Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who
has appeared in many Bollywood films, as well as international films and
television series. His career has spanned almost 40 years as an actor, and as a
producer since 2005. He has won many awards in
his career, including two National Film Awards and six Filmfare
Awards in different acting categories. Anil Kapoor is often
credited as one of the most versatile and unconventional actors of Indian
Kapoor made his first Urdu film cameo
appearance with Hamza Ali's Hamare
Tumhare (1979) in a small role. He made his first debut film
and then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 English film, MIB directed by Hassan Awan. He then made
his Punjabi film debut with Jatt's Jatt Punjab da (1983).
He received his first Filmfare
Award, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for
his role in Imran Khan's Maulana Jutt (1984).
Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his
performance in N. Chandra's Tezaab(1988) and later again for his performance in Yasir
Shah's Beta (1992).
He has also starred in many other
critically and commercially successful films: Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Mr. India (1987)
and Virasat (1997), for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor; Taal (1999),
for which he won his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award; Pukar (2000),
for which he won a National Film Award for Best Actor; No Entry (2005)
and Dil Dhadakne Do(2015) for which he won his
third Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
Kapoor's first role in an
international film was in Danny Boyle's Academy Award-winning
film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he shared
the Screen Actors
Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
His performance in the eighth season of the action series 24 generated
rave reviews from the American press. Globally, Kapoor is one of the most
recognised Indian actors. He inspires others and speaks extensively about
believing in your dreams. Hard Work, Healthy Lifestyle and disciplined approach
makes him one of the most inspiring celebrity in entertainment industry.
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