Anil Kapoor's parents are film producer Surinder Kapoor and Suchitra. His elder brother Boney is also a producer while is younger sibling Sanjay is an actor.He has a married sister, Reena.
Anil Kapoor made his debut in the film Humare Tumhare in the year 1979. He is married to Sunita Kapoor and has three children, Sonam, Rhea and Harsh.
He won his first Filmfare Award, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his role in Yash Chopra's Mashaal (1984). Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in N. Chandra's Tezaab (1988) and later again for his perfornance in Indra Kumar's Beta (1992).
He also starred in many other critically and commercially successful films, including Woh Saat Din (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Janbaaz (1986), Karma (1986), Mr. India (1987), Virasat (1997) for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, Biwi No.1 (1999), Taal (1999) for which he won his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Pukar (2000) for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor, No Entry (2005), and Welcome (2007).
Kapoor's first role in an international film was in Danny Boyle's 2008 Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
His performance in the eighth season of the action series 24 generated rave reviews from the American press.Globally, Anil Kapoor is one of the most recognised Indian actors.He has also appeared in the 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
He has acquired the remake rights for the American TV success, 24, reportedly for an amount of INR 100 cr. It took him about 1.5 years to license the rights to create an Indian rendition of the popular TV show. Kapoor will be stepping in the protagonist's (Jack Bauer) role as well. Kapoor played the role of President Hassan in the 8th season of the original series aired on Fox Network.