Date of Birth: 24-Dec-59
Birth Place: Chembur, Mumbai
Description: Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who mainly appears in Bollywood films. Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare (1979) in a supporting role. After a few minor roles in films such as Hum Paanch (1980) and Shakti (1982), he got his first leading role in the 1983 Hindi film, Woh Saat Din. Kapoor later tried acting in Tollywood and Sandalwood, and appeared in the Telugu film Vamsa Vriksham and Mani Ratnam's Kannada debut film Pallavi Anu Pallavi released in 1983. He won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Yash Chopra's film Mashaal (1984). Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in N. Chandra's Tezaab in 1988, and later for Indra Kumar's Beta in 1992. Since then, he has starred in films including 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 his first National Film Award for Best Actor; No Entry (2005) and Welcome (2007). 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. In 2002, Kapoor produced his first film, the comedy Badhaai Ho Badhaai, in which he also starred in. It was followed by My Wife's Murder (2005), and Gandhi, My Father (2007). Globally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognised Indian actors. In 1984, he married Sunita Kapoor and 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. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anil_kapoor)
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After starring in a number of hit Hollywood movies in addition to his appearance on the TV series 24, Anil Kapoor is all set to add yet another feather in his cap. We hear that Sonam’s daddy will soon head to LA to lend his voice for a character on the hit animated TV show Family Guy! It seems that Anil will be making a guest appearance on the show that often features many celebrities as guest stars. Talking about the show Anil revealed, “My children are crazy about the show. They can't believe I am doing a voice in Family Guy.” Anil Kapoor refused to reveal much about his character but did add, “My character will appear with the Griffin family. It is a new experience for me. And you know how much I like going into new experiences.” Family Guy is an animated show for adults that narrates the weird and wacky tales of the Griffin Family. Created by Seth McFarlane, it also stars Mila Kunis as one of the characters.
The Indian cricket team's World cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Australia yesterday was bound to give rise to a lot of online criticisms and arguments. But the person who seems to have borne the maximum brunt of the hate is Anushka Sharma who is not even a cricketer. The NH 10 actress has been largely blamed for boyfriend Virat Kohli's early dismissal, and many people speculate that it even ended up costing the match for India. Besides the hate tweets and posts, a number of online trolls came up with memes that speak of Anushka dumping Virat Kohli after his dismal performance. This is not only unfair on the actress but also reflects a largely chauvinistic attitude of Indian cricket fans online. While Anushka herself chose to remain largely mum about the issue, her Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Priyanka Chopra has come to her rescue. In a scathing tweet, PeeCee has blasted all those who are blaming Anushka for India's defeat. She wrote, “So horrible to c a supportive girlfriend being lynched for a game she just watched!!Stop with the disrespect! #StillBleedBlue @AnushkaSharma” Priyanka was not the only one to speak up against the issue though. Director Madhura Bhandarkar wrote, “The venom with which Anushka Sharma is being targeted after India's defeat is not only shocking but also disgusting. Guys, get a life #shame” Music composer Vishal Dadlani said, “If you call yourself an Indian Cricket fan, and you disrespect a woman because our team lost, YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY!” What do you think about the entire issue? Do let us know in the comments section below.
A Zoya Akhtar movie is always special and her upcoming multi-starrer feature Dil Dhadakne Do is slated to be the biggest event of the year. Featuring a stellar cast like Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Anil Kapoor, this one will aim for nothing short of breaking all box office records. While you may feel that the younger crowd would overshadow a veteran like Anil Kapoor, this still from the movie will convince you that Sonam's daddy can still hold his own against Ranveer Singh too. Looking dapper and distinguished, Anil Kapoor pulls off a grey hairdo in a sexy striped blue suit. But what we are really looking forward to is the on-screen reunion of former lovers Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar too should make a very interesting on-screen pair. Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do is about a dysfunctional family stuck together on a cruise and their subsequent interactions.
Anil Kapoor seems to have taken on the mantle of adapting quality Western shows for Indian audiences. After delivering a killer season of 24, the actor is all set to remake the popular sitcom Modern Family in India. Modern Family is a light-hearted portrayal of the extended Pritchett family which features a gay couple, an older man married to a lady of his daughter’s age and other assorted elements of a ‘modern’ family. When asked if conservative Indian audiences would be comfortable with the subject matter, Kapoor replied, “I think India is ready for a Modern Family. The middle class is growing rapidly and we have a new government that makes the future look bright.”
Anil Kapoor himself may not have the time to act in the show due to his past commitments. He is currently busy shooting for Welcome Back and Dil Dhadakne Doh as well as the long-delayed second season of 24. We feel he would have been perfect for the role of the goofy and lovable Phil Dunphy.
Which other actors do you think will fit into the various popular characters of Modern Family? Do let us know in the comments section below.
It didn’t take Bollywood successes but international forays that had Anil Kapoor walking tall with abundant pride. And somehow, all that pride and confidence has him speaking more than a little effusively about his fellow actors (or even things in general). The recent grand mahurat of Welcome Back saw the reuniting of co-stars former and new on the same stage. Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor are teaming up for the sequel as part of the original team. Shruti Haasan and John Abraham replace Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif’s hit pairing. After a sexy ramp walk, when the speeches began, Anil seemed to have taken the onus of giving a grand introduction to each and every one of the cast members. Nana Patekar, for him, is a ‘great actor’ and ‘a ‘pleasure to work with’. When he moved on to Paresh Rawal, he had to, just had to, mention his own ‘international work’ and the appreciation he got for his (blink-and-you’ll-miss-it) roles. And that’s when he says he is nothing before Paresh, who is a ‘world class actor’. But that goes without saying. The absolute knock-out was when he addressed his Race 2 and Shootout at Wadala co-star John Abraham, saying that the latter film is the beginning of a glorious career for the model-turned-actor. What? ‘BEGINNING of a glorious career’? So what has John been up to since 2003’s Jism? It gets better. Anil, gushed over actor ‘Kamla’ Haasan being his inspiration before thanking his daughter Shruti Haasan for joining the team, before he finally hushed up. Really, Anil? Were the bored faces not enough of a hint? To see the Kapoor bumble along (and call Kamal Haasan ‘Kamla Haasan’), check out the video below. To see what others had to say (when they did, finally, get to talk), check out the video below. It’s all there, a finger’s click away!