Kunal Kapur (Chef) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Kunal Kapur Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More...

Who is Kunal Kapur?

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Full NameKunal Kapur
ProfessionChef, Restauranteur, Author
Date of Birth18 September, 1979
Place of BirthNew Delhi, India
Age (as of 2024)44
SpouseEkta Kapoor (m. 2008-div. 2024)
EducationGraduate in Commerce; Course in Hotel Management
Alma Mater St. Frances De Sales School, Delhi, India; Delhi University; Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh, India
Organization: National Association of Street Vendors in India; Avanza Avocados; Tupperware
Known forHosting and judging MasterChef India across multiple seasons; Guest judge appearance on MasterChef America (Season 2); Hosting popular food shows like ‘My Yellow Table’, ‘Pickle Nation’, ‘Fit Foodie’, and ‘Celebrating Togetherness’
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignVirgo

Early life

Born in New Delhi to a Punjabi family, Kunal Kapur developed an early interest in cooking, taking lessons from his father and grandfather. He studied at St. Francis de Sales School and pursued Hotel Management from Dr. Ambedkar Institute in Chandigarh to hone his culinary skills.


Kunal Kapur began his career around 2000 with the Taj Group of Hotels. He later became the Executive Sous Chef at the Leela Kempinski in Gurgaon. His big break came when he hosted and judged MasterChef India across multiple seasons. He has also hosted several food shows like ‘Pickle Nation’ and ‘My Yellow Table’, authored a cookbook, and achieved recognition like the Limca Book of Records citation. Kunal Kapur actively promotes healthy cooking, is a brand ambassador for Tupperware, and supports underprivileged communities through culinary training programs.


Kunal Kapur completed his schooling from St. Francis de Sales School in Delhi. He then pursued higher education in Hotel Management from Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition in Chandigarh.

Family and Affairs

Kunal Kapur was born into a Punjabi family in New Delhi. He has a sister. Kunal Kapur was previously married to Ekta Kapur in 2008, but they got divorced in 2024 after a controversial legal battle. He has a son named Ranbir Kapur who was born in 2012.


Kunal Kapur has a height of around 5’10” (178 cm). He has black eyes and black hair. The 44-year-old chef maintains a fit and stylish physical appearance.


Kunal Kapur has achieved significant recognition and accolades throughout his career. He was cited in the Limca Book of Records for creating India’s largest ‘Chocolate Tower’. Kunal Kapur won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Jury/Anchor for Junior MasterChef India and the Epicurean Guild Award for Best Food Entertainer in 2017 for ‘Thalis of India’. He received the Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship from the Prime Minister of New Zealand for his work in the food and beverage field. Kunal Kapur was also honored with the Most Enterprising Brands & Leaders of Asia Award by WBR India and the Pinkvilla Style Icons Award for Stunningly Stylish Culinarian of the Year in 2023.

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Trivia & Facts

  • He belongs to a family of bankers, but chose to pursue a career in the culinary field against his parents’ wishes initially.
  • His favorite dish is his mother’s ‘Karele ki Sabzi’ (Bitter Gourd Curry).
  • He is passionate about automobiles, technology, fashion, and history besides cooking.
  • Kunal Kapur has cooked for dignitaries like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and 42 first ladies during the India Africa Summit.
  • He trains underprivileged and unemployed youth in cooking to help them become small-scale entrepreneurs/food hawkers.
  • Kunal Kapur is a part of the ‘Elite Star Chefs’ program of German Airlines Lufthansa, where he customizes menus for first and business class passengers.

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