7 Unforgettable Characters Played by Anil Kapoor

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Arun Verma / Mr. India - Mr. India (1987)

Kapoor was the beating heart of Shekhar Kapur's sci-fi drama, making the titular character rather iconic, quite task given he's battling the terrific Amrish Puri as Mogambo.

Lakhan Pratap Singh - Ram-Lakhan (1989)

Kapoor continues to jive to Lakhan's introductory song, testament to how much of an impact the slacker sub-inspector from Subhash Ghai's masala film had.

Karan Chaudhry - Parinda (1989)

Kapoor played the over-enthusiastic younger brother of Kishen (Jackie Shroff) in this brooding drama, and channeled beautifully the energy of the spirited young man who finds himself in an unexpected situation.

Viren Singh - Lamhe (1991)

Yash Chopra cast Kapoor as Viren, once in love with Pallavi (Sridevi) and, decades later, caught up in a romance with her daughter Pooja (also Sridevi).

Naren Singh - 1942: A Love Story (1994)

In Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Independence saga, Kapoor played equally well the happy-go-lucky rich boy who falls head over heels in love with a girl he has only just glimpsed, and the freedom fighter he becomes in order to prove himself worthy of her affection.

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad - Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

As the reporter-turned-CM in the Shankar film (remade from the director's own 1999 film Mudhalvan), Kapoor represented the anger of India's citizenry towards those they had elected to public office.

Kamal Mehra - Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Kapoor reinvented himself by playing the philandering, problematic patriarch in the Zoya Akhtar family drama, balancing delicate emotions and an over-the-top exterior tremendously.