- Birthday: 24. December 1956
- Birthplace: Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Awards: 1985 - Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Mashaal, 1989 - Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Tezaab, 1993 - Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Beta, 1998 – Filmfare Award Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor Virasat, 1998 - Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Actor Virasat, 2000- Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Taal, 2000- International Indian Film Academy Awards IIFA Best Comedian Award Biwi No.1, 2000 - International Indian Film Academy Awards IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award Taal, 2000 - Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male Taal, 2000 - Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor Taal, 2001 - Bollywood Movie Awards Bollywood Movie Award - Most Sensational Actor for Pukar Pukar, 2006 - International Indian Film Academy Awards IIFA Wall of Fame For his contribution to Bollywood, 2008 - National Film Awards National Film Award - Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) Gandhi, My Father, 2008 - Zee Cine Awards Zee Cine Award for Best Film (Critics) for Gandhi, My Father Gandhi, My Father, 2008 - Stardust Awards Hottest Film Producer for Gandhi, My Father Gandhi, My Father, 2009 - Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Slumdog Millionaire
Anil Kapoor (born 24 December 1956) is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in many Bollywood films and more recently international films. Kapoor's career has spanned almost 25 years as an actor, he turned into producer with his critically acclaimed movie namely Gandhi, My Father.
Anil Kapoor made his Hindi film debut with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare (1979) in a small role. He was then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, Vamsa Vruksham directed by veteran Bapu. He then made his Kannada film, debut with Mani Ratnam's blockbuster Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1984). He received his first Filmfare Award, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his role in Yash Chopra's Mashaal (1984). Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in N. Chandra's Tezaab (1988) and later again for his performance in Indra Kumar's Beta (1992). He also starred in many other critically and commercially successful films, including Woh Saat Din (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Janbaaz (1986), Karma (1986), Mr. India (1987), Virasat (1997) for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, Biwi No.1 (1999), Taal (1999) for which he won his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Pukar (2000) for which he won a National Film Award for Best Actor as well as No Entry (2005), Welcome (2007), Race (2008) and Race 2 (2013).
Anil Kapoor's first role in an international film was in Danny Boyle's (2008) Academy Award – winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. His performance in the eighth season of the action series 24 generated rave reviews from the American press. Globally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognised Indian actors.
Anil Kapoor was born on 24 December 1956 in Chembur, Mumbai, India. He is the son of film producer Surinder Kapoor and Nirmal Kapoor. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School - Chembur, in the Chembur suburb of Mumbai, and then St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Anil Kapoor's elder brother Boney Kapoor, is a film producer, while younger brother Sanjay Kapoor, is also an actor. He is also the brother-in-law to Bollywood actress Sridevi.
In 1984 he married Sunita Kapoor (nee Bhambhani). He has two daughters and a son Harshvardhan. Anil Kapoor's elder daughter is actress Sonam Kapoor. His younger daughter Rhea Kapoor attended school in New York and is now a producer in Mumbai.