Siddharth Roy Kapur
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Roy Kapur Films


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

After early career steps in consumer goods, the polished Roy Kapur honed his small-screen skills at Star TV in Mumbai, Hong Kong and Dubai. Leaving for UTV in 2005, he struck a key relationship with Ronnie Screwvala and took over as managing director of Disney India after UTV was acquired by the studio and Screwvala stepped aside. When Disney exited Indian film production in 2016, Roy Kapur followed, with the smash hit “Dangal” his last production there. Launching Roy Kapur Films made him one of India’s most in-demand independent producers, with the 2018 effort “The Sky Is Pink, starring crossover star Priyanka Chopra, premiering at this year’s Toronto. He’s also one of the original production gatekeepers for Mukesh Ambani’s hugely powerful telecom Reliance Jio.  


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


  • University of Mumbai (India)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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