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Anil Kapoor

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Anil Kapoor Biography

•Full name-  Anil Kapoor
•Born- 24th December 1959 in Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra
•Nicknames-  Lakkhan
•Spouse- Sunita Kapoor (1984- present)
•Professional career- Film actor, , producer
•First Film – Hamare Tumhare (1979)
•Year’s active-( 1979- present)
•Children-  Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor
•Siblings-  Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor
•Height- 5.11

Probably one of the most versatile actors India has produced. Anil Kapoor epitomizes a distinctive acting talent and style that is distinctively credited to him alone. The actor stands for the difference he  was able to offer in the transition period of the 1980’s. He has sustained himself as a perfect actor because he has accepted each and every role and added his own distinctive touch. He is also attributed to be one of the few actors in Indian cinema to make an appearance in Hollywood films.This is a worthy reminder of his talent and the propensity that he has for characterization.

Anil Kapoor’s Early Years- Anil Kapoor was born on the 24th December, 1959 in Chembur Mumbai to Nirmal Kapoor and Surinder Kapoor, both native from Peshawar (present-day Pakistan). Surinder Kapoor used to be the secretary of Shammi Kapoor and in later years tuned a film producer. Anil Kapoor was an introvert and a loner with few friends. He attended the Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and then later on went on to attend the prestigious St. Xavier College in Mumbai. From his early days Anil was an ardent bollywood fan and idolized Raj Kapoor.

This idolization influenced the actor in a profound manner. He was also seen many at times mimicking the great Raj Kapoor. His film craze also landed him a role as child artist in Tu Payal mein geet, the film was never released. However he remained distracted during  college and was removed from college in the second year for lack of attendance. His attempt to join the Pune Film Institute was also unsuccessful and the actor failed the written test. He then joined Roshan Taneja’s acting School.
Anil Kapoor Career- Anil Kapoor Film career took off with the film Hamare Tumhare (1979) directed by Umesh Mehra. The actor then went on to essay many minor roles in Hum Panch (1980) and Shakti (1982) and he got a leading role in the 1983 film Woh Saat Din in (1983). He also tried to make his debut with the Vamsa Vruksham and Mani Ratnam’s debut Kanada film Palavi Anupallavi. However his role as tapori in Yash Chopra’s Mashaal in (1983) won his first Filmfare Award in 1983 for best Supporting role. The character at the time was unconventional but soon became a fashion status and Tapori became a cult character in Hindi cinema. He then on essayed roles in films that went on to become commercial successes namely Meri Jang (1985) and Karma (1986)where he again played the role of a Tapori followed by Insaaf Ki Awaaz and Chamlei ki Shaddi. However his most notable performance as an actor came with the movie Mr India (1987) that was a major blockbuster and catapulted him to the status of a superstar.

His success continued and he bagged awards for his performances in Thikana, Ram Lakkhan, Parinda and a dual role of twins in Kishen Kanhaiya. His success continued in 1992.However in 1993 Roop ki Rani Chor ka Raja which was invariably a failure at the box office. Produced by Boney Kapoor this film to a certain extent dented the actor image as a Bollywood A lister. This however did not dent the actor’s confidence and he made a strong comeback and 1942: A love story. He appeared with a different performance in Rishikesh Mukherjee last commercial release in  which he played the role of a woman played and enthralled audiences. The late 90’s saw him star in many films and he also starred in films that did not do to well at the box office. It was however towards the end of the 1990’s and 2000 that he became a bit more restrained about the selection of his roles. The result he evolved as a complete and versatile actor.

His films like Bhulandi and Karoobar got critical; acclaim. Nayak in (2001) is considered as one his best performance to date.He went on to star in performance in Calcutta Mail, My Wife’s Murder and Anees Bazmee No Entry. He proved his versatility in roles with Chocolate and Salaam- e- Ishq and Race. He also went to essay his first role in English movie with Slumdog Millionaire which was decorated with international awards including three Oscars. In 2010, Kapoor starred in the eighth season of the American television series 24, portraying Omar Hassan, President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan. He also appeared in the 2011 film Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol.

Anil Kapoor upcoming movies- Anil Kapoor upcoming movies include the sequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala which is Shootout at Wadala where he essays the role of cop Inspector Isaque Bagwan. Contrary to reports earlier, his film Power has been halted and stays delayed. However his much awaited film Race 2 where he plays the role of Inspector Robert D'Costa (R.D.) is said to release on the 25th  January, 2013.

Anil Kapoor Personal Life- Anil met wealthy and chic model, Sindhi-speaking Sunita Bhambhani, and married her in 1984. Since then they have given birth to 3 children, Kapoor has two daughters and a son Harshwardhan Kapoor. Kapoor’s elder daughter is actress Sonam Kapoor. Rhea Kapoor attended school in New York and is now a producer in Mumbai.

Anil Kapoor Quotes-
What interests him- “Not exactly but I get inspiration from stories which are unconventional."
 His respect for technicians of the south- "I have lot of respect of filmmakers who work in Telugu and Tamil."
On the fate of films- "Everyone starts a film thinking that it would be a big hit. But sometimes it goes haywire.'
Films that make an impact- "If you make a feelgood film which is complete candyfloss, where everybody is good and everything is beautiful and hunky dory, it won't appeal to the audience."
On looks-"Instead of focusing on my looks I focus on the character that I am playing."
General advice-"There are hurdles, there are handicaps, hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future."
Anil Kapoor Car Collection- Anil Kapoor  owns an Merecedes S class.

Anil Kappor Awards-

National Awards
2001: National Film Award for Best Actor for Pukar
2008: National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for Gandhi, My Father

Filmfare and IIFA Awards
1985: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Mashaal
1989: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Tezaab
1993: Filmfare Best Actor Award for Beta
1998: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Virasat
2000: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Taal
2000: IIFA Best Comedian Award for Biwi No.1
2000: IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Taal
2006: IIFA Wall of Fame
2010: Outstanding Achievement by an Indian Internationally

Stardust Awards
2008: Hottest Film Producer for Gandhi, My Father
2009: Special Award for being the first mainstream Indian actor to take India to Hollywood and winning Global Recognition
2009: Stardust Best Actor in a Negative Role Award for Tashan

Other Awards and Recognition
989: "National Citizen Award" from late vice President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
1997: "Nata Kalaratna" by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
2002: Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Prades
2003: An Anil Kapoor film festival was held at the Byte The Mango film festival U.K.
2006: Honoured at 8th MAMI film festival along with Yash Chopra.
2006: Appointed as global brand ambassador of South Africa.
2009: Honoured at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)
2009: Honoured at Cairo International Film Festival
2009: Honoured at the American India Foundation’s sixth annual Southern California gala, billed as “A Passage to India.
2009: First Indian to have the honour to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Dodgers game.
2010: Selected to be one of the jury members that will judge a global film competition held by Tony Blair’s foundation.
2011: Conferred with Lalitha Kala Samrat title by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
2012:Became the only Indian actor to co-host the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2012.
2012:Teacher's Global Indian Achiever Award : Anil Kapoor.

Anil Kapoor Controversy- When Anil Kapoor and Raveena Tandon won the awards for their performance in movies, ‘Pukar’ and ‘Daman’ respectively, a lot of controversies surrounded the decision. It was even said that  few political leaders were involved in this decision to give away the award to the actors. The involvement of Raveena Tandon’s uncle, Macmohan in the decision. His tiff with actor Abhay Deol is also well known.
Anil Kapoor Latest news- Anil Kapoor to celebrate his birthday with family in Goa.

Anil Kappor has proved his prowess with his knack to entertain the audience however he has stood out in terms of understanding the right role. and that has been his sucess.


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