Anil Kapoor was born on 24 December 1956, in Mumbai, Maharashtra India, and is a producer and actor, best known for his appearances in numerous Bollywood films. He’s also been a part of many international films and television series. He’s won numerous awards in his career and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Anil Kapoor? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through his success as an actor. He’s been appearing in films since the 1970s, and his performances have brought him critical acclaim throughout the world. He is now one of the world’s most recognizable Indian actors, and as he continues his career his wealth will likely increase.
Anil Kapoor Net Worth $12 million
Anil is the son of film producer Surinder Kapoor. He studied at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, and after matriculating, went to St. Xavier’s College. During this time, one of his first film opportunities came when he was 15 years old – a part in “Tu Payal Mein Geet” in 1971. However the film wasn’t released into movie theatres.
His true film debut would come eight years later, appearing in a small role in the Hindi film “Hamare Tumhare”. Soon he would be given lead roles in films such as “Vamsa Vruksham”, “Who Saat Diin”, and “Pallavi Anu Pallavi”. He was starting to gain a significant amount of popularity in Bollywood thanks, to his performance in movies such as “Mashaal”; his performance would earn him his first Filmfare Award as Best Supporting Actor and he continued producing great performances resulting in a Best Actor nomination for his role in “Meri Jung”. He then became part of hits including “Karma” and “Insaaf Ki Awaaz”, and then in the sci-fi “Mr. India” and was slowly getting to superstar status. In 1988, he won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in the film “Tezaab” which was very successful in the box office. His net worth was well established.
He went into the 1990s continuing his success from the previous decade with “Awaargi” which was critically acclaimed. He had a few flops but would then bounce back in ‘Lamhe” and “Beta” which earned him his second Filmfare Best Actor Award. He continued to do many comedic roles, but despite good performances in a variety of genres, a lot of his films in the mid-1990s didn’t perform well at the box office. Eventually he had more successful films including “Loafer”, “Judaii”, and “Deewana Mastana”. He portrayed a musical superstar in “Taai” and then appeared in the remake of “Thevar Magan”.
The year 2000 saw Kapoor’s first National Film Award win in ‘Bulandi”, in which he played a double role. His streak of successful films was in full effect as seen in “Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai”, and “Nayak” which proved to be a success in terms of both his acting and the box office. He had a great performance in “The Nutty Professor”-based film “Badhaai Ho Badhaai”, and one of his best performances came in “Calcutta Mail”, before he appeared in “My Wife’s Murder” and “No Entry”. In 2008, he starred in his first English film “Slumdog Millionaire” which won numerous international awards and gained very positive reviews, plus taking more than $352 million worldwide; Kapoor was present for most of the award ceremonies.
His appearances in international projects would continue as he would then be cast in the eighth season of “24” as Omar Hassan, and then became the villain of “Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. He was even invited for a segment at the Toronto International Film Festival, one that’s reserved for actors who have had very successful careers.
Aside from acting, Anil has engaged in production work, with one of his most recent projects being a remake of the series “24” for Indian television. He also sings, and has contributed to various soundtracks of the films he’s been a part of.
For his personal life, it is known that Kapoor married costume designer Sunita Bhavnani in 1984, and they have three children, two of whom have careers in film.
Boney Kapoor wanted to launch Anil Kapoor in a film titled " I Love You". Anil rejected the film and selected Woh 7 Din.
Starred in the shelved film "Kaali Topi Lal Rumaal".(1992). Starring Anil Kapoor, Sri Devi .Directed by Rakesh Roshan .
Starred in N Chandra shelved film Kushant (1994). Starring Anil Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar.
Starred in Kundan Shah's shelved film "Sheikh Chilli" (1996).
Had signed Financer's Raju Shah's film that was to be directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The film also co starred Vivek Oberoi. Nana Patekar and Bobby Deol was in talks for two other roles in the film. This was in 2005.
Anil Kapoor had released a pop album with Salma Agha titled "Welcome" in 1986 . Music was by Bappi Lahiri. Anil Kapoor sang all the songs on the album with Salma Agha.
Starred in Anurag Kashyap's shelved film " Allwyn Kalicharan"(2004). A futuristic cop drama based in 2012. The film was shelved when Anil Kapoor backed out in the last hour.
In 1994, he was going to do a film titled " Sautela" written by Karan Razdan Starring Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, directed by Pankaj Prashar. Tutu shelved the film and started Raaj Kumar. Anil insisted Karan make the film. Several producers came into the picture . Finally Producer Nimesh Mehta came in the picture. Nimesh had signed Ashok Gaikwad to direct a film with Jackie Shroff and had Jackie Shroff's dates blocked. Jackie heard the script and agreed. Manisha Koirala and Danny Denzongpa were also signed. The producer kept insisting that Karan Razdan write the script so they could shoot in Hong Kong. Then he changed his mind and wanted Nepal.But they realized Nepal didn't have the high tech facilities to shoot all the action scenes. Finally Nimesh Mehta and Karan Razdan had a falling out regarding the script and the film was shelved.
Starred in the shelved film Bajrang opposite Madhuri Dixit. Directed by Bapu. This was in 1986.
Starred in the shelved film " Bus Conductor" opposite Tabu, directed by Satish Kaushik. This was in 1997.
Went for a world tour of concerts in June 1992. He went with Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shirodkar and Amrish Puri. The concerts were in the cities of Canada, America and England.
Went for world tour concerts with Rekha and Meenakshi in June 1986. They went to cities in Canada, America and England.
Went for a world tour of concerts with Aamir Khan in September of 2001. The tour was canceled mid way due to the 9/11 attacks. The Vancouver show was the first to be canceled despite Aamir Khan being present in Vancouver. The performers did not feel like performing after the tragedy.
Went for a world tour of concerts in May of 1997. He went along with Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Kapoor. The concerts took place in the cities of Canada, America and England.
Favourite actor of Fiji Indian model, actress Nilanti Narain. She met Anil a few years back during promotional work.
Signed Qila and Wajood but opted out. He was replaced by Mukul Dev in both films.
First choice for Dino Morea's role in Raaz.
Was signed for Vinod Khanna's role in Parampara but opted out.
Was signed for Rishi Kapoor's role in Chandni but opted out.
Brother in law of Kavita Bhambhani Singh (Wife Sunita's elder sister). Kavita was a famous model and a former Miss India (1969). She is now married to a famous industrialist Jasjit Singh.
His wife Sunita Kapoor is a costume designer for films.
Sister, Reena, is married to Television Tycoon Sandeep Marwah.
Uncle of actor Mohit Marwah (sister's son).
Actor Annu Kapoor used his real name " Anil Kapoor" for his first film Adharshila. He later changed it to Annu Kapoor to avoid confusion with Anil Kapoor.
Father Surinder Kapoor was a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor. This makes Anil Kapoor a relative of the famous Kapoor family.
Wife Sunita is a first cousin of Ranveer Singh's father.
Auditioned for the small role of Sanjay Dutt's friend in the latter's debut film Rocky, in his struggling days, but didn't get the part.
Was a child artiste in the shelved film Tu Paayal Main Geet starring Shashi Kapoor. He was playing the role of the young childhood Shashi Kapoor.