Anil Kapoor was born into a Punjabi family in Mumbai to the film producer Surinder Kapoor and his wife Nirmal. He went to St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. His elder brother Boney Kapoor is a film producer, while younger brother. He was married in 1984 to Sunita Kapoor and has two daughters out of which Sonam Kapoor is an actress and the other one is Rhea. He also has a son named Harshwardhan Kapoor.
Anil made his debut with “”Hamare Tumhare” in a supporting role in 1979. He did a few more minor roles in some more films till 1983 when he got the lead role in the movie “”Who Saat Din”.
He has received his first Filmfare award in the year 1988 for his performance in “Tezaab” which was a block buster, and later in 1992 for “Beta”. Since then he has been receiving many award for his performance in many of his films.