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Anil Kapoor



A native of Mumbai, India, born December 24, 1959, Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor grew up in the thick of show business, with an executive assistant-turned-film producer father and a homemaker mother. Kapoor signed for his first acting role at seven years old, in a feature entitled Tu Payal Main Geet that eventually went unreleased; the experience nevertheless revealed Anil's true passion and his life's calling to him. He attended the local OLPS school, then St. Xavier's College, where he participated in dramatic competitions and netted a Best Actor trophy at an intercollegiate drama contest. At the same time, however, Kapoor felt a marked lack of commitment to his general studies and was expelled from college after two years due to non-attendance; reportedly "relieved" by this occurrence, the blossoming actor used that apparent step backward as a step up, confounding his distraught parents in the process by focusing all of his attention and energy on aggressive dramatic training. When an application to the esteemed Pune Film Institute failed to generate admission, Kapoor instead teamed up with fellow upstart Mazhar Khan and enrolled in famed acting coach Roshan Taneja's drama classes, training aggressively at a breakneck pace to make it in Indian cinema. He also studied singing and dancing, and got a foothold in the local film industry by working as a casting director and assistant producer.



Film roles then began to arrive; Kapoor signed for his debut with a part in Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya, and followed it up with roles in such features as Woh Saat Din and Laila, but only achieved stardom thanks to his lead billing in Yash Chopra's film Mashaal (1984), alongside Dilip Kumar. Subsequent projects included Rakhwala (1989), Loafer (1996), Armaan (2003), and Tashan (2008). Kapoor returned to producing with Gandhi, My Father, Shortkut - The Con Is On, Aisha, and No Problem. Kapoor would also continue to act, appearing in movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and playing the President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan on the series 24.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Welcome Back
  • Majnu bhai/Sagar Patil
2015
No Score Yet Dil Dhadakne Do
  • Kamal Mehra
2015
No Score Yet Mahabharat
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Shootout At Wadala
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Race 2
  • Inspector Robert D'Costa
2013
No Score Yet Tezz
  • Actor
2012
94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • Brij Nath
2011
No Score Yet Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Tees Maar Khan
  • Himself
2010
No Score Yet No Problem
  • Producer
  • Sr. Insp. Arjun Singh
2010
No Score Yet Wanted
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Shortkut - The Con Is On
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet Yuvvraaj
  • Gyanesh
2008
92% Slumdog Millionaire
  • Prem
2008
60% Tashan
  • Lakhan Singh Ballebaaz (Bhaiyyaji)
2008
No Score Yet Race
  • Robert D'costa
2008
No Score Yet Black & White
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Welcome
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Dhan Dhana Dhan... Goal
  • Actor
2007
40% Gandhi, My Father
  • Producer
2007
No Score Yet Salaam-e-Ishq
  • Vinay Malhotra
2007
No Score Yet Darna Zaroori Hai
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Chocolate
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet No Entry
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Bewafaa
  • Aditya Sahai
2005
No Score Yet My Wife's Murder
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Armaan
  • Dr. Akash Sinha
2003
No Score Yet Calcutta Mail
  • Avinash
2003
No Score Yet Rishtey
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Om Jai Jagadish
  • Om Batra
2002
No Score Yet Badhaai Ho Badhaai
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Nayak: The Real Hero
  • Shivaji Rao
2001
No Score Yet Lajja
  • Raju
2001
No Score Yet Taal
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Shakti
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Bulandi
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Pukar
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Karobaar
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Mann
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Biwi No.1
  • Lakhan
1999
No Score Yet Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain
  • Vijay
1999
No Score Yet Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
  • Shanker Sharma
1998
No Score Yet Gharwali Baharwali
  • Arun Verma
1998
No Score Yet Kabhi Na Kabhi
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Abhimanyu
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Deewana Mastana
  • Raja
1997
No Score Yet Judaai
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Virasat
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Mr. Bechara
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Rajkumar
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Loafer
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Laadla
  • Actor
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Andaz
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet 1942: A Love Story
  • Nandu
1993
No Score Yet Dil Tera Aashiq
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Roop Ki Rana Choron Ka Raja
  • Romeo
1993
No Score Yet Gurudev
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Zindagi Ek Juaa
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Beta
  • Raju
1992
No Score Yet Humlaa
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Lamhe
  • Virendra Pratap Singh (Viren)
1991
No Score Yet Lamhe (Lamhen) (Lamhey) (Moments)
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Benaam Badsha
  • Deepak
1991
No Score Yet Jigarwala
  • Amar Singh
1991
No Score Yet Khel
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Pratikaar
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Kishen Kanhaiya
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Jamai Raja
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Jeevan Ek Sanghursh
  • Karan Kumar
1990
No Score Yet Awaargi
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Aag Se Khelenge
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Eeshwar
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Parinda
  • Karan
1989
No Score Yet Ram Lakhan
  • Lakhan
1989
No Score Yet Abhimanyu
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Tezaab (Acid)
  • Munna
1988
No Score Yet Vijay
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Sone Pe Suhaaga
  • Ravi/Joginder
1988
No Score Yet Hifazat
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Mr. India
  • Arun
1987
No Score Yet Karma
  • Johnny
1986
No Score Yet Janbaaz
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Aapke Sath
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Aap Ke Sath
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Yudh
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Meri Jung
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Mashaal
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Laila
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Woh 7 Din
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Meri Jung
  • Actor
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
87% 24
2014
  • Omar Hassan

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