Anil Kapoor

Indian Actor Anil Kapoor

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Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary.

A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S. (Our Lady of Perpetual Succor) School, and was an ardent fan of Bollywood flicks that were telecast during the Ganesh Maha Utsav every year. He was a fan of Raj Kapoor, and it was this that influenced his acting, and people saw him as a mimic of the legendary showman. He landed a role as a child artiste with Shashi Kapoor in the lead, but the movie (Tu Payal Main Geet) was never released.

After school, he went to study in St. Xaviers College. He commuted by bus and train from Chembur to Bombay V.T., and the walked the rest of the way. It was here that he met Mazhar Khan. A distracted Anil was kicked out of College in the second year due to his lack of presence. His attempts to join the Pune Film Institute were in vain, as he failed in the written examination. He then decided to join Roshan Taneja's Acting school.

He first appeared on the silver screen in Hamhare Tumhare in a character role. His first lead role was in '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 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.

Birth Date
Age 62
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Acting
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga India Balbir Chaudhary Actor 5.00
2019 Total Dhamaal India Actor 0.00
2018 Race 3 India Shamsher Actor 0.00
2018 Fanney Khan India Prashant Kumar Sharma "Fanney Khan" Actor 0.00
2017 Mubarakan India Kartar Singh Actor 0.00
2015 Welcome Back India Sagar 'Majnu' Pandey Actor 6.00
2015 Dil Dhadakne Do India Kamal Mehra Actor 5.00
2013 Shootout at Wadala ACP Afaaque Bhaagran Actor 7.00
2013 Race 2 India Inspector Robert D'Costa Actor 0.00
2012 Tezz Arjun Khanna Actor 0.00
2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Czech Republic, United States, United Arab Emirates Brij Nath Actor 8.00
2010 No Problem India Arjun Singh Actor 0.00
2008 Slumdog Millionaire United Kingdom Prem Kumar Actor 8.00
2008 Yuvvraaj India Gyanesh Yuvvraaj Actor 6.00
2008 Race India Robert D'Costa aka R.D. Actor 6.00
2008 Tashan India Bhaiyyaji Actor 5.00
2007 Welcome India Majnu Bhai Actor 8.00
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq India Vinay Malhotra Actor 6.00
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye India Karan Oberoi Actor 6.00
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets India Advocate Krishan Pundit Actor 5.00
2005 No Entry India Kishen Actor 8.00
2005 Bewafaa India Aditya Sahai Actor 0.00
2002 Om Jai Jagadish United Arab Emirates, India, New Zealand Om Batra Actor 7.00
2001 Lajja Raju Actor 6.00
2001 Nayak: The Real Hero India Shivaji Rao Actor 8.00
2000 Bulandi India Dharamraj "Dada" Thakur / Arjun Thakur Actor 0.00
2000 Pukar India Major Jaidev Rajvansh Actor 6.00
1999 Biwi No. 1 Lakhan Actor 6.00
1999 Mann India Raj Actor 6.00
1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Vijay Actor 7.00
1999 Taal India Vikrant Kapu Actor 6.00
1998 Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate Shanker Sharma / Ramanuj / Nilofar Actor 6.00
1997 Virasat Shakti Thakur Actor 9.00
1997 Judaai India Raj Verma Actor 7.00
1997 Deewana Mastana India Raj Kumar (Raja) / Inspector. Bansi Rao Actor 8.00
1996 Mr. Bechara India Anand Verma Actor 6.00
1995 Trimurti Anand Singh / Sikander Actor 0.00
1994 Laadla Raj 'Raju' Verma Actor 7.00
1994 1942: A Love Story India Naren Singh Actor 7.00
1992 Khel Arun Actor 0.00
1992 Beta India Raju Actor 7.00
1991 Lamhe India Virendra Pratap Singh Actor 6.00
1991 Dharavi India Actor 0.00
1990 Kishen Kanhaiya India Kishen / Kanhaiya Actor 7.00
1990 Ghar Ho To Aisa Amar Actor 0.00
1989 Rakhwala Actor 0.00
1989 Parinda India Actor 0.00
1989 Ram Lakhan India Inspector Lakhan Pratap Singh Actor 9.00
1988 Tezaab India Mahesh Deshmukh (Munna) Actor 7.00
1987 Mr. India India Arun Verma / Mr. India Actor 10.00
1987 Hifazat India Ram Kumar / Raj Kumar Actor 0.00
1986 Karma India Johnny / Gyaneshwar Actor 0.00
1986 Chameli Ki Shaadi India Charandas Actor 7.00
1985 Meri Jung India Arun Verma Actor 7.00
1984 Andar Baahar India Raja Actor 0.00