22 Facts About Annu Kapoor


Annu Kapoor was born on Anil Kapoor; 20 February 1956 and is an Indian actor, singer, director, radio disc jockey, and television presenter who has appeared in over a hundred films, as well as television series.


Annu Kapoor's career has spanned over 40 years as an actor, producer, director and singer.


Annu Kapoor has won numerous awards in his career, including two National Film Awards, one Filmfare Awards and two Indian Television Academy Awards in varied categories.


Annu Kapoor was born in Itwara, Bhopal, Bhopal State, on 20 February 1956, to Madanlal, a Punjabi father with roots in Peshawar and Kamal, a Bengali Brahmin mother.


Annu Kapoor's father owned a travelling Parsi theatre company which performed in cities and towns, and his mother was a Urdu teacher and a trained classical singer.


Annu Kapoor's grandfather Kripa Ram Kapoor was a doctor in the British Army and his great grandfather Lala Ganga Ram Kapoor, a revolutionary who was executed during the Indian freedom struggle.


Annu Kapoor's elder brother, Ranjit, is a director and screenwriter and his sister, Seema, is a producer and actor.

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Annu Kapoor has four children from two marriages.


Annu Kapoor changed his name from Anil Kapoor to Annu Kapoor to avoid confusion with the hero of the film Anil Kapoor, while acting in Tezaab.


Annu Kapoor made his screen debut with an uncredited role in Amitabh Bachchan starrer Kaala Patthar.


Annu Kapoor got his first breakthrough with Utsav, in which he portrayed the role of Masseur.


Annu Kapoor began his career as a stage actor in 1979 and was noticed in 1984's Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, directed by Basu Chatterjee and written by elder brother Ranjeet.


Annu Kapoor made his film debut in Mandi, in 1983.


Annu Kapoor's career has spanned over 30 years, including Bollywood cinema, television serials and game shows.


Annu Kapoor is best remembered for hosting the singing show Close-Up Antakshari, produced by Zee TV.


Annu Kapoor worked in the horror TV serial Kile ka Rahasya as a cop who was fond of singing.


Annu Kapoor's performance was lauded by critics and audiences, for which he won a Filmfare Award, a IIFA Award, a National Film Award, a Screen Award all in the category of Best Supporting Actor.


Annu Kapoor is known for judging and hosting the 90's musical show Antakshari and Golden Era with Annu Kapoor.


Annu Kapoor has appeared in some television series like Param Vir Chakra, Ajnabi, Kabeer, Gubbare etc.


Annu Kapoor recreates the magic of the Golden era with unforgettable melodies of that era and untold stories of the stars and films of the Hindi Cinema.


Annu Kapoor produced a musical talent contest for children and a Bengali-language musical talent-hunt show, Gaan Gaao Taaka Naao on Rupashi Bangla TV in Kolkata.


Annu Kapoor produced a musical in Mathura entitled Ek Sunhari Shyam.