Mohan Kapur is an Indian actor, television host, and voice artist who lent his voice as a Hindi dubbing artist to many characters in famous Hollywood films including Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Rio (2011), The Angry Birds Movie (2014), and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2016).
Mohan Kapur was born on Wednesday, 27 October 1965 (age 58 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai. He was born and brought up in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 80kg
Hair Colour: Brown (Semi bald)
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about Mohan Kapur’s family.
Mohan was in a live-in relationship with the TV actress Achint Kaur. Reportedly, the couple dated each other for 16 years. In 2015, their relationship went kaput after which he moved to a different apartment yet in the same building where Achint lived with her son, Preetranjan.
In 1992, Mohan became the first South Asian host of a South Asian original programme titled Saanp Seedi, which aired on Zee TV, and became a household name after hosting the show.
In 1996, he made his acting debut with the film ‘Beqabu’ in which he played the role of Zanjarh Singh.
He continued appearing in Bollywood films including Bodyguard (2011), Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012), Jolly LLB (2013), and Happy New Year (2014).
Mohan is cast by American film director Nia DaCosta to star in the American superhero film ‘The Marvels’ (2023), which is based on Marvel Comics. In this film, Mohan will play the role of Yusuf Khan. Mohan will share the screen with celebrated actors Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. Reportedly, the film will release on 28 July 2023.
In 2007, he made his debut as a Hindi voiceover artist with an American action-thriller film titled Live Free or Die Hard. Other Hollywood films which he dubbed include Race to Witch Mountain (2009), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), The Karate Kid (2009), and Jurassic World (2015). He has lent his voice as a dubbing artist to many popular Marvel Cinematic Universe films including Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Doctor Strange (2016).
In 2019, he appeared in the Hindi remake of an Israeli series titled ‘Hostages’ on Disney+ Hotstar. The role earned him a nomination for Gold Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role. In 2021, Mohan played the role of Yusuf Khan, father of Kamala Khan aka Ms Marvel (which is played by Iman Vellani) in a Disney+ and Marvel Studio mini-series titled ‘Ms Marvel.’ He co-starred with Yasmeen Fletcher, Laurel Marsden, Matt Lintz, Azhar Usman, Zenobia Shroff, and Saagar Shaikh in this mini-series.
In 1997, Mohan worked as a scriptwriter for one of the episodes of an Indian television suspense thriller series titled ‘Saturday Suspense,’ which aired on Zee TV.
Accused of sexually harassing a minor
On 27 November 2022, Mohan Kapur made the headlines when a young girl named Shania accused him of sexually harassing her by sending objectionable pictures and asking for the same in return from her. The girl, who was 14 years old during that time, shared her traumatizing experience on Twitter after 2 years of keeping it to herself. In her Twitter thread, she exposed Mohan and talked about how he started flirting with her and sent her unsolicited photos of his genitals. India Today
Following this, Mohan made his Twitter account private and confronted her. In her Twitter thread series, Shania shared a screenshot of her Instagram chat with Mohan Kapur in which the Ms Marvel actor allegedly admitted asking for her nudes and even gave a reason for it.
- During an interview, while talking about “I am a damn lazy guy, I love spending my free time with my three dogs in front of the TV, or maybe go out for a movie and meet some friends.” The Times of India
- Mohan Kapur is fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi languages.
- In 2021, Mohan fell prey to a death hoax news, in which it was circulated that he is no more. He took to his social media account to inform his followers that it was fake news and that he was healthy and safe. Instagram – Mohan Kapur
- During an interview, Mohan expressed his excitement about Kapil Sharma‘s show and said,
I can sit for the entire day and watch the Kapil Sharma show; I can relate to the man.”
- Mohan enjoys alcoholic beverages on various occasions.
- Mohan is the official dubbing artist for the American actor Kevin Bacon.