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Annu Kapoor Bio, Age, Wife, Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth & Wiki

Annu Kapoor is a well-known Indian film actor and television presenter. He is best known for hosting the vocal reality show Antakshari from 1993 to 2006 and his roles in Mr. India, Vicky Donor, and Jolly LLB 2. He won the Filmfare award as well as National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Annu Kapoor was born in a Punjabi family on 20 February 1956 in Itwara, Bhopal. His father, Madanlal Kapoor, was the owner of a traveling Parsi Theatre Company, and his mother, Kamal Shabnam Kapoor, was an Urdu teacher and a trained classical singer. His elder brother, Ranjit Kapoor, is a screenwriter and a film director, and his younger brother, Nikhil Kapoor, is a lyricist and a writer. Annu also has a sister, Seema Kapoor, an actress.

In 1992, Kapoor got married to Anupama, who was lived in America. The couple has 3 sons, Kavam, Maahir, and Evaan. The duo got divorced after a few years of their marriage. He, later, got married to Arunita Mukherjee. The couple has a daughter, Aradhita. Despite marrying, Arunita, he was in regular touch with his first wife, Anupama, which led to a divorce between Annu and Arunita. In 2008, Annu remarried his first wife, Anupama.

Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor Wiki/Bio

Birth NameAnil Kapoor
Other NameAnnu
Age(as in 2020) 64 Years
Debut• Film: Mandi (1983) as 'A Doctor'
• TV: Khari Khari (1980's)
Famous ForHosting the popular music reality show "Antakshari" (1993-2006)
ReligionHindu
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignPisces
Birth PlaceItwara, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date of Birth20 February 1956 (Monday)
NationalityIndian
ResidenceNot Known
Home TownItwara, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
HobbiesReading, Travelling

Family

Mother's NameKamal Shabnam Kapoor (Urdu Teacher, Classical Singer)
Father's NameMadanlal Kapoor (Owner of a traveling Parsi Theatre Company)
Brother• Ranjit Kapoor (Screenwriter & Film Director)
• Nikhil Kapoor (Lyricist & Writer)
SisterSeema Kapoor (Actress)

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Anupama (American)
• Arunita Mukherjee (TV Host)

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse• First-Wife: Anupama (m. 1992-93; Remarried her in 2008)
• Second-Wife: Arunita Mukherjee (Divorced)

Annu Kapoor Wife

Annu Kapoor Wife

Marriage DateNot Known
Children• Son(s)- Maahir Kapoor, Kavam Kapoor, and Evaan Kapoor ( all 3 sons From his first wife, Anupama)
• Daughter- Aradhita Kapoor (From his second wife, Arunita Mukherjee)
Annu Kapoor Daughter

Annu Kapoor Daughter

Education

SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityNational School of Drama (NSD), Delhi
Educational QualificationNot Known
ProfessionActor, Television Anchor, Film Director, Film Producer
Brands EndorsedNot Known
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141.1 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size40 inches
Biceps Size15 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityPunjabi from his father's side and a Bengali Brahmin from his mother's side.
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Kown
Shoe Size8 US

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodLucknowi Biryani, Kakori Kebab, Sheermal
Favourite DessertsJalebi, Gulab Jamun
Favourite CuisinesContinental, Italian, Indian
Favourite RestaurantsIndigo and Pizza Express in Mumbai, Gulati in Delhi
Favourite Travel DestinationSwitzerland
Favourite SingerAsha Bhosle
Controversies• Once Annu Kapoor attracted controversy for commenting over the change of names of cities and railway stations. Annu, while calling it meaningless, said that all victors left behind an imprint of their rule. Further, he went on to say, "The country’s original name is Bharat. The names like Hindustan and India were given by invaders.”
• After getting married to Arunita, Annu was still in contact with his first wife, Anupama. His second wife, Arunita, alleged that Annu often used to abuse her and forced her to leave his home and move back to her parents along with their daughter, Aradhita.
• In 2011, Annu attracted controversy again by making silly remarks about her "7 Khoon Maaf" co-star Priyanka Chopra. Annu Kapoor, during an interview, said, "I’m not good-looking, I’m not a hero. Agar main hero hota, then maybe she would have done intimate scenes with me.”

Life Journey

As a kid, Annu wanted to become a surgeon or an IAS officer. Though, he had to quit his studies after class 10 due to his family’s bad financial condition. Soon, He began doing odd jobs like selling tea at a tea stall, managing a small fire-cracker shop, selling dummy currencies, and selling lottery tickets. Later, his father insisted he joins his theatre company.

After working at his father’s theatre company for a while, Kapoor enrolled in the National School of Drama (NSD) in Delhi, where his elder brother, Ranjit Kapoor, was already a student. In 1981, Annu portrayed the role of a 70-year-old man in the stage play Ek Ruka Hua Faisla. The film director Shyam Benegal saw his performance in the play and gave him to play a role in his film Mandi in 1983.

Annu Kapoor Net Worth

According to Woodgram, Annu Kapoor’s estimated net worth is $12 million.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$12 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActor, Television Anchor, Film Director, Film Producer

Career

Kapoor’s career has crossed over 30 years, including Bollywood cinema, game shows, television serials. He is best recognized for hosting the singing show Close-Up Antakshari, produced by Zee TV. His appearance as an obsessive-compulsive sperm-bank physician in 2012’s Vicky Donor met with significant and widespread acclaim. Kapoor acted in the horror TV serial Kile ka Rahasya in 1989 as a cop who fond of singing. He has also performed in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.

In the year 2007, Antakshari, The National Challenge was relaunched on STAR One. The earlier year, its last episode was telecast, the program’s initial run was from 1993 to 2006. His scope of roles alters from portrayal as Saint Kabir in DD National TV show of the same name, as Mahatma Gandhi in Sardar and Veer Savarkar in Kaala Pani, to police officer in 7 Khoon Maaf, a trivial thief in Utsav to comedic villain in Hum.

The Golden Era – With Annu Kapoor on the Mastiii channel is a wistfulness TV serial about Indian theater, adorned with classical era’s Hindi film songs and commentary by Annu Kapoor on unheard tales of Bollywood Cinema’s Legends.

Currently, Annu Kapoor does a radio program on 92.7 Big FM named Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor on 92.7 Big FM. It’s a daily show that broadcasts nationally on the radio networks covering all Hindi speaking radio stations across the country. Kapoor recreates the magic of the Golden era with memorable melodies of that era and untold stories of the stars and movies of the Hindi Cinema. The show arises with the tagline Filmy Duniya Ki Kahi Ankahi Kahaniya.

Movies List

1983Betaab
Mandi
1984Utsav
Mashaal
1985Arjun
Damul
1986Chameli Ki Shaadi
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
1987Diljalaa
Mr. India
Susman
1988The Perfect Murder
Gunahon Ka Faisla
Khoon Bahaa Ganga Mein
Tezaab
1989ChaalBaaz
Elaan-E-Jung
Dost Forest officer
Aakhri Gulam
Main Azaad Hoon
Ram Lakhan
1990Ghayal
Aawaz De Kahan Hai
Pyasi Nigahen
Veeru Dada
Zakhmi Zameen
1991Ranbhoomi
Vishnu-Devaa
Hum
Jamai Raja
Yodha
1992Muskurahat
Paayal
Jeena Marna Tere Sang
1993Darr
Gardish
Waqt Hamara Hai
Sardar
Dil Ki Baazi
Shreemaan Aashique
1994Drohkaal
1995Anokha Andaaz
Jawab
1996Vijeta
Kala Pani
1997Udaan
1999Arjun Pandit
Kachche Dhaage
2000Tune Mera Dil Le Liyaa
2002Om Jai Jagadish
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
2004Aitraaz
Raincoat
Kuch To Gadbad Hai
20117 Khoon Maaf
2012Gali Gali Chor Hai
Vicky Donor
2013Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
2014Shaukeen
Saat Uchakkey
Kisi Ne Titli Ko Dekha Hai Kya
Jai Ho Democracy
Muavza
Badlapur Boys
2015Dharam Sankat Mein
Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho
2016Saat Uchakkey
2017Jolly LLB 2
2018Mangal Ho
Missing
Home
Ba Baa Black Sheep
2019Dream Girl
Khandaani Shafakhana
The Fakir of Venice
2020Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari
Khuda Haafiz

Facts About Annu Kapoor

  • Does Annu Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Does Annu Kapoor smoke?: No
  • Annu’s father initially came from Peshawar, Pakistan, and urged his wife (Annu’s mother) to learn Persian, Urdu, and Arabic, and after some time, she became an instructor of Urdu.
  • During his NSD days, he took part in shows such as Antim Yatra, The Great God Brown, Three Sisters, and The Zoo Story.
  • While talking about his struggling days, he revealed that his mother’s payroll as an Urdu teacher was only Rs. 40 a month.
  • In the year 1982, Kapoor went to Mumbai with just Rs. 419.25.
  • Annu portrayed the role of Dr. Baldev Chaddha, a fertility expert in the Bollywood movie Vicky Donor in 2012. He won around seven awards for this film.
  • He is 13 years older than his first wife, Anupama
  • Kapoor has even produced a musical contest for children Aao Jhoomein Gaayen which aired on SAB TV.
  • He has a love for reading religious texts like the Vedas, the Quran, and the Upanishads. He has read them as many as 14 times.
  • He was born as Anil Kapoor. Later, he converted it to Annu from Anil to avoid mixing it with the Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor.

FAQs

What is the role of Annu Kapoor in the Anupama serial?

Actor Annu Kapoor has been roped in to play the character of Principal of the college where Anupama will be joining as a Professor.

What are some of the best movies of Annu Kapoor?

Some of the best movies of Annu Kapoor are Vicky Donor, Mr. India, Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, and Darr.

What is the age of Annu Kapoor?

64 years (20 February 1956).

Who is the wife of Annu Kapoor?

Anupama Kapoor.