Grusha Kapoor is an Indian film and television actress, who primarily works in the Bollywood film and television industry. She is known for television shows such as Siya Ke Ram (2015), Sansaar (2001), Kehta Hai Dil (2002), and Golu Ke Goggles (2006).
Grusha Kapoor was born on Monday, 6 March 1978 (age 45 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai.
Her zodiac sign is Pisces. She completed her primary education at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi. Later, she took theatre training from the National School of Drama, New Delhi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Her paternal grandfather, Shri Madan Lal Kapoor, ran a travelling theatre company by the name of Bhopal Theatre. Grusha Kapoor’s grandmother, Kamal Shabnam Kapoor was a writer and teacher.
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Ranjit Kapoor, is an acclaimed theatre director, NSD alumni, actor, and film writer. He is known for writing films like The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) and Lajja (2001). Grusha Kapoor’s mother, Tisha Kapoor, is a homemaker. She has a younger brother named Misharanjit Kapoor.
Her uncle, Annu Kapoor, is an NSD alumni, and television actor. Her father’s sister, Seema Kapoor, has done her puppet training under the reputed puppeteer Dadi Padamjee and is a writer and director.
Husband & Children
On 14 February 2004, Grusha got married to Bikramjeet Bhular, who is a lawyer. The couple has a son named Vivaanjeet
She follows Hinduism.
In an interview, she revealed that she could not get into college due to her acting career and said,
I could not attend college as I started working at a very young age. My ambition was to become a tennis player. I had a stadium right in front of my house, but I could never learn tennis as the tennis racket and training were very expensive. My parents could not afford it. I was good at sports. As for my earliest memories of theatre… I acted in a play directed by Mausi Amita Udgata for Sahitya Kala Parishad. I must have been 7 or 8 years old then. I remember getting a huge round of applause when we came for a curtain call.”
Grusha began her career by debuting as Devyani Seth in the comedy-drama show Tara aired in 1995. She became popular after portraying several supporting roles in the television industry. She became prominent after the role of Lalita Devi in the television show Kehta Hai Dil (2002) aired on Star Plus. Grusha later worked in several television shows including Sansaar (2001), Lipstick (2002), and Siya Ke Ram (2015). In 2018, Grusha Kapoor played a motherly role in a web series Karenjit Kaur, the biopic of Sunny Leone aired on ZEE5.
She made her acting debut with the film industry picture show titled “Hawa,” directed by Guddu Dhanoa. Grusha is a prominent actress and has worked in several Bollywood films like Aankh Micholi (2023), Ujda Chaman (2019), Chintu Ji (2009), Hawa (2003), Half Love Half Arranged (2023), and U-Turn (2023).
- In 2021, Grusha Kapoor was awarded the Indian Television Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress Limited Series – OTT in an MX Original Series titled Hey Prabhu 2.
- In 2004, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Negative Role category at the Indian Telly Award for portraying the role of Lalita Devi in the television show Kehta Hai Dil(2003).
- When Grusha was 24 years old, she played the character of a mother-in-law in the show Kehta Hai Dil (2002).
- Grusha is very fond of cooking. She often posts pictures of several Indian dishes cooked by her on her social media account.
- Grusha Kapoor is an animal lover. She has two pet cats and a pet dog named Shihtzu.
- In 2021, she acted in the web series Hey Prabhu!, featured on MX Player, and has played various episodic characters in Sony TV’s show C.I.D.
- Grusha Kapoor is also a casting director, known for, Hawa (2003) and Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999).
- Grusha is a German name which means ‘wild horse’. It is also the name of the female protagonist in the play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” by Bertolt Brecht. In an interview, Grusha revealed that her name was kept after the female protagonist by her father. She said,
Yes, my father named me after the compassionate and loving character from Caucasian Chalk Circle. He loved the play and the character and so decided to give me the same name.”