Annu Kapoor

  • Birthday: 20. February 1956
  • Birthplace: Bhopal

Biography

Anil Kapoor (Hindi: अनिल कपूर, Urdu: انو کپُور; born 20 February 1956), known by his screen name Annu Kapoor, is an Indian film actor and television presenter best remembered for his role in Vicky Donor (2012) and hosting the vocal reality show Antakshari from 1993 to 2006. He received Filmfare award as well as National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vicky Donor.

Annu Kapoor was born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on February 20, 1956, to Madanlal, a Punjabi and Kamal, a Bengali. His father owned a travelling Parsi theatre company which performed in cities and towns, and his mother was a poetess and a trained classical singer. His grandfather Dr Kripa Ram Kapoor was a doctor in the British Army and his great grandfather Lala Ganga Ram Kapoor, a revolutionary who was executed during the Indian freedom struggle.

Due to poor financial crisis, he had to quit school following secondary education. With a salary of INR 40, his mother worked as teacher. On his father's insistence, he joined his theatre company. Following a stint there, he joined National School of Drama in 1976, after his brother Ranjit Kapoor, who was already a student there insisted. After graduating from the National School Of Drama and a brief stint with its repertory company, in 1981, he played a 70-year-old man in the play Ek Ruka Hua Faisla in Bombay (now Mumbai). Film director Shyam Benegal who saw Kapoor perform, sent him a letter of appreciation and signed him for his 1983 film, Mandi.


Movies

1982 - Aadharshila
1985 - Arjun
1989 - ChaalBaaz
1986 - Chameli Ki Shaadi
1985 - Damul
1993 - Darr
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
1993 - Gardish
1990 - Ghayal
1991 - Hum
1990 - Jamai Raja
1992 - Jeena Marna Tere Sang
1989 - Main Azaad Hoon
1984 - Mashaal
1987 - Mr. India
1992 - Muskurahat
1989 - Ram Lakhan
1990 - Ranbhoomi
Sardar
1993 - Shreemaan Aashique
1988 - Tezaab