27 Facts About Anil Kapoor

1. Anil 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.

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

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3. The late actress Sridevi and the producer Mona Shourie Anil Kapoor were his sisters-in-law, and Sandeep Marwah, founder of the Noida Film City and owner of Marwah Studios, is his brother-in-law.

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

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

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6. 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.

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7. 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.

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

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

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10. In 1992, Anil Kapoor received his second Filmfare Best Actor Award for his hard-hitting performance in Indra Kumar's Beta – the biggest blockbuster of the year opposite Madhuri Dixit.

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

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

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

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

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15. 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.

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16. 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.

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

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

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19. 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.

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

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21. 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.

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22. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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