Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and film producer born on December 24, 1956. Kapoor is known for his roles in Hindi films. However, he’s also appeared in several international films and tv series. With a career that goes back to the 1970s, Kapoor is globally recognized as one of the most popular and successful Indian actors and has received multiple accolades to his name. He’s a talented actor and we’re celebrating his birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Anil Surinder Kapoor



Birth date:

December 24, 1956



Zodiac Sign:



5' 9"

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Net Worth:

$12 million

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Anil Surinder Kapoor, born to a Punjabi Hindu family on December 24, 1956, in Chembur, is an Indian actor and film producer whose talents and gorgeous looks have earned him global recognition, fame, and success. His parents are Nirmal Kapoor and film producer Surinder Kapoor, and he has grown up in a family of actors and film producers. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School in Chembur, East Mumbai. He also went to St. Xavier’s College in Fort, South Mumbai.

Kapoor made his debut film appearance in 1970 in “Tu Payal Mein Geet.” His Hindi film debut was in “Hamare Tumhare” (1979) and in 1980, he landed the lead role in “Vamsa Vruksham.” The actor made his Kannada film debut in “Pallavi Anu Pallavi” (1983). Kapoor gained recognition in Bollywood with “Mashaal” (1984), for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1986, he appeared in “Karma,” and in 1987, he earned a title role in “Mr. India,” which was a huge box-office hit that propelled him to superstar status. Several high-grossing movies later and Kapoor starred in the critically acclaimed “Pukar” (2000). The actor made his debut as a film producer in 2002 called “Badhaai Ho Badhaai” and later produced “Gandhi, My Father” (2007), which won several awards. In 2008, Kapoor played a supporting role in “Slumdog Millionaire.” This film raked in $352 million worldwide and won four Golden Globe Awards at the 66th Golden Globes. In 2010, Kapoor starred in the eighth season of the American series, “24.”

For such a talented and incredible actor, Kapoor keeps his personal life private. He married his wife, Sunita, in 1984, and they have three kids together. All of Kapoor’s children are either actors or film producers. The actor shares his success with friends and family members.

Career timeline

His First Hindi Film Debut

Kapoor makes his Hindi film debut in “Hamare Tumhare.”

He Lands His First Lead Role

Kapoor receives his first lead role in the film, “Woh 7 Din,” alongside Padmini Kolhapure.

He Stars in Pukar

Kapoor stars in the critically acclaimed “Pukar.”

He Gets a Part in “Slumdog Millionaire”

Kapoor lands the supporting role in the successful “Slumdog Millionaire,” which is directed by Danny Boyle.

Why We Love Anil Kapoor

  1. He’s hardworking and driven

    Kapoor has a filmography featuring over 150 movies. He’s been working in film for over four decades.

  2. He’s multi-talented

    Kapoor is talented as an actor, producer, and singer. He immerses himself in every role and is equally incredible behind the camera.

  3. His style

    Kapoor still looks as young and handsome as ever for his age. He always looks good with his unique sense of style and fashion.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He sings

    Kapoor can sing and has contributed to the soundtracks of several movies.

  2. He’s about to remake “24”

    Kapoor has acquired the rights to remake the American series, “24,” into an Indian version.

  3. Only his kids call him A.K.

    Kapoor’s nickname, A.K., is only for his kids.

  4. He worked in Raj Kapoor’s garage

    Kapoor worked in Kapoor’s garage when money was eight.

  5. He’s a second-generation film producer

    Kapoor followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming a film producer.

Anil Kapoor FAQs

How are Anil Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor related?

Kapoor is Rishi’s uncle.

Are Ranbir and Sonam Kapoor related?

Yes, they’re second cousins.

Who is India’s richest actor?

Shahrukh Khan is India’s richest actor.

Anil Kapoor’s birthday dates

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