• 24 December 1956
  • Mumbai
  • Male
  • Indian

Anil Kapoor


Anil Kapoor was born into a Punjabi Hindu family on 24 December 1956 in Chembur to Nirmal Kapoor and film producer Surinder Kapoor. Kapoor was educated at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur, and at the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Kapoor made his debut in films in 1970, playing a young Shashi Kapoor in Tu Payal Mein Geet. Anil Kapoor made his Hindi films debut with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare in a small role. He then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, Vamsa Vruksham directed by veteran Bapu. He played his first Hindi film leading role in Woh Saat Din (1983) which was directed by Bapu and featured Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah. Anil Kapoor played a comic tapori again in Karma (1986), the biggest hit of the year. Anil Kapoor had a protagonist role in Shekhar Kapur's sci-fi film Mr. India (1987), the biggest hit of the year.In 1988, he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film, Tezaab, the biggest blockbuster of 1988.The year 1990 saw him play a dual role, as twin brothers in the highly successful action comedy Kishen Kanhaiya and the same year, he further attained reasonable box-office success with Ghar Ho To Aisa.Anil Kapoor's 1991 releases, Benaam Badsha was accorded average status at the box office. In 1992, Kapoor received his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his hard-hitting performance in Indra Kumar's Beta – the biggest blockbuster of the year opposite Madhuri Dixit. Kapoor came up with a decent performance in the moderate critical and commercial success Gharwali Baharwali (1998), opposite Raveena Tandon and Rambha. In Judaai, Kapoor's depiction of a loving husband torn between his two wives was appreciated and the film fared well at the box-office. Deewana Mastana (1997), Biwi No.1 (1999) and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999) were also box office hits, with Biwi No. 1 earning him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. Kapoor's unusual characterisation of a zealous, crooked musical superstar in Taal. Anil Kapoor's first release of 2000 was Bulandi, in which he played a double role, showing restraint and maturity as the elder Thakur. Kapoor performed as the stricken husband in the thriller My Wife's Murder, which he also produced Anees Bazmee's super-hit comedy No Entry (2005), followed for Kapoor that year.Anil's first release of 2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love was a box office hit in overseas though a flop in India. His first release in 2008, Abbas Mustan's thriller, Race became a box-office hit. Vijay Krishna Acharya's Tashan marked Anil's comeback to Yash Raj Films but failed to do well at the box-office. VIjay Krishna Acharya's Tashan marked Anil's comeback to Yash Raj Films but failed to do well at the box-office.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. Beginning in 2013, he starred in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of 24.In 2015, he starred alongside an ensemble cast of Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar's family comedy-drama Dil Dhadakne Do, which proved to be a commercial success and received positive reviews, earning Kapoor his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.He starred in the comedy-drama Jugjugg Jeeyo (2022), alongside Neetu Singh, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani. He was recently seen in Fighter movie with Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone. The movie grossed around 250 crores at the box office. In 1984, Kapoor married Sunita Bhavnani, a costume designer with whom he has two daughters and a son. Their elder daughter Sonam Kapoor (born 1985) is an actress, and their younger daughter Rhea Kapoor (born 1987) is a film producer, and their son Harshvardhan Kapoor (born 1990) is also an actor.


Movie NameRelease Date
Laila September 7, 1984
Andar Baahar September 7, 1984
Yudh May 3, 1985
Saaheb January 31, 1985
Meri Jung August 11, 1985