Anil Kapoor biography


The title “Kapoor” has become synonymous with films as four generations of Kapoors have pursued acting and have become extremely popular. But the Kapoor we are talking about has set himself apart with his acting abilities and a never ending career. Yes he’s none other than the smart Anil Kapoor, one of the highly paid actors of Bollywood today.

Born in Chembur , Maharashtra, Anil celebrates his birthday on Christmas eve every year (24th December).� His dad and Prithviraj Kapoor were distant cousins. He has an elder brother, the renowned film maker Boney Kapoor and a younger brother, Sanjay Kapoor. They also have a sister married in Delhi.

Anil began his filmy career with “Woh� Saat Din”, alongside Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah. After this, an array of films fell in his lap one after another. From Andar Bahar, Mashaal and Shakti to Karma and Ram Lakhan. Bollywood saw some spectacular performances by Anil. “Mr. India” was a landmark film in Anil’s life which not only got him awards but also worldwide appreciation.

His marriage to designer Sunita Kapoor was another bliss in his successful life. They have three children ; Sonam, Rhea and Harshwardhan. Sunita is responsible for designing Anil’s clothes.

In the 90’s Anil’s career saw greater heights with films like “Viraasat” which got him the Videocon Screen Awards for the best actor in 1997. He even got the Critic’s Award for the same film at the Filmfare Awards.

Anil has been very particular as far as his choice of films is concerned. He preferred doing different kinds of roles to exhibit his acting talents. Thus we saw him as the dutyful son “Raju” in “Beta”, the self confidant reporter “Shivaji Rao” in “Nayak”, the serious “Lucky” in “ Musafir” and the comical husband “Kishen” in “No Entry”. Films like 1942 A Love Story, and Lamhe have also been superhits in their times.

Now aged 48, Anil still rules the hearts of the public. All his films, whether new or old are appreciated by one and all. His latest films include Salam-e-Ishq, a multi starrer emotional love story.

Anil stands out in his films even today. No wonder, then, that he is one of the more wanted artists in the film fraternity.

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