Anil Kapoor's 33-year-long voyage in Bollywood is a rags-to-riches story. From spending his childhood in a chawl in Mumbai to walking into global recognition, Anil Kapoor has seen it all.

He is one of the few moustached men in Bollywood (the only film he was seen without a moustache was Lamhe) who not only made it a style statement but also set it as a trademark.

Though Anil Kapoor made his silver screen debut with Hamare Tumhare (1979) in a character role, his first lead role was in 'Woh Saat Din'(1983) opposite Padmini Kolhapure. And from then there was no looking back. Even at the age of 57 his kitty is full with film offers and endorsements deals.

For Anil Kapoor this year has been a fabulous year. And the 'evergreen’ Bollywood actor-star's smile just got bigger and brighter during the year, mainly because of his successful TV show "24".

"The number 24 has proved lucky for me. My serial '24', which just concluded, has been received with incredible enthusiasm. Now on my birthday on Dec 24 I feel I am 24 years old," said Anil on the eve of his birthday from Dubai.

"There is so much to do. And I want to do it all. I feel like a child in a toy store. I want everything, and I want it now," he said.
However, for his birthday Anil is flying back from Dubai to Jaipur, where his two daughters are shooting.

The birthday celebrations don't end in Jaipur. On 27th, Anil flies back to Dubai for a long-due holiday.

"All my friends from all over the world are joining me here in Dubai after I return on 27th. We'll just relax. I've been working really hard in 2013. My serial '24' kept me on my toes," said the star of films like "Tezaab", "Viraasat" and "Judaai".


-Anil Kapoor’s family lived in Raj Kapoor’s garage when they first came to Mumbai. Later they shifted to a room in one of Mumbai’s middle-class suburbs.

-The actor has shaved off his chest and got tattoos done all over his body for his role in the film ‘Tashan’.

-He acted with Shashi Kapoor in ‘Tu Payal Main Geet’ as a child artiste in the lead but the movie was never released.

-The actor was kicked out of college in his second year due to lack of attendance.

-He won the Best Actor Trophy at an inter-collegiate competition during his college days. Shashi Kapoor was the chief guest at that function and he was the first professional actor to encourage Anil.

-He also worked as a playback singer for ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai’ and ‘Woh Saat Din’.

-The actor produced Badhaai Ho Badhaai, My Wife’s Murder, Shortcut – The Con Is On , Gandhi My Father etc.

-His elder brother, Boney Kapoor, is a producer, younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor.

-Anil Kapoor later tried acting in Tollywood and Kollywood, and appeared in the Telugu film ‘Vamsa Vriksham’ and Mani Ratnam's Kannada debut film ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’.

-Anil likes Mooli dishes. His favorite book is "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.

Wishing this beacon of inspiration and an utmost gentleman Anil Kapoor, a very happy birthday from Jagranpost team.


Latest Newsfrom Entertainment News Desk