Kunal was born in Mumbai to a Punjabi family whose origins are in Amritsar. He is a film and theater actor by profession achieving many successes till date including Rang De Basanti, Aja Nachle etc. He’ also super clever and has a heart of pure, sunshiny gold which landed him into social work. Kapoor has endorsed popular brands like Thums Up, Indian Terrain, Ray-Ban, Mahindra Logan and Save the Children charity along with Gwyneth Paltrow.
In 2009, Kapoor started writing weekly columns for HT City, the lifestyle supplement of the Hindustan Times.These columns ended in November 2009 but still appear online on the social network Desimartini.
He is also a trained pilot, and rally car driver.In 2014, he started training for the Formula Three. Mostly, known to be a tech geek, he co-founded Asia’s largest crowd funding platform called Ketto, which raises money for social and individual causes. Till date, the platform has raised close to 400 million rupees.