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Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor in San Diego, California (24 July 2009)
Born 24 December 1959 (1959-12-24) (age 50)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Sunita Kapoor (1984–present)

Anil Kapoor (Hindi: अनिल कपूर; born 24 December 1959) is an Indian actor who mainly appears in Bollywood films, and also a film producer. He first won acclaim for his roles in Yash Chopra's drama Mashaal (1984) for which he won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award and Shekhar Kapur's sci-fi Mr. India (1987).

After a series of successful films, Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in N. Chandra's Tezaab in 1988, and later for Indra Kumar's Beta in 1992. Since then, he has starred in a number of critical and commercial successes, including Virasat (1997), for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance; Biwi No.1 (1999); Taal (1999), for which he won his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award; Pukar (2000), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor; No Entry (2005) and Welcome (2007).

Kapoor's first role in an international film was as Prem Kumar in Danny Boyle's 2008 Academy Award-winning 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 award-winning action series 24 has generated positive reviews from the American press.[1]

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Personal life and education

Anil Kapoor was born into a Punjabi[2] Khatri family in a chawl in Tilak Nagar, Mumbai, to a film producer Surinder Kapoor and his wife Nirmal. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, in the Chembur suburb of Mumbai and then St. Xaviers College in Mumbai.[3] Kapoor's elder brother, Boney Kapoor, is a producer while younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is also a well-known actor. Boney has put his brothers in several films together.

In 1984, he married Sunita Kapoor (née Bhambhani) and has two daughters and a son. Kapoor's elder daughter is the actress Sonam Kapoor who starred in Saawariya alongside Ranbir Kapoor (distant relatives; Anil Kapoor's father Surinder Kapoor is cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor, who is the father of Raj Kapoor). Rhea Kapoor is attending school in New York and his youngest Harsh is in California attending Chapman University.

He is the brother-in-law of the actress Sridevi with whom he has starred in many films. His sister Reena is married to Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios, Noida Film City. He is good friends with the actor Govinda. He is also good friends with the actor Salman Khan.

Career

As actor

Anil Kapoor's career debut was Pallavi Anu Pallavi, a Kannada film directed by Maniratnam. Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare (1979) in a supporting role. After a few minor roles in films such as Hum Paanch (1980) and Shakti (1982), he got his first leading role in the 1983 Hindi film, Woh Saat Din. Kapoor later tried acting in Tollywood and Kollywood, and appeared in the Telugu film Vamsa Vriksham and Mani Ratnam's Kannada debut film Pallavi Anu Pallavi (released in 1983, his first movie in leading role).

Next, followed a critically acclaimed performance in Yash Chopra's drama Mashaal (1984), for which he won his first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category. Going on to deliver commercial success with films like Meri Jung (1985) and Karma (1986), Kapoor won acclaim for his title role in Shekhar Kapur's sci-fi film Mr. India (1987). The film became one of his biggest box office hits and shot him to superstar status.[4]

In 1988, he was rewarded with his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in the hit film, Tezaab. The following year he delivered more commercial success with Ram Lakhan, Parinda and Rakhwala.[4] The year 1990 saw him play a dual role, as twin brothers in the successful Kishen Kanhaiya. Anil Kapoor won critical acclaim for his performance in Eeshwar, co-starring Vijaya Shanti. With these successes, Anil Kapoor was widely acknowledged as the industry's biggest star at the time. This was followed by a critically acclaimed performance as a middle aged man in Yash Chopra's romantic drama Lamhe. It was probably the only film in his career in which he appeared without a moustache. Although the film was a box office failure in India, it proved to be a success overseas.

In 1992, Kapoor received his second Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Indra Kumar's Beta opposite Madhuri Dixit. In 1993, Boney Kapoor's much delayed mega-budget Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja was a disaster at the box office and damaged Anil Kapoor's reputation as the industry's biggest star at the time. The only major success in these years was Laadla with Sridevi, a film produced by Nitin Manmohan. Anil kapoor gave a splendid performance as a simpleton lover in the hit musical 1942: A Love Story. After a period of few box office failures, he had box office success with films like Loafer (1996),[5] Judaai (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997),[6] Biwi No.1 (1999), Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999) and Taal (1999).[7] He also won critical acclaim for his strong performance in Virasat, a remake of Tamil film Thevar Magan (1992), in which Kamal Hassan had played Anil Kapoor's role. He also starred in the unsuccessful Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate, which was legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherji 's last commercial release, along with Juhi Chawla. He saved his moustache once again for this film, in the second half, where he played actor Sajid Khan 's wife.

He won his first National Film Award in the Best Actor category for his role in Rajkumar Santoshi's critically acclaimed Pukar in 2000. Anil, again tasted commercial success with Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai in 2000. He delivered a powerhouse performance in Shanker's Nayak which is considered to be his best performance by many. Following films from 2001 to 2004 failed to do well but Kapoor won acclaim for his role in the thriller My Wife's Murder (2005), which he also produced. Anees Bazmee's super-hit comedy No Entry for Kapoor that year. The film became the highest grossing film of the year[8] and Kapoor's comic-timing was applauded.

Kapoor's most recent films, Anees Bazmee's Welcome, which was released on 21 December 2007 and did very well at the box office. His performance in Subhash Ghai's Black and White was highly lauded. His first 2008 release Abbas Mustan's thriller Race became a box office hit. But Vijay Krishna Acharya's Tashan, which marked Anil's comeback to Yash Raj Films failed to do well at the box office. His most recent films were his first English-language film Slumdog Millionaire, which was released on 12 November 2008, and Yuvvraaj, which was released on 21 November 2008. Yuvvraaj, with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, failed to do well at the box office. On the other hand, Slumdog Millionaire has won a number of international awards and received rave reviews from critics across the globe, costing only US $15 million to produce, but pulling in more than $352 million worldwide. In January 2009, he attended the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony along with the team of Slumdog Millionaire, which won four Golden Globe Awards. Kapoor also received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008 and has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

In 2010, Kapoor starred in the eighth season of the award-winning action series 24, portraying Omar Hassan, President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan.[9]

As producer

In 2002, Kapoor produced his first film, the comedy Badhaai Ho Badhaai, in which he also starred in, but the film failed to do well. Next followed the critically acclaimed thriller My Wife's Murder (2005), which also didn't do well at the box office. His next produced film, Gandhi, My Father, which focuses on the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi released in 3 August 2007. Despite being acclaimed by critics and audiences, the film failed to do well. He also produced the movie Shortkut: The con is on. The movie starred Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi and failed to do well at the box office.

Awards and nominations

Filmography

Actor

Year Film Role Other notes
1979 Hamare Tumhare Vipin
1980 Ek Baar Kaho
Vamsa Vriksham Telugu Film
1981 Hum Paanch
1982 Shakti Ravi Kumar
1983 Pallavi Anu Pallavi Vijay Kannada Film, this was his first Movie in a leading role
Woh Saat Din Prem Pratap Patailawale Pukar
1984 Mashaal Raja Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Andar Baahar Raja
Laila Kumar Deshraj Singh
Love Marriage
1985 Saaheb Suni Sharma
Yudh Public Prosecutor Avinash/Junior Double Role
Mohabbat Shekhar
Meri Jung Arun Verma Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1986 Kahan Kahan Se Guzar
Pyaar Ka Sindoor
Chameli Ki Shaadi Charandas
Aap Ke Saath Vimal
Janbaaz Amar Singh
Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge Anand
Karma Johnny/Gyaneshwar
Insaaf Ki Awaaz
1987 Itihaas
Mr. India Arun Verma/Mr.India First Indian Sci-Fi movie
Hifazat Ram Kumar/Raj Kumar
Thikana Ravi
1988 Kasam
Ram-Avtar Avtar
Vijay Arjun
Sone Pe Suhaaga Ravi Kumar/Joginder
Tezaab Mahesh Deshmukh (Munna) Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Inteqam
1989 Ram Lakhan Inspector Lakhan Pratap Singh
Joshilay Karan
Eeshwar Ishwarchand Vishnunath Brahmanand Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Rakhwala
Abhimanyu Mannu/Abhimanyu America Puri
/Abdul Jabbar
Aag Se Khelenge Inspector Ravi Saxena/Raja Saxena
Kala Bazaar Vijay
Parinda Karan India's official entry to the Oscars
1990 Awaargi Azad
Kishen Kanhaiya Kishen/Kanhaiya Double role
Ghar Ho To Aisa
Jeevan Ek Sangharsh Karan
Amba
Jamai Raja Raja
1991 Jigarwala Amar Singh
Benaam Badsha Deepak
Pratikar Krishna Srivastav
Lamhe Virendra Pratap Singh Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
1992 Beta Raju Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Zindagi Ek Jua Harikishan alias Harry
Humlaa Shiva
Khel Devdas/Arun Kumar
Heer Ranjha Deedho/Ranjha
Apradhi Shiva
1993 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja Ramesh Verma/Romeo
Guru Dev Guru (Gaurav)
1994 Laadla Raju
Andaz Ajay
1942: A Love Story Naren Singh Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Mr. Azaad Azaad
1995 Trimurti Anand Singh/Sikander Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
1996 Rajkumar Rajkumar
Loafer Ravi Kumar
Mr. Bechara Anand Verma
1997 Judaai Raj
Virasat Shakti Thakur Winner, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Deewana Mastana Raj Kumar (Raja)/Inspector. Bansi Rao
Chandralekha Malayalam film, Cameo
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi Rajeshwar (alias Raja)
Gharwali Baharwali Arun
Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate Shanker Sharma/Ramanuj
1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Vijay
Biwi No.1 Lakhan Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
Mann Raj
Taal Vikrant Kapoor Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2000 Bulandi Dharamraj "Dada" Thakur/Arjun Thakur
Pukar Major Jaidev Rajvansh Winner, National Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Avinash
Karobaar Rajiv
2001 Lajja Raju
Nayak Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
2002 Badhaai Ho Badhaai Raja
Om Jai Jagadish Om Batra
Rishtey Suraj Singh
2003 Armaan Dr. Akash Sinha
Calcutta Mail Avinash
2004 Musafir Lucky
2005 Bewafaa Aditya Sahai
My Wife's Murder Ravi Patwardhan
No Entry Kishen Nominated, Filmfare Best Comedian Award
Chocolate Advocate Krishan Pundit
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Karan Oberoi
Darna Zaroori Hai Karan Chopra
2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love Vinay
Welcome Sagar Pandey aka Majnu Bhai Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Himself Special appearance
Black & White Rajan Mathur
Race Inspector Robert D'Costa (R.D.)
Tashan Lakhan Singh Ballebaaz (Bhaiyyaji)
Slumdog Millionaire Prem Kumar Winner, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Yuvvraaj Gyanesh Yuvvraaj
2009 Shortcut: The Con is on Himself Special appearance
Wanted Special appearance in song Jalwa
2010 24 President Omar Hassan Series Regular (Season 8)
No Problem Filming
2011 Race 2 Inspector Robert D'Costa (R.D.) Pre-production. Set to release on January 8, 2011.

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