Surinder Kapoor started his film career as a secretary to late actor Shammi Kapoor's wife and actress Geeta Bali. Later, he produced super-hit Hindi movies like Mr India, Judaai, Loafer, Pukar, No Entry and few others. He had also worked as an assistant director for epic film Mughal-e-Azam.
Surinder Kapoor had worked as the president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India from 1995 to 2001. Dada Saheb Phalke Academy has honoured the veteran producer with the LV Prasad Phalke Award in 2009. Surinder's death is great loss to the Bollywood, which has lost several veteran's like Shammi Kapoor, Gautam Rajadhyaksha, Samir Chanda and Jag Mundhra in recent months.