About Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor is an Indian Actor and Producer born on 24th December 1956 in Chembur area of Mumbai, India. He mostly works in Hindi film industry but also appeared in many International English language films. Apart from acting, he also produced many films like Badhai Ho Badhai, My Wife’s Murder, and Gandhi, My Father etc.
Career as an Actor
Anil Kapoor started his acting career when he was merely 12 years old. In the year 1971, he got a chance to play a younger version of Shashi Kapoor inTu Payal Mein Geet. However, the film didn’t release in the theater.
Later in the year 1979, he debuted in Bollywood with a small role in Umesh Mehra’s Harare Tumhare. The next year he got a chance to play as leading actor in a Telugu film Vamsa Vruksham directed by Bapu.
In 1982, he again played a small role in Hindi film Shakti. His first major role in Hindi film was with Woh Saat Din which was released in 1983. Bapu directed it and he appeared in the film along with Naseeruddin Shah and Padmini Kolhapure.
In 1984, he debuted in Kannada film with Mani Ratnam’s Pallavi Anu Pallavi which was released in 1984. In the same year, he appeared in another Hindi film Mashaal directed by Yash Chopra in which he played the role of a Tapori (road side rowdy). The film performed very well at the box office then and earned him Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since then he didn’t look back and his Bollywood career starts flying.
Anil Kapoor also became part of many Hollywood films like Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire in 2009, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in 2011 etc. apart from TV series like 24.
Career as a Producer
In 2002, he started his own production company named Anil Kapoor Film Company. As a producer, Anil Kapoor’s first film is Badhai Ho Badhai released in 2002. In 2005, he partnered with Ram Gopal Verma produced crime thriller film My Wife’s Murder. Later he also made Gandhi, My Father in the year 2007.
He occasionally gave his voice to the song for his films.
He married to Sunita Bhavnani Kapoor in 1984 and they have 3 children (two daughters and one son). The eldest daughter is Sonam Kapoor born in 1985 happens to be an actress and younger daughter is Rhea Kapoor born in 1987 became a film producer. Their son Harshvardhan Kapoor who was born in 1990 is also an actor.
Source: Wikipedia page