Kunal Karan Kapoor was born on 22 August 1982, in Mumbai, India. His father, Karan Kapoor, lives abroad, and he lost his mother at an early age.
Named as Kunal Kapoor, Kunal added his father's name, Karan, as his middle name, due to the confusion of sharing the name with the film actor Kunal Kapoor.
Kunal has aspired to be a director since he was 13 years old, after he saw Steven Spielberg's film Jurassic Park.
Kunal loves photography, editing, and traveling. He is a simple, down-to-earth person and keeps a good bond with his co-stars.
Kunal's first screen appearance was as a child artist in the popular serial Rajini.
He then became known as the geeky stammering nerd Varun in Remix on StarOne.
He followed it with the role of a jovial army cadet, Yadhuvansh Sahni(Yudi), in Left Right Left on SAB TV.
In 2013, he won the 'Best Actor(male)-Popular' for Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha at the Indian Telly Awards.