Anil Kapoor has worked in the Hindi film industry since 1979. He played a small role in the film Hamare Tumhare then went on to lead a 1980 Telugu film Vamsa Vruksham. Anil is now one of the most recognized actors working in the industry. He launched his production house by back in 2007 named Anil Kapoor Film Company. He has portrayed some iconic roles in films like Nayak, Welcome, and his Hollywood venture Slumdog Millionaire.
Mr.India will always be known as one of the most ambitious films ever made in India. Anil Kapoor's portrayal of an invisible superhero reportedly made him a fan favourite overnight. Indian audience never witnessed a science-fiction film like Mr. India back then and the film turned out to be a blockbuster hit. The far reach of the film made Anil Kapoor a recognized star. The actor is called Mr. India to date. The song Karte Hain Hum Pyaar Mr. India Se was a sensational hit back then, which further made Anil Kapoor attached to this nickname.
The film Ram Lakhan released back in 1989. Anil essayed the character of Lakhan which was reportedly widely appreciated by the audience. The film featured the duo of Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor. The iconic song My Name Is Lakhan was picturized on Anil Kapoor. The song is a big hit even to this day. The official music video of the song has over 33 million views on YouTube. The Lakhan nickname has been attached to Anil Kapoor ever since. He is often regarded as Bollywood's 'Lakhan' by fans. Arjun Kapoor, the nephew of Anil Kapoor has also called Anil Kapoor Lakhan in many TV show appearances and interviews. The actor is also seen dancing to the tunes of My Name Is Lakhan in many public events.
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