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Shekhar Kapur

Highest Rated:   100% Bandit Queen (1995)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Teraa Surroor
  • Rajeev Kaul
2016
No Score Yet Vishwaroopam 2
  • Colonel Jagannath
2014
No Score Yet Ishkq In Paris
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Vishwaroopam
  • Colonel Jagannath
2013
No Score Yet Paani
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
  • Producer
  • Himself
2011
36% New York, I Love You
  • Director
$1.6M 2009
No Score Yet Passage
  • Director
2009
35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Director
$16.3M 2007
41% The Four Feathers
  • 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
61% Will
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • 2017
11% Damien
2016
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2016

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