26 Facts About Anil Kapur


Anil Kapur'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 Parinda.

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

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

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

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

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

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Anil Kapur Kapoor's another release of 1994: Andaz, opposite Juhi Chawla and Karisma Kapoor, was a success.

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

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

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

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

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Anil Kapur'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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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