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Annu Kapoor

Name: Annu Kapoor

Birthdate: 20th of February, 1956

Zodiac: Pisces

Awards: Annu Kapoor received the Best Director- V. Shantaram Award for his directed film, ‘Abhay (The Fearless)’, starring Moon MoonSen, Benjamin Gelani and Nana Patekar. This film also bagged the ‘Best Children’s Film- Swarna Kamal Award’ at the prestigious 42nd National Film Awards held in the year 1994.

Trivia:

1) Annu Kapoor appeared as Kabir in a Doordarshan serial.

2) Annu Kapoor is the ex-brother-in-law of the renowned actor, Om Puri. Annu’s sister Seema Kapoor who was a documentary filmmaker had tied the knot with Om Puri in the year 1990, but three years later both of them got a divorce.

Biography: Anil Kapoor, known in the film industry as Annu Kapoor was born on the 20th of February, 1956 in the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.He had wanted to become a surgeon but due to financial problems he could not afford to study.

This film actor is well-known for hosting the television singing reality show named ‘Antakshari’, aired on Zee TV.

Annu Kapoor began his career in the industry with the Shyam Benegal film directed ‘Mandi’ (1983). He has been working in the industry for over a span of thirty years and throughout his illustrious career he has made a distinctive appearance in television reality shows, Bollywood films and television serials. Recently he played the obsessive and compulsive role of that of a doctor of a sperm clinic, in the recently released film, ‘Vicky Donor’, directed by Shootjit Sircar and starring Annu Kapoor himself, Ayushman Khurrana and Yami Gautam. This movie which was released on the20th of April, 2012 was a great success at the box office and Annu Kapoor received lots of appreciation for his performance in this film.

In the year 2006, it had been announced that ‘Antakshari’ was going to close for ever and a grand finale was held for that occasion.The year 2007 saw the relaunching of this famous television singing reality show, ‘Antakshari- The Great Challenge’ on Star One channel.This show was later on shifted to Star Plus and Annu Kapoor hosted this show along with Juhi Parmar. Previously from 1996 to 2006, Annu Kapoor used to host this particular singing reality show.

Next up in the year 2011, he appeared in the Vishal Bhardwaj directed black comedy drama thriller movie titled ‘7 Khoon Maaf’. This film which was based on Ruskin Bond’s short story named ‘Susanna’s Seven Husbands’ had Priyanka Chopra in the lead role. Here Annu Kapoor played the role of Susanna’s fifth husband, Keemat Lal, who was a police inspector.

‘The Golden Era- with Annu Kapoor’ the television show aired on the Mastii channel is a show which showcased some of the melodies and the heart touching era of music in Bollywood. This program was segmented into 3 harmonious parts which was soon followed by some unforgettable songs. This show starts with some inside and outside Bollywood news and it ends on a nostalgic and poetic note.

Annu Kapoor is a great believer in numerology and with the beginning of the television show, ‘Antakshari- The Great Challenge’, he altered his title from Kapoor to Kapur.

‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’, directed by Sangeeth Sivan is Annu Kapoor’s upcoming film in 2013. This comedy flick, produced by Dharmendra is a sequel to the 2011 film, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ and this film stars Annu Kapoor himself, Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, AnupamKher, Johnny Lever and several others.

His filmography includes: ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’, ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘GaliGaliChorHai’, ‘7 Khoon Maaf’, ‘The Fakir of Venice’, ‘Aitraaz’, ‘Raincoat’, ‘KuchTohGadbadHai’, ‘Om Jai Jagaddish’, ‘Hum KisiseKumNahin’, ‘Tune MeraDIl Le Liyaa’, ‘ArjunPandit’, ‘KachcheDhaage’, ‘Udaan’, ‘Vijeta’, ‘Kala Pani’, ‘AnokhaAndaaz’, ‘Jawab’, ‘Drohkaal’, ‘Darr’, ‘Gardish’, ‘WaqtHamaraHai’, ‘Sardar’, ‘Dil Ki Baazi’, ‘ShreemanAashique’, ‘Muskurahat’, ‘Paayal’, ‘JeenaMarnaTere Sang’, ‘Ranbhoomi’, ‘Vishnu-Devaa’, ‘Hum’, ‘Jamai Raja’, ‘Yodha’, ‘Ghayal’, ‘Awaz De KahanHai’, ‘PyasiNigahen’, ‘Veeru Dada’, ‘ZakhmiZameen’, ‘ChaalBaaz’, ‘Elaan-E-Jung’, ‘Dost’, ‘AakhriGulam’, ‘Main AzaadHoon’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘The Perfect Murder’, ‘GunahonKaFaisla’, ‘Khoon Bahaa Ganga Mein’, ‘Tezaab’, ‘Mr. India’, ‘Susman’, ‘Chameli Ki Shaadi’, ‘EkRukaHuaFaisla’, ‘Arjun’, ‘Damul’, ‘Utsav’, ‘Khandhar’, ‘Mashaal’, ‘Betaab’, ‘Mandi’ and ‘KaalaPatthar’.




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