Anil Kapoor

Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary. A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S. (Our Lady of Perpetual Succor) School, and was an ardent fan of Bollywood flicks that were telecast during the Ganesh Maha Utsav every year. He was a fan of Raj Kapoor, and it was this that influenced his acting, and people saw him as a mimic of the legendary showman. He landed a role as a child artiste with Shashi Kapoor in the lead, but the movie (Tu Payal Main Geet) was never released. After school, he went to study in St. Xaviers College. He commuted by bus and train from Chembur to Bombay V.T., and the walked the rest of the way. It was here that he met Mazhar Khan. A distracted Anil was kicked out of College in the second year due to his lack of presence. His attempts to join the Pune Film Institute were in vain, as he failed in the written examination. He then decided to join Roshan Taneja's Acting school. He first appeared on the silver screen in Hamhare Tumhare in a character role. His first lead role was in 'Woh 7 Din' and from thence on there has been no looking back. He has acted in close to a 100 movies, and has 5 in production. He has produced two movies (Gandhi My Father & Badhaai Ho Badhaai), as well as been a Casting Director/Outdoor In charge for ...

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla  •  Rajendranath Zutshi

1942: A Love Story (1994)

In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is not an easy one, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vidhu Vinod Chopra
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Jackie Shroff  •  Manisha Koirala  •  Anupam Kher

Armaan (2003)

Dr. Siddharth Sinha is a dedicated selfless doctor who dreams of building a state-of-the-art hospital with all the modern instruments and amenities for patient care . His foster son Akash shares his dream . Akash falls in love with Neha Mathur , an anaesthetist in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Honey Irani
CAST:  Amitabh Bachchan  •  Anil Kapoor  •  Preity Zinta  •  Gracy Singh

Calcutta Mail (2003)

Avinash(Anil Kapoor) went to Calcutta for no reason. After meeting with Reema (Rani Mukherjee), he starts having flashbacks about his past and his son. His inquiries take him to Bombay via the Calcutta Mail, and this is where he will find out whether his son is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sudhir Mishra
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Rani Mukerji  •  Manisha Koirala  •  Rajendra Sethi

Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)

Five children enter a haunted house and find an old woman. She promises to tell them six scary stories that they won't be able to handle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sajid Khan  •  J. D. Chakravarthi  •  Ram Gopal Varma  •  Manish Gupta  •  Jijy Philip  •  Vivek Shah  •  Prawaal Raman
CAST:  Amitabh Bachchan  •  Manoj Pahwa  •  Arjun Rampal  •  Sarita Joshi

Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)

Two kindred spirits who are betrothed to others must decide whether to go through with arranged marriages or brush aside convention for true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raj Kanwar
CAST:  Akshay Kumar  •  Anil Kapoor  •  Bipasha Basu  •  Bhagyashree

Lamhe (1991)

Viren travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa. He meets the beautiful Pallavi and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though this does not bother Viren. During a property dispute and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yash Chopra
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Sridevi  •  Waheeda Rehman  •  Anupam Kher

Mann (1999)

A young woman falls in love with a handsome playboy, while aboard a Singapore to India cruise. They make plans to meet again, but fate may have other plans...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Indra Kumar
CAST:  Aamir Khan  •  Manisha Koirala  •  Sharmila Tagore  •  Anil Kapoor

Musafir (2004)

Musafir (Hindi: मुसाफ़िर Musāfir, translation: Traveller) is a 2004 Hindi thriller film, directed and produced by Sanjay Gupta starring Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy. The film was controversial because of some sensual scenes, including kissing, between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanjay Gupta
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Sanjay Dutt  •  Sameera Reddy  •  Koena Mitra

Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

TV reporter Shivajirao gets a chance to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a day, after being challenged by incumbent Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. After his successful one-day stint, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but it is not as easy as he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  S. Shankar
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Rani Mukerji  •  Amrish Puri  •  Paresh Rawal

No Entry (2005)

Tired of his wife's unnecessary suspicions, Kishen is drawn to have an affair with the call girl Bobby, arranged by his friend Prem. Further problem arises when Kishen's co-worker, Sunny's wife catches Kishen red-handed with Bobby, who is introduced as his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anees Bazmee
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Salman Khan  •  Fardeen Khan  •  Esha Deol

Salaam-e-Ishq (2007)

Six couples who do not know each other are brought together by destiny, fate and love  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nikkhil Advani
CAST:  Salman Khan  •  Priyanka Chopra  •  Anil Kapoor  •  Juhi Chawla

Taal (1999)

On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted to him eventually. Her dad approves of Manav, and both go to Bombay to meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Subhash Ghai
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Akshaye Khanna  •  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  •  Alok Nath

Race (2008)

Ranvir and Rajiv are half brothers who own a huge stud farm in South Africa. Ranvir is a very shrewd and aggressive man while Rajiv is laid back, and a chronic alcoholic. Sophia, Ranvir's personal secretary adores and loves him. Ranvir is unaware of her feelings. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla  •  Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
CAST:  Saif Ali Khan  •  Akshaye Khanna  •  Bipasha Basu  •  Katrina Kaif

Welcome (2007)

Dubai-based criminal don Uday takes it upon himself to try and get his sister Sanjana married - in vain, as no one wants to be associated with a crime family. Uday's associate Sagar Pandey finds a young man, Rajiv, who lives with his maternal uncle and aunt - Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anees Bazmee
CAST:  Akshay Kumar  •  Katrina Kaif  •  Anil Kapoor  •  Nana Patekar

Tezaab (1988)

Mahesh Deshmukh has joined the nation's armed forces as that he can honestly and patriotically serve the country. During his college days he has a run-in with fellow-collegian Mohini. A bet between his friends and himself ends up with him falling in love with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  N. Chandra
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Madhuri Dixit  •  Anupam Kher  •  Chunky Pandey

Om Jai Jagadish (2002)

Widowed Mrs. Saraswati Batra (Waheeda Rehman) has brought up three sons with a lot of care and love. Her eldest son Om (Anil Kapoor) is very honest and diligent; her two other sons Jai (Fardeen Khan), and Jagdish (Abhishek Bachchan) also live in the same house. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anupam Kher
CAST:  Waheeda Rehman  •  Anil Kapoor  •  Fardeen Khan  •  Abhishek Bachchan

Beta (1992)

Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please Raju, his father gets married to Nagmani, thinking that she will take care ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Indra Kumar
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Madhuri Dixit  •  Aruna Irani  •  Laxmikant Berde

Lajja (2001)

Vaidehi (Manisha Koirala) gets married to Raghuvir (Jackie Shroff), an NRI. Suffering the agony of an unhappy marriage, she decides to run away from him when she learns that she is pregnant and he wants to take the child away from her. In her pursuit for freedom, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rajkumar Santoshi
CAST:  Rekha  •  Anil Kapoor  •  Jackie Shroff  •  Madhuri Dixit

Bewafaa (2005)

Anjali, living in Canada with her parents, hides her relationship to the musician Raja from her parents. When her sister dies during the birth of twins, she abandons her love, marries the widower Aditja and moves to New Delhi to become the new mother of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dharmesh Darshan
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Akshay Kumar  •  Kareena Kapoor Khan  •  Sushmita Sen
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