The maverick of the Kapoor family, Aditya Raj Kapoor is a businessman and an avid traveler who moved away from the Kapoor family’s traditional Bollywood career path. He has several businesses including an amusement park, a fashion school in UAE. Apart from the philanthropist side of his personality, Aditya is an enthusiastic bike rider, who at 60, plans to ride across the world. As the son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali, he inherited a strong will to follow his own heart, albeit moving away from the family he still maintains good relations. Aditya says he still has a close and loving bond with his extended Kapoor family, for he says humorously and with a touch of good regard, “We all look alike! We love each other as much. No matter what family is family.”
The scariest and exciting bike journey was when my wife was riding pillion! I had to make sure that I rode at a wife-compatible speed.”
The Self-Made Man
Moving away from the family business, Aditya says he did feel the lash of prejudice, after all, he came from a well-established lineage, and he was out in the world to carve out his self-made name. Aditya says that everyone was confused and wondered what was wrong with him. However, the strong will to succeed and be true to himself turned him into a well-renowned businessman and an adventurous bike rider. A man of good humor, Aditya says, “The riskiest and exciting bike journey was when my wife was riding pillion! I had to make sure that I rode at a wife-compatible speed.”
I never got the opportunity to travel when I was young because I started working at the age of 16!”
Aditya is currently on a worldwide motorcycle ride that will start from Russia and move westwards. He aims to circumnavigate the globe that covers over 45,000 km at the age of 60! And now, post-retirement, he is living the life of an adventurer. He says, “I never got the opportunity to travel when I was young because I started working at the age of 16!” Living his childhood dream, Aditya says that this trip will be the boldest move that he’s pulled off yet and this will keep him going at least for another decade. We salute Aditya Raj Kapoor for boldly living out his dream, moving away from the Bollywood path that was carved out for him, and taking the path less travelled to create his own life.