Siddharth Roy Kapur
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India
2018

The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd.

Siddharth
Roy
Kapur

President

After early career steps in consumer goods, the polished Kapur honed his small-screen skills at Star TV in Mumbai, Hong Kong and Dubai. A move to UTV in 2005 allowed him to learn from Ronnie Screwvala, one of India’s most dynamic media entrepreneurs. Kapur took over filmmaking operations in 2008, prior to UTV’s acquisition by Walt Disney. When Screwvala stepped away in 2014, Kapur became managing director of Disney India. Then when Disney exited Indian film production in 2016, Kapur followed shortly thereafter. In 2017, he resurfaced as president of the Film and TV Producers Guild of India. He also set up his own shingle, Roy Kapur Films, which is now positioned as the gateway to original production for Mukesh Ambani’s hugely powerful Reliance Jio.

Career

  • UTV Communications
  • Walt Disney Pictures (India)
  • Star TV

Education

  • University of Mumbai (India)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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