Rajiv Kapoor was born on 25 August 1962 is youngest son of famous actor/director Raj Kapoor.He had a short stint in the Hindi film industry, acting in only 13 films. He was not as successful as his other brothers Randhir and Rishi, but he is noted for his role in Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) starring opposite Mandakini which was one of the biggest hits of the year. He acted in a string of other unsuccessful films like "Shukriya", "zalzala", "Zabardast" and made his last film appearance in Zimmedaar which released in 1990. He then turned to producing and directing. He produced Henna (1991) which was directed by his brother Randhir and then made his directorial debut with PremGranth (1996) which starred his brother Rishi and Madhuri Dixit. That film was a disaster.
In 1999 he produced Aa Ab Laut Chalen which was directed by his brother Rishi. Since then he has not been active in film producing or directing. In 2001, he married an architect Aarti Sabharal, but the marriage ended in divorce two years later.