Annu Kapoor Birthday: Best Works Of The Veteran Actor Right From The 80s To The Era Of OTT

Annu Kapoor has featured in more than 40 movies so far and each of his on-screen characters has left a lasting impression on the viewers. On the eve of his birthday, here’s reminiscing some of his best works from the ZEE5 library.

ZEE5 Web Desk

February 19, 2021





5 min


Annu Kapoor has been impressing the audience throughout his illustrious career spanning nearly four decades. The actor has essayed some of the most unforgettable characters ever filmed. Whether you admire him for his top-notch performances or you love him for his off-screen charisma, there’s not a single fan who might not have been blown away by any of Kapoor’s trademark performances.

Kapoor has featured in more than 40 movies so far and each of his on-screen characters has left a lasting impression on the viewers. The charisma and intensity in his performances have lead to many interesting cinematic creations. And today, on the eve of his 65th birthday there’s nothing better than to revisit his memorable roles that shaped his prolific career.

So, here’s taking a look at iconic Annu Kapoor movies from the ZEE5 library that prove his versatility as an artist.

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
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Basu Chatterjee’s classic 1986 film Ek Ruka Hua Faisla is one of the very few experimental films ever made in Hindi cinema. Shot mostly indoors, the film revolved around a murder trial. Annu Kapoor played one of the twelve jury members who had to conclude the case.

Kapoor’s character of an angry old juror was appreciated by critics as well as the masses. This role remains to be one of his powerhouse performances ever.

The Shaukeens 

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The Shaukeens essayed the story of three men who decide to get over their mundane lifestyle. Their fun-filled journey from Delhi to Mauritius in the film turned out to be a laughter ride for the audience. Annu Kapoor played the role of KD and impressed everyone with his perfect comic timings.

Though the character may not be philosophically great, it definitely helped the audience with much-needed escapism. This role of Kapoor treated the viewers with his never-seen-before avatar.

The Fakir Of Venice

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In this coming-of-age drama, Annu Kapoor played the role of Sattar, a Mumbai-based man. In the film, Sattar Ali’s character steals our hearts with his innocence. Kapoor beautifully captures the little nuance of a common man and his struggles. The film featured Farhan Akhtar in the lead as Adi whose chemistry with Sattar Ali makes the film a memorable experience.

Dream Girl

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Annu Kapoor plays the role of Jagjeet Singh, a doting father in the 2019 film Dream Girl. Kapoor yet again impresses everyone with his comic timings and the little appearances he morphs himself into. While Ayushmann Khurrana’s expressive act in the film stole the show, it was Kapoor’s top-notch comic act that became another entertaining side of Dream Girl.

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari

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In Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Annu Kapoor essays the role of Shantaram Rane. Kapoor perfectly captures the Marathi dialect in the film. Though he has a very little screen presence, he makes the most out of it with his impressive act. Besides his acting, he also entertained us with his on-point one-liners.


A still from Paurashpur
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In the period drama Paurashpur, Annu Kapoor surprised everyone with his evil persona of King Bhadrapratap Singh. He rules the kingdom with his cruel and stereotyped beliefs. Though we hated him and were disgusted by his actions, his character became the soul of this epic drama. Kapoor’s role as tyrannical king stands out as one of his most appreciated on-screen characters.

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