Anil Kapoor is a very popular Indian actor and producer. He has done over a hundred Hindi films, as well as international films and television series. Anil Kapoor has spent 40 years as an actor and worked as a producer since 2005. Anil Kapoor has won several awards in his career, including 2 National Film Awards and 6 Filmfare Awards in various acting categories. His best-known movies are Beta, Tezab, and Mr. India.
Anil Kapoor was born in a Panjabi family on 24 December 1956 in Bombay(now Mumbai), India. His father’s name is Late Surinder Kapoor and his mother’s name is Nirmal Kapoor. He has an elder brother Boney Kapoor, a famous Bollywood producer, and a younger brother Sanjay Kapoor, an actor, and a sister, Reena Kapoor. According to some sources, Anil Kapoor had an affair with actress Madhuri Dixit. There were also some rumors that he dated actress Kimi Katkar.
After being in a relationship Anil Kapoor tied the knot with Sunita Bhambhani on 19 May 1984. The couple is blessed with three children. Anil Kapoor’s first child is Sonam Kapoor, a Bollywood actress. The second child is Rhea Kapoor, a film producer and the third child is Harshvardhan Kapoor, an actor. Arjun Kapoor (Boney Kapoor’s son), Mohit Marwah (Reena Kapoor’s son), and Jahaan Kapoor (Sanjay Kapoor’s son) are Anil’s nephews. Anshula Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor (Boney Kapoor’s daughters), and Shanaya Kapoor (Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter) are his nieces.
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Anil Kapoor Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Anil Kapoor|
|Nick Name||• Mr. India|
|Age||(as in 2022) 66 Years|
|Debut||• Film (Hindi): Hamare Tumhare (1979) (cameo role)|
• Film (Hindi): Woh Saat Din (lead role)
• Film (Telugu): Vamsa Vruksham (1980)
• Film (Kannada): Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983)
• Film (Malayalam): Chandralekha (1997)
• Film (British): Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
• Film (Hollywood): Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
• Film (Production): Badhaai Ho Badhaai (2002)
• TV: 24 (2010, American TV Series)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Capricorn|
|Birth Place||Bombay, Bombay State, India|
|Date of Birth||24 December 1956|
|Residence||31 Shrinagar, 7th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Painting, Gymming, Travelling|
|Mother's Name||Nirmal Kapoor|
|Father's Name||Late Surinder Kapoor (Producer)|
|Brother||• Boney Kapoor (Elder, Producer)|
• Sanjay Kapoor (Younger, Actor)
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Madhuri Dixit (Actress, Rumour)|
• Kimi Katkar (Actress, Rumour)
• Sunita Bhambhani Kapoor (Costume Designer)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Wife/Spouse||Sunita Bhambhani Kapoor|
|Marriage Date||19 May 1984|
|Children||• Harshvardhan Kapoor (Actor)|
• Sonam Kapoor (Actress)
• Rhea Kapoor (Producer)
|School||Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Mumbai|
|College/University||St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||12th Standard (Expelled from college due to lack of attendance)|
|Brands Endorsed||• CRED|
• Malabar Gold & Diamonds
|Career Manager||Rizila Sutari|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm|
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 75 kg|
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Chest Size||41 inches|
|Biceps Size||13 inches|
|Waist Size||33 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Punjabi|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||12 US|
|Shoe Size||10 US|
|Cars Collection||• Audi RS7|
• Mercedes ML350
• BMW 7-Series 760 Li
• W222 Mercedes Benz S-Class
|Favourite Food||Gujarati Thali, Baingan ka Bharta with chappatis and mooli parathas, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Fish|
|Favourite Actors||Raj Kapoor, Charlie Chaplin|
|Favourite Colors||Black, White, Red|
|Favourite Actresses||Rekha, Sridevi, Katrina Kaif|
|Favourite Song||"Rock On Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara" by Farhan Akhtar from the film 'Rock On'|
|Favourite Director||Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle|
|Favourite Restaurant||Restaurants in Mayfair, London, The Bar at Dorchester|
|Controversies||• Once, Abhay Deol showed his frustration in media at the makers of 'Aisha' (2010), i.e., Sunil Manchanda, Rhea Kapoor, and Anil Kapoor, for getting sidelined in the film's promotions. In reply, Anil Kapoor, the co-producer of the film, said on Karan Johar's show Koffee with Karan that "Abhay Deol needs help in every way."|
• In 2016, the Western Railway sent a notice to the production house M/S Market Men Consumer & Events Pvt Ltd for shooting a promotional ad in a running train. According to the Western Railway official, Anil Kapoor was seen dangerously clinging onto the footboard of a running train in Mumbai for his upcoming TV series "24: Season 2", on 14 July 2017, which was an offence under the Railway Act.
Anil Kapoor went to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Mumbai for his primary education. After that, he went to St Xavier’s College but was expelled for short attendance. During his college days, he participated in various competitions and also acted in some plays.
Anil Kapoor was not born with a silver spoon. As his father was struggling in the film industry at that time he along with his 7 family members, lived in a single room in the suburb of Chembur in Mumbai. His childhood revolved around Bollywood. Since childhood, he only aimed to enter the world of acting. When he was at the age of 12, he acted in a movie, which did not release. In the year 1979, Anil Kapoor apeared in his very first movie Hamare Tumhare. And in the next year, he also made his Telugu movie debut with Vamsa Vruksham. He afterward featured as a lead performing artist.
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Anil Kapoor Net Worth
According to reports, Anil Kapoor’s net worth is around $12 Million. Reportedly, Anil Kapoor’s annual income is around INR 8-10 crores. He owns assets worth INR 35 crores and several luxury cars worth around INR 9 crores.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$12 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actor, Producer|
In 1983, Anil Kapoor made his Kannada Movie debut with the film Pallavi Anu Pallavi. In 1984, Anil Kapoor, got his 1st Filmfare Award, for the movie Mashaal which was directed by Yash Chopra. Then he won a Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 1988 for the movie Tezaab which was directed by N. Chandra. After becoming a known face Anil Kapoor did numerous other effective movies, including Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Janbaaz (1986), Awaargi (1990), Benaam Badshah(1991).
In 1987, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit starrer film Mr. India become very popular all over the country, and Afterward Anil Kapoor was a household name. His role in the movie Beta helped him with his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor, in 1992.
In 1993, He played the role of Ramesh Verma(Romeo) in the film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja along with popular actor Jackie Shroff. In the next few year, he did many hit movies including Laadla(1984), Trimurti(1995), Loafer(1996), Judaai (1997), Virasat (1997), Gharwali Baharwali(1998), Biwi No.1(1999), and Pukar(2000).
In the year 2001, His next movie Nayak was released and broked all past records at the box office. In this movie, he played the role of Shivaji Rao. The movie was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. In the last 15 years, he worked in many super hit movies including No Entry (2005), Welcome(2007), Race(2008), Tezz(2012) Race 2,
and Shootout at Wadala in 2013. Anil Kapoor also worked in the famous Hollywood movie series Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in the role of Brij Nath in 2011.
Ek Baar Kaho
|1981||Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya|
|1983||Pallavi Anu Pallavi|
Woh Saat Din
|1986||Kahan Kahan Se Guzar |
Pyaar Ka Sindoor
Chameli Ki Shaadi
Aap Ke Saath
Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge
Insaaf Ki Awaaz
Sone Pe Suhaaga
Aag Se Khelenge
Ghar Ho To Aisa
Jeevan Ek Sangharsh
Zindagi Ek Jua
|1993||Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja|
1942: A Love Story Naren Singh
|1998||Kabhi Na Kabhi|
Gharwali Baharwali Arun
Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
|1999||Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain|
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
Karobaar: The Business of Love
|2002||Badhaai Ho Badhaai|
Om Jai Jagadish
My Wife's Murder
|2006||Humko Deewana Kar Gaye|
Darna Zaroori Hai
|2007||Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love|
|2008||My Name is Anthony Gonsalves|
Black & White
|2009||Shortcut: The Con is on|
|2011||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol|
Shootout at Wadala
Mahabharat 3D Film
|2015||Dil Dhadakne Do|
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
|2019||Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga|
TV Shows & Serials List
Facts About Anil Kapoor
- Does Anil Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does Anil Kapoor smoke?: No (Quit)
- Initially, his family used to live in Raj Kapoor‘s garage in Mumbai, but later they shifted to the ‘Chawl’ area of the city.
- Anil Kapoor is used to working in Raj Kapoor’s garage to financially support his family.
- Anil had a habit of playing and running bare feet in his childhood.
- He was denied admission to Pune Film Institute, as he failed the written examination there.
- Anil Kapoor got two movies Jaanbaz and Mere Jung on the night of the premiere of Mashaal.
- In an interview he revealed that he first talked to Sunita on phone and fell in love with her voice, and with time, they came closer to each other and their love story started.
- The same night, he went to his then-girlfriend, Sunita’s house, and proposed to her for marriage.
- Anil Kapoor also got training as a semi-classical singer and has sung songs like “Pyaar Kiya Nahi Jata” and the title track of the 1986 Bollywood comedy Chameli Ki Shaadi.
- 1987 film Mr. India, Amitabh Bachchan was the first choice for the lead role but it later went to Anil Kapoor.
- In Mr. India movie Anil Kapoor was seen in the same pair of clothes and hats in all the scenes.
- In 1986, Anil along with Salma Agha made an album titled “Welcome”, in which he sang all the songs with Salma and music was by Bappi Lahiri.
- His dialog ‘Jhakaas’ is popular worldwide.
- Anil Kapoor’s first production was Badhaai Ho Badhaai.
- In 2008, he did a film Slumdog Millionaire, which was his first international film and he played the role of Prem Kumar, the game’s show host. The movie won 8 Academy Awards (Oscar) in different categories.
- In 2010, he has featured in American TV Series titled 2’4′ as Kamistan President Omar Hassan and then also in Indian TV Series on the same name of the American- 24, as the lead actor- Jai Singh Rathod.
- Anil Kapoor was also honored with a Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds in Singapore for his contribution to cinema.
- Anil Kapoor was not allowed to show his look publicly of film Dil Dhadakne Do and was given a bandanna to cover his head. Moreover, To design Anil’s hairstyle it took around 100 hours.
- He once compared himself with a bottle of French wine, which gets better and better with age.
- He is very much self-obsessed, as he disclosed that whenever he finds some source or alternative of a mirror, he stops for a while and watches himself and boosts his self-confidence.
- Like the promise to her daughter Sonam Kapoor, he has quit smoking after the start of her career.
Is Anil Kapoor won, Oscar?
Anil Kapoor became a part of history when the Indian cast-led Slumdog Millionaire swept the Oscars in 2009 but the actor remembers the eve of the ceremony for being scolded by his wife. The actor was speaking at a special ceremony in Mumbai to celebrate ten years of the iconic win, along with Gulzar and A R Rahman.
How does Anil Kapoor look so young?
Apart from his acting skills, Anil Kapoor is famous for his forever young looks and fit physique. Even at 64, he looks as fit and handsome as he does 30 years ago when he made his debut in Bollywood. When his co-stars are struggling with their age and playing the roles of dad n grandparents he is still getting offers to play the lead roles because he doing regular exercise and taking a good diet and also dressing appropriately and according to his age His neck is usually covered by buttoned-up formal shirts and smart ties, so it doesn’t serve as a giveaway feature in assessing his age.
What are Anil Kapoor’s best movies?
Anil Kapoor’s best 10 movies are -Mr. India (1987), Parinda, Virasat, Nayak, Mashal, Pukar, Tezaab, Woh 7 Din, Beta, and Laadla.
How is Anil Kapoor related to Raj Kapoor?
Anil Kapoor’s father is a distant cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor then, Anil Kapoor is the cousin of Raj Kapoor and uncle of Rishi Kapoor. That means Rishi Kapoor is the cousin of Sonam Kapoor then Sonam is a distant aunt of Ranbir Kapoor. Well, that means Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor are not cousins.
What was Anil Kapoor angry about at Zee Cine Awards 2016?
The Zee Cine Awards 2016 was hosted by Karan Johar and Shahid Kapoor. They were quite hilarious and doing their job well. In between, they were making fun of some of their counterparts. They called Anil Kapoor on stage and started addressing him as a veteran actor, most senior actor, etc. which obviously didn’t go well with Anil Kapoor. They started teasing him saying they grew up watching his films. But Anil Kapoor was not ready to accept his age and even got furious and left the stage challenging the youngsters if they can outperform him on stage. Then this 59-year-old gave a power-packed performance on stage accompanied by a set of trained young dancers and danced to the tunes of his popular numbers like My Name Is Lakhan and others. Dressed in bright colored clothes, he even did his signature steps making the audience nostalgic!