Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in many Bollywood films and more recently international films. His career has spanned almost 40 years as an actor, and as a producer since 2005. He has also won numerous awards in his career, including two National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards in varied acting categories.
Anil Kapoor was born on 24 December 1959 in Chembur, Mumbai, and Maharashtra, India. His father Surinder Kapoor was a film producer. His elder brother Boney Kapoor (father of Arjun Kapoor & Jhanvi Kapoor) is also a film produce & his younger brother Sanjay Kapoor also an actor of Hindi films. In 1984 he married Sunita Kapoor. He has two daughters and a son. His elder daughter Sonam Kapoor is a film actress.
Kapoor made his debut in films as a 12-year-old in 1971, playing the role of a young Shashi Kapoor in Tu Payal Mein Geet. The film, however, did not release theatrically.
Anil Kapoor first appeared on the silver screen in Hamhare Tumhare in a character role. He then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, Vamsa Vruksham directed by veteran Bapu. In the same year, he also appeared in 2 more Hindi movies – Ek Baar Kaho and Hum Paanch. In 1981, he appeared in M. S. Sathyu ‘s Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya. After playing a small role in Shakti (1982), he made his Kannada film debut with Mani Ratnam’s Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983). His first lead role was in Hindi film ‘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 Kapoor won his first Filmfare Award, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his role in Yash Chopra‘s Mashaal (1984). Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in N. Chandra’s Tezaab (1988) and later again for his performance in Indra Kumar‘s Beta (1992).
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.
- Name: Anil Kapoor
- Other Name: Lakkhan
- Born: December 24, 1953
- Star Sign: Capricorn
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Education: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School & St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
- Profession: Actor, Producer
- Years Active: 1984 to Present
- Citizenship: Indian
- Language: Hindi, English
- Parents: Surinder Kapoor & Nirmala (Suchitra)
- Wife: Sunita Bhambhani
- Son: Harshvardhana
- Daughter: Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor
- Brother(s): Bonney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor
- Sister(s): Reena
- Relative: Arjun Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor & Khushi Kapoor