Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Anil Kapoor (born 24 December 1956) is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in many Bollywood films and more recently international films. Kapoor's career has spanned almost 25 years as an actor, he turned into producer with his critically acclaimed movie namely Gandhi, My Father.

Anil Kapoor made his Hindi film debut with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare (1979) in a small role. He was then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, Vamsa Vruksham directed by veteran Bapu. He then made his Kannada film, debut with Mani Ratnam's blockbuster Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1984). He received his first Filmfare Award, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his role in Yash Chopra's Mashaal (1984). Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in N. Chandra's Tezaab (1988) and later again for his performance in Indra Kumar's Beta (1992). He also starred in many other critically and commercially successful films, including Woh Saat Din (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Janbaaz (1986), Karma (1986), Mr. India (1987), Virasat (1997) for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, Biwi No.1 (1999), Taal (1999) for which he won his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Pukar (2000) for which he won a National Film Award for Best Actor as well as No Entry (2005), Welcome (2007), Race (2008) and Race 2 (2013).

Anil 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 recognised Indian actors.

Native nameअनिल कपूर
Born24 December 1956(age 58)
Chembur Mumbai,Maharashtra, India
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Sunita Kapoor
ChildrenSonam Kapoor
Rhea Kapoor
Harshvardhan Kapoor
Parent(s)Surinder Kapoor (Father)
Nirmal (Mother)
RelativesBoney Kapoor (Elder Brother)
Sanjay Kapoor (Younger Brother)
Arjun Kapoor (Nephew)
Sridevi (sister-in-law)

Early life and education:

Anil Kapoor was born on 24 December 1956 in Chembur, Mumbai, India. He is the son of film producer Surinder Kapoor and Nirmal Kapoor. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School - Chembur, in the Chembur suburb of Mumbai, and then St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Anil Kapoor's elder brother Boney Kapoor, is a film producer, while younger brother Sanjay Kapoor, is also an actor. He is also the brother-in-law to Bollywood actress Sridevi.

In 1984 he married Sunita Kapoor (nee Bhambhani). He has two daughters and a son Harshvardhan. Anil Kapoor's elder daughter is actress Sonam Kapoor. His younger daughter Rhea Kapoor attended school in New York and is now a producer in Mumbai.

Present :

In 2010, Kapoor starred in the eighth season of the American television series 24, portraying Omar Hassan, President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan. In October of that year he was cast to play a villain in both Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (released in December 2011) and Power. Power was to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi but was shelved due to unknown reasons. Other projects that he currently has in the pipeline include Cities (a Hollywood project co-starring Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom), Mr. India 2, the sequel to No Entry, Race 2 and Sanjay Gupta's Shootout at Wadala. He had also signed Khiladi 786, which released in December 2012 but did not appear in it eventually. Anil Kapoor's only release of 2012 Tezz earned him favorable reviews from critics.According to critic Taran Adarsh "It's a treat watching Anil Kapoor on screen. Though the actor has been an integral part of so many movies in the past, you can never accuse him of repeating himself. Besides, he may be in his early 50s, but that hasn't deterred Anil from performing the high-octane action stunts with flourish.". His performance in Shootout at Wadala is highly acclaimed by critics. Sudhish Kamath of The Hindu praised kapoor by saying "Anil Kapoor is first rate, revelling in a tailor-made role as a no-nonsense cop, reminding us of the superstar he used to be in the Eighties." In January 2013 Kapoor became the first Indian actor to be invited for a special segment, 'In conversation', at the Toronto International Film Festival, an honour which is reserved for actors having considerable body of work. He is also currently starring in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of "24."

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