The fittest and most handsome old generation actor Anil Kapoor has given numerous hit blockbusters in the Bollywood industry in the span of his 40 years long career. The hit actor is the son of producer Surinder Kapoor. He made his debut in a Telugu film in 1980 in the movie Vamsa Vruksham, but he had earlier appeared with a small role in the 1979 film Humare Tumhare. After the Telugu project, he also expanded himself to the Kannada film industry with director Mani Ratnam’s Pallavi Anu Pallavi in 1983. This movie brought laurels to him and also laid the path for entry into Bollywood.
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The Bollywood debut came in the year 1983 for Anil in the movie Woh Saat Din acting alongside Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah. He got recognition from the Yash Raj Chopra film Mashaal in 1984. Playing a Tapori, Anil won his first-ever Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His 1985 releases Yudh and Saaheb were both praised by the audience and also the critics. Yudh featured his all-time famous dialogue “Ekdum Jhakaas,” and Saaheb got the actor his first-ever Filmfare nomination in the Best Actor category.
The 1987 sci-fi film Mr. India saw Anil Kapoor rise to stardom after his exceptional acting skills and the movie’s blockbuster performance. It became one of the highest ever grossing Indian films. He was no less in the Mahesh Bhatt directed Thikana. Anil also was rewarded with his first ever Filmfare Award for Best Actor category for his performance in the 1988 movie Tezaab.
He also proved to be a saving part of the flops like Ram-Avtar and Vijay with his extraordinary acting skills and great character portrayal. But he was next encountered with the second-ever highest-grossing film of 1999 titled Ram Lakhan. This movie proved to be a massive blockbuster, and the song “One Two Ka Four” also gathered many likes. Anil Kapoor proved his worth as a versatile actor in movies like Parinda, Rakhwala, and Eeshwar.
Anil Kapoor struggled to find success in 1990; as his movie, Aawargi even after being critically acclaimed, failed miserably at the box office. Giving the actor a major setback; the year which was predicted to get Anil to the best actor in the Bollywood stage, couldn’t get worse. Lamhe was a landmark movie for both Yash Raj Chopra and Anil. Because the latter appeared in a movie for the first time without a mustache. Being a flop amongst the Indian audience, the movie did well overseas.
Anil got his second Filmfare award in 1992 for the film Beta, which proved to be a massive hit after his purple patch. After this, he again saw a downfall. And the only success that came out was Laadla, which was also with Sridevi after Lamhe. Many of his more blockbusters include the always liked titles like Deewana Mastana in 1997, Biwi No.1 in 1999, and Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain in 2000. In the succeeding year, he came in the movie Nayak which to date is considered to be his best performance by many experts.
He also showed his expertise in the comic timing field with the Anees Bazmee directorial No Entry in 2005, which also was a big hit. Following this closely was Welcome in 2007; which was a movie in which the viewers could hardly stop themselves from laughing. The Abbas Mustan thriller Race, which came out in 2008, proved to be a worldwide hit. His English movie Slumdog Millionaire became a worldwide blockbuster grossing over $350 million overall. His other projects include TV series 24, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Dil Dhadakne Do, and many more successful ventures.
He was born on 24 December 1956 in Bombay, India. Second, of the four kids of his father. Anil has an elder sibling Boney Kapoor who is a famous filmmaker and a younger brother Sanjay Kapoor who is an actor. He is father to Harshvardhan, Sonam and Rhea Kapoor. The actor graduated from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai.
Anil Kapoor has a net worth of Rs. 126 crores. He has an annual income of Rs. 10 crores. Owner of vehicles like Mercedes Benz ML350, S Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi RS7, which amount to Rs. 5.26 crores. He has also been linked with companies like Spotify for their endorsements.