|Real Name/Full Name
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Chef Sanjeev ; Sanjeev Kapoor
|Ambala, Punjab, India
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|10 April 1964
|59 years old
|In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
|Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|St. Thomas School, Meerut
Kendriya Vidyalaya Punjab Regimental Centre
St. Mary’s Academy, Saharanpur
Govt. Model School, New Delhi
|Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Delhi
|Alyona Kapoor (m. 1992)
|Chef, TV Personality, entrepreneur
Sanjeev Kapoor is an Indian chef who became famous after hosting a popular TV cooking show named Khana Khazana. The show became the longest-running cooking show in Asia and had a wide range of viewers. He has also written famous cookbooks and owns his own restaurant brand in more than nine countries.
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Biography and Early Life
Sanjeev was born on 10th April 1964. The birthplace of Sanjeev Kapoor is Ambala, Punjab. His parents’ names are still unknown as he never disclosed them. However, it is known that his father was a banker. Sanjeev grew up along with his brother and sister. His brother’s name is unknown, but it is known that he is a Chartered Accountant by profession.
The name of his sister is Namrata. Sanjeev and his sister are very close, and they maintain a close relationship. Sanjeev’s family used to relocate a lot due to his father’s job, and he had spent his childhood and teenage years in lots of North Indian cities. In an interview, he revealed that those cities and their foods have an influence on his cooking.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Sanjeev Kapoor in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Sanjeev Kapoor’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024 having been born on 10 April 1964. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.
As he used to relocate a lot with his family, he never stayed in one school. He started his schooling by attending St. Thomas School in Meerut. He then went to Kendriya Vidyalaya near Punjab regimental center. After studying a few years there, he again transferred and started studying in St. Mary’s academy in Saharanpur. Sanjeev got his High School graduation degree from Government model School in New Delhi.
Initially, he wanted to be a doctor and started studying biology. But after a friend convinced him, he gave an entrance exam and got a chance at the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) in Pusa, New Delhi. He got his Hotel Management degree from there. He also did an extra course from Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition in New Delhi. He finished his studies in 1984.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Sanjeev met his future wife, Alyona, in 1988, and she fell in love with his cooking. They started dating in the same year and continued it for the next four years. In October 1992, the couple got married. His wife also takes part in his restaurant’s business. The couple welcomed their first daughter Rachita Kapoor a few years after their marriage. Their second daughter is named Kriti Kapoor.
Is Sanjeev Kapoor Gay?
Sanjeev has been married since 1992 with his wife, Alyona. He also has two daughters with his wife. He was never heard of getting linked with any other women and men after his marriage. These facts prove him to be straight. It is safe to assume that his sexual orientation is straight.
After graduating from IHM, Sanjeev started working in many hotels in different countries like India and New Zealand. In 1992 he was appointed as the executive chef of Centaur Hotel. He then hosted a famous Indian cooking show name Khana Khazana which has been aired for 13 years and has been watched by more than 500 million viewers. In Geneva, Switzerland, Sanjeev was given the Mercury Gold Award for his fantastic contribution to Indian Cuisine.
In 2011 he published a cooking book named ‘How To Cook Indian,’ and it was widely praised. The New York Times named it ‘Summer Cookbooks of the Year 2011’. He also has opened his restaurant brand in 9 countries, including North America, Saudi Arabia, etc., and has more than 50 outlets.
In 2000, 2004, and 2010 for his cooking show named Khana Khazana, he won ITA Award for Best Cookery Show. In 2015 he won the same award for famous chef and entrepreneur. He holds a Guinness World record for cooking 918 kg Khichdi live in World Food India Fair in 2017. Harvard Association published a case study on him.
He also won a prestigious national award for his amazing contribution to Indian cuisine. The Indian Government gave him the award. In 2017, he won the fourth highest Indian national civilian honor named Padma Shri. He was given 31st rank in the list of Reader’s Digest ‘100 of India’s m Most Trusted Persons’. Famous magazine Forbes ranked him 34th in the list of ‘Top 100 Indian Celebrities’.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Sanjeev Kapoor in 2024
As of 2024, Sanjeev Kapoor has an estimated net worth of $3 million, which he has made through his successful cooking career. He is one of the highest-paid chefs in India. Besides that, he has his own business, which is a big success. He has also appeared in various cooking shows on TV, from where he has earned enormous money.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- We know that he cooks delicious non-veg cuisines, but it is astonishing to know that he is a vegetarian
- He is a board member of Singapore Airlines’ international culinary panel.
Sanjeev Kapoor is an inspiration to anyone who loves cooking. He achieved his success through hard work and dedication, especially on his cooking show called “Khana Khazana,” which received great television ratings during the early 2000s. He also owns a YouTube channel where he posts videos of him cooking.