Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

Actor
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Life Story

Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary.

A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S. (Our Lady of Perpetual Succor) School, and was an ardent fan of Bollywood flicks that were telecast during the Ganesh Maha Utsav every year. He was a fan of Raj Kapoor, and it was this that influenced his acting, and people saw him as a mimic of the legendary showman. He landed a role as a child artiste with Shashi Kapoor in the lead, but the movie (Tu Payal Main Geet) was never released.

After school, he went to study in St. Xaviers College. He commuted by bus and train from Chembur to Bombay V.T., and the walked the rest of the way. It was here that he met Mazhar Khan. A distracted Anil was kicked out of College in the second year due to his lack of presence. His attempts to join the Pune Film Institute were in vain, as he failed in the written examination. He then decided to join Roshan Taneja's Acting school

Family

Sunita Bhambhani (19 May 1984 - present) (3 children)

Trivia

Brother of Sanjay Kapoor
National Award 2001 for his performance in Call (2000).
Brother-in-law of actress Sridevi. Used to live in Chembur, Bombay.
Brother of Boney Kapoor, the Kapoor family used to live in Maitri Colony, Chembur, Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
Son of film producer Surinder Kapoor
He is the director of Asian Academy of film and television film city noida which conducts film degree programs and is rated as top 10 in the world
Daughter's name is Sonam Kapoor. She is made her debut in 'Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s Saawariya with Ranbir Kapoor as her co-star.
Anil Kapoor shaved-off his mustache, for the first time, while filming Lamhe (1991). He has also done so for Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998) and Salaam-E-Ishq (2007).
Has two nephews studying Film - Mohit & Akshay Marwah.
Anil Kapoor's father Surinder Kapoor was Nargis and Geeta Bali's secretary.

Personal Quotes 

Instead of focusing on my looks I focus on the character that I am playing.

Filmography

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