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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 December 1956Chembur, State of Bombay, India
Nickname Lakkhan
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary.

A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S. (Our Lady of Perpetual Succor) School, and was an ardent fan of Bollywood flicks that were telecast during the Ganesh Maha Utsav every year. He was a fan of Raj Kapoor, and it was this that influenced his acting, and people saw him as a mimic of the legendary showman. He landed a role as a child artiste with Shashi Kapoor in the lead, but the movie (Tu Payal Main Geet) was never released.

After school, he went to study in St. Xaviers College. He commuted by bus and train from Chembur to Bombay V.T., and the walked the rest of the way. It was here that he met Mazhar Khan. A distracted Anil was kicked out of College in the second year due to his lack of presence. His attempts to join the Pune Film Institute were in vain, as he failed in the written examination. He then decided to join Roshan Taneja's Acting school.

He first appeared on the silver screen in Hamhare Tumhare in a character role. His first lead role was in 'Woh 7 Din' and from thence on there has been no looking back. He has acted in close to a 100 movies, and has 5 in production. He has produced two movies (Gandhi My Father & Badhaai Ho Badhaai), as well as been a Casting Director/Outdoor In charge for 'Hum Paanch'.

Kapoor's first role in an international film was in Danny Boyle's 2008 Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. His performance in the eighth season of the action series 24 generated rave reviews from the American press Globally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognized Indian actors.

Anil met wealthy and chic model, Sindhi-speaking Sunita Bhambhani, and married her in 1984. Since then they have given birth to 3 children, kapoor has two daughters and a son Harshwardhan Kapoor.Kapoor's elder daughter is actress Sonam Kapoor. Rhea Kapoor attended school in New York and is now a producer in Mumbai.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Sunita Bhambhani (19 May 1984 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (38)

Brother of Sanjay Kapoor
National Award 2001 for his performance in Pukar (2000).
Brother-in-law of actress Sridevi. Used to live in Chembur, Bombay.
Brother of Boney Kapoor, the Kapoor family used to live in Maitri Colony, Chembur, Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
Son of film producer Surinder Kapoor
He is the director of Asian Academy of film and television film city noida which conducts film degree programs and is rated as top 10 in the world
Daughter's name is Sonam Kapoor. She is made her debut in 'Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s Saawariya with Ranbir Kapoor as her co-star.
Anil Kapoor shaved-off his mustache, for the first time, while filming Lamhe (1991). He has also done so for Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998) and Salaam-E-Ishq (2007).
Has two nephews studying Film - Mohit & Akshay Marwah.
Anil Kapoor's father Surinder Kapoor was Nargis and Geeta Bali's secretary.
Was a child artiste in the shelved film Tu Paayal Main Geet starring Shashi Kapoor. He was playing the role of the young childhood Shashi Kapoor.
Auditioned for the small role of Sanjay Dutt's friend in the latter's debut film Rocky, in his struggling days, but didn't get the part.
Wife Sunita is a first cousin of Ranveer Singh's father.
Father Surinder Kapoor was a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor. This makes Anil Kapoor a relative of the famous Kapoor family.
Actor Annu Kapoor used his real name " Anil Kapoor" for his first film Adharshila. He later changed it to Annu Kapoor to avoid confusion with Anil Kapoor.
Uncle of actor Mohit Marwah (sister's son).
Sister, Reena, is married to Television Tycoon Sandeep Marwah.
His wife Sunita Kapoor is a costume designer for films.
Brother in law of Kavita Bhambhani Singh (Wife Sunita's elder sister). Kavita was a famous model and a former Miss India (1969). She is now married to a famous industrialist Jasjit Singh.
Was signed for Rishi Kapoor's role in Chandni but opted out.
Was signed for Vinod Khanna's role in Parampara but opted out.
First choice for Dino Morea's role in Raaz.
Signed Qila and Wajood but opted out. He was replaced by Mukul Dev in both films.
Favourite actor of Fiji Indian model, actress Nilanti Narain. She met Anil a few years back during promotional work.
Went for a world tour of concerts in May of 1997. He went along with Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Kapoor. The concerts took place in the cities of Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour of concerts with Aamir Khan in September of 2001. The tour was canceled mid way due to the 9/11 attacks. The Vancouver show was the first to be canceled despite Aamir Khan being present in Vancouver. The performers did not feel like performing after the tragedy.
Went for world tour concerts with Rekha and Meenakshi in June 1986. They went to cities in Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour of concerts in June 1992. He went with Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shirodkar and Amrish Puri. The concerts were in the cities of Canada, America and England.
Starred in the shelved film " Bus Conductor" opposite Tabu, directed by Satish Kaushik. This was in 1997.
Starred in the shelved film Bajrang opposite Madhuri Dixit. Directed by Bapu. This was in 1986.
In 1994, he was going to do a film titled " Sautela" written by Karan Razdan Starring Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, directed by Pankaj Prashar. Tutu shelved the film and started Raaj Kumar. Anil insisted Karan make the film. Several producers came into the picture . Finally Producer Nimesh Mehta came in the picture. Nimesh had signed Ashok Gaikwad to direct a film with Jackie Shroff and had Jackie Shroff's dates blocked. Jackie heard the script and agreed. Manisha Koirala and Danny Denzongpa were also signed. The producer kept insisting that Karan Razdan write the script so they could shoot in Hong Kong. Then he changed his mind and wanted Nepal.But they realized Nepal didn't have the high tech facilities to shoot all the action scenes. Finally Nimesh Mehta and Karan Razdan had a falling out regarding the script and the film was shelved.
Starred in Anurag Kashyap's shelved film " Allwyn Kalicharan"(2004). A futuristic cop drama based in 2012. The film was shelved when Anil Kapoor backed out in the last hour.
Anil Kapoor had released a pop album with Salma Agha titled "Welcome" in 1986 . Music was by Bappi Lahiri. Anil Kapoor sang all the songs on the album with Salma Agha.
Had signed Financer's Raju Shah's film that was to be directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The film also co starred Vivek Oberoi. Nana Patekar and Bobby Deol was in talks for two other roles in the film. This was in 2005.
Starred in Kundan Shah's shelved film "Sheikh Chilli" (1996).
Starred in N Chandra shelved film Kushant (1994). Starring Anil Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar.
Starred in the shelved film "Kaali Topi Lal Rumaal".(1992). Starring Anil Kapoor, Sri Devi .Directed by Rakesh Roshan .
Boney Kapoor wanted to launch Anil Kapoor in a film titled " I Love You". Anil rejected the film and selected Woh 7 Din.

Personal Quotes (1)

Instead of focusing on my looks I focus on the character that I am playing.

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