Anil Kapoor was born on 24 December 1959 in Mumbai, in a Punjabi family. His parents are Nirmal Kapoor and the film producer Surinder Kapoor. Anil Kapoor has three siblings, being the second child in Kapoor family.
Anil Kapoor is an Indian film producer and actor with many Hindi-language films apparitions. Two of his brothers are also having the profession in this area, Boney Kapoor, the elder brother, is a film producer and Sanjay Kapoor is an actor.
Anil Kapoor has a career of more than 40 years. Anil’s debut was in 1971 when he was 12 years old in “Tu Payal Mein Geet” but the film hasn’t been release. In 1979, Anil Kapoor appeared in his first film “Hamare Tumhare”, playing a small role.
Next year, in 1980, he played a lead role in “Vamsa Vruksham”, a Telugu film, and appeared in two more Hindi films “Ek Baar Kaho” and “Hum Paanch”. In the Hindi films, Anil debuted as a lead actor in 1983 in the film “Woh Saat Din”. Anil Kapoor’s first award was won in 1984 with the role from “Mashaal”. “Mashaal” film brought to Anil also the Bollywood recognition. In 1987, Anil played in “Mr. India”, a film that became a big box-office hit of the year and brought to Anil the superstar status.
Other successful films of Anil Kapoor were : Ghar Ho To Aisa (1990), Beta (1992) – he received the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in this film, Deewana Mastana (1997), Biwi No.1 (1999) and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999) – all of them being box-office hits, Bulandi (2000) , Armaan (2002).
Starting with 2008, Anil Kapoor played in English language films and the first ones were “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Yuvvraaj”. “Slumdog Millionaire” was a success and received many international awards.
In 2010, Anil Kapoor debuted in television in the eighteen series of “24”. Other TV apparition was in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” released in December 2011.
Anil Kapoor started the producer profession in 2002 and the comedy “Badhaai Ho Badhaai” was his first production. Others of his productions are My Wife’s Murder (2005), Gandhi, My Father (2007), Shortkut: The Con Is On (2009), Aisha (2010). “Gandhi, My Father” film was awarded the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention.
Anil Kapoor sometimes contributed also as a singer on his movies. The first playback song was in 1986 for “Chameli Ki Shaadi”. In the same year, Anil had one full album, “Welcome” as a co-singer with Salma Agha.
For his acting career, Anil Kapoor cumulated over 25 of awards. The most important are the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in ‘Mashaal’ (1985), Filmfare Best Actor Award for ‘Tezaab’ (1989), Filmfare Best Actor Award for ‘Beta’ (1993), the Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actor and the Screen Awards’ Best Actor award for his lead role in ‘Virasat’ (1998).
In the daily life, Anil is married with Sunita Bhavnani since 1984. Sunita Bhavnani is a costume designer and they met in 1974 at Rajiv Kapoor’s party. They have three children – two daughters and a son. All their children are working in the film industry, their elder daughter, Sonam Kapoor (born in 1985), and their son, Harshvardhan Kapoor (1990), are actors and the other daughter, Rhea Kapoor (1987), is a film producer.
The eldest child, Sonam Kapoor, is one of the highest paid actresses in India and she played in films such as “Veere Di Wedding”, “Aisha”, “Pad Man”, “Khoobsurat”.
Anil is very proud of his children and he declared “All three, including son Harshvardhan Kapoor, are trying to do something new and out-of-the-box. They are daring, gutsy and not doing run-of-the-mill stuff…”.
Anil Kapoor will play with his daughter, Sonam, in the “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” that will be released at the beginning of 2019. They are playing a father-daughter duo and as per trailer reviews it seems the film will be very appreciated.
Anil Kapoor look is completed by his mustache that shaved it only for three times, and every time for his career. Anil had done it for the roles in Lamhe (1991), Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998) and Salaam-E-Ishq (2007). Anil is looking very good and he is considering that his healthy eating habits and positive attitude had a big contribution.
Anil’s favorite actors are Raj Kapoor, Charlie Chaplin and Rekha, Sridevi, Katrina Kaif as favorite actress. As colors, he prefers black, white and red. The preferred sport by Anil is the cricket.
As hobbies, Anil Kapoor loves to paint and travel. His favorite destination is London.
Anil Kapoor’s family is living a luxurious life in a bungalow in Juhu’s Ville Parle Development. The house has the interiors designed by his wife, the walls are adorned with rare paintings and artifacts. Anil’s house has also a gym and a little garden where the family is relaxing.
Anil Kapoor is very active on social media having around 575.5k followers on Facebook, 3.97 million followers on Twitter and 2.2 million followers on Instagram.
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- Full Name : Anil Kapoor
- Nick Name : Mr. India and Lakkhan
- Occupation: Actor, Film Producer
- Age: 59 years old
- Date of Birth: 24 December 1959
- Place of Birth: Mumbai, India
- Gender: Male
- Star: Capricorn
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Hair color: Black
- Nationality: Indian
- Measurements: 41-33-13
- Height in feet: 5 feet 11 inches
- Height in cm: 180 cm
- Weight in kg: 75 Kg
- Weight in pounds: 165 lbs
- Parents: Nirmal Kapoor and Surinder Kapoor
- Siblings: two brother and a sister (Boney, Reena, Sanjay)
- Children : two daughters and a son (Sonam, Rhea and Harsh)
- Wife : Sunita Kapoor