Sunjay Kapur is a Delhi based Indian businessman. He is famous for being the ex-husband of the famous Indian actress Karisma Kapoor.
Sunjay Kapur was born on Friday, 15 October 1965 (age 55 years; as of 2020) in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Libra. He did his schooling at The Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, from 1984 to 1990 and The Cathedral & John Connon School, School, Mumbai, in 1990. He pursued BBA in Corporate Strategy & Human Resource Management from the University of Buckingham, England, from 1993 to 1995. He did a degree in the Birthing of Giants Program (Executive Education) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 2003 to 2006. He did a course in Owner President Management Program (Executive Education) at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, from 2011 to 2013. LinkedIn Facebook
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
His father, Dr. Surinder Kapur, was the founder of Sona Group, an automobile company. His mother’s name is Rani Kapur. He has sisters, Suparna, and Mandira.
Relationships, Wife & Children
In 2002, he got married to the Indian fashion designer Nandita Mahtani, but within a short period, the couple got divorced. Reportedly, the duo met while they were studying in London.
On 29 September 2003, he got married to the famous Indian actress Karisma Kapoor. The marriage was held at Krishna Raj Bungalow, in Mumbai. It was a lavish Sikh wedding ceremony.
The couple welcomed their first child Samiera on 11 March 2005, and after five years, on 12 March 2010, their son Kiaan was born.
Reportedly, after the birth of Kiaan, Karisma moved to her mother’s house in Mumbai. Soon, the rumours of Sunjay and Karisma’s divorce started in the media which turned out to be true. In 2014, the couple filed for divorce through mutual consent, and they finally got divorced on 13 June 2016. According to a leading newspaper, in the alimony Karisma got Sunjay’s father’s house (in Khar) transferred in her name and bonds worth Rs 14 crore for the children. Newsable Asianet News
According to the media sources, Karisma said that Sunjay had an extra-marital affair with the businesswoman Priya Sachdeva. She even claimed that she was in an abusive married life so she decided to call it quits. According to an Indian newspaper,
Karisma has also told the guardians of the law that Sunjay, Priya and Priya’s daughter Safira frequently go to exotic destinations for holidays and even post pictures of those vacations on Instagram. She cannot tolerate such blasphemy and audacity. It’s a matter of self-respect, and Karisma has it.” India.com
Sunjay made several allegations on Karisma which led to their divorce. According to an Indian newspaper some of his allegations were,
Marrying him for money in a calculated and clinical manner, Marrying him on the rebound after her breakup with Abhishek Bachchan, Failing not only as a wife and daughter-in-law but also as a mother, Using their kids as “pawns” and didn’t let them meet the Kapur family to claim more money, Cruelly depriving” his ailing father of meeting his grandchildren. He passed away six months back “while pining for them, Using her PR team to show Sunjay as a cheating husband and his family in a bad light, and Choosing her career over family and refusing to live in Delhi (at his place) even when he pleaded her to come back many a time.” Catch News
On 13 April 2017, Sunjay got married to the businesswoman Priya Sachdeva. The reception was held at The NoMad Hotel in New York.
At that time Priya was divorced from her first husband, Vikram Chatwal, and Priya and Vikram has a daughter together named Safira. In December 2018, their baby boy Azarius Kapur was born.
In an interview, Priya said,
During the flight, we realised that neither of us was what our public perception had been made out to be. The barrier of those misconceptions came down and we kept in touch.”
In 2003, he joined an automotive company Sona Somic Lemforder Components Ltd., Gurgaon, as CEO which was started by his father. In January 2006, he became the chairman at Sixt, India – Sona Mobility Services Ltd. In June 2007, he was appointed as the global chairman at ‘The Entrepreneurs’ Organization.’ In October 2008, he became the chairman at ‘Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd’ an automotive company in Gurgaon. He has also worked as the Managing Director at Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd., CEO at Sona Group, and Chairman at Sona Comstar.
During an interview, Karisma said that Sunjay tortured her during their honeymoon. He asked Karisma to spend a night with his friends, but she refused it for which he physically assaulted her. She further shared that Sunjay used to have a physical relationship with his first wife even after he got married to Karisma. English Jagran She even said that her mother-in-law used to physically assault her. She shared an incident when her mother-in-law gifted her a dress but due to pregnancy the dress didn’t fit her and for that her mother-in-law assaulted her. IB Times
- While he was in school and college, he used to participate in various sports like swimming and polo. He has a keen interest in playing polo and participates in various polo tournaments.
- Sunjay loves to read, travel, and spend time with his close friends and family in his leisure time.
- In December 2020, he was appointed as the Board of Governor at IPSS The Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
- He has been featured on the cover of various business magazines like Manufacturing Today and Machinist.
- He is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties and events.
- Sunjay’s ex-wives, Nandita and Karisma are good friends with each other.
- Sunjay approached the CNBC Awaaz news channel to start a TV show ‘Masterpreneur’ (2013), a business magnate hunt show.