Abhishek Kapoor started his career as an actor in Hindi films. His first film was Uff!Yeh Mohabbat in 1996 opposite Twinkle Khanna. He did not meet with success as an actor and then tried his hand at writing and directing. His directorial debut was the film Aryan in 2006, starring Sneha Ullal and Sohail Khan. However, he met real success, when he directed the recent hit Rock On! in 2008.