Arjun Kapoor was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the son of Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie. The actor made his acting debut Ishaqzaade in 2012 for which he won Zee Cine Awards. He was an assistant director on many hit movies such as Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, No Entry and Wanted before becoming an actor. He made a mark on the Bollywood industry with films like Gunday and 2 States. He was the brand ambassador for Royal Stag and Hero Cycles. He even represented India at the Global Citizen Festival.