Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur

Highest Rated: 100% Vishwaroopam (2013)

Lowest Rated: 0% Vishwaroopam 2 (2018)

Birthday: Dec 1, 1945

Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

One of the few Bollywood directors to make a career in the U.S., Shekhar Kapur has proved his filmmaking worth in both countries. The nephew of actors Vijay Anand and Dev Anand, Kapur was discouraged to get into show business by his father. Leaving his homeland to study business in Great Britain, Kapur soon grew bored with his accounting job and moved back to India to become an unsuccessful actor in Bollywood. He finally found a place for himself as a director with his film debut, the coming-of-age story Masoom (1983). He was met with both international attention and controversy after the release of Bandit Queen (1994), his biographical portrait of lower-caste Indian outlaw Phoolan Devi. Although the Indian censors and Devi herself protested to the film's graphic content, it proved to be a commercial success. Kapur began working in Hollywood to make the historical biography Elizabeth, with Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I, in 1998. Nominated for the Best Picture Academy award, it also gained him more attention among Indian censors. After residing back in India for a few years, he returned to the U.S. to make the 2002 film adaptation of The Four Feathers. Kapur shepherded the comedy The Guru to the screen in the capacity of executive producer. After a five year layoff from working, he returned with The Golden Age, a sequel to Elizabeth that reunited him with stars Cate Blanchet and Geoffrey Rush.

Highest Rated Movies



0% Vishwaroopam 2 Colonel Jagannath 2018
0% Teraa Surroor Rajeev Kaul 2016
0% Ishkq In Paris Actor 2013
100% Vishwaroopam Colonel Jagannath 2013
No Score Yet Paani Director Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Producer Himself 2011
37% New York, I Love You Director $1.7M 2009
No Score Yet Passage Director 2009
34% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Director $16.3M 2007
41% The Four Feathers Screenwriter Director $18.3M 2002
57% The Guru Executive Producer $2.9M 2002
82% Elizabeth Director 1998
100% Bandit Queen Director 1995
No Score Yet Time Machine Director 1992
No Score Yet Drishti Nikhil 1991
No Score Yet Gawahi Actor 1989
No Score Yet Falak Actor 1988
No Score Yet Mr. India Director 1987
No Score Yet Masoom Director 1983


56% Will
Director Executive Producer 2017
14% Damien
Director Producer 2016


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