He is an Indian actor and film producer regarded as one of the most accomplished actors in Bollywood. Kapoor has been in the industry for the past 40 years; he has done more than 100 films in Hindi. The other languages he's made movies in are English, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. Anil has acted in every genre of the playbook, whether it is action, comedy, romance, drama, or horror.
He is known for his highly versatile acting with the ability to do both Indie and Mainstream. With all the extensive acting work he's done, his style statement is also fabulous and is considered the pinnacle of macho. His bare-chested hair has inspired men to grow their own and made women blush.
Even at the age of 64, he's one of the most youthful-looking actors and is extremely health conscious. He can easily outrun most of the six-pack actors in the dust with his healthy diet and exercise.
Anil Kapoor is entirely driven to be the best and constantly innovates by working in different mediums, like Television and OTT. The man is a player at heart, full of burning energy to conquer the world not weighed down but live life thoroughly.
He is Anil Kapoor.
Anil has always been somewhat of an underrated figure in Bollywood, and not enough credit is given to him. His impact on cinema has been quite significant and here are just some of the movies that have changed the game.
Mr. India: This film is one of the most influential pieces of pop culture to the kids of the 80s. It was the first time our generation got our super movie, and it wasn't a cheesy movie either. This film surprisingly holds up with the dialogues like ‘Mogambo Khush Hua’ being printed on shirts. Anil played his character of Arun Verma with extreme sincerity and innocence that touched all our hearts.
Songs like Hawa Hawai and Kate Nahin Kat Te are still played in the streets. Every aspect of this movie, from set to costume design to Vfx were beyond the time.
Parinda: There are two eras of cinema, pre-Parinda, and post-Parinda. This film brought a new level of realism and a sense of emotional truth that was previously missing. Movies previously tend to be very fantastical and overly dramatic, but this movie talked about relevant topics like crime and poverty. This is one of the rare movies where the lead hero and heroine are killed brutally. This movie broke all the pre-established rules and inspired a new generation of filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.
Ram Lakhan: If you're an Anil Kapoor fan, you know the song ‘My name is Lakhan’ because he has performed it numerous times. He has done it so often that it is frequently almost played for laughs or as a parody. This is one of the movies where we went all-out action style, and it's remembered for being an all-out masala movie.
Anil Kapoor, while being a thespian actor, is also a student at all times. His love and passion for Hollywood movies compelled him to try out acting jobs in Hollywood, finding great success.
2008 was a big year for Kapoor as he played a game show host in Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle. This brought him into the front stage of the world and opened up new opportunities for him. He has since then tried to get Holywood-level content to India with 24 Show and worked with Tom Cruise. Kapoor's interest in Hollywood only showcases that he's willing to put himself out there and take risks.
He has not only worked as an actor but also backed different styles of movies and storytelling.
The movies he's produced range from
Serious dramas- Gandhi, My father
Light-hearted rom coms - Aisha
Family comedy- No Problem
Adult humor- Veere Di Wedding
His interest in telling new and engaging stories is endless. One cannot predict what out-of-the-box movies he will make next, which is so exciting about him.
Anil Kapoor is one of the most influential actors working right now.