Anil Kapoor is one of Bollywood’s finest actors who has essayed a myriad characters and roles in the many mainstream Bollywood films he has been a part of as well as in the so-called ‘parallel cinema’. He has played rustic and urbane roles with equal elan.

 Westwards Ho!Westwards Ho!

He is also one of the few Bollywood artistes who have set their eyes on what the West has to offer which have actually translated into actual projects. Anil has had the opportunity to go global and act in some major Hollywood movies and appear in the highly competitive American television arena.

 In Slumdog Millionaire

 In Slumdog Millionaire

 At the Academy Awards

 At the Academy Awards

Anil Kapoor was first spotted by the Western movie goers in the highly acclaimed Danny Boyle film Slumdog Millionaire, which was shot in India with an Indian ensemble cast. The 2008 Academy Award winning film fetched him the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which he shared with his Indian co-stars. His role as Prem Kumar, the sleazy anchor of the popular television show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and the one who suspects the lead character of fraud and alerts the police authorities, was brilliant and gave the movie depth.

 

In 24

In 24

In 24

In 24

In 24

In 24

He played the character of Middle Eastern leader Omar Hassan, who is in the United States on a peace keeping mission for the hit TV action series, 24 in its eighth season. He now has plans to do the same series in Hindi, for the Indian audiences, with him playing the main character of Jack Bauer, played by Keifer Sutherland in the original English version and is in a tie up with Twentieth Century Fox to do the remake.

 

In Mission Impossible 4

In Mission Impossible 4

In Mission Impossible 4

In Mission Impossible 4

In the famous film franchise of Mission Impossible 4, Anil Kapoor played the role of Brij Nath, an Indian tycoon. Though he had appeared for a brief time only, his pan Asian influence induced Tom Cruise to make a promotional appearance in Indian and fetched him a place in the promos and in the official poster too.

 

Man With A Mission

Man With A Mission

There are talks of Anil playing the lead role of Vish Puri , an Indian investigator for director Anand Tucker’s film The Indian Sherlock which is based on writer-journalist Tarquin Hall’s mystery novels.

 

Global Man

Global Man

Another Hollywood project in which he is involved is the film Cities with Hollywood heavies Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom.