Annu Kapoor

Profession: Actor


Brother of Annu Kapoor

Ranjit Kapoor (Screenwriter & Director)
Nikhil Kapoor (Lyricist & Writer)

Father of Annu Kapoor

Madanlal Kapoor (Owner of Travelling Parsi Theatre Company)

Mother of Annu Kapoor

Kamal Shabnam Kapoor (Poet & Teacher)

Sister of Annu Kapoor

Seema Kapoor (Actress)

Wife of Annu Kapoor

Anupama (Divorced/Remarried in 2008)
Arunita (Divorced)

Affairs/Girlfriends of Annu Kapoor

Anupama
Arunita (TV Host)

Controversies of Annu Kapoor

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.  

Information about Annu Kapoor

Does Annu Kapoor smoke?: No (Earlier, he used to smoke but now he doesn't smoke)  Although his real name is Anil Kapoor, he chose Annu Kapoor as his screen name in order to avoid confusion with actor Anil Kapoor.  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).  Does Annu Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes  He also won several awards for the film Vicky Donor (2012), in which he played the role of a fertility expert doctor.  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).  When he saw nothing else happening, he then joined his father's Parsi theater company.  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.  He hosted the famous vocal reality show Antakshari from 1993 to 2006.  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.  His father belongs to a Punjabi family while his mother belongs to Bengali family.  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.  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.  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.  In 1976, he joined NSD (National School of Drama) in New Delhi on her elder brother Ranjit Kapoor's suggestion. 


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