Siddharth Roy Kapur
Courtesy of Producers Guild of India
India
2020

The Producers Guild of India, Roy Kapur Films

Siddharth
Roy
Kapur

Founder & Managing Director, Roy Kapur Films / President, Producers Guild of India

The former managing director of Disney India, Roy Kapur has established himself as one of India’s most in-demand independent producers, with films such as the 2019 drama “The Sky Is Pink” and the 2020 Netflix feature “Yeh Ballet,” which received a shout-out from CEO Reed Hastings on one of the streamer’s earnings calls. As president of the Producers Guild of India, he made a proactive move in March 2020 to set up a fund supporting daily wage earners in the entertainment industry who would be most impacted by the impending pandemic shutdown. Roy Kapur’s current development slate includes war drama “Pippa,” set against the backdrop of the liberation of Bangladesh, along with a series adaptation of William Dalrymple’s epic bestseller “The Anarchy.”

Career

  • UTV Communications
  • The Producers Guild of India
  • Star TV

Education

  • University of Mumbai (India)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Wiip Teams With India's Roy Kapur Films on 'The Anarchy' Series Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Wiip Teams With India's Roy Kapur Films on 'The Anarchy' Series Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

William Dalrymple's best-selling historical book on colonialism “The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company," is being adapted into a series by independent studio Wiip and India's Roy Kapur Films.Set during 1599 to 1802, “The Anarchy” traces the ascent of The East India Company against the decline and fall of the Mughal Empire. It provides an account of how a provincial trading start-up, run by 30 people from an office in a nondescript London building, became rulers of...

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