Siddharth Roy Kapur Biography


Siddharth Roy Kapur

Siddharth Roy Kapur (born August 2, 1974) is an Indian business person, film producer and the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures.

After completing his Bachelors in Commerce from the Sydenham College in Mumbai, he has obtained his MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). His mother is a former Miss India and he hails from a film background. While his mother also choreographed dance sequences, his younger brothers Aditya Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur, are both well known actors.

Siddharth Roy Kapur has been with UTV since 2005, after an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute and successful stints at The Procter & Gamble Company and Star TV across India, Dubai and Hong Kong in a variety of leadership roles. In his first role with UTV as Senior Vice President, he headed the Marketing & Communications division across Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, Television, Animation and Corporate. In this role, he led the marketing efforts responsible for taking the homegrown Hungama TV to a leadership position in the competitive kids broadcasting space, which had been earlier dominated by multinational channels like Cartoon Network, POGO, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

Siddharth led the marketing efforts behind the cult classic Rang De Basanti, and the cult sleeper hit Khosla Ka Ghosla, both of which started new trends in the way movies are marketed in India. He also led the marketing efforts on many successful projects such as Parineeta, Taxi No. 9211 and Bluffmaster!. In his next role, he assumed responsibility for the revenues function at UTV Motion Pictures, and was responsible for distribution & syndication worldwide, in addition to his marketing responsibilities.

In January 2008, Siddharth took charge as CEO of Motion Pictures for UTV, responsible for all aspects of creative, development, production, marketing, distribution and syndication. In this role, he has led the studio to great heights, with an unparalleled slate of movies such as Jodhaa Akbar, Fashion, Aamir, A Wednesday!, Dev.D, Kaminey, Raajneeti, Udaan, Peepli [Live], No One Killed Jessica, Delhi Belly, Rowdy Rathore, Paan Singh Tomar, Barfi!, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, Kai Po Che and many more. In the time Siddharth has led the motion pictures division at UTV, the studio has emerged as one of the top production and distribution houses in the country both in terms of revenue and quality of content, with 4 UTV productions in the last 6 years selected as India’s nominee to the Academy Awards, numerous awards and accolades including Filmfare Best Film awards and National Film Awards, and an annual slate of movies that has grown from 4 productions a year to 16 productions a year (12 Hindi and 6 South productions).

After the integration of UTV into The Walt Disney Company India, Siddharth has taken on the role of managing director for the studio's business of the combined entity, and earned the title of producer on all forthcoming Disney UTV productions, starting with Barfi!, and going forward on all upcoming productions from the studio including the forthcoming Ghanchakkar, Satyagraha and Chennai Express.