Anil Kapoor (born: December 24, 1959) is a famous actor of Hindi films.
Anil Kapoor made his Bollywood debut as a supporting actor with Umesh Mehra’s Hamare Tumhare (1979). After a few minor roles in ‘Hum Paanch’ (1980) and ‘Shakti’ (1982), he got his first lead role in ‘Woh Saat Din’ in 1983 in which he delivered an outstanding and natural performance. Kapoor later tried acting in Tollywood and did the Telugu film ‘Vamsavriksham’ and Mani Ratnam’s first Kannada film ‘Pallavi Anupalavi’ (1983). He then gave a fine performance in Yash Chopra’s ‘Mashaal’ where He showed his acting skills opposite Dilip Kumar. In films like Meri Jung (1985), he played the role of an angry young lawyer fighting for justice, which established him as a mature actor. Apart from this, Anil Kapoor did films like ‘Karma’, ‘Mr India’, ‘Tezaab’, ‘Ram Lakhan’ which took him to the heights of stardom.
Anil Kapoor is the son of well-known film producer Surendra Kapoor. He was born in Tilak Nagar, Mumbai. His elder brother Boney Kapoor is a famous producer and his younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is also an actor. He married Sunita Kapoor in 1984 and they have three children named Harshvardhan Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
Nominations and Awards
National Film Award
2001 – Best Actor Award – Pukar
2008 – Special Jury Award – Gandhi My Father
1985 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Mashal
1989 – Filmfare Best Actor Award – Tezaab
1993 – Filmfare Best Actor Award – Beta
1998 – Filmfare Critics Best Actor Award – Virasat
2000 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Taal
International Indian Film Academy Awards
2000 – IIFA Best Comedian Award – Biwi No. 1
2000 – IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award – Taal
2006 – IIFA Wall of Fame
2010 – IIFA Exceptional Achievement