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Annu Kapoor (20TH FEBRUARY, 1956) is an Indian actor, singer, anchor, producer-director, and composer who was born in Bhopal, India, raised in various parts of India and finally settled in Mumbai. His original name was Anil Kapoor. He started acting in early age, he worked as an actor in a mobile thRead More...
Annu Kapoor (20TH FEBRUARY, 1956) is an Indian actor, singer, anchor, producer-director, and composer who was born in Bhopal, India, raised in various parts of India and finally settled in Mumbai. His original name was Anil Kapoor. He started acting in early age, he worked as an actor in a mobile theatre company owned by his father, during this period he has to travel small villages and towns of northern India to perform, he was the part of Parsi and Folk theatre companies of post independent India, He did lead roles in more then 250 Musical Folk and Parsi Plays. After performing for mobile theatre and Parsi Theatres he came to New Delhi in late 70’s and joined national School of Drama to make his mark on the Nation,
In the national school of drama he got a chance to work with eminent theatre personalities from all over the world, he was introduced there to the world theatre and literature. He did major roles in three sisters’ written by anton chekhov dir. By e.alkazi, ‘great god brown’ written by eugene o’ beil, zoo story by edward albee, ek ruka hua faisla dir. By his elder brother ranjit kapoor and several other plays.
In 80’s he came to Mumbai to make his mark in Indian film industry and he made his debut in the film “Mandi” directed by Legendry director Shyam Benegal in 1983, from here his journey started and in over three decades of his life in showbiz he worked in more than 30 films and generated wide applause from audience for his memorable performances.
He made his marks in films like- “GARDISH” directed by Priyadarshan, “HUM” directed by Mukul Aanand, “SARDAR” directed by Ketan Mehta, “Mr.India” directed by Shekhar Kapoor, “Rain coat” directed by Rituparnoghosh, “7 Khoon Maaf” directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, vickey donor directed by shoojit sarkar and Fakir of Venice directed by aanand shorapor etc,
Annu kapoor has worked with finest directors of an Indian film industry. Such as-: shekhar kapoor, govind nihlani, Yash copra, Ketan Mehta, Girish Karnad, Rituparno ghosh, mukul anand, Mrinal Sen, priyadarshan, vishal bharadwaj, etc.
A Major turnover came in his career in 1992 when he hosted a musical show on television named “ANTAKSHRI”, where he became the pioneer of musical reality shows on television in india. He was the host for 12 glorious years for a show on zee tv called “antakshari”. People in England, America, Canada europe Pakistan and Africa still adore him as the music man of India. Show got immense popularity and ran for 13 long years on Indian television with successful TV ratings. Annu kapoor’s anchoring, his musical knowledge and singing talent was widely appreciated and this made him as a brand identity of the show, till date people cant imagine ANTAKSHRI without him, “WHEEL SMART SHRIMATI” is an another show hosted by him touched the highest Tv Rating in the category of game shows in india, beside these he proved his talent on television through his memorable performance as “Kabir” a saint and poet of india in a TV serial telecasted on national channel,
He directed and produced his first movie “abhay” in 1994, for which he received national award.
First time in indian film history he has received 7 outstanding awards which includes the national award for his roll in shoojit sarkar’s film “Vicky donor” in 2012.
He always proved his versatility and talent in his performances, which eventually established Kapoor's credential as a power house actor and performer both, audience and critics gave their thumbs up to his performance.Less...
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