Anil Kapoor

 

Date Of Birth

December 24, 1959
 

Biography

Indian actor and producer Anil Kapoor was born on December 24, 1959 in Mumbai, India. Born into a film-oriented family, he began acting in 1979, and snagged his first leading role in the 1983 Hindi film Who Saat Din. After becoming a staple in Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood films, he made a critically-acclaimed turn in 1984’s Mashaal, which gave him his first Filmfare Award as Best Supporting Actor.

Kapoor’s success would hit its peak in the late 1980s, when he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1988 film Tezaab. He would get the same award for 1992’s Beta. In 2000, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Pukar. In between, his films, ranging from dramatic features to lighter humorous fare, became commercial hits, save for a handful of films which were box office flops but failed to tarnish his reputation as a popular and acclaimed actor.

While Kapoor’s Bollywood films saw some success amongst audiences overseas, he remained a stranger to foreign filmgoers until he joined the cast of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. His first English-language film went on to become a darling of the critics, winning a number of international awards as well as critical adoration. The film won four Golden Globe Awards and eight Academy Awards, including the one for Best Picture. Like most of its cast, this paved the way for more projects in Hollywood, the most recent of which is a regular role on the eighth season of 24.

Kapoor also dabbled as a film producer; although his films did not achieve success in the box office, they were mostly applauded by critics.
 

Place of Birth

Mumbai, India
 

Birth Name

Anil Kapoor
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

Anil Kapoor shaved-off his mustache, for the first time, while filming 'Lamhe' (1991).
 

Awards

In 2002, he won two Awards for Artistic Excellence for Taal (Actor in a Supporting Role) and Biwi No. 1 (Performance in a Comic Role).

He won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Taal in 2000.

He won a Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Critics for Virasat in 1998.

He won a Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Beta in 1993.
 

Filmography

Remake Of Mee Shivajiraje Bhosle Boltoy (2011)
Tezz (2011)
Indra Kumar'S Next (2011)
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
No Problem (2010)
Mr India 2 (2010)
Race 2 (2010)
Be Positive (2010)
One Way Ticket (2010)
Power (2010)
Unusual Love Story (2010)
Wanted (2009)
Short Kut - The Con Is On (2009)
Slumdog Millionaire (2009)
Yuvvraaj (2008)
Tashan (2008)
Race (2008)
Black & White (2008)
My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves (2008)
Welcome (2007)
Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
Chocolate (2005)
No Entry (2005)
My Wife'S Murder (2005)
Bewafaa (2005)
Musafir (2004)
Calcutta Mail (2003)
Armaan (2003)
Rishtey (2002)
 

Nickname

Lakkhan
 

Height

5' 11" (1.80 m)
 

Quotes

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

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