Actor Anil Kapoor is from a film family. His brother Boney Kapoor is a film producer and director, while his younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is also an actor. His father Surinder Kapoor, also a film producer, was a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Anil has starred in a number of Indian films including regional movies and is one of the rare actors to garner both the critics' and audiences' appreciation. His performance in Shekhar Kapur's Mr India is still considered one of the best in Indian cinema for children and science fiction. His most successful on-screen pairings were with Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, who is also his sister-in-law.
Anil is married to Sunita Kapoor, a jewellery designer. His daughter Sonam Kapoor entered Bollywood in 2007 as an actress. He has one more daughter, Rhea, and a son, Harshavardhan.