Anil Kapoor, higher generally known as Annu Kapoor, is an Indian actor, tv anchor, movie director, and a movie producer. He’s greatest identified for internet hosting the music actuality present “Antakshari” (1993-2006).
Annu Kapoor was born on Monday, 20 February 1956 (age 64 years; as in 2020) in Itwara, Bhopal. His zodiac signal is Pisces. As a toddler, Annu desired to turn out to be a surgeon or an IAS officer. Nevertheless, he needed to give up his research after class 10 attributable to his household’s poor monetary situation. Quickly, Annu began doing odd jobs like promoting tea at a tea stall, promoting dummy currencies, operating a small fire-cracker store, and promoting lottery tickets. Later, his father insisted him to affix his theatre firm. After working at his father’s theatre firm for some time, Annu joined the Nationwide College of Drama (NSD) in Delhi, the place his elder brother, Ranjit Kapoor, was already a scholar. In 1981, Kapoor performed the function of a 70-year-old man within the stage play “Ek Ruka Hua Faisla.” The movie director Shyam Benegal observed his efficiency within the play and provided him to play a job in his movie “Mandi” (1983).
Top (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Color: Salt & Pepper
Eye Color: Darkish Brown
Household & Caste
Annu Kapoor is a Punjabi from his father’s aspect and a Bengali Brahmin from his mom’s aspect.
Dad and mom & Siblings
Annu’s father, Madanlal Kapoor, was the proprietor of a travelling Parsi Theatre Firm. His mom, Kamal Shabnam Kapoor, was an Urdu trainer and a skilled classical singer. His father really got here from Peshawar (Pakistan). He (Annu’s father) motivated his spouse (Annu’s mom) to study Urdu, Persian, and Arabic languages. Annu has two brothers. His elder brother, Ranjit Kapoor, is a screenwriter and a movie director. His youthful brother, Nikhil Kapoor, is a lyricist and a author. Annu additionally has a sister, Seema Kapoor, who’s an actress.
Relationships, Spouse & Youngsters
Annu Kapoor received married to an American lady, Anupama in 1992. The couple has three sons, Maahir Kapoor, Kavam Kapoor, and Evaan Kapoor. The couple received divorced after just a few years of their marriage.
Annu, later, tied the knot with Arunita Mukherjee. The couple has a daughter, Aradhita Kapoor. Regardless of marrying, Arunita, Annu was in fixed contact together with his first spouse, Anupama, which led to a divorce between Annu and Arunita. In 2008, Annu remarried his first spouse, Anupama.
As part of his father’s Parsi theatre firm, Annu labored in a number of Parsi performs like “Laila Majnu,” “Harischandra,” “Shirin-Farhad,” “Bhakta Prahlad,” “Dahi Wali,” and “Qatl-e-Tamizan.” He has additionally featured in fashionable performs like “Antim Yatra,” “Three Sisters,” “The Nice God Brown,” “The Zoo Story,” and “Ek Ruka Hua Faisla.” Along with performing, Anu has additionally directed just a few theatre performs.
Annu made his tv debut in 1980’s with Doordarshan’s TV serial “Khari-Khari.” Subsequently, he appeared in TV serials like “Darpan,” “Phatichar,” “Param Vir Chakra,” “Wheel Good Shrimati,” “Ek Se Badkar Ek,” and “Golden Period With Annu Kapoor.”
Annu gained large recognition by internet hosting the fact TV present “Shut Up Antakshari.”
Annu made his movie debut in 1983 with Shyam Benegal’s movie “Mandi.” Subsequent, he appeared in movies like “Betaab” (1983), “Mashaal” (1984), “Utsav” (1984), “Arjun” (1985), “Chameli Ki Shaadi” (1986), “Susman” (1987), and “Tezaab” (1988).
A few of his common Hindi movies embrace “Mr. India” (1987) “The Excellent Homicide” (1988) “Ram Lakhan” (1989) “Dil Ki Baazi” (1993) “Waqt Hamara Hai” (1993) “Darr” (1993) “Om Jai Jagadish” (2002) and “7 Khoon Maaf” (2011).
In 2012, Annu performed the function of ‘Dr. Baldev Chaddha’ within the Bollywood movie “Vicky Donor.”
Aside from being an actor, he’s additionally a director. Annu has directed the movie “Abhay (The Fearless)” (1994) for which he obtained the V. Shantaram Award for “Finest Director.” The movie additionally received the 1994 Nationwide Movie Award for “Finest Youngsters’s Movie.”
- In 2018, Annu Kapoor landed into an issue for sharing his views over the change of names of cities and railway stations. Annu known as it meaningless and mentioned that every one victors left behind an imprint of their rule. He additional mentioned,
The nation’s authentic title is Bharat. The names like Hindustan and India got by invaders.”
- Regardless of being married to his second spouse, Arunita, Annu was in fixed contact together with his first spouse, Anupama. When Arunita got here to find out about it, Annu began abusing her. He even pressured Arunita to maneuver again to her mother and father in Kolkata together with their daughter, Aradhita.
Awards & Honours
- V. Shantaram Award for ‘Finest Director’ for the movie “Abhay (The Fearless)”
- Nationwide Movie Award for ‘Finest Youngsters’s Movie’ for the movie “Abhay (The Fearless)” (1995)
For the movie “Vicky Donor”
- Nationwide Movie Award for ‘Finest Supporting Actor’ (2013)
- Filmfare Award for ‘Finest Supporting Actor’ (2013)
- Display screen Award for ‘Finest Comic’ for the movie
- Star Guild Award for ‘Finest Supporting Actor’ for the movie
- Star Guild Award for ‘Finest Actor in a Comedian Function’ for the movie
- Occasions of India Movie Award for ‘Finest Supporting Actor’ for the movie
- IIFA Award for ‘Finest Supporting Actor’ (2013)
- Delicacies(s): Continental, Italian, Indian
- Meals: Lucknowi Biryani, Kakori Kebab, Sheermal
- Dessert(s): Jalebi, Gulab Jamun
- Restaurant(s): Indigo and Pizza Specific in Mumbai, Gulati in Delhi
- Journey Vacation spot: Switzerland
- His hobbies embrace studying and travelling.
- Annu has obtained round seven awards for his movie, “Vicky Donor” (2012). He performed the function of a fertility knowledgeable physician within the movie.
- Annu Kapoor was a chainsmoker earlier. He used to smoke round 20 cigarettes a day. Nevertheless, he gave up smoking in 2007 attributable to well being associated points.
- Annu is usually noticed consuming alcohol on varied events.
- Annu Kapoor follows a non-vegetarian food regimen.
- Reportedly, Annu moved to Mumbai in 1982 with simply Rs. 419.25 in his pocket.
- In December 2018, Kapoor landed right into a confrontation with the director and producer Kunal Kohli on the units of “Ek Se Badhkar Ek – Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka” as a result of Kunal was not proud of Annu’s choice of giving grace marks to a contestant named Tanmay.
- Annu Kapoor’s first spouse, Anupama is 13 years youthful than him.
- Annu Kapoor has hosted a present, “Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor” on the radio channel 92.7 BIG FM. Throughout the present, he used to speak about classic Bollywood movies and its music.
- Annu’s sister, Seema Kapoor, was married to the veteran actor Om Puri for a short while.
- Kapoor has produced a musical contest for kids, “Aao Jhoomein Gaayen” for SAB TV. He has additionally produced a Bengali musical talent-hunt present, “Gaan Gaao Taaka Naao” on Rupashi Bangla TV.
- Annu revealed throughout an interview that he had by no means voted in any election. When requested concerning the purpose for not casting a vote, Kapoor mentioned,
As a result of I don’t wish to elect between don**sure and mu**sI solely wish to elect one of the best. This nation elects corrupt individuals.”
He additional mentioned,
I’m a free man of a free nation. It’s my proper to vote or to not vote for anybody. That is my proper and it may possibly’t be taken away.”
- In an interview, Annu shared that the movie director Satish Kaushik and the actor Rumi Jaffery had been his solely two mates within the movie trade.
- He additionally shared in an interview that his mom’s wage as an Urdu trainer was solely Rs. 40 a month.
- His grandfather, Dr Kripa Ram Kapoor, was a physician within the British military in the course of the British rule in India. His greatgrandfather, Lala Ganga Ram Kapoor, was a revolutionary and was hanged until demise by the British authorities. His maternal grandfather had served because the ‘Pradhan’ of the state of Tikamgarh.
- Annu shared throughout an interview that his father stepped into the world of leisure by investing Rs. 25,000 in 1947. His father began a Parsi folks theatre firm, after which, individuals began recognising them as ‘Nautankiwalas.’ His grandmother was not completely satisfied his father’s choice of beginning a theatre firm and chucked him out of the home.
- Annu is a well-read particular person. He has learn the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Quran for as many as 14 occasions.
- Kapoor shared throughout an interview that he was in favour of ‘euthanasia.’ He mentioned that the day he would really feel that he was dragging his life and that life was a burden, he would cease dwelling.
- Annu’s actual title is Anil Kapoor. He modified his title from Anil to Annu after the taking pictures of the movie, “Mashaal” (1984) to keep away from complicated it with the Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor. Apparently, Annu bagged a job within the movie, “Mashaal” and was to be paid Rs. 4000 for it. However, Anil Kapoor who was nonetheless a rising star was solid within the movie for Rs. 10,000. Nevertheless, their cheques received exchanged because of the similar names. After the incident, some individuals from the trade together with Shabana Azmi urged Kapoor to vary his title. So, he modified it to Annu.