Dynamic, witty, energetic and evergreen, Anil Kapoor has been one of the most incredible actors Bollywood has ever seen. From his iconic role in Mr. India during the 80s to his recent international success in the web series The Night Manager, Anil Kapoor's journey has been nothing short of brilliant. With his magnetic screen presence and unparalleled acting skills, he has not only garnered immense admiration in India but also made the nation proud with the global release of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
With a career spanning 40 years, he has acted in numerous Bollywood films, International Films and TV Series. As a producer, he has been enthralling audiences for a decade.
Anil Kapoor's breakthrough came with the film Woh Saat Din (1983), which showcased his acting prowess and established him as a promising talent. He gained widespread recognition and appreciation for his iconic roles in movies like Mashaal, Karma, and Tezaab, further solidifying his position as one of the leading actors of the 80s and 90s.
The year 1987 witnessed the release of the blockbuster film Mr. India, which went on to become a cultural phenomenon and is considered one of the greatest classics in Indian cinema. His ability to flawlessly embody diverse characters, from comedy to intense drama, earned him accolades and a dedicated fan following.
Anil Kapoor subsequently starred in many other iconic, critically and commercially successful films, including Meri Jung, Yudh, Karma, Janbaaz, Aap Ke Saath, Ghar Ho To Aisa, Awaargi, Benaam Badsha and Virasat.
His first role in an international film was in Danny Boyle's Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which he shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
In 2002, Kapoor produced his first film, Badhaai Ho Badhaai, in which he also acted. His 2007 production, Gandhi, My Father was awarded the National Film.
Awards and Accomplishments
Awards and Accomplishments
Anil Kapoor received his first ‘Filmfare Award’, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his role in Mashaal and his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for Tezaab and later again for Beta.
He has received numerous other ‘Filmfare and National Film Awards’, for his diverse array of roles in some of the most noted Bollywood films like Virasat, Taal, Pukar, No Entry and Dil Dhadakne Do.
He has also acted in the action series 24 which generated rave reviews from the American press. Globally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognized Indian film actors.
Why Anil Kapoor ?
Anil Kapoor’s journey is not only defined by his exceptional acting talent but also by his age-defying looks and unparalleled fitness, even at the age of 65. With his ever-youthful appearance and boundless energy, he is one of the finest and fittest Indian film actors of his generation who believes in constantly reinventing and challenging himself.
Anil Kapoor’s journey in Indian cinema spans decades, and his contributions have left an everlasting impact on the industry. He continues to be an inspiration to aspiring actors and a symbol of longevity and adaptability in an ever-changing film landscape. From his remarkable performances in Bollywood to his successful forays into Hollywood and British television, he has earned admiration and accolades from audiences across the globe.