Anil Kapoor Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marriage Date: 19 May 1984
Age: 66 Years
Wife: Sunita Bhambhani Kapoor

Anil Kapoor

Nickname(s)Mr. India, Lakkhan
Profession(s)Actor, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 December 1956
Age (as of 2022)66 Years
BirthplaceBombay, Bombay State, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureAnil Kapoor's Signature
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolOur Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Mumbai
CollegeSt. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification12th Standard (Expelled from college due to lack of attendance)
DebutFilm (Hindi): Hamare Tumhare (1979) (cameo role)
Anil Kapoor's Hindi Debut Hamare Tumhare
Film (Hindi): Woh Saat Din (lead role)
Anil Kapoor's Hindi Debut Woh Saat Din
Film (Telugu): Vamsa Vruksham (1980)
Film (Kannada): Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1983)Anil Kapoor's Kannada Debut Pallavi Anu Pallavi
Film (Malayalam): Chandralekha (1997)
Film (British): Slumdog Millionaire (2008)Anil Kapoor's British Debut Slumdog Millionaire
Film (Hollywood): Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)Anil Kapoor's Hollywood Debut Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Film (Production): Badhaai Ho Badhaai (2002)Anil Kapoor's Production Debut Badhaai Ho Badhaai
TV: 24 (2010, American TV Series)
Anil Kapoor's TV Debut 24
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address31 Shrinagar, 7th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai
Anil Kapoor's House
HobbiesPainting, Gymming, Travelling
Awards/HonoursFilmfare Awards

1985: Best Supporting Actor Award for Mashaal
1989: Best Actor Award for Tezaab
1993: Best Actor Award for Beta
1998: Critics Award for Best Actor for Virasat
2000: Best Supporting Actor Award for Taal
2016: Best Supporting Actor Award for Dil Dhadakne Do
2023: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for Jug Jugg Jeeyo

National Film Awards

2001: Best Actor for Pukar
2008: Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for Gandhi, My Father

Other Awards

2010: Lifetime Achievement Award for AXN Action Awards
2016: Times of India Film Awards in category Best Supporting Actor Male for Dil Dhadakne Do
2018: Best Supporting Actor - Male for Mubarakan at Zee Cine Awards
2024: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for 'Animal' at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards
20 February 2024: Anil Kapoor after winning the award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards, held in Mumbai
Government of India Awards

1997: Honoured with"Nata Kalaratna" by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
2002: Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh
2011: Conferred with Lalitha Kala Samrat title by the Government of Andhra Pradesh

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
Controversies• Once, Abhay Deol showed his frustration in media at the makers of 'Aisha' (2010), i.e., Sunil Manchanda, Rhea Kapoor, and Anil Kapoor, for getting sidelined in the film's promotions. In reply, Anil Kapoor, the co-producer of the film, said on Karan Johar's show Koffee with Karan that "Abhay Deol needs help in every way."
• In 2016, the Western Railway sent a notice to the production house M/S Market Men Consumer & Events Pvt Ltd for shooting a promotional ad in a running train. According to the Western Railway official, Anil Kapoor was seen dangerously clinging onto the footboard of a running train in Mumbai for his upcoming TV series "24: Season 2", on 14 July 2017, which was an offence under the Railway Act.
Anil Kapoor Local Train Controversy
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMadhuri Dixit (Actress, Rumour)
Anil Kapoor With Madhuri Dixit
Kimi Katkar (Actress, Rumour)
Anil Kapoor with Kimi Katkar
Sunita Bhambhani Kapoor (Costume Designer)
Marriage Date19 May 1984
Wife/SpouseSunita Bhambhani Kapoor, Costume Designer (m.1984-present)
Anil Kapoor With His Wife
ChildrenSon- Harshvardhan Kapoor (Actor, born in 1990)
Daughters- Sonam Kapoor (Actress, born in 1985), Rhea Kapoor (Producer, born in 1987)
Anil Kapoor With His Children- Rhea, Harshvardhan, Sonam (Left To Right)
ParentsFather- Late Surinder Kapoor (Producer)
Mother- Nirmal Kapoor Anil Kapoor With His Parents
SiblingsBrothers- Boney Kapoor (Elder, Producer), Sanjay Kapoor (Younger, Actor)
Sister- Reena Kapoor
Anil Kapoor With His Siblings- Sanjay, Boney, Reena (Left to Right)
Nephew/Niece(s)Nephews- Arjun Kapoor
Anil Kapoor With His Nephew Arjun Kapoor
Mohit Marwah
Anil Kapoor With His Nephew Mohit Marwah
Jahaan Kapoor
Anil Kapoor With His Nephew Jahaan Kapoor
Nieces- Jhanvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor
Anil Kapoor's Nieces Khushi And Jhanvi Kapoor
Anshula Kapoor
Anil Kapoor's Niece Anshula Kapoor
Shanaya Kapoor
Anil Kapoor With His Niece Shanaya Kapoor
Favourite Things
FoodGujarati Thali, Baingan ka Bharta with chappatis and mooli parathas, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Fish
Actor(s)Raj Kapoor, Charlie Chaplin
ActressesRekha, Sridevi, Katrina Kaif
Song"Rock On Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara" by Farhan Akhtar from the film 'Rock On'
Director(s)Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle
Colour(s)Black, White, Red
Restaurant(s)Restaurants in Mayfair, London, The Bar at Dorchester
Style Quotient
Cars Collection• Audi RS7
• Mercedes ML350
• BMW 7-Series 760 Li
• W222 Mercedes Benz S-Class
Anil Kapoor Coming Out Of His W222 Mercedes Benz S-Class Car
• Mercedes-Benz Maybach S580 (bought in November 2023)
Anil Kapoor with his Mercedes-Benz Maybach S580
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 3-4 Crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 120 Crores ($18 Million)

Anil Kapoor

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anil Kapoor

  • Does Anil Kapoor smoke?: No (Quit)
  • Does Anil Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes Anil Kapoor Drinking
  • Anil was born and brought up in Chembur, Mumbai to a Punjabi family of film producers.
  • Initially, his family used to live in Raj Kapoor‘s garage in Mumbai, but later they shifted to the “chawl” area of the city.
  • He has also worked in Raj Kapoor’s garage to financially support his family.
  • Anil had a habit of playing and running bare feet in his childhood.
  • His father was a renowned film producer who earlier used to work as Shammi Kapoor‘s Secretary.
  • He was denied admission in Pune Film Institute, as he failed the written examination there. Anil Kapoor In Younger Days
  • Although his debut was Hamare Tumhare, he shot for “Tu Payal Mein Geet” first when he was just 14, but due to some circumstances, the film went unreleased.
  • In 1983, he got his first lead role in a Hindi film titled “Woh Saat Din” and his character- Prem Pratap Singh became a household name.

    Anil Kapoor In Woh Saat Din

    Anil Kapoor In Woh Saat Din

  • His role in the movie Mashaal, opposite Dilip Kumar, added a feather to his career cap; as he signed two films- Jaanbaz and Mere Jung on the night of the premiere of Mashaal.
  • The same night, he went to his then-girlfriend, Sunita’s house and proposed her for marriage.
  • Apart from acting, he is a trained semi-classical singer and has sung songs like “Pyaar Kiya Nahi Jata” from Woh Saat Din and the title track of the 1986 Bollywood comedy Chameli Ki Shaadi.
  • On 19 May 1984, he tied the knot with the love of his life- Sunita, and they have three children- two daughters named Sonam and Rhea and one son named Harshvardhan.

    Anil Kapoor And Sunita's Wedding Picture

    Anil Kapoor And Sunita’s Wedding Picture

  • His 1985 flick ‘Meri Jung’ was the turning point of his career, which labelled him as “Mature” in the Indian cinema. At first, he was offered the role of a villain, but he ended up in the lead role. Here’s a glimpse of a famous scene from the movie:
  • Anil, along with Salma Agha, came up with his pop album titled “Welcome” in 1986, in which he sang all the songs with Salma and music was by Bappi LahiriAnil Kapoor's Album Welcome
  • In 1987, in his film Mr India, he was seen in the same pair of clothes and hat in all the scenes, but Amitabh Bachchan was the first choice for his role. Anil Kapoor In Different Scenes From Mr India
  • He created a benchmark in Indian cinema with his incredible performance in the movie- Tezaab. Just a few days prior to the release of the movie, he shot for a scene on the railway track and it was added to the final cut of the movie, a day before the release of the movie.
  • He is popularly known worldwide for his signature word ‘Jhakaas’! Anil Kapoor Jhakaas!
  • For his movie- Nayak-The Real Hero, he did 7 months of gym training for a 3D fighting scene, which became very famous afterwards. However, at the time of the shoot, Anil refused to shave his body hair, and it was planned on the spot to smear him with mud.
  • Badhaai Ho Badhaai was his first production, followed by My Wife’s Murder in 2005, Gandhi, My Father, and many more.
  • In an interview with a magazine, Anil revealed that it was the hardest to shoot for the mud fighting scene; as it was very difficult for him to apply and remove Multani Mitti again and again, as it gets dried up in few minutes. Anil Kapoor In Mud Scene In Nayak
  • He is the only actor who has been in all the three parts of the Race movie series- Race, Race 2, Race 3, in the role of detective Robert D’ Costa, who is a funny-cum intelligent cop. Anil Kapoor In Race Movie Series
  • In 2008, he did his first International film- Slumdog Millionaire, in which he played the role of Prem Kumar, the game’s show host, and the movie won 8 Academy Awards (Oscar) in different categories.
  • In an interview with Preity Zinta on her talk show, Anil Kapoor revealed that he first talked to Sunita on phone and fell in love with her voice, and with time, they came closer to each other and their love story started.
  • In 2010, he was featured in American TV Series titled “24” as Kamistan President Omar Hassan and then also in Indian TV Series on the same name of the American- 24, as the lead actor- Jai Singh Rathod.
  • For his phenomenal contribution to Cinema, Anil Kapoor was honoured with a Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds in Singapore.

    Anil Kapoor's Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

    Anil Kapoor’s Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

  • During the entire shoot of Dil Dhadakne Do, he was not allowed to show his look and was given a bandanna to cover his head. Moreover, it took around 100 hours to design Anil’s hairstyle for the film.

    Anil Kapoor In Dil Dhadakne Do

    Anil Kapoor In Dil Dhadakne Do

  • He once compared himself with a bottle of French wine, which gets better and better with age.
  • In 2017, he played a full-fledged Sardar look for the very first time in his career in the film- Mubarakan.

Anil Kapoor In Mubarakan

  • He is Ranveer Singh‘s uncle, as his wife is the first cousin of Ranveer’s father.
  • He is very much self-obsessed; as he disclosed that whenever he finds some source or alternative of a mirror, he stops for a while and watches himself and boost his self-confidence.
  • Anil has quit smoking after his daughter, Sonam Kapoor entered Bollywood, as he promised her to do so after the start of her career.
  • In 2018, he was starred in Total Dhamaal, along with Madhuri Dixit after 18 long years and also Ajay Devgn.

    Anil Kapoor With Madhuri And Ajay At The Sets Of Total Dhamaal

    Anil Kapoor With Madhuri And Ajay At The Sets Of Total Dhamaal

  • He considers his positivity and eating habits the biggest reason behind his great health and physique.
  • On 20 September 2023, the Delhi High Court issued an order against the unauthorized utilization of Anil Kapoor’s name, image, and voice for commercial purposes. The court order stated that using his name, voice, and likeness in an unlawful manner, especially for commercial gain, would not be allowed. [1]Mint