Name: Anil Kapoor
Birthday: 24 December, 1959
Marital status: Married, has two daughters and a son.
Awards: National Film Award for Best Actor, 2 Filmfare Best Actor Award, 2 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
Biography: Anil Kapoor was born in Mumbai to a Punjabi-speaking family. His father Surinder Kapoor was a film producer, his elder brother Boney Kapoor is also a film producer while his younger brother Sanjay Kapoor also appears in Hindi films as an actor. He married Sunita Kapoor in 1984. His elder daughter Sonam Kapoor is also a film actress.
Kapoor was fan of veteran film actor Raj Kapoor and this was also visible in his acting later. He made his debut with a supporting role in Umesh Mehra’s Hamare Tumhare in 1979 and later got his leading role in Who Saat Din in 1983. He was recognized as an actor after his work in Yash Chopra’s Mashaal. This film won him his first Filmfare Award. He delivered some big hits in the mid 80s with Meri Jung, Karma and a sci-fi film Mr. India. In 1988, he alongside Madhuri Dixit delivered a super-hit film Tezaab, and won his Filmfare Award in Best Actor category. His success continued with films like Ram Lakhan and Parinda.
In 1990s he was seen in films like Kishen Kanhaiya, Ghar Ho To Aisa and Awargi. In the year 1991 Kapoor was seen in Yash Chopra’s Lamhe. The film failed to do much at the box-office but is considered a landmark film in Hindi cinema and won Kapoor a nomination at Filmfare awards. In 1992 Anil Kapoor delivered a brilliant performance in super-hit film Beta and won a Filmfare Award for his performance. In 1993 he was seen opposite Sreedevi in Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja but this film failed at the box-office. They were again seen in Laadla in 1994 and this film worked well at the box-office. He was later seen in films like Judaai, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain and Virasat. His role in Virasat won him lot of accolades.
Kapoor’s first release in 2000 was Bulandi. In the same year he was seen in Pukar and this film won him a National award. His next commercial success was Hamara Dil Aapke Pass Hai. Later he was seen in Nayak (2001) and delivered a splendid perfomance. From the last few years Kapoor was seen in many multi-starrer films like Welcome, No Entry and Race.
All these films did good business and proved Kapoor’s versatility as an actor. He was also seen in Oscar winning Hollywood film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and gave him the recognition.
In 2012, Kapoor starred in Tezz which bombed terribly at the Box Office. However, the actor came with bang with Race 2. His famous role of ‘Inspector Robert D’Costa (R.D.)’ was revived in the sequel too. Race 2 made it to the 100 crore club and was liked by the masses. Later, in the same year, Anil Kapoor was seen in Shootout At Wadala, again in the role of an inspector.
His successful TV series 24 was quite applauded. The Versatile actor has films like No Entry Mein Entry, Welcome Back and Dil Dhadakne Do in his kitty.
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