Annu Kapoor Biography, Facts & Life Story

Annu Kapoor Indian Actor

Quick Facts


Full Name:Annu Kapoor



Age:65 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:February 20, 1956

Birthplace:Bhopal, India

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)

Weight:64 kg (141 lbs)

Chest:41 Inches

Waist:35 inches


Biceps:12 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Brown

Annu Kapoor is a renowned Indian movie Actor, film director, theatre actor, television presenter, television producer, comedian and radio host primarily recognized for his work in Bollywood. He is notably famous for a Zee TV show titled Antakshari as a host. Annu Kapoor was born in Itwara, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India on 20th February, 1956.

He made his filmic debut with Shyam Benegal’s movie Mandi in the year1979. His career has crossed more than thirty years now, covering a distinctive presence in Bollywood cinema, television serials and reality shows. He is still recognized for hosting an iconic singing competition Antakshari broadcasted on Zee Television, directed by veteran Gajendra Singh.

Annu Kapoor was accredited as Anil Kapoor in his debut movie though in order to avoid confusion with superstar actor Anil Kapoor, he ultimately amended it to Annu Kapoor. He played supporting, comedian as well as negative roles. He first came into attention with his character of Mr. Gaitonde in megahit blockbuster movie Mr. India. After that, he has frequently starred in Bollywood movies. His most archetypal roles are his character of a neighbor and a debt collector and in the super hit movie Raincoat in 2004, a compulsive and tormenting Sperm Doctor in the movie Vicky Donor, for which he also received National Award and his role as a lawyer in the movie Jolly LLB2.

Annu Kapoor presently is busy with recreating the illusion of Golden Era of Bollywood on a radio program titled “Suhaana Safar” aired on 92.7 Big FM” and the tag line of this show is titled “Filmy Duniya Ki Kahi Ankahi Kahaniya”.

Annu Kapoor was born to a Bengali mother named Kamal Shabnam Kapoor and Punjabi father named Madanlal Kapoor. He has a younger sister named Seema Kapoor, who is a film producer and two brothers named Nikhil Kapoor and Ranjit Kapoor. Annu is married to Anupama Kapoor and the couple has four kids including three sons named Evaan Kapoor, Maahir Kapoor, Kavam Kapoor and a daughter named Aradhita Kapoor.

Facts You Never Knew About Annu Kapoor!

    • When Annu Kapoor was a child, he desired to become an IAS or a surgeon but his family didn’t have enough money to send him to medical college.
    • On account of financial difficulties, he abandoned his studies after 10th Class and ran a fire-cracker shop, sold dummy currencies, ran a tea stall and sold lottery passes.
    • Once he observed that nothing else can happen, he afterwards joined his father’s theater company.
    • In the year 1976, Annu Kapoor joined National School of Drama in New Delhi on the suggestion of his elder brother Ranjit Kapoor.
    • Although his actual name is Anil Kapoor but he chosen Annu Kapoor as his screen name with the intention of avoiding mix-up with actor Anil Kapoor.
    • Annu’s father belongs to a Punjabi family whereas his Mom belongs to a Bengali family.
    • His father formerly came from Peshawar city of Pakistan and encouraged her wife to learn Persian, Urdu and Arabic. She became a teacher of Urdu after some time.
    • Annu Kapoor hosted a famous vocal Television show Antakshari from 1993-2006.

Annu Kapoor Education

Qualification: Graduate

College: National School of Drama, New Delhi, India

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Annu Kapoor Career

Profession: Actor

Debut TV Series/Movie: Film: Mandi (1983)
TV: Khari-Khari

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $1 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Madanlal Kapoor (Owner of Travelling Parsi Theatre Company)

Mother: Kamal Shabnam Kapoor (Poet & Teacher)

Brother(s): Ranjit Kapoor (Screenwriter & Director)Nikhil Kapoor (Lyricist & Writer)

Sister(s): Seema Kapoor (Actress)

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Anupama (Divorced/Remarried in 2008)
Arunita (Divorced)

Children: 4

Son(s): Maahir Kapoor, Kavam Kapoor, Evaan Kapoor

Daughter(s): Aradhita Kapoor

Ex Girlfriends:

Arunita (TV Host)

Annu Kapoor Favorites

Hobbies: Singing

Favorite Food: Delhi

Favorite Color: Black

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