Pritam Roywrote on Aug 3 2011 11:41AM
Siddharth Roy Kapoor grew up in Mumbai, studied at GD Somani School and got his B.Com degree from Sydenham college. He later got his MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj. After completing his education, he did a stint in Brand Management with leading FMCG firm, P&G. But media and entertainment was his first love and he shifted to Star TV when they were moving from a half Hindi, half English to a full Hindi channel. He was part of the team that worked on KBC at that time, the show that really turned the fortunes of Star Plus. He later went to Hong Kong and Dubai and back to Hong Kong handling sales and marketing roles.
Around 2005 he was looking to come back to India and join UTV, where Ronnie was setting up a central marketing division to look after the movies, television, the entire gamut. He started off working as a central Marketing Head across the various divisions, moved to the Movies division where he was looking after the revenue as well as the marketing and two years ago came in this position of the CEO for UTV Motion Pictures.
Though Siddharth’s father is an Army officer turned businessman, and had no connection with films, some of his other family members have a Bollywood association. His paternal grandfather was a Producer while his mother, Salme Roy Kapoor choreographed the dances for some of the biggest films in the 70s and also ran a Western Dance Academy. His brothers Aditya Roy Kapoor (Guzaarish) and Kunal Roy Kapoor (Delhi Belly) are also in the movie industry.
He has had two marriages, one to his childhood sweetheart and later to a television producer and is now reportedly dating Vidya Balan.