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Anil Kapoor Family, Biography, Wife, Movies, Children, Awards & More

Name- Anil Kapoor

Date of Birth- 24 December 1956

Age- 64 years(as in 2020)

Religion- Hinduism

Nationality- Indian

Mother- Nirmal Kapoor

Father- Surinder Kapoor

Sister– Reena Kapoor

Brother- Bonny Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor

Marital Status/Marriage- Married to Sunita Kapoor

Wife- Sunita Kapoor

Son- Harshvardhan Kapoor

Daughter- Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor

Height- 5’11 approx.

Weight- 76kg approx.

Net Worth- $12 million approx.

Salary- N/A

Anil Kapoor Biography

Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor, producer and semi-singer. He is primarily known for his work in Indian cinema. Born on 24 December 1956, he is the best example of a man who has aged so gracefully with time. He was born and brought up in Chembur to a film producer Surinder Kapoor. The actor was so much interested towards the film industry that he even was expelled from his college due to lack of attendance. Post that, he had given so much to the industry that it is hard for any other actor for the coming generation to even achieve. His career in Bollywood is dated back to 80s.

Anil Kapoor Movies, Biography, Wife, Family, Children, Awards & More

Known as Mr. India of Bollywood, the actor has also worked in Hollywood industry. His first collaboration was with director Donny Boyle in 2008. The world has seen what that movie had achieved and so did Anil. Other than his career, he is proud father of 3 successful children Sonam, Rhea and Harshvardhan. Let’s get in detailed Anil Kapoor biography, family details, wife, movies, career and more.

Anil Kapoor Family

He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra into a middle class Punjabi family. His father name is Surinder Kapoor and mother name is Nirmal Kapoor. He has 2 brothers and 1 sister. His elder brother name is Boney Kapoor, a popular Indian film producer and younger brother, Sanjay Kapoor who is also an actor. His sister name is Reena Kapoor. Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Marwah, Jahaan Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor are his nephews and niece. The whole Kapoor family is known for their unity and stood beside each other in each other’s thick and thin.

Anil Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Movies, Children, Awards & More

Anil Kapoor Awards, Biography, Wife, Movies, Children, Age & More
Anil Kapoor with his mother, brothers and sister

Anil Kapoor Family, Biography, Wife, Movies, Children, Awards & More

Anil Kapoor Wife

He is one of those stars who has never been part of any controversy. Despite being one of the Internationally popular actors, he has been known for his acting caliber, devotion towards his family, friends and children. He is married to a former model Sunita Kapoor. Sunita has always stood beside him as his pillar of strength from the days when he was not even a superstar. Eventually they met through their friends when a common friend of theirs told Sunita to make a prank call on him. Hearing her voice only made him fall in love with it and then they met at a party. They started talking and became good friends.

Though at that time, he used to like other girl but that girl vanished, leaving him all heartbroken. This was when his and Sunita’s bond got strengthen and in no time they started dating organically. They started meeting more often and since he had to take a long one hour bus to meet her, Sunita used to pay for her cab so that he can meet her fast.

Anil Kapoor Wife, Biography, Family, Movies, Children, Awards & More
Wife- Sunita Kapoor

Side by side, he was working hard to establish a place for herself in the industry before proposing her for marriage. And Sunita, without any complaint supported him throughout. It was when he got his first break “Meri Jung”, he went to Sunita and proposed her, to which she said, “Let’s get married tomorrow. Its either tomorrow or never”. The couple got married the next day and is living their life to the fullest since then. They are proud parents of 3 kids. Together they’ve built their life, house and family. Even after 45 years of marriage, the couple describe their journey as if they are still dating.

Anil Kapoor with his wife Sunita Kapoor
Anil Kapoor with his wife Sunita Kapoor

Anil Kapoor Children

He is proud father of 2 daughters and a son. Actress Sonam Kapoor is his elder daughter, she is one of the talented and top actresses of the Bollywood industry, known as a Fashionista of industry. His another daughter Rhea Kapoor is a producer and director. She is doing good and have provided some good cinema for the viewers. Other than that, both his daughter have launched a clothing line named “Rheson”. Then his son, Harshvardhan Kapoor is also an actor and is working very hard to become one of the successful actors of the industry. All his children are doing good in the industry, making him even more proud.

Anil Kapoor Children, Biography, Wife, Movies, Family, Awards & More
Daughter- Sonam Kapoor

Anil Kapoor Daughter, Biography, Wife, Movies, Children, Awards & More
Daughter- Rhea Kapoor

Anil Kapoor Son, Biography, Wife, Movies, Children, Awards & More
Son- Harshvardhan Kapoor

Anil Kapoor Girlfriend

Apart from his energy and looks, Anil is known as one of the wittiest celebrities from the industry. It is no secret that the actor’s life has been one of a roller coaster. Once in an interview while he was talking about his personal life, he said that “He had dated 20-25 girls from the industry.” Now, he is a happily married men with 3 beautiful children. Though once there was a time when his name was linked with several actresses of the industry. It includes the evergreen beautiful Madhuri Dixit and Kimi Katkar. Later, he dated Sunita Bhambhani with him he tied the knot after dating for a long period of time.

Anil Kapoor Girlfriend, Biography, Wife, Movies, Children, Awards & More
Madhuri Dixit

Anil Kapoor Career/ Movies

His father was a movie producer and so he was more inclined towards the film industry since his school days. In 1979, he made his acting debut in a cameo role with movie “Hamare Tumhare”. Initially his journey in the beginning was not easy and he had to struggle a lot to grab roles. And it was only his struggle and hard work that he finally got the lead role in movie “Wo Saat Din” which was released in 1983. Later, her did number of movies like Mashaal, Meri-Jung, etc. and became a known face. But stardom was still far from him.

Luckily in 1987, he got the opportunity to work in movie “Mr. India” as Arun Verma. The movie was biggest hit of all times and gave him instant recognition and popularity. Since then, he gave lots of hit movies to the box office but became superstar after the release of his movie “Pukar” in 2000. For this movie, he won many awards and recognition & became one of the popular actors of the movies industry.

Other than acting, he then ventured into production with movie “Badhaai Ho Badhaai” and Gandhi, My Father. He is a big name in the industry and has worked in several Hollywood movies as well. Among so many of his movies, Slumdog Millionaire is one such movie that was a big hit at international level and has even won an Oscar award including other prestigious awards.

In the year 2010, he made his acting debut on small screen industry with a series named 24. This as well was a big hit and he was praised for his role and physique in the serial. And this is just not it, the multi-talented actor holds a good grip in singing as well. He has sung few songs like “Pyar Kiya Nahi Jaata”, Woh Saat Din”, etc. Here is the list of Hollywood and Bollywood movies he has been part of:

1971Tu Payal Mein GeetYoung Shashi Kapoor
1979Hamare TumhareVipin
1980Vamsa Vruksham
1980Ek Baar Kaho
1980Hum Paanch
1982ShaktiRavi Kumar
1983Pallavi Anu PallaviVijay
1983Woh Saat DinPrem Pratap Patailawale
1984Andar BaaharRaja
1984LailaKumar Deshraj Singh
1984Love MarriageRajesh
1985SaahebSunil Sharma 'Saaheb'
1985YudhPublic Prosecutor Avinash / Junior
1985Meri JungArun Verma
1986Kahan Kahan Se Guzar
1986Pyaar Ka Sindoor
1986Chameli Ki ShaadiCharandas
1986Aap Ke SaathVimal
1986JanbaazAmar Singh
1986Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar KarengeAnand
1986KarmaJohnny / Gyaneshwar
1986Insaaf Ki AwaazRavi Kumar
1987Mr. IndiaArun Verma / Mr. India
1987HifazatRam Kumar / Raj Kumar
1988KasamKrishna / Inspector Kishan Kumar
1988Sone Pe SuhaagaRavi Kumar/Joginder
1988TezaabMahesh Deshmukh (Munna)
1988InteqamVikram "Vicky"
1989Ram LakhanInspector Lakhan Pratap Singh
1989EeshwarIshwarchand Vishnunath Brahmanand
1989AbhimanyuMannu / Abhimanyu America Puri
1989Aag Se KhelengeInspector Ravi Saxena / Raja Saxena
1989Kala BazaarVijay
1990Kishen KanhaiyaKishen / Kanhaiya
1990Ghar Ho To AisaAmar
1990Jeevan Ek SangharshKaran
1990AmbaSuraj (Sarju)
1990Jamai RajaRaja
1991JigarwalaAmar Singh
1991Benaam BadshaDeepak
1991PratikarKrishna Srivastav
1991LamheVirendra "Viren" Kapoor
1992Zindagi Ek JuaHarikishan alias Harry
1992KhelDevdas / Arun Kumar
1992Heer RanjhaDeedho / Ranjha
1992Aasmaan Se Gira
1993Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka RajaRamesh Verma / Romeo
1993GurudevGuru (Gaurav)
19941942: A Love StoryNaren Singh
1994Mr. AzaadAzaad
1995TrimurtiAnand Singh / Sikander
1996LoaferRavi Kumar
1996Mr. BecharaAnand Verma
1997VirasatShakti Thakur
1997Deewana MastanaRaj Kumar "Raja" / Inspector Bansi Rao
1998Kabhi Na KabhiRajeshwar "Raja"
1998Gharwali BaharwaliArun
1998Jhooth Bole Kauwa KaateShanker Sharma / Ramanuj
1999Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte HainVijay
1999Biwi No.1Lakhan
1999TaalVikrant Kapoor
2000BulandiDharamraj "Dada" Thakur / Arjun Thakur
2000PukarMajor Jaidev Rajvansh
2000Hamara Dil Aapke Paas HaiAvinash
2000Karobaar: The Business of LoveRajiv
2001NayakShivaji Rao
2002Badhaai Ho BadhaaiRaja
2002Om Jai JagadishOm Batra
2002RishteySuraj Singh
2003ArmaanDr. Akash Sinha
2003Calcutta MailAvinash
2005BewafaaAditya Sahai
2005My Wife's MurderRavi Patwardhan
2005No EntryKishen
2005ChocolateAdvocate Krishan Pundit
2006Humko Deewana Kar GayeKaran Oberoi
2006Darna Zaroori HaiKaran Chopra
2007Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To LoveVinay
2007WelcomeSagar Pandey aka Majnu Bhai
2008My Name is Anthony GonsalvesHimself
2008Black & WhiteSpecial appearance as Rajan Mathur
2008RaceInspector Robert D'Costa ("RD")
2008TashanLakhan Singh Ballebaaz (Bhaiyyaji)
2008Slumdog MillionairePrem Kumar
2008YuvvraajGyanesh Yuvvraaj
2009Shortcut: The Con is onHimself
2010No ProblemInspector Arjun Singh
2011Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolBrij Nath
2013Race 2Inspector Robert D'Costa ("RD")
2013Shootout at WadalaACP Afaaque Baaghran
2013Bombay TalkiesHimself
2013Mahabharat 3D FilmKarna (voice-over)
2015Dil Dhadakne DoKamal Mehra
2015Welcome BackMajnu Bhai
2017MubarakanKartar Singh Bajwa
2018Race 3Shamsher Singh
2018Fanney KhanPrashant Kumar Sharma / Fanney Khan
2018Mowgli: Legend of the JungleBaloo (voice)
2019Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa LagaBalbir Chaudhary
2019Total DhamaalAvinash Patel
2019PagalpantiWiFi Bhai
2020MalangInspector Anjaney Agashe
2021TakhtShah Jahan

Anil Kapoor Controversy

Even though Anil has been one of those celebrities who have always maintained low profile in making controversy but still has made some. Have a look at some of the controversies he has been part of:

  • It is mostly seen in Bollywood that almost every celebrity jibe at each other. This is what happened when actor Abhay Deol indirectly blamed Sonam Kapoor for the failure of their movie “Aisha”. Eventually he was upset with Sonam and makers of the movie for not giving him credit for the movie. However, this became worse when Anil Kapoor took a dig at Abhay Deol on popular chat show “Koffee with Karan” where he said that “Abhay needs help”. This doesn’t went well with Abhay and he retaliated saying, “Yes, I do need help and Aisha is a biggest proof of that. He’s a waste of my time”. This sudden fallout between Deol and Kapoor grabbed lots of light on the matter.
  • In 2016, he made headlines in the news when he did a stunt in a local train for promoting his Tv show “24: Season 2”. The publicity stunt done by him got the actor into trouble after he received a notice from Western Railway. The notice was sent to the management company asking for an explanation as why he (Anil) was travelling on the footboard. In the promos, Anil was seen hanging from the train which was a criminal offence under the Railway act.

Anil Kapoor Awards

Over the years, he has established himself as one of the most successful stars of Hindi cinema who has made India proud in Hollywood industry as well. Here are some of the awards and achievements won by the actor in his career:

  • 1985- Won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for movie Mashaal.
  • 1989- Won Filmfare Best Actor Award for movie Tezaab.
  • 1993- Won Filmfare Best Actor Award for movie Beta.
  • 1997- Won “Nata Kalaratna Award” from Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1998- Won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for movie Virasat.
  • 1998- Won Screen Award for Best Actor for movie Virasat.
  • 2000- Won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for movie Taal.
  • 2000- Won IIFA Best Comedian Award for movie Biwi No.1.
  • 2001- Won National Film Award for Best Actor for movie Pukar.
  • 2001- Won Bollywood Movie Award – Most Sensational Actor for movie Pukar.
  • 2002- Won Awadh Samman Award from Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • 2008- Won Zee Cine Award for Best Film (Critics) for movie Gandhi, My Father.
  • 2008- Won Performer with All Round Comic Excellence from Vodafone Comedy Honors.
  • 2009- Won Stardust Best Actor in a Negative Role Award for movie Tashan.
  • 2009- Won Best Actor in a Comic Role from Apsara Awards.
  • 2015- Won Excellence in World Cinema Award from Teacher’s Global Indian Achiever Award.
  • 2016- Won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for movie Dil Dhadakne Do.
  • 2016- Won Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor for movie Dil Dhadakane Do.
  • 2018- Won Best Supporting Actor – Male for movie Mubarakan.

Some Unknown Facts About Anil Kapoor

Let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts about the evergreen superstar:

  • Born to a film producer, he made his acting debut at the age of 14 with movie “Tu Payal Geet” but unfortunately, the movie did not release in theatres.
  • In 1979, he officially made his acting debut in a cameo role with movie “Hamare Tumhare”.
  • He rose to fame after the release of movie “Mr. India” where he was casted opposite actress Sridevi Kapoor.
  • Apart from Bollywood, he has worked in several Hollywood movies as well. In 2008, he made his Hollywood debut with movie “Slumdog Millionaire”.
  • The actor got huge appreciation for his television serial 24 which turned out to be a huge success.
  • Eventually, he was not the first choice for movie “Mr. India”. It was Amitabh Bachchan who was offered the role first but due to date issues, he rejected it and then Anil got the role.
  • In the beginning of his career, he wanted to join Pune Film institute but couldn’t get through and so learned the acting skills from Roshan Taneja’s acting school.
  • Other than acting, he is also a trained singer who has given his voice in several songs including “Pyar Kiya Nahi Jaata”, Woh 7 Din, I love You, etc.
  • He has received lots of awards in his career for his performances in movies like No Entry, Welcome, Race 2, Dil Dhadakane Do, etc.
  • It was his movie “Pukar” which led him got his first National Award.
  • He is a big fitness freak and is very much particular about what he eats and at what time.
  • The actor doesn’t like to be called Jhakkas all the time.
  • In the initial phase of his career, he has even worked in Raj Kapoor’s garage due to financial crunch.



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