Born: December 06,1945
Spouse: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi,19992007
Biography: Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. Kapur made his acting debut with Jaan Hazir Hai (1975). He donned the hat of a director for the first time for the critically acclaimed movie Masoom (1983) starring Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. His next film was the fantasy thriller Mr. India starring Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Sridevi. His third film was the1994 film Bandit Queen based on the life of Indian bandit and politician Phoolan Devi. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Direction for that year. His biopics Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth (1998) and The Golden Age (2007) have won the BAFTA Award for Best Film as well as two Academy Award nominations. Kapur was also a jury member (International Competition) at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010.