Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

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    • December 24th, 1956
Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary. A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S. (Our Lady of Perpetual Succor) School, and was an ardent fan of Bollywood flicks that were telecast during the Ganesh Maha Utsav every year. He was a fan of Raj Kapoor, and it was this that influenced his acting, and people saw him as a mimic of the legendary showman. He landed a role as a child artiste with Shashi Kapoor in the lead, but the movie (Tu Payal Main Geet) was never released. After school, he went to study in St. Xaviers College. He commuted by bus and train from Chembur to Bombay V.T., and the walked the rest of the way. It was here that he met Mazhar Khan. A distracted Anil was kicked out of College in the second year due to his lack of presence. His attempts to join the Pune Film Institute were in vain, as he failed in the written examination. He then decided to join Roshan Taneja's Acting school. He first appeared on the silver screen in Hamhare Tumhare in a character role. His first lead role was in 'Woh 7 Din' and from thence on there has been no looking back. He has acted in close to a 100 movies, and has 5 in production. He has produced two movies (Gandhi My Father & Badhaai Ho Badhaai), as well as been a Casting Director/Outdoor In charge for 'Hum Paanch'. Kapoor's first role in an international film was in Danny Boyle's 2008 Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. His performance in the eighth season of the action series 24 generated rave reviews from the American press Globally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognized Indian actors. Anil met wealthy and chic model, Sindhi-speaking Sunita Bhambhani, and married her in 1984. Since then they have given birth to 3 children, kapoor has two daughters and a son Harshwardhan Kapoor.Kapoor's elder daughter is actress Sonam Kapoor. Rhea Kapoor attended school in New York and is now a producer in Mumbai.


Acting (77 Credits)

2022Biwi No. 1
2021Takht as Shahjahan
2020Malang as Anjaney Agashe
2019Total Dhamaal as Avinash Patel
2019Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga as Balbir Chaudhary
2019Pagalpanti as Wifi Bhai
2019Pagalpanti as Wifi Bhai
2018Race 3 as Shamsher Singh
2018Fanney Khan as Prashant Kumar Sharma "Fanney Khan"
2017Mubarakan as Kartar Singh
2017Oasis as Vikram Danesh
2017Oasis as Vikram Danesh
2015Dil Dhadakne Do as Kamal Mehra
2015Welcome Back as Sagar 'Majnu' Pandey
2013Shootout at Wadala as Afaaque Baaghran
2013Race 2 as Inspector Robert D'Costa
2013Mahabharat as Karna (voice)
201324 (IN) as Jai Rathod
2012Tezz as Arjun Khanna
2011Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol as Brij Nath
2010No Problem as Arjun Singh
2009Shortkut - The Con Is On as Guest Appearance (uncredited)
2009Wanted as Special Appearance in "Jalwa" Song
2008Black & White as Rajan Mathur
2008Yuvvraaj as Gyanesh Yuvvraaj
2008Slumdog Millionaire as Prem
2008Tashan as Bhaiyyaji
2008Race as Robert D'Costa aka R.D.
2007Welcome as Majnu Bhai
2007Salaam-E-Ishq as Vinay Malhotra
2006Humko Deewana Kar Gaye as Karan Oberoi
2006Darna Zaroori Hai as Karan Chopra
2005Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets as Krishan Pundit
2005No Entry as Kishen
2005My Wife's Murder as Ravi Patwardhan
2005Bewafaa as Aditya Sahai
2004Musafir as Lucky
2003Armaan as Dr. Akash Sinha
2002Rishtey as Suraj Singh
2002Om Jai Jagadish as Om Batra
2002Badhaai Ho Badhaai as Raja
2001Nayak: The Real Hero as Shivaji Rao
2001Lajja as Raju
2000Call as Major Jaidev Rajvansh
2000Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai as Avinash
2000Bulandi as Dharamraj "Dada" Thakur / Arjun Thakur
1999Taal as Vikrant Kapoor
1999Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain as Vijay
1999Biwi No. 1 as Lakhan
1999Mann - Soul's Heart as Raj
1998Gharwali Baharwali
1998Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate as Shanker Sharma / Ramanuj / Nilofar
1997Judaai as Raj Verma
1997Deewana Mastana as Raj Kumar Sharma (Raja)
1997Virasat as Shakti Thakur
1997Chandralekha as Alfi (cameo)
1996Loafer as Ravi Kumar
1995Trimurti as Anand Singh / Sikander
19941942: A Love Story as Naren Singh
1994Laadla as Raj 'Raju' Verma
1993Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
1992Beta as Raju
1992Khel as Arun
1991Lamhe as Virendra Pratap Singh
1990Kishen Kanhaiya as Kishen / Kanhaiya
1990Jamai Raja
1989Ram Lakhan as Inspector Lakhan Pratap Singh
1988Tezaab as Mahesh Deshmukh (Munna)
1987Mr. India as Arun Verma / Mr. India
1986Chameli Ki Shaadi as Charandas
1986Janbaaz as Amar Singh
1986Karma as Johnny / Gyaneshwar
1985Meri Jung as Arun Verma
1983Woh 7 Din as Prem Pratap
1982Shakti as Ravi Kumar

Himself (5 Credits)

2020AK vs AK as Self
2019The Zoya Factor as Himself (Guest Appearance)
2013Bombay Talkies as Himself (uncredited)
2008Halla Bol as Himself (uncredited)
1993Dil Tera Aashiq as Himself


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