Annu Kapoor Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More


Real NameAnil Kapoor
NicknameNot Known
Famous RoleDr. Baldev Chaddha in Vicky Donor (2012)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weightin Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 41 Inches
- Waist: 35 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 February 1956
Age (as in 2016) 60 Years
Birth PlaceItwara, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownItwara, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNational School of Drama, New Delhi, India
Education QualificationsGraduate
DebutFilm Debut: Mandi (1983)
TV Debut: Khari-Khari
FamilyFather- Madanlal Kapoor (Owner of Travelling Parsi Theatre Company)
Mother- Kamal Shabnam Kapoor (Poet & Teacher)
Brother- Ranjit Kapoor (Screenwriter & Director)
Nikhil Kapoor (Lyricist & Writer)
Sister- Seema Kapoor (Actress)
Controversies• Despite having a married life with his second wife Arunita, he was in touch with his first wife and when Arunita came to know about this, she left him.
Favorite Things
Favorite PlaceDelhi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Arunita (TV Host)
WifeAnupama (Divorced/Remarried in 2008)
Arunita (Divorced)
ChildrenDaughter- Aradhita Kapoor
Son- Maahir Kapoor, Kavam Kapoor, Evaan Kapoor

annuSome Lesser Known Facts About Annu Kapoor

  • Does Annu Kapoor smoke?: No (Earlier, he used to smoke but now he doesn’t smoke)
  • Does Annu Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes
  • When Annu was a child, he wanted to become a surgeon or an IAS but his family could not afford to send him to a medical college.
  • Due to financial problems, he quit his studies after Class X and ran a tea stall, sold dummy currencies for a while, ran a fire-cracker shop, and sold lottery tickets.
  • When he saw nothing else happening, he then joined his father’s Parsi theater company.
  • In 1976, he joined the NSD (National School of Drama) in New Delhi on her elder brother Ranjit Kapoor’s suggestion.

    An old photo of Annu Kapoor while studying at the NSD

    An old photo of Annu Kapoor while studying at the NSD

  • Although his real name is Anil Kapoor, he chose Annu Kapoor as his screen name in order to avoid confusion with actor Anil Kapoor.
  • His father belongs to a Punjabi family while his mother belongs to a Bengali family.
  • His father originally came from Peshawar, Pakistan and motivated her wife (Annu’s mother) to learn Urdu, Persian, and Arabic and after some time, she became a teacher of Urdu.
  • In 1981, Annu acted in the play Ek Ruka Hua Faisla in Mumbai, in which he played the role of a 70-year-old man. Impressed by his performance, Shyam Benegal, a renowned movie director, then signed him for his film Mandi (1983).
  • He hosted the famous vocal reality show Antakshari from 1993 to 2006.

  • Annu Kapoor runs a show- Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor on BIG 92.7 F.M. In the show, he talks about vintage Bollywood movies and its music.
  • His first wife Anupama is from America and was 13 years younger to him.
  • On 13 December 2008, he got angry on the set of Ek Se Badhkar Ek – Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka and fought with Kunal Kohli because Kunal was against his decision regarding extra marks given to Tanmay (Contestant).

  • Apart from being an actor, he is also a director; he directed the film Abhay (The Fearless) for which he received the V. Shantaram Award for the Best Director and the film also won the 1994 National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.
  • He also won several awards for the film Vicky Donor (2012), in which he played the role of a fertility expert doctor.