Annu Kapoor or born as AnilKapoor, is an Indian movie actor, TV and radio presenter who were born on February 20, 1956 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. He has an almost similar name with the actor,
, so in 1982 he decided to change his name to Annu Kapoor. He was trained in the National School of Drama in
, India in 1976.
In 1979, he first appeared as a stage actor and he was noted for his appearance in Ek Ruka Hua Faisla under the direction of his brother, Ranjeet, in 1982.
, an Indian director who made Annu’s debut film, Mandi in 1983.
Annu was also part of the serial, DD National (DD1) in 2007 and performed in the black comedy film, 7 Khoon Maaf as Inspector Keemat Lal. The Golden Era – With Annu Kapoor is the melancholy show about the Indian cinema, specifically Bollywood Music. He was the radio presenter in the 92.7 Big FM station with his show called, Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor.
His career traversed for over 30 years. He has done TV serials, game shows and performed in Bollywood cinema. He also hosted the STAR One’s singing contest, Antakshari – The Great Challenge. Annu played an Obsessive-Compulsive physician in the Bollywood comedy-drama,
, in 2012, which became a renowned critically acclaimed film and gave him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2013, he appeared as Sir Yograj Khanna in the Bollywood action comedy film,
Yamla Pagla Deewana
2, under the direction of
Annu came from a family connected with art and nationalism. He was the son of the poet,
, who was one of the very few people that mastered Urdu, Arabic, and Persian languages. She was also articulate in languages like Punjabi, Gujarati, Marwadi, Marathi, and some other dialects. Annu has four sons and has been married twice.
He also directed various plays and films such as the Abhay (The Fearless) that received the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film and V. Shantaram Award in 1994. He was also the Aao Jhoomein Gaayen on SAB TV, a musical talent competition for kids and the Gaan Gaao Taaka Naao on Kolkata.
Annu have done several films from 1983 to 2014 and Television appearances such as Close Up Antakshari, Quile Ka Rahasya, Idea Jalsa, Junoon Kuch Kar Dikhane Ka and a lot more.
Annu Kapoor had played in a lot of films in exciting roles. Some of his latest movies are Khuda Haafiz,
, Khandaani Shafakhana, The Fakir of Venice, Mangal Ho, Missing, Home, Ba Baa Black Sheep, ‘
Jolly LLB 2
,’ Saat Uchakkey,
Dharam Sankat Mein
and Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho. Khuda Haafiz got released as a web movie in Disney +Hotstar. He also has a couple of movie releases in 2020, “Darbaan” and “Chehre.”
Annu had also participated in reality talk shows. While participating in The Kapil Sharma show, Annu Kapoor opened about an exciting detail about a lump sum he received. Annu received a massive sum as his remuneration from for a biggie movie. Although Annu was surprised by the amount, he found out that he was mistaken for Anil Kapoor and that’s why he was paid more. This episode in The Kapil Sharma show got a good reach, as Annu impressed the audience with his superb dance performance, flashback stories, hilarious incidents in his life, etc.