In addition to television and foreign films, Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who was born on December 24, 1956. He is predominantly involved in Hindi cinema. Over the course of his more than 40-year acting career and his five-year stint as a producer, Kapoor has made over 100 film appearances. He has won several awards, including two National Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards, and is known for a number of classic, well-known, and cult films.
He is one of four children, ranked second. His younger brother, Sanjay Kapoor, is an actor, while his older brother, Boney Kapoor, produces films. His brother-in-law is Sandeep Marwah, who founded Noida Film City and owns Marwah Studios. Boney's spouses were the late actress Sridevi and the producer Mona Shourie Kapoor. His nephews are the actors Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Marwah, and Ranveer Singh; his niece is the actress Janhvi Kapoor. Since Prithviraj Kapoor was his father's cousin, the Kapoor family is also his relatives. Kapoor had his education at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School in Chembur.
Born to film producer Surinder Kapoor, he starred in the Telugu film Vamsa Vruksham (1980) and the Kannada film Pallavi Anupallavi (1983) before making his Bollywood debut in the romantic drama Hamare Tumhare (1979). Mashaal (1984), an action drama, was a turning point in his career. He then went on to become a starring actor with parts in Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Mr. India (1987), Tezaab (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), and Eeshwar (1989). Other highly acclaimed and financially successful films directed by Kapoor are Lamhe (1991), Benaam Badsha (1991), Beta (1992), 1942: A Love Story (1994), Andaz (1994), Laadla (1994), Trimurti (1995), Judaai (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Gharwali Baharwali (1998), Taal (1999), Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999), and Biwi No 4.
In a supporting part, Anil Kapoor debuted in Hindi cinema with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare (1979). Then, under the direction of veteran Bapu, he played the lead role in the 1980 Telugu film Vamsa Vruksham. He made appearances in two more Hindi films that year, Ek Baar Kaho and Hum Paanch. He had an appearance in Kahan Kahan Se Guzar Gaya by M. S. Sathyu in 1981. He debuted in a Kannada film with Mani Ratnam's Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983), following a tiny appearance in Shakti (1982). on the Bapu-directed 1983 Hindi film Woh Saat Din, starring Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah, he portrayed the lead role on his debut.
In the action movie Mashaal (1984) directed by Yash Chopra, he made his Bollywood debut as a tapori and went on to win his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Many years later, his tapori character and stubble style would become trendy in India, while being deemed unorthodox at the time. Among Kapoor's 1985 releases were Saaheb and Yudh. He said the famous sentence "Ek Dum Jhakaas" in Yudh. But his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor came from Meri Jung (1985), in which he played a young, enraged lawyer striving for justice.
Sunita Bhavnani, a costume designer, and Kapoor were married in 1984. They have two children and a son together. Their son Harshvardhan Kapoor was born in 1990, while their younger daughter Rhea Kapoor was born in 1987. Their eldest daughter Sonam Kapoor was born in 1985 and is an actress. The children of Anil Kapoor call him "AK."