characters, he admits he enjoys comedy a bit more.

Change in Appearance

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A significant and most talked about change that frequently brings TV actor Ram Kapoor into the spotlight was his sudden body transformation.

And while most actors, be it the small screen or big screen, are big on fitness and getting the perfect chiseled look, Ram Kapoor was not too worried instead focusing on the getting good roles based on his appearance.

He did not let it faze him at all. Talking about his physique, Ram Kapoor says, “Appearance does matter. If I fit into a particular character because of my appearance then why not go for it?”

“I’m pretty happy with my physique for my career. But it’s not healthy to be like this. I wish to be healthier… maybe lose some weight. But careerwise, I’m very satisfied with my weight as I’m getting good roles in TV shows and films. But I’ll not tell my fans to be like me.”

Lifestyle Change

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Though he never let his over-weightiness affect his career, Ram Kapoor made changes in his life style. A chainsmoker for 17 years, he quit smoking for good. Recently he also posted a photo on his social media where he was seen sweating it out in the gym.

Ram Kapoor admitted his children are the real motivation behind his decision to bring a change and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Good for you, Ram!

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