DID YOU KNOW
Did you know that Anil Kapoor, the star of all three Race films, is not only a household name in India, but is also one of the most known Indian actors of the 21st century? Kapoor, who played the role of investigator Robert D’Costa in the first two films of the series and as the gangster Shamser Singh in the third, became globally famous for his roles in the hit American television series 24 and the Academy Award-winning picture Slumdog Millionaire, in which he won a Screen Actors’ Guild Award for Outstanding Performance.
Kapoor, the son of famous film producer Surinder, started his career early and starred in a film entitled Tu Payal Mein Geet when he was just 14 years old. He made his debut for a Hindi film eight years later, albeit in a small role in Umesh Mehra’s Hamare Tumhare. His first lead role was in a Telugu film but really became famous for his performance in Tezaab, for which he won his first Filmfare Best Actor Award, and Mr. India. He also followed his father’s footsteps and became a producer, churning out movies that enjoyed moderate box office success and also acquired the rights to remake 24 in India.