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Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

Quick Byte

  • Marriage Date: 19 May 1984
  • Wife: Sunita Bhamabhani Kapoor
  • Age: 63 Years

Personal Details

  • Nickname: Lakkhan, Mr India
  • Profession: Producer, Actor

Anil Kapoor Body Measurements and Physical Statistics

  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Height (Approximate):
    in feet inches- 5'10''
    in meters- 1.78m
    in centimetre: 178 m
  • Place of Birth: Bombay, State of Bombay, India
  • Date of Birth: 24 December 1956
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Age: 63 years
  • Hometown: Mumbai

Educational Background of Anil Kapoor

  • School: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Mumbai
  • College: Xavier's College, Mumbai
  • Education Qualification: 12th Standard (Expelled from the College due to lack of Attendance)

Film Debut

Hindi Film Debut

  • Cameo Role in Hum Tumhare (1979)
  • Lead Role in Woh Saat Din

Film Debut in other languages

  • Vamsa Vruksham (1980) (Telugu)
  • Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983) (Kannada)
  • Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (British) (2008)
  • Chandarlekha (Malayalam) (1997)

Debut in Production and Television Shows

  • America TV Series 24 (2010)
  • Badhaai Ho Badhaai (2002)

Affairs, Girlfriends, and Other things

  • Maritalal Status: Married
  • Marriage Date: 19 May 1984
  • Girlfriends/Affairs: Kimi Katkar, Actress (Rumoured Girlfriends)
    Madhuri Dixit (Actress, Rumoured Girlfriend)
    Sunita Bhambhani Kapoor (Costume Designer)

Family Details

Anil Kapoor has 1 son and 2 Daughter


Son- Harshvardhan Kapoor

Born- 1990

Profession: Actor

Daughter: Rhea Kapoor

Born: 1987

Profession: Producer

Daughter: Sonam Kapoor

Born: 1987

Profession: Actress


  • Mother- Nirmal Kapoor
  • Father: Late Surinder Kapoor (Producer)


  • Sister: Reena Kapoor
  • Brothers: Boney Kapoor (Elder Brother)
    Profession: Producer
    Sanjay Kapoor (Younger Brother)
    Profession: Actor



  • Shanaya Kapoor
  • Anshula Kapoor
  • Khushi Kapoor
  • Jhanvi Kapoor


  • Jahaan Kapoor
  • Mohit Marwah
  • Arjun Kapoor

Other Details

  • Address: 31 Shrinagar, 7TH Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai
  • Food Habit: Non- Vegetarian
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Hobbies: Travelling, Gymming, Painting

Honours/ Awards

National Film Awards

Film Name Date
2008 Special Jury Award/ Special Mention (Feature Film) for Gandhi My Father
2001 Best actor for Pukar

Filmfare Awards

Film Name Date
2016 Best Supporting Actor Award for Dil Dhadakne Do
2000 Best Supporting Actor Award for Taal
1998 Critics Award for Best Actor for Virasat
1993 Best Actor Award for Beta
1989 Best Actor Award for Tezaab
1985 Best Supporting Actor Award for Mashaal

Government of India Awards and other Awards

Date Film Name
2011 Received with Lalitha Kala Samrat title by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
2002 Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh
1997 Honoured with "Natha Kalaratna" by the Andhrapradesh Government
2018 Best Supporting Actor- Male for Mubarakan at Zee Cine Awards
2016 Times of India Film Awards in the category Best Supporting Actor Male for Dil Dhadakne Do
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for AXN Action Awards

Favourite Things of Anil Kapoor

  • Song: "Rock on Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara" by Farhan Akhtar from the Film "Rock on"
  • Directors: Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher,
  • Actor: Charlie Chaplin, Raj Kapoor
  • Actress: Katrina Kaif, Sridevi, Rekha
  • Food: Grilled Fish, Grilled Chicken, Baingan ka Bharta with mooli parathas and chappatis, Gujarati Thali
  • Colour: Red, White, Black
  • Sport: Cricket
  • Restaurants: The Bar at Dorchester, Restaurants in Mayfair, London.

Wealth and Car Collection

  • Fees per movie- ₹3-4 crore/ movie
  • Total Worth: ₹120 crores
  • Car Collections: Mercedes Benz S- Class, Mercedes ML350, BMW7- Series-760 Li


  • The M/S Market Men Consumer and Events had received a notice from the Western Railway in 2016 for an advertisement shooting in a running train. Western Railway said that Anil Kapoor was performing a dangerous scene in which he was seen clinging to the footboard of a running train. This promotional shoot was done for his upcoming Television show: 24: Season 2. According to Railway Act, this is considered an offence.

List of Selected Films Which are Iconic and Blockbuster

Film Year Role Reference
Tu Payal Mein Geet 1971 Young Shashi Kapoor Unreleased
Hamare Tumahare 1979 Vipin Bhope Cameo Appearance
Vamsa Vruksham 1980 Seshu Telugu Film
Ek Baar Dekho 1980 Not Known Supporting Role
Hum Paanch 1980 Aadesh Cameo
Shakti 1982 Ravi Kumar Basu Supporting Role
Pallavi Anu Pallavi 1983 Vijay Bhakshi Kannada Film
Woh Saat Din 1983 Prem Pratap Patialawale
Mashaal 1984 Raja Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Andar Baahar 1984 Raja -
Laila 1984 Kumar Deshraj Singh
Love Marriage 1984 Rajesh
Saaheb 1985 Sunil "Saheb" Sharma
Yudh 1985 Public Prosecutor Avinash "Junior" Goel
Mohabbat 1985 Shekhar Basu
Meri Jung 1985 Arun Verma Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya 1985
Pyaar Ka Sindoor 1985
Chameli Ki Shaadi 1985 Charandas Sood
Aap Ke Saath 1986 Vimal Roy
Janbaaz 1986 Amar Singhania
Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge 1986 Anand Mhatre
Karma 1986 Gyaneshwar Singh/ Johnny
Insaaf Ki Awaaz 1986 Ravi Kumar
Itihaas 1987 Vijay Singhal
Mr India 1987 Arun Verma / Mr India
Hifazaat 1987 Rajkumar/ Ram Kumar Saini
Thikana 1987 Ravinder "Ravi" Mehra
Kasam 1988 Inspector Krishna "Kishan Kumar Singh"
Ram- Avtar 1988 Avtar Mhatre
Vijay 1988 Arjun Thakre
Sone Pe Suhaaga 1988 Joginder/Ravi Kumar
Tezaab 1988 Mahesh "Munna Deshmukh" Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Inteqam 1988 Vikram "Vicky" Dixit
Ram Lakhan 1989 Inspector Lakhan Pratap Singh Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Joshilaay 1989 Karan
Eshwar 1989 Ishwarchand Vishunath Brahmanand Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Rakhwala 1989 Vikram Bose
Abhimanyu 1989 Abhimanyu America Puri/Abdul Jabbar/ Mannu
Aag Se Khelenge 1989 Inspector Raja/Ravi Saxena
Kala Bazaar 1989 Vijay Jain
Parinda 1989 Karan Choudhary
Awaargi 1990 Azad Khan
Kishen Kanhaiya 1990 Kishen Chauhan/ Kanhaiya Chauhan
Ghar Ho To Aisa 1990 Amar Jhaveri
Jeevan Ek Sangharsh 1990 Karan Bhasin
Amba 1990 Surja "Sirju" Pathak
Jamai Raja 1990 Raja Joshi
Jigarwala 1991 Amar Singh
Benaam Badsha 1991 Deepak Garewal
Pratikar 1991 Krishna Srivastav
Lamhe 1991 Virendra "Viren" Kapoor Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Beta 1992 Rajshekhar "Raju" Chaudhary Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Zindagi Ek Jua 1992 Harikishan "Harry" Sonkar
Humlaa 1992 Shiva Pandya
Khel 1992 Devdas/ Arun Kumar
Heer Ranjha 1992 Deedho/ Ranjha
Apradhi 1992 Shiva Mukund
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja 1993 Ramesh "Romeo"
Laadla 1994 Raj "Raju"
Trimurti 1995 Anand Singh/ Sikander Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Loafer 1996 Ravi Kumar Chawada
Judaai 1997 Raj Verma
Deewana Mastana 1997 Rajkumar "Raja" Sharma/Bansi Rao
Gharwali Baharwali 1998 Arun Sharma
Hum Apke Dil Mein Rehte Hain 1999 Vijay Swaminanadan
Biwi No. 1 1999 Dr Lakhan Khurana Nominated- Filmfare Award for Best Comedian
Mann 1999 Rajendra "Raj" Gupta
Bulandi 2000 Dharamraj "Dada" Thakur /Arjun Thakur
Hamara Dil Apke Paas Hai 2000 Avinash Patel
Nayak 2001 Shivaji Rao Gaekwad Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Badhaai Ho Badhaai 2002 Raja Saxena
Om Jai Jagdish 2002 Om Batra
Rishtey 2002 Suraj Singh
Armaan 2003 Dr Akash Sinha
Musafir 2004 Lucky Jaiswal
Welcome 2007 Sagar Pandey/ Majnu Bhai
Race 2008 Inspector Robert "RD" D'Costa
No Problem 2010 Inspector Arjun Singh
Tezz 2012 Arjun Sachdev
Race 2 2013 Inspector Robert "RD" D'Costa
Shootout at Wadala 2013 Inspector Affaq Bhagra
Dil Dhadakne Do 2015 Kamal Mehra Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Welcome Back 2015 Sagar Pandey/ Majnu Bhai
Race 3 2018 Shamsher Singh
Total Dhamaal 2019 Avinash Patel

List of television shows

Title Year Role Reference
24 2010 Kamistan President Omar Hassan Regular Series (Season 8)
24 2013-2016 Jai Singh Rathod As Producer
Family Guy 2016 Himself
(Host of "Who wants to be a Millionaire)
For 1 episode, "Road To India."
Oasis 2017 Vikram Danesh Roy 1 episode only
(Star Jalsha Bengali Television)
Jai Singh Kaushal
Guest Judge
Also as Producer
Subhankar Chatterjee production
Captain 2022 TBA A remake of The Night

Nominations and Awards

Nominations Wins Award
0 2 Indian television Awards
0 1 Producers Guild Awards
0 1 Times of India Film Awards
0 4 Stardust Awards
1 1 Sansui Awards
0 1 Bollywood Movie Awards
0 2 National Film Awards
0 3 Zee Cine Awards
0 5 IIFA Awards
1 3 Screen Awards
10 6 Filmfare Awards
9 1 Other Awards


  • Nominations: 13
  • Wins: 40

Less Known Facts

Anil Kapoor
  • Does he smoke? No
  • Does he consume Alcohol? Yes
  • Anil's childhood time is spent in the Chembur, Mumbai, with a Punjabi Family of Film Producers.
  • During his initial days, his family spent time in the Raj Kapoor's garage in Mumba, but later, they moved to the "chawl" area of the city. He has worked in the Raj Kapoor's garage to support his family financially.
  • He used to run and walk bare feet in his childhood.
  • His father was a well-known producer and worked as a secretary for Shammi Kapoor.
  • His admission into the Film Institute was rejected as he did not pass the written examination.
  • He gave his first shot at 14 for the film "Tu Payal Mein Geet," but the movie did not hit the theatre for unavoidable reasons.
  • His first lead role was Prem Pratap Singh in the movie "Woh Saat din". It became a common name in the household.
  • He performed the role opposite the legendary actor Dilip Kumar in a film called It added new wings to Anil Kapoor's career. He accepted two movies subsequently: Mere Jung and Jaaanbaaz.
  • Anil went to his girlfriend (Sunita) and proposed to her for marriage on the same night.
  • Apart from being a good actor, he is also a talented semi-classical singer and his given voice for songs like "Pyaar Kiya Nahi Jata" and the title track for Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986 Bollywood Comedy)
  • He got married to Sunita (The love of his life), and they are blessed with three children.
  • His role in the movie "Meri Jung" proved to be a turning point for him. Initially, he was asked for the villain role but ended up in a lead role.
  • Anil launched a "Welcome" pop album in 1986, along with Salma Agha. Anil and Salma Agha have given their voice, and Bappi Lahiri has given his music.
  • Anil'sl signature word is "Jhakaas".
  • For the film Mr India, Amitabh Bachchan was the preferred choice for the maker, and Anil wore the same pair of clothes throughout the movie.
  • Anil, with his impeccable performance in the film Tezaab, set the benchmark for the film fraternity.
  • He trained for 7 months in Gym for the Nayak movie, where he had to perform a 3D fighting scene, and the scene became immensely popular after the movie's release. He did not shave his body, and the filmmakers thought to smear the whole body with mud.
  • His first production film was Badhaai Ho Badhaai and later My Father, Gandhi, My Wife's Murder in 2005 and much more.
  • Anil opened in the interview that it was very difficult for him to perform a fight scene having mud on his body. As Multani Mitti dried up in an hour, he had to apply and remove the mitti frequently during the shoot.
  • Anil is the only actor who has been part of all Race movie series:
    1. Race
    2. Race 2
    3. Race 3
    He was given the role of intelligent-cum-comical police inspector called Robert D'Costa.
  • Slumdog Millionaire was his first international movie. He performed the character of Prem Kumar, and the movie has bagged 8 academy awards in various categories.
  • Anil, in a talk show with Preity Zinta, revealed that his first communication with Sunita had happened on the phone. He developed special bonding, and with time, they developed feelings for each other.
  • Due to his immense contribution to the Indian Cinema, Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds in Singapore has been developed in honour of Anil Kapoor.
  • For the movie Dil Dhadakne, Filmmaker had to spend 100 hours getting the proper designing of the Anil's hair. He was forbidden from showing his looks and had to put on a bandana to cover his head.
  • Anil had compared his age with French bottle wine, i.e. that gets better and better with age.
  • For the film, Mubarakan, he became a full-fledged Sardar for the first time in his career.
  • He left his smoking habit when his daughter entered the Indian Cinema as he had promised her.
  • After a gap of 18 years, he shared the screen with talented, gorgeous actress Madhuri Dixit in the movie Total Dhammal. Ajay Devgn was also playing a key role in the movie.
  • Anil believes that eating habits and positivity are key mantras to attain a good physique and great health.

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