Annu Kapoor

20 February 1956 | Pisces

Actor

Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor is a veteran Indian film and theatre actor, director, TV presenter and radio jockey who is also the recipient of National Award and is best known for his role in Vicky Donor.

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Filmography

11 July 2008Mehbooba
Hari Singh / Lal Singh

2004Aitraaz
Barrister Ram Choitrani

24 December 2004Raincoat
Man - wanted to use the toilet

26 January 1996Vijeta
Constable Chamanlal

1993Sardar
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

24 December 1993Darr
Vikram "Vicky" Oberoi

10 September 1993Gardish
Manishbhai Harishbhai

23 January 1991Hum
Havaldar Arjun Singh

4 August 1989Dost
Forest Officer

1988Tezaab
Abbas Ali (Guldasta)

20 April 1985Arjun
Babu Ram

23 August 1984Utsav
Masseur

5 August 1983Betaab
Chelaram

Biography

Annu Kapoor is a veteran Indian film and theatre actor, director, TV presenter and radio jockey who is also the recipient of National Award and is best known for his role in Vicky Donor. Born as Anil Kapoor in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Annu Kapoor had to quit education in secondary school due to his family’s financial crisis and joined his father’s theatre company. After a small stint, he went on to join the National School of Drama in 1976. After graduating and working in its repertory company, Annu played the challenging role of a 70 year old man in the play, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1981) which won him appreciation to an extent that veteran director, Shyam Benegal set him a letter of appreciation and signed him for the film, Mandi (1983). He went on to give memorable roles in successful films in like Mashaal (1984), Utsav (1984), where he received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role nomination, Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), Mr. India (1987), Tezaab (1988), The Perfect Murder (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), ChaalBaaz (1989), Ghayal (1990), Jamai Raja (1991), Hum (1991), Darr (1993), Kala Pani (1996), Vijeta (1996), Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002), Aitraaz (2004), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), Vicky Donor (2012) for which he won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor among many more, Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho (2014), The Shaukeens (2014) and most recently in Dharam Sankat Mein (2015). Apart from films, Annu is most popularly known and remembered for being the host of the long running singing TV show, Antakshari (1993-2006) and has also acted in fiction shows like Sant Kabir, Param Vir Chakra, Khari-Khari and Darpan among others. As a veteran and celebrated theatre actor, Annu has done several plays in Parsi theatre like Laila Majnu, Harishchandra, Shirin-Farhad, Dahi Wali and Shree Krishna Avtar among others and modern plays like Antim Yatra, Three Sisters and The Zoo Story among others. Apart from acting, Annu has directed several plays and one feature film, Abhay (The Fearless) (1994) which won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film and he won the V. Shantaram Award for Best Director. As a producer, he produced a musical talent show for children, Aao Jhoomein Gayein and Bengali music talent show, Gaan Gaao Taaka Nao. His latest projects include the recently concluded show, Family Antakshari, appearing on radio with the show, Suhaana Safar With Annu Kapoor on BIG 92.7 FM and Golden Era With Annu Kapoor on Channel Mastiii. Living with a family associated with arts and patriotism, Annu is married to Anupama who was an American by birth and together they have three sons, Kavan, Maahir and Evaan and a daughter, Aradhita.

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