Arjun Kapoor was born to Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor and his first wife Mona Kapoor. He started his journey in Bollywood as an assistant director and moved ahead to co-produce films with his father.

While he was supposed to make his big screen debut was Ishaqzaade (with Parineeti Chopra).
He first produced the blockbuster No Entry (2005) as an assistant,
and  co-produced another blockbuster Wanted (2009) starring Salman Khan and Ayesha Takia.
He  was an assistant director on Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) starring Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta.He later was an assistant director on Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) featuring a cast of stars including Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Akshaye Khanna, John Abraham, Vidya Balan and Ayesha Takia