Siddharth Roy Kapur is an Indian businessman, film producer and managing director of Disney India. He hails from a film background; his mother was a film choreographer and his brothers being well known film actors. His father was a Punjabi and mother, Salome Roy Kapur, was a Jew and former
Miss India. He is a two time divorcee and is currently married to actress
Vidya Balan. He finished his Bachelors in Commerce from the Sydenham College in Mumbai and got his MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), where he was a part of the hallowed Placement Committee.
He joined UTV in 2005 as a senior vice president and headed the Marketing and Communications divisions. He let marketing programs for many cult classics and successful projects such as
Rang De Basanti,
Khosla Ka Ghosla and ‘
Parineeta’. In January 2008, Siddharth became the CEO of Motion Pictures for UTV; he was responsible for all aspects of creative, development, production, marketing, distribution and syndication. In this role, he delivered top quality motion pictures such as
Jodhaa Akbar, ‘
Aamir’, A Wednesday!, Dev D, ‘
Udaan’, Peepli [Live], No One Killed Jessica,
Paan Singh Tomar, ‘
Barfi!’, and many more.
After the integration of UTV into The Walt Disney Company India in 2012, Siddharth took on the role of managing director for the studio business. His first movie as a producer for Disney UTV productions was Barfi!, which was followed up with ‘
Kai Po Che!, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, ‘
Chennai Express, '
The Lunchbox, ‘
Shahid’, ‘P.K.’, ‘
Pizza’, 2 States, ‘
Khoobsurat’. The list of upcoming releases from the studio includes
Jagga Jasoos, ‘
Fitoor’, ‘Shaatir’, ABCD 2 and many more.
From 1st January 2014, Siddharth has become the managing director of The Walt Disney Company India. He is now responsible for all the businesses & operations of the company in India, including Studios, Consumer Products, Media Networks and Interactive.