54 Facts About Anil Kapoor


Anil Surinder Kapoor was born on 24 December 1956 and is an Indian actor and producer who works primarily in Hindi films, besides television and international films and television.


Anil Kapoor's career saw a turning point with the action drama Mashaal, before he established himself as a leading man with his roles in Meri Jung, Karma, Mr India, Tezaab, Ram Lakhan and.


Globally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognised Indian film actors.


Anil Kapoor's elder brother Boney Kapoor is a film producer and younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is an actor.


Anil Kapoor was educated at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur, and at the St Xavier's College, Mumbai.


Anil Kapoor made his debut in films in 1970, playing a young Shashi Anil Kapoor in Tu Payal Mein Geet.


Anil Kapoor made his Hindi films debut with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare in a small role.


Anil Kapoor then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, Vamsa Vruksham directed by veteran Bapu.


Anil Kapoor played his first Hindi film leading role in Woh Saat Din which was directed by Bapu and featured Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah.


Anil Kapoor gained recognition in Bollywood with Yash Chopra's drama Mashaal as a Tapori, for which he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Anil Kapoor played a comic tapori again in Karma, the biggest hit of the year.


Also in 1986, Anil Kapoor played the role of a carefree playboy in the hit Janbaaz, co-starring Feroz Khan.


Anil Kapoor's other release of 1986 Insaaf Ki Awaaz with Rekha was a box office hit.


Anil Kapoor had a title role in Shekhar Kapur's sci-fi film Mr India, the biggest hit of the year.


Anil Kapoor proved to be the only saving grace in commercial failures like Ram-Avtar and Vijay.


In Rakhwala, Anil Kapoor played the role of a tapori, and the film was declared a success.


Anil Kapoor came up with a critically acclaimed performance in Awaargi.


Anil Kapoor was highly impressive with his comic act in Khel and his comic timing was one of the highlights of the film.


In 1993, Boney Anil Kapoor's much-delayed mega-budget, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja was a disaster at the box-office and damaged Anil Kapoor's reputation as the industry's biggest star at the time.


Anil Kapoor gave a splendid performance as a simpleton lover in the hit musical 1942: A Love Story opposite Manisha Koirala.


Anil Kapoor's 1995 release, Trimurti was a box-office disaster, though Kapoor's performance was creditable.


Anil Kapoor came up with a decent performance in the moderate critical and commercial success Gharwali Baharwali, opposite Raveena Tandon and Rambha.


Anil Kapoor won rave reviews for his superb performance in Virasat, a remake of the Tamil film, Thevar Magan, in which he played Kamal Haasan's role.


Anil Kapoor starred in the unsuccessful Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate, which was filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherji's last commercial release, along with Juhi Chawla.


Anil Kapoor shaved his moustache for the second half of the film.


Anil Kapoor won his first National Film Award in the Best Actor category for his role in Rajkumar Santoshi's critically acclaimed Pukar in 2000.


Anil Kapoor again tasted critical and commercial success with Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai in 2000.


Anil Kapoor stole the show as Rajeev in the much delayed Karobaar, a film directed by Rakesh Roshan, where Anil Kapoor's dialogue delivery was appreciated.


Anil Kapoor delivered a powerhouse performance in Shanker's Nayak which is considered to be his best performance by many.


In 2002, Anil Kapoor gave an excellent performance in the role of a fat man in Badhaai Ho Badhaai, a takeoff from the Hollywood hit, The Nutty Professor.


Anil Kapoor shared the screen with Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in Armaan, and played his character of a neurosurgeon superbly.


Anil Kapoor's character was defined with ample scope to perform in this screenplay-driven performance and in spite of the strong supporting cast, this really came out as Kapoor's one-man show.


Anil Kapoor ignited the silver screen with an authoritative performance in Musafir alongside Sameera Reddy, Aditya Pancholi, Sanjay Dutt and Koena Mitra.


Anil Kapoor gave an incredibly restrained performance as the stricken husband in the thriller My Wife's Murder, which he produced.


Anil Kapoor was in the film Bewafaa, playing a rich businessman who is forced to marry the sister of his wife after she passes away in childbirth.


Anil Kapoor played a grey character with finesse in the 2005 thriller, Chocolate.


Anil Kapoor's first release of 2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love was a box office hit in overseas though a flop in India.


Anil Kapoor demonstrated his well-known enthusiasm after Slumdog won the Academy Award for Best Picture.


Anil Kapoor received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008 and has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.


In 2010, Anil Kapoor starred in the eighth season of the American television series 24, portraying Omar Hassan, President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan.


Anil Kapoor had signed for Khiladi 786, which released in December 2012 but did not appear in it eventually.


Anil Kapoor is currently starring in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of "24".


In September 2015, Anil Kapoor made an appearance as himself in the ad for the upcoming Angry Birds Friends tournament Champions for Earth.


Anil Kapoor has committed to star in Karan Johar's directorial venture, Takht, a historical drama featuring an ensemble cast, including Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, and Vicky Kaushal.


Anil Kapoor will appear in a pivotal role in Siddharth Anand's Fighter, alongside Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone.


In 2002, Anil Kapoor produced his first film, the comedy Badhaai Ho Badhaai, in which he starred.


Anil Kapoor produced the movie Shortkut: The Con Is On starring Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi.


Anil Kapoor will be stepping into the protagonist's role as well.


Anil Kapoor played the role of President Hassan in the 8th season of the original series aired on Fox Network.


Anil Kapoor has on rare occasions contributed to the soundtracks of his movies as a singer.


Anil Kapoor is credited on the song "I Love You" from Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai.


In 2008, Anil Kapoor provided a rhyme-like-dialogue to introduce his character in Yashraj's Tashan.


Anil Kapoor had one full album, "Welcome" as a co-singer with Salma Agha in 1986.


In 1984, Anil Kapoor married Sunita Bhavnani, a costume designer with whom he has two daughters and a son.