Anil Kapoor is regarded as one of the most prominent and versatile actors in the Bollywood film industry. He has been awarded with the most coveted National Film Award. The actor was born on December 24, 1959 into a Punjabi family in Tilak Nagar, Mumbai
. His father Surinder Kapoor was a film producer and mother Nirmal, a housemaker. He did his schooling from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School - Chembur and later from St. Xavier`s College, Mumbai. Kapoor`s elder brother Boney Kapoor is film producer while his younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is an actor. Kapoor married Sunita Kapoor and is blessed with two daughters and a son. Sonam Kapoor
his elder daughter is now a movie actress.
Anil Kapoor`s Film Career
Anil Kapoor began his career as a supporting role in Umesh Mehra`s Hamare Tumhare in the year 1979 and did trivial roles in Hum Paanch and Shakti. However, he made his debut in a leading role with the movie Woh Saat Din in the year 1983. He has won many accolades for his performances in Mashaal and Saaheb. Both the movies were smashing hits at the box office. Next he went on to star in many hit movies like Janbaaz, Insaaf Ki Awaaaz, Chameli Ki Shaadi and many more. He established himself on a strong footing with his runaway success, Meri Jung opposite Amrish Puri
. With blockbusters like Shekhar Kapur`s science fiction Mr. India
, Ram Lakhan, Eashwar, Prinda, Kapoor created a special niche for himself in Bollywood.
In the 1990s he gave another set of hits like Kishen Kanhaiya, Ghar Ho To Aisa, Awaargi, Lamhe, Khel and so on. His two movies, Beta opposite Maghuri Dixit and 1942: A Love Story with Manisha Koirala
were blockbusters. Following these movies he also starred in Judaai, Deewana Mastana, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hai and Taal all of which were booming at the box office.
The last decade visualised the actor`s some of the powerhouse performances in the dual role movie Bulandi, critically acclaimed Rajkumar Santoshi
, Nayak, Aarman, Calcutta Mail, Musafir and My Wife`s Murder. Kapoor proved his versatility by acting in the comedy flicks like No Entry
. The actor was well appreciated in the Abbas Mustan`s thriller Race and Yuvraj. In the International domain he starred in the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire and received rave reviews for his acting skills.
Awards and Honours of Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor won the prestigious Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance in Mashal. He next won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for Tezaab in 1988 and also in 1992 for Beta. He again won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Virasat in 1997 and the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Taal in 1999. Anil Kapoor won the much coveted National Film Award for Best Actor for his commendable performance in Pukar. For the film Slumdog Millionaire we won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Filmography of Anil Kapoor
1983 Woh Saat Din
1986 Pyaar Ka Sindoor ,
Chameli Ki Shaadi,
Aap Ke Saath,
Insaaf Ki Awaaz
1989 Ram Lakhan,
Ghar Ho To Aisa,
Jamai Raja, Raja
1993 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
1942: A Love Story
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi,
Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain,
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai,
Om Jai Jagadish,
2005 My Wife`s Murder,
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love,