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Introduction

NET WORTH

$40M

Shakti Kapoor is an Indian actor and comedian who appears in Bollywood films. Known for his villainous and comic roles in Hindi films, he has featured in more than 700 films.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Kapoor teamed up with actor Asrani and Kader Khan as the comical or evil team in over 100 films. He was a contestant in the Indian reality show Bigg Boss in 2011. As of , Shakti Kapoor has an estimated net worth of about $40M.

At a Glance

  • Full name: Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor
  • Other names: Shakti Kapoor
  • Birthday: 03 September 1952
  • Age:
  • Net worth: $40M
  • Occupation: Actor, Comedian
  • Nationality: Republic of India

Net Worth

In the 1990s, he often diversified to positive comic roles and performed them with equal finesse in movies like Raja Babu. He has been nominated for the Filmfare Award in the Best Comedian category and won once, for his performance as Nandu in David Dhawan's film, Raja Babu. As of , Shakti Kapoor has an estimated net worth of about $40M.

Favorite Quotes from Shakti Kapoor

“Nor will I allow my daughter Shraddha to resume work, and I don’t think the threat is gone. I feel the worst is yet to come. I won’t let my children out for now, and I know work is important but not at the cost of one’s life. It will be very chaotic if people start shooting now.” – Shakti Kapoor
“I always believed he is going to stage a comeback because knowing such a strong man, I thought he could easily fight it out. I believed he would come back to Mumbai, and we will work together again. But it didn’t happen.” – Shakti Kapoor
“When Kader Khan was not working for the last decade and was suffering, nobody was very concerned about him. Why was he left so lonely? And why are actors left so alone when they are sick or not doing too well? – Shakti Kapoor
“He only spoke of knowledge, of truth, of life and how to face sorrow. He wanted peace, happiness, family, and people to be good. I want the world to remember him as a good man, an educated man, a man who believed in hard work.” – Shakti Kapoor
“I have spent half my acting career with Kader Khan – we did over 100 films together, the maximum any two co-stars have done together. Now that he is gone, the film industry has been thinking about him. Why do people remember an actor when they are not alive? Why can’t they say something nice when the person is working or when they are sick or when they are struggling?” – Shakti Kapoor

Early life

Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor was born in Delhi, India to a Punjabi family. His father ran a tailor shop in Connaught Place, New Delhi. After a long struggle at Bollywood, Shakti Kapoor was spotted by Sunil Dutt while he was making "Rocky" to launch his son Sanjay. He was then cast as the antagonist in the movie. But Sunil Dutt felt that his name "Sunil Sikanderlal Kapoor" wouldn't do justice to his villainous stint and hence, "Shakti Kapoor" was born.

Career

As a struggler in Bollywood, initially Shakti Kapoor did many inconsequential roles in movies, all the while looking out for a suitable role as a leading man. He started his Bollywood journey with movie Khel Khilari Ka ( starring Darmendra & Hema Malini) in 1977. The years 1980–81 established Shakti Kapoor as an actor in Bollywood with two of his movies, where he was villain - Qurbani and Rocky. In 1983, Kapoor had roles in Himmatwala and the Subhash Ghai directed movie Hero. Kapoor had played villain roles in both these movies.

In the 1990s, he often diversified to positive comic roles and performed them with equal finesse in movies like Raja Babu. He has been nominated for the Filmfare Award in the Best Comedian category and won once, for his performance as Nandu in David Dhawan's film, Raja Babu. Some of his comic roles have been as Inspector Bhinde in Insaaf, Prasad in Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, Crime Master Gogo in Andaz Apna Apna, Tohfa, as Batuknath in ChaalBaaz and as Goonga in Bol Radha Bol.

Kapoor has been a reference for mimicry artistes who emulate his style and dialogues such as "Aaaooo Lolita" from the movie Tohfa, "Main Nanha sa Chotta sa Bachcha Hoon" from the movie Chaalbaaz and "Nandu sabka bandhu, samajhta nahi hai yaar" from the movie Raja Babu. Since 2000, Kapoor is a regular fixture in Priyadarshan films like Hungama, Hulchul, Chup Chup Ke, Malamaal Weekly and the Malayalam remake Bhagam Bhag. He also acted in a few Bengali films of Kolkata, Odia film and in an Assamese feature film.

In 2011, he was in the reality television show Bigg Boss 5 as one of the contestants. He has appeared in the musical comedy Aasman Se Gire Khajoor Pe Atke with his sister-in-law Padmini Kolhapure. He is also the brand ambassador of Servokon. He also appeared in the Punjabi movie Marriage Da Garriage.

Shakti Kapoor in Bigg Boss

Shakti Kapoor was seen as a contestant in the popular controversial Indian reality show Bigg Boss, season 5. He was the captain of the house for the first two weeks but eventually got eliminated in the fourth week of the show.