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Intro to Shakti Kapoor

Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor, better known as Shakti Kapoor, was born on September 3, 1952. He is an Indian comedian and actor who has appeared in Bollywood films. He has appeared in over 700 Hindi films and is known for his nasty and humorous performances. Kapoor appeared in over 100 films alongside actor Asrani and Kader Khan as the funny or wicked duo in the 1980s and 1990s. He appeared in the Indian reality show Bigg Boss in 2011.

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Personal Information

Real NameSunil Sikanderlal Kapoor
ProfessionActor, Comedian
Height6′ Feet
Eye ColourGrey
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Date of Birth3 September 1952
Age (as of 2022)70 Years
BirthplaceDelhi
ReligionHinduism
NationalityIndian
SchoolHoly Child Senior Secondary School, Delhi
The Frank Anthony Public School, New Delhi
Salwan Public School, New Delhi
College/UniversityKirori Mal College, Delhi
FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Pune
Educational QualificationB. Com
A course in Acting
DebutFilm– Ranjit Khanal (1975) as Anand
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Family and Relationship

FatherSikander Lal Kapoor (Tailor)
MotherSusheela Kapoor
BrotherRummy Kapoor
Pravin Kapoor
SisterRenu Kapoor
GirlfriendsRama Vij
Shivangi Kolhapure
WifeShivangi Kolhapure
SonSiddharth Kapoor (Actor)
Born on 6 July 1984
DaughterShraddha Kapoor (Actress)
Born on 3 March 1987

He met Shivangi Kolhapure in 1980 while filming the Hindi film ‘Kismet.’ They quickly fell in love with one another. Shivangi was 18 years old at the time, 12 years younger than Shakti. For two reasons, Shivangi’s parents were adamant about Shakti not marrying their daughter. The first was due to their age difference, while the second was due to Shakti’s bad parts in the movies. They later put Sivangi in a room to prevent her from meeting Shakti. Shakti and Shivangi eloped and married after a few days. After eloping with Shivangi, Shakti earned the moniker “cradle-snatcher.”

Career of Shakti Kapoor

Shakti began his acting career in 1975 with the Bollywood film ‘Ranjit Khanal,’ in which he played Anand, a minor role in the movie.
He has appeared in Hindi films such as “Alibaba Marjinaa” (1977), “Sargam” (1979), “Qurbani” (1980), and “Rocky” (1981).
With the Hindi films ‘Satte Pe Satta’ (1982), ‘Hero’ (1983), ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’ (1984), ‘ChaalBaaz’ (1989), and ‘Baaghi: A Rebel for Love,’ he began to achieve prominence as an actor (1990).
He has appeared in over 700 Hindi films, including “Raja Babu” (1994), “Andaz Apna Apna” (1994), “Coolie No. 1” (1995), “Judwaa” (1997), “Gunda” (1998), and “Hungama” (2003).

Some of his flicks’ dialogues become highly popular. “Aaaooo Lolita” from the film Tohfa (1984), “Main Nanha sa Chotta sa Bachcha Hoon” from the film ‘ChaalBaaz’ (1989), and “Nandu sabka bandhu, samajhta nahi hai yaar” from the film ‘Raja Babu’ are some of his well-known dialogues (1994).

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Shakti Kapoor appeared in many successful Hindi films during the first two decades of the third century (AD), including ‘Malamaal Weekly’ (2006), ‘Chup Chup Ke’ (2006), ‘Bhagam Bhag’ (2006), ‘De Dana Dan’ (2009), and ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’. (2016).
‘Yuddha Bhoomi’ (1988) and ‘Sahasam’ are two of his Telugu flicks (2013).
Shakti and his wife Shivangi competed in season 3 of the TV dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye’ in 2007.

He has also been in Season 5 of the TV reality show “Bigg Boss” (2011).

In 2019, he played the role of Prem Bahadur in the ZEE5 online series ‘Parchhayee.’

Shakti Kapoor took part in the Hindi stand-up comedy show ‘Gangs of Filmistaan’ on Star Bharat (2020).

Recently, in 2022 he appeared in the web series Guilty Minds as Anwar and in Bravehearts as Masterji.

Controversies about Shakti Kapoor

In March 2005, India TV aired a tape purportedly showing Shakti Kapoor allegedly requesting sexual favours from an undercover reporter posed as an aspiring actress in exchange for a chance to work in the film industry. “I want to make love to you… kiss you,” he told the undercover reporter.

Kapoor stated that the video clip in question had been doctored and that he was being falsely accused. He claimed the undercover reporter approached him multiple times and threatened to kill herself if he didn’t show up at the hotel room she had reserved.

Shakti smacked the buttocks of his co-contestant Miss Afghanistan Vida Samadzai whilst in the Bigg Boss house in 2011. He received a lot of flak from the show’s hosts, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan.

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Exciting Facts About Shakti Kapoor

  • Shakti Kapoor is an Indian comedian and actor. He is well-known for his parts in Hindi films, both negative and humorous.
  • For his terrible behaviour as a child, he was expelled from three schools.
  • He had a passion for sports since he was a child, and he used to play cricket for his high school and college teams.
  • His seniors threw him under the bus in college.
  • He’s appeared in TV advertisements for Bombay Shaving Company, RK Enclave, and Cruise Deo Body Spray, among others.
  • He had the opportunity to work as a model while earning his degree. His first modelling job was for a Panama cigarette print advertising.
  • At numerous parties and events, he can be seen smoking cigarettes and drinking booze.
  • He revealed in one of his interviews that he became a popular villain in the 1990s and received hot fan mail. He went on to say that girls used to give him their underwear in exchange for his autograph.
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Car Collection/Properties/Awards

Car Collection

  • Audi Q3
  • BMW X1
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 350d
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Properties

  • A home in Juhu
  • A home in Madh Island
  • A home in Lonavala (a hill station near Mumbai)
  • A home in Delhi’s Greater Kailash

Awards

  • 1995: Nominated for Best Comic Actor for the film Andaz Apna Apna
  • 1995: Won Best Comic Actor for Raja Babu
  • 1997: Nominated for Best Comic Actor for the film Loafer
  • 1998: Nominated for Best Comic Actor for the film Judwaa
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Salary of Shakti Kapoor

His net worth is $3 million, according to 2022.

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