Rajat Kapoor (Hindi: रजत कपूर) is an Indian actor, writer, screenwriter and film director. Kapoor was born in Delhi, India. As a teenager, he would watch films with his family and decided to become a filmmaker at the age of 14. He mainly focused on acting at first. In 1983 he joined the theatre group Chingari in Delhi, later moving to Pune to attend the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).