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Anil Kapoor

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.

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Dec 24, 1956 In Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Takht
Latest Project:
Series The Romantics 2023-02-14
Known For
Poster of Pagalpanti
Poster of Chandralekha
Poster of Kishen Kanhaiya
Poster of Hifazat
Movie Biwi No. 1 2024
Movie Takht Shahjahan 2024
Series The Romantics Self 2023-02-14
Movie Malang Anjaney Agashe 2020-02-06
Movie Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Balbir Chaudhary 2019-02-01
Movie The Zoya Factor Himself (Guest Appearance) 2019-09-19
Movie Pagalpanti Wifi Bhai 2019-11-22
Movie Total Dhamaal Avinash Patel 2019-02-22
Series Dance Deewane Himself 2018-06-02
Movie Fanney Khan Prashant Kumar Sharma "Fanney Khan" 2018-06-15
Movie Race 3 Shamsher Singh 2018-06-15
Movie Mubarakan Kartar Singh 2017-07-28
Movie Oasis Vikram Danesh 2017-03-17
Series The Drama Company Himself 2017-07-16
Series Oasis Vikram Danesh 2017-03-17
Series BFFs with Vogue Himself 2016-09-25
Series The Kapil Sharma Show Himself 2016-04-23
Series Comedy Nights Live Himself 2016-01-31
Movie Dil Dhadakne Do Kamal Mehra 2015-06-04
Movie Welcome Back Sagar 'Majnu' Pandey 2015-09-04
Series The Anupam Kher Show Himself 2014-07-06
Movie Race 2 Inspector Robert D'Costa 2013-01-25
Movie Mahabharat Karna (voice) 2013-12-27
Movie Bombay Talkies Himself (uncredited) 2013-05-03
Series Comedy Nights with Kapil Himself 2013-06-22
Movie Shootout at Wadala Afaaque Baaghran 2013-05-03
Series 24: India Jai Rathod 2013-10-04
Movie Tezz Arjun Khanna 2012-04-27
Series Up Close & Personal with PZ Himself 2011-09-03
Movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Brij Nath 2011-12-07
Movie No Problem Arjun Singh 2010-12-10
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Shortkut - The Con Is On Guest Appearance (uncredited) 2009-07-10
Movie Wanted Special Appearance in "Jalwa" Song 2009-09-18
Movie My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves Himself (guest appearance) 2008-01-11
Movie Halla Bol Himself (uncredited) 2008-01-11
Movie Yuvvraaj Gyanesh Yuvvraaj 2008-11-21
Movie Slumdog Millionaire Prem 2008-11-12
Movie Tashan Bhaiyyaji 2008-04-25
Movie Race Robert D'Costa aka R.D. 2008-03-20
Movie Black & White Rajan Mathur 2008-02-01
Movie Welcome Majnu Bhai 2007-12-21
Movie Salaam-e-Ishq Vinay Malhotra 2007-01-26
Movie Darna Zaroori Hai Karan Chopra 2006-04-28
Movie Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Karan Oberoi 2006-04-14
Movie Bewafaa Aditya Sahai 2005-02-25
Movie My Wife's Murder Ravi Patwardhan 2005-08-19
Movie Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets Krishan Pundit 2005-09-16
Movie No Entry Kishen 2005-08-26
Movie Musafir Lucky 2004-12-09
Series Koffee with Karan Himself 2004-11-19
Movie Armaan Dr. Akash Sinha 2003-05-16
Movie Calcutta Mail Avinash 2003-06-30
Series Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai Himself 2002-03-22
Movie Badhaai Ho Badhaai Raja 2002-11-08
Movie Rishtey Suraj Singh 2002-08-18
Movie Om Jai Jagadish Om Batra 2002-07-08
Series 24 Omar Hassan 2001-11-06
Series Simply Shekhar Himself 2001-07-30
Movie Lajja Raju 2001-09-19
Movie Nayak: The Real Hero Shivaji Rao 2001-09-07
Movie Bulandi Dharamraj "Dada" Thakur / Arjun Thakur 2000-01-07
Series Kaun Banega Crorepati Himself 2000-07-03
Movie Pukar Major Jaidev Rajvansh 2000-02-04
Movie Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Avinash 2000-08-24
Movie Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Vijay 1999-01-22
Movie Mann Raj 1999-07-09
Movie Biwi No.1 Lakhan 1999-05-28
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Taal Vikrant Kapoor 1999-08-13
Movie Kabhi Na Kabhi Rajeshwar 'Raja' 1998-04-17
Movie Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate Shanker Sharma / Ramanuj / Nilofar 1998-11-23
Movie Gharwali Baharwali Arun H. Verma 1998-09-01
Movie Judaai Raj Verma 1997-02-28
Movie Virasat Shakti Thakur 1997-05-30
Movie Deewana Mastana Raj Kumar Sharma (Raja) 1997-10-24
Movie Chandralekha Alfi (cameo) 1997-09-04
Movie Rajkumar Rajkumar 1996-03-22
Movie Loafer Ravi Kumar 1996-06-09
Movie Mr. Bechara Anand Verma 1996-08-29
Movie Trimurti Anand Singh / Sikander 1995-12-22
Movie Laadla Raj 'Raju' Verma 1994-03-17
Movie Mr Azaad Azaad 1994-12-23
Movie 1942: A Love Story Naren Singh 1994-04-15
Movie Andaz Ajay Kumar Saxena 1994-04-08
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja Ramesh Verma/Romeo 1993-04-16
Movie Dil Tera Aashiq Himself 1993-10-22
Movie Gurudev Guru (Gaurav) 1993-09-03
Movie Zindagi Ek Juaa Hari 'Harry' Krishan 1992-05-15
Movie Beta Raju 1992-06-22
Movie Heer Ranjha Dido 'Ranjha' 1992-08-07
Movie Khel Arun 1992-10-14
Movie Humlaa Shiva 1992-05-29
Movie Benaam Badsha Deepak 1991-04-05
Movie Dharavi 1991-09-30
Movie Lamhe Virendra Pratap Singh 1991-11-04
Movie Awaargi Azaad 1990-01-26
Movie Kishen Kanhaiya Kishen / Kanhaiya 1990-03-09
Movie Jeevan Ek Sanghursh Karan Kumar 1990-08-03
Movie Ghar Ho To Aisa Amar 1990-03-18
Movie Jamai Raja Raja 1990-08-12
Movie Joshilaay Karan 1989-01-10
Movie Ram Lakhan Inspector Lakhan Pratap Singh 1989-01-27
Movie Parinda Karan Choudhary 1989-11-03
Movie Kala Bazaar Vijay Girdharilal 1989-09-27
Movie Rakhwala 1989-05-06
Movie Eeshwar Ishwarchand Vishnuchand Brahmanand Verma 'Ishwar' 1989-02-24
Movie Kasam Inspector Kishan Kumar / Krishna 1988-04-15
Movie Ram Avtar Avtar 1988-05-20
Movie Tezaab Mahesh Deshmukh (Munna) 1988-11-11
Movie Intaqaam 1988-11-11
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Sone Pe Suhaaga Ravi 1988-08-26
Movie Vijay Arjun I. Gujral / Arjun S. Bhalla 1988-08-12
Movie Hifazat Ram Kumar / Raj Kumar 1987-09-18
Movie Thikana Ravi Goel 1987-10-18
Movie Mr. India Arun Verma / Mr. India 1987-05-25
Movie Aap Ke Saath Vimal 1986-01-01
Movie Chameli Ki Shaadi Charandas 1986-02-21
Movie Karma Johnny / Gyaneshwar 1986-02-23
Movie Janbaaz Amar Singh 1986-06-20
Movie Saaheb Sunil Sharma / Saaheb 1985-01-31
Movie Meri Jung Arun Verma 1985-08-11
Movie Yudh Avinash Rathod 1985-05-02
Movie Andar Baahar Raja 1984-09-07
Movie Laila Kumar Deshraj Singh 1984-09-06
Movie Pallavi Anu Pallavi Vijay 1983-01-14
Movie Woh 7 Din Prem Pratap 1983-02-23
Movie Shakti Ravi Kumar 1982-09-22