Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

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Anil Kapoor (born 24 December 1956) is an Indian actor and producer who works primarily in Hindi films, besides television and international films. In a career spanning over 40 years as an actor and since 2005 as a producer, Kapoor has appeared in more than 100 films. Recognised for multiple iconic, popular and cult films, he has received several accolades including two National Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards.Born to film producer Surinder Kapoor, he made his Bollywood debut with a small role in the romance Hamare Tumhare (1979) before starring in the Telugu film Vamsa Vruksham (1980) and Kannada film Pallavi Anupallavi (1983). His career saw a turning point with the action drama Mashaal (1984), before he established himself as a leading man with his roles in Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Mr. India (1987), Tezaab (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989) and Eeshwar (1989). Kapoor's other commercially successful films include Lamhe (1991), Benaam Badsha (1991), Beta (1992), 1942: A Love Story (1994), Andaz (1994), Laadla (1994), Trimurti (1995), Loafer (1996), Virasat (1997), Judaai (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Gharwali Baharwali (1998), Taal (1999), Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999), Biwi No. 1 (1999), Pukar (2000), Lajja (2001), Nayak (2001), No Entry (2005), Welcome (2007), Black & White (2008), Race (2008), Race 2 (2013), Shootout at Wadala (2013), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Welcome Back (2015), Race 3 (2018), Total Dhamaal (2019), Malang (2020), AK vs AK (2020), Thar , Jugjugg Jeeyo (both 2022), and Animal (2023).Kapoor's first role in an international film was in Danny Boyle's 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.

Early life & education

Kapoor was born into a Punjabi Hindu Khatri family on 24 December 1956 in Chembur to Nirmal Kapoor and film producer Surinder Kapoor. He is the second of four children. His elder brother Boney Kapoor is a film producer and younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is an actor. The late actress Sridevi and the producer Mona Shourie Kapoor, both Boney's wives, were his sisters-in-law, and Sandeep Marwah, founder of the Noida Film City and owner of Marwah Studios, is his brother-in-law. The film actors Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Marwah are his nephews, while actress Janhvi Kapoor is his niece. The Kapoor family of Prithviraj Kapoor are also his relatives as Prithviraj Kapoor was his father's cousin.

Kapoor was educated at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur, and at the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

Early life

Kapoor was born into a Punjabi Hindu family on 24 December 1956 in Chembur to Nirmal Kapoor and film producer Surinder Kapoor. He is the second of four children. His elder brother, Boney Kapoor is a film producer and younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is an actor. The late actress Sridevi and the producer Mona Shourie Kapoor, both Boney's wives, were his sisters-in-law, and Sandeep Marwah, founder of the Noida Film City and owner of Marwah Studios, is his brother-in-law. The film actors Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Marwah and Ranveer Singh are his nephews, while actresses Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are his nieces. The Kapoor family of Prithviraj Kapoor are also his relatives as Prithviraj Kapoor was his father's cousin.Kapoor was educated at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur, and at the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

Early and personal life

Kapoor was born into a Punjabi Hindu family on 24 December 1956 in Chembur to Nirmal Kapoor and film producer Surinder Kapoor.[better source needed] He is the second of four children. His elder brother Boney Kapoor is a film producer and younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is an actor. The late actress Sridevi and the producer Mona Shourie Kapoor (both Boney's wives) were his sisters-in-law, and Sandeep Marwah, founder of the Noida Film City and owner of Marwah Studios, is his brother-in-law. The film actors Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Marwah are his nephews, while actress Janhvi Kapoor is his niece. The Kapoor family of Prithviraj Kapoor are also his relatives as Prithviraj Kapoor was his father's cousin.Kapoor was educated at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School in Chembur East Mumbai and at the St. Xavier's College, in Fort, South Mumbai. In 1984, Kapoor married Sunita Bhavnani, a costume designer with whom he has two daughters and a son. Their elder daughter Sonam Kapoor (born 1985) is an actress and their younger daughter Rhea Kapoor (born 1987) is a film producer and their son Harshvardhan Kapoor (born 1990) is also an actor. Anil Kapoor is referred as ‘AK’ by his children.

Career

Kapoor made his debut in films in 1970, playing a young Shashi Kapoor in ''Tu Payal Mein Geet''. The film, however, did not release theatrically.Anil Kapoor made his Hindi films debut with Umesh Mehra's ''Hamare Tumhare'' (1979) in a small role. He then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, ''Vamsa Vruksham'' directed by veteran Bapu. In the same year, he also appeared in two more Hindi films – ''Ek Baar Kaho'' and ''Hum Paanch''. In 1981, he appeared in M. S. Sathyu 's ''Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya''. After playing a small role in ''Shakti'' (1982), he made his Kannada film debut with Mani Ratnam's ''Pallavi Anu Pallavi'' (1983). He played his first Hindi film leading role in ''Woh Saat Din'' (1983) which was directed by Bapu and featured Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah. He gained recognition in Bollywood with Yash Chopra's action drama ''Mashaal'' (1984) as a ''tapori'', for which he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. His ''tapori'' persona and stubble look was considered unconventional at the time, but would become fashionable in India many years later. Kapoor's 1985 releases included ''Yudh'' and ''Saaheb''. ''Yudh'' featured him uttering his iconic line "Ek Dum Jhakaas". But it was ''Meri Jung'' (1985), wherein he played the role of an angry young lawyer fighting for justice that earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Anil Kapoor played a comic tapori again in ''Karma'' (1986), the biggest hit of the year. Kapoor's 1985 releases included ''Yudh'' and ''Saaheb''. ''Yudh'' featured him uttering his iconic line "Ek Dum Jhakaas". But it was ''Meri Jung'' (1985), wherein he played the role of an angry young lawyer fighting for justice that earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.Anil Kapoor played a comic tapori again in ''Karma'' (1986), the biggest hit of the year. Also in 1986, Kapoor played the role of a carefree playboy in the hit ''Janbaaz'', co-starring Feroz Khan. Kapoor's other release of 1986 ''Insaaf Ki Awaaz'' with Rekha was a box office hit. In the same year, Basu Chatterjee directed ''Chameli Ki Shaadi'' where he was seen doing a comedic role.Anil Kapoor had a protagonist role in Shekhar Kapur's sci-fi film ''Mr. India'' (1987), the biggest hit of the year. The film became one of his biggest box-office hits and shot him to superstardom. In 1988, he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film, ''Tezaab'', the biggest blockbuster of 1988. The same year also saw the release of ''Kasam'', an action drama directed by Umesh Mehra. Anil proved to be the only saving grace in commercial failures like ''Ram-Avtar'' and ''Vijay''. The following year, he delivered ''Ram Lakhan'' (which became the second-highest box office earner of 1989) with the song ''One Two Ka Four''. In ''Rakhwala'', Kapoor played the role of a tapori, and the film was declared a success. Kapoor's portrayal of an autistic man in ''Eeshwar'' (1989) was well-received and established his versatility as an actor, earning him his third nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.The year 1990 saw him play a dual role, as twin brothers in the highly successful action comedy ''Kishen Kanhaiya'' and the same year, he further attained reasonable box-office success with ''Ghar Ho To Aisa''. Kapoor came up with a critically acclaimed performance in ''Awaargi''. Many critics called that his best performance ever but the film flopped at the box office. Also films like ''Jamai Raja'' and ''Jeevan Ek Sanghursh'', out of which both of them were remakes of South Indian films, proved to be major flops. These films proved to be a setback in his career as 1990 was supposed to be the crowning year for Kapoor as the Hindi film industry's biggest male star. But with these flops, Anil was on the bad foot.This was followed by a highly praised performance as a middle-aged man in Yash Chopra's intergenerational musical romantic drama ''Lamhe'' (1991), opposite Sridevi, which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, with Kapoor earning his fourth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. The film proved to a landmark film of Indian cinema and Yash Chopra's best work to date. It was the first film in which he appeared without a moustache. Although the film was an underwhelming success at the domestic box-office, it proved to be a major success overseas. Anil Kapoor's 1991 releases, ''Benaam Badsha'' was accorded average status at the box office.In 1992, Kapoor received his second Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his hard-hitting performance in Indra Kumar's ''Beta'' – the biggest blockbuster of the year opposite Madhuri Dixit. Kapoor was highly impressive with his comic act in ''Khel'' and his comic timing was one of the highlights of the film. In 1993, Boney Kapoor's much-delayed mega-budget, ''Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja'' was a disaster at the box-office and damaged Kapoor's reputation as the industry's biggest star at the time. The only major success in these years was ''Laadla'' (1994) again alongside Sridevi, a film produced by Nitin Manmohan. Kapoor gave a splendid performance as a simpleton lover in the musical romantic drama ''1942: A Love Story'' opposite Manisha Koirala. Kapoor earned his sixth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. His other 1994 release, , opposite Juhi Chawla and Karisma Kapoor, was also a success. His 1995 release, ''Trimurti'' was a box-office disaster, though Kapoor's performance was positively received, earning him his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Kapoor came up with a decent performance in the moderate critical and commercial success ''Gharwali Baharwali'' (1998), opposite Raveena Tandon and Rambha.After a few box-office failures, he had successes with films like ''Loafer'' (1996), opposite Juhi Chawla. In ''Judaai'', Kapoor's depiction of a loving husband torn between his two wives was appreciated and the film fared well at the box-office. ''Deewana Mastana'' (1997), ''Biwi No.1'' (1999) and ''Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain'' (1999) were also box office hits, with ''Biwi No. 1'' earning him his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. Kapoor's unusual characterisation of a zealous, crooked musical superstar in ''Taal'' (1999) shocked both audience and critics alike, earning him rave reviews, in addition to his second Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He again won rave reviews for his performance in ''Virasat'' (1997), a remake of the Tamil film, ''Thevar Magan'' (1992), in which he played Kamal Haasan's role. The film proved to be a major box office success, and earned him his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics), in addition to his seventh nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He also starred in the unsuccessful ''Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate'', which was filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee's last directorial, along with Juhi Chawla. He shaved his moustache once again for the second half of the film. He won his first National Film Award for Best Actor, in addition to his eighth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rajkumar Santoshi's critically acclaimed ''Pukar'' (2000). Kapoor again achieved critical and commercial success with ''Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai'' (2000). Kapoor performed as Rajeev in the much delayed ''Karobaar'' (2000), a film directed by Rakesh Roshan, where Kapoor's dialogue delivery was appreciated. He delivered a powerhouse performance in Shanker's ''Nayak'' (2001), which is considered to be his career-best performances.In 2002, Kapoor performed in the role of a fat man in ''Badhaai Ho Badhaai'', a takeoff from the Hollywood hit, ''The Nutty Professor''. He performed in the Indra Kumar directed film ''Rishtey''. In ''Om Jai Jagadish'', he gave an amazing performance. Kapoor shared the screen with Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in ''Armaan'', and played the character of a neurosurgeon.In his 2003 release, ''Calcutta Mail'', according to Planet Bollywood, he delivered "one of his best performances. His character was defined with ample scope to perform in this screenplay-driven performance and in spite of the strong supporting cast, this really came out as Kapoor's one-man show." According to Bollywood Hungama, he "ignited the silver screen with an authoritative performance" in ''Musafir'' alongside Sameera Reddy, Aditya Pancholi, Sanjay Dutt and Koena Mitra. Kapoor performed as the stricken husband in the thriller ''My Wife's Murder'', which he also produced. Anees Bazmee's super-hit comedy ''No Entry'' (2005), followed for Kapoor that year. The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year, earning him his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. He was also in the film ''Bewafaa'', playing a rich businessman who is forced to marry the sister of his wife after she passes away in childbirth.Kapoor played a grey character in the 2005 thriller, ''Chocolate''. He was also in the film ''Bewafaa'', playing a rich businessman who is forced to marry the sister of his wife after she passes away in childbirth.Kapoor played a grey character in the 2005 thriller, ''Chocolate''. Anil's first release of 2007 ''Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love'' was a box office hit in overseas though a flop in India. Anees Bazmee's ''Welcome'', which released on 21 December 2007 was declared the biggest success of the year, earning him his fourth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Kapoor's understated performance in Subhash Ghai's ''Black & White'' was highly lauded. His first release in 2008, Abbas Mustan's thriller, ''Race'' became a box-office hit. Vijay Krishna Acharya's ''Tashan'' marked Anil's comeback to Yash Raj Films, but failed to do well at the box-office.His first English language film, ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which was released on 12 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'' was released on 21 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'', with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, failed to do well at the box-office. On the other hand, ''Slumdog Millionaire'' has won a number of international awards and received rave reviews from critics, costing only US$15 million to produce, but pulling in more than $352 million worldwide. In January 2009, he attended the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony along with the team of ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which won four Golden Globe Awards. Kapoor demonstrated his well-known enthusiasm after ''Slumdog'' won the Academy Award for Best Picture (one of eight awards). He also received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008 and has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. His first release in 2008, Abbas Mustan's thriller, ''Race'' became a box-office hit. Vijay Krishna Acharya's ''Tashan'' marked Anil's comeback to Yash Raj Films, but failed to do well at the box-office.His first English language film, ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which was released on 12 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'' was released on 21 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'', with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, failed to do well at the box-office. On the other hand, ''Slumdog Millionaire'' has won a number of international awards and received rave reviews from critics, costing only US$15 million to produce, but pulling in more than $352 million worldwide. In January 2009, he attended the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony along with the team of ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which won four Golden Globe Awards. Kapoor demonstrated his well-known enthusiasm after ''Slumdog'' won the Academy Award for Best Picture (one of eight awards). He also received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008 and has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. ''Power'' was to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi but was shelved due to unknown reasons.Other projects included ''Cities'' (a Hollywood project co-starring Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom), ''Mr. India 2'', the sequel to ''No Entry'', ''Race 2'' and Sanjay Gupta's ''Shootout at Wadala''. He had also signed for ''Khiladi 786'', which released in December 2012 but did not appear in it eventually. ''Power'' was to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi but was shelved due to unknown reasons.Other projects included ''Cities'' (a Hollywood project co-starring Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom), ''Mr. India 2'', the sequel to ''No Entry'', ''Race 2'' and Sanjay Gupta's ''Shootout at Wadala''. He had also signed for ''Khiladi 786'', which released in December 2012 but did not appear in it eventually. Anil Kapoor's only release of 2012 Tezz earned him favourable reviews from critics; Taran Adarsh wrote that "...it's a treat watching Anil Kapoor on screen. Though the actor has been an integral part of so many movies in the past, you can never accuse him of repeating himself. Besides, he may be in his early 50s, but that hasn't deterred Anil from performing the high-octane action stunts with flourish."His performance in ''Shootout at Wadala'' was highly acclaimed by critics; Sudhish Kamath of ''The Hindu'' wrote that "Anil Kapoor is first-rate, revelling in a tailor-made role as a no-nonsense cop, reminding us of the superstar he used to be in the Eighties." In January 2013 Kapoor became the first Indian actor to be invited for a special segment; "In conversation", at the Toronto International Film Festival, an honour which is reserved for actors having considerable body of work. Beginning in 2013, he starred in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of ''24''.In 2015, he starred alongside an ensemble cast of Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar's family comedy-drama ''Dil Dhadakne Do'', which proved to be a commercial success and received positive reviews, earning Kapoor his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.In September 2015, Kapoor made an appearance as himself in an ad for the ''Angry Birds Friends'' tournament Champions for Earth. Amazon has cast Kapoor in its pilot ''The Book of Strange New Things''. Beginning in 2013, he starred in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of ''24''.In 2015, he starred alongside an ensemble cast of Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar's family comedy-drama ''Dil Dhadakne Do'', which proved to be a commercial success and received positive reviews, earning Kapoor his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.In September 2015, Kapoor made an appearance as himself in an ad for the ''Angry Birds Friends'' tournament Champions for Earth. Amazon has cast Kapoor in its pilot ''The Book of Strange New Things''. Beginning in 2013, he starred in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of ''24''.In 2015, he starred alongside an ensemble cast of Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar's family comedy-drama ''Dil Dhadakne Do'', which proved to be a commercial success and received positive reviews, earning Kapoor his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.In September 2015, Kapoor made an appearance as himself in an ad for the ''Angry Birds Friends'' tournament Champions for Earth. Amazon has cast Kapoor in its pilot ''The Book of Strange New Things''. He will play the role of Vikram Danesh, the authoritative head of the base on Oasis.In 2022, he starred in the comedy-drama ''Jugjugg Jeeyo'' (2022), alongside Neetu Singh, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, which received mixed reviews from critics but proved to be a commercial success at the box office. Kapoor's performance in the film earned him his record-setting fourth Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.Kapoor has committed to star in Karan Johar's directorial venture, ''Takht'', a historical drama featuring an ensemble cast, including Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, and Vicky Kaushal.In 2022, he starred in the comedy-drama ''Jugjugg Jeeyo'' (2022), alongside Neetu Singh, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, which received mixed reviews from critics but proved to be a commercial success at the box office. Kapoor's performance in the film earned him his record-setting fourth Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.Kapoor has committed to star in Karan Johar's directorial venture, ''Takht'', a historical drama featuring an ensemble cast, including Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, and Vicky Kaushal. He will also appear in a pivotal role in Siddharth Anand's ''Fighter'', alongside Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone.In 2002, Kapoor produced his first film, the comedy ''Badhaai Ho Badhaai'', in which he also starred. It was followed by ''My Wife's Murder'' (2005), and ''Gandhi, My Father'' (2007). ''Gandhi, My Father'' focuses on the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi and was awarded the National Film Award – Special Jury Award. He produced the film ''Shortkut: The Con Is On'' starring Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi. In 2010, he produced ''Aisha'' (2010), starring his daughter Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol. The film performed moderately at the box-office, grossing Rs. 155 million in its theatrical run.He has acquired the remake rights for the American TV series, ''24'', reportedly for an amount of INR 1 billion. It took him about 1.5 years to licence the rights to create an Indian rendition of the popular TV show. Kapoor will be stepping into the protagonist's (Jack Bauer) role as well. Kapoor played the role of President Hassan in the 8th season of the original series aired on Fox Network.Anil Kapoor has on rare occasions contributed to the soundtracks of his movies as a singer. One of his first playback songs was the title track of the 1986 Bollywood comedy ''Chameli Ki Shaadi''. The song was comic in nature and depicted the love story of the titular Chameli and her lover Charandas, played by Kapoor. Chameli was portrayed by Amrita Singh. In the same decade, he was credited on the song "Tere Bina Main Nahin Mere Bina Tu Nahin" for the film ''Woh Saat Din''. He is also credited on the song "I Love You" from ''Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai''. In 2008, Kapoor provided a rhyme-like-dialogue to introduce his character in Yashraj's ''Tashan''. His theme was titled "Bhaiyaji ka Tashan". His co-stars in the movie also had their introductions incorporated in the soundtrack, which was composed by Vishal–Shekhar. Akshay Kumar's theme was titled "Bachchan Pandey ka Tashan". Kareena Kapoor's was "Pooja ka Tashan". ''Saif Ali Khan'' was credited for "Jimmy ka Tashan". He had one full album, "Welcome" as a co-singer with Salma Agha in 1986. The album was scored by Bappi Lahiri.

Acting career

Kapoor made his debut in films in 1970, playing a young Shashi Kapoor in Tu Payal Mein Geet. The film, however, did not release theatrically.

2000s

He won his first National Film Award for Best Actor, in addition to his eighth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rajkumar Santoshi's critically acclaimed ''Pukar'' (2000). Kapoor again achieved critical and commercial success with ''Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai'' (2000). Kapoor performed as Rajeev in the much delayed ''Karobaar'' (2000), a film directed by Rakesh Roshan, where Kapoor's dialogue delivery was appreciated. He delivered a powerhouse performance in Shanker's ''Nayak'' (2001), which is considered to be his career-best performances.In 2002, Kapoor performed in the role of a fat man in ''Badhaai Ho Badhaai'', a takeoff from the Hollywood hit, ''The Nutty Professor''. He performed in the Indra Kumar directed film ''Rishtey''. In ''Om Jai Jagadish'', he gave an amazing performance. Kapoor shared the screen with Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in ''Armaan'', and played the character of a neurosurgeon.In his 2003 release, ''Calcutta Mail'', according to Planet Bollywood, he delivered "one of his best performances. His character was defined with ample scope to perform in this screenplay-driven performance and in spite of the strong supporting cast, this really came out as Kapoor's one-man show." According to Bollywood Hungama, he "ignited the silver screen with an authoritative performance" in ''Musafir'' alongside Sameera Reddy, Aditya Pancholi, Sanjay Dutt and Koena Mitra. Kapoor performed as the stricken husband in the thriller ''My Wife's Murder'', which he also produced. Anees Bazmee's super-hit comedy ''No Entry'' (2005), followed for Kapoor that year. The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year, earning him his second nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. He was also in the film ''Bewafaa'', playing a rich businessman who is forced to marry the sister of his wife after she passes away in childbirth.Kapoor played a grey character in the 2005 thriller, ''Chocolate''. He was also in the film ''Bewafaa'', playing a rich businessman who is forced to marry the sister of his wife after she passes away in childbirth.Kapoor played a grey character in the 2005 thriller, ''Chocolate''. Anil's first release of 2007 ''Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love'' was a box office hit in overseas though a flop in India. Anees Bazmee's ''Welcome'', which released on 21 December 2007 was declared the biggest success of the year, earning him his fourth nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Kapoor's understated performance in Subhash Ghai's ''Black & White'' was highly lauded. His first release in 2008, Abbas Mustan's thriller, ''Race'' became a box-office hit. Vijay Krishna Acharya's ''Tashan'' marked Anil's comeback to Yash Raj Films, but failed to do well at the box-office.His first English language film, ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which was released on 12 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'' was released on 21 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'', with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, failed to do well at the box-office. On the other hand, ''Slumdog Millionaire'' has won a number of international awards and received rave reviews from critics, costing only US$15 million to produce, but pulling in more than $352 million worldwide. In January 2009, he attended the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony along with the team of ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which won four Golden Globe Awards. Kapoor demonstrated his well-known enthusiasm after ''Slumdog'' won the Academy Award for Best Picture (one of eight awards). He also received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008 and has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. His first release in 2008, Abbas Mustan's thriller, ''Race'' became a box-office hit. Vijay Krishna Acharya's ''Tashan'' marked Anil's comeback to Yash Raj Films, but failed to do well at the box-office.His first English language film, ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which was released on 12 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'' was released on 21 November 2008. ''Yuvvraaj'', with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, failed to do well at the box-office. On the other hand, ''Slumdog Millionaire'' has won a number of international awards and received rave reviews from critics, costing only US$15 million to produce, but pulling in more than $352 million worldwide. In January 2009, he attended the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony along with the team of ''Slumdog Millionaire'', which won four Golden Globe Awards. Kapoor demonstrated his well-known enthusiasm after ''Slumdog'' won the Academy Award for Best Picture (one of eight awards). He also received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008 and has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

2010s

''Power'' was to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi but was shelved due to unknown reasons.Other projects included ''Cities'' (a Hollywood project co-starring Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom), ''Mr. India 2'', the sequel to ''No Entry'', ''Race 2'' and Sanjay Gupta's ''Shootout at Wadala''. He had also signed for ''Khiladi 786'', which released in December 2012 but did not appear in it eventually. ''Power'' was to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi but was shelved due to unknown reasons.Other projects included ''Cities'' (a Hollywood project co-starring Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom), ''Mr. India 2'', the sequel to ''No Entry'', ''Race 2'' and Sanjay Gupta's ''Shootout at Wadala''. He had also signed for ''Khiladi 786'', which released in December 2012 but did not appear in it eventually. Anil Kapoor's only release of 2012 Tezz earned him favourable reviews from critics; Taran Adarsh wrote that "...it's a treat watching Anil Kapoor on screen. Though the actor has been an integral part of so many movies in the past, you can never accuse him of repeating himself. Besides, he may be in his early 50s, but that hasn't deterred Anil from performing the high-octane action stunts with flourish."His performance in ''Shootout at Wadala'' was highly acclaimed by critics; Sudhish Kamath of ''The Hindu'' wrote that "Anil Kapoor is first-rate, revelling in a tailor-made role as a no-nonsense cop, reminding us of the superstar he used to be in the Eighties." In January 2013 Kapoor became the first Indian actor to be invited for a special segment; "In conversation", at the Toronto International Film Festival, an honour which is reserved for actors having considerable body of work. Beginning in 2013, he starred in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of ''24''.In 2015, he starred alongside an ensemble cast of Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar's family comedy-drama ''Dil Dhadakne Do'', which proved to be a commercial success and received positive reviews, earning Kapoor his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.In September 2015, Kapoor made an appearance as himself in an ad for the ''Angry Birds Friends'' tournament Champions for Earth. Amazon has cast Kapoor in its pilot ''The Book of Strange New Things''. Beginning in 2013, he starred in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of ''24''.In 2015, he starred alongside an ensemble cast of Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar's family comedy-drama ''Dil Dhadakne Do'', which proved to be a commercial success and received positive reviews, earning Kapoor his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.In September 2015, Kapoor made an appearance as himself in an ad for the ''Angry Birds Friends'' tournament Champions for Earth. Amazon has cast Kapoor in its pilot ''The Book of Strange New Things''. Beginning in 2013, he starred in the lead role of Jai Singh Rathod in the Indian remade series of ''24''.In 2015, he starred alongside an ensemble cast of Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar's family comedy-drama ''Dil Dhadakne Do'', which proved to be a commercial success and received positive reviews, earning Kapoor his third Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.In September 2015, Kapoor made an appearance as himself in an ad for the ''Angry Birds Friends'' tournament Champions for Earth. Amazon has cast Kapoor in its pilot ''The Book of Strange New Things''. He will play the role of Vikram Danesh, the authoritative head of the base on Oasis.

2020s

In 2022, he starred in the comedy-drama ''Jugjugg Jeeyo'' (2022), alongside Neetu Singh, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, which received mixed reviews from critics but proved to be a commercial success at the box office. Kapoor's performance in the film earned him his record-setting fourth Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.Kapoor has committed to star in Karan Johar's directorial venture, ''Takht'', a historical drama featuring an ensemble cast, including Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, and Vicky Kaushal.In 2022, he starred in the comedy-drama ''Jugjugg Jeeyo'' (2022), alongside Neetu Singh, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, which received mixed reviews from critics but proved to be a commercial success at the box office. Kapoor's performance in the film earned him his record-setting fourth Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.Kapoor has committed to star in Karan Johar's directorial venture, ''Takht'', a historical drama featuring an ensemble cast, including Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, and Vicky Kaushal. He will also appear in a pivotal role in Siddharth Anand's ''Fighter'', alongside Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone.

Singing

Anil Kapoor has on rare occasions contributed to the soundtracks of his movies as a singer. One of his first playback songs was the title track of the 1986 Bollywood comedy Chameli Ki Shaadi. The song was comic in nature and depicted the love story of the titular Chameli and her lover Charandas, played by Kapoor. Chameli was portrayed by Amrita Singh. In the same decade, he was credited on the song "Tere Bina Main Nahin Mere Bina Tu Nahin" for the film Woh Saat Din. He is also credited on the song "I Love You" from Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. In 2008, Kapoor provided a rhyme-like-dialogue to introduce his character in Yashraj's Tashan. His theme was titled "Bhaiyaji ka Tashan". His co-stars in the movie also had their introductions incorporated in the soundtrack, which was composed by Vishal–Shekhar. Akshay Kumar's theme was titled "Bachchan Pandey ka Tashan". Kareena Kapoor's was "Pooja ka Tashan". Saif Ali Khan was credited for "Jimmy ka Tashan". He had one full album, "Welcome" as a co-singer with Salma Agha in 1986. The album was scored by Bappi Lahiri.

Personal life

In 1984, Kapoor married Sunita Bhavnani, a costume designer with whom he has two daughters and a son. Their elder daughter Sonam Kapoor (born 1985) is an actress and their younger daughter Rhea Kapoor (born 1987) is a film producer and their son Harshvardhan Kapoor (born 1990) is also an actor. Anil Kapoor is referred to as ‘AK’ by his children.
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