Suddenly, he's become India's most prominent international star.
Anil Kapoor is one of Indian cinema's most consistent actors of all time, and after his turn in Danny Boyle's world-conquering Slumdog Millionaire, he is the one 'Bollywood star' the West is most exposed to.
And while the world is just discovering Kapoor's charms, we've long been beneficiaries of the man's talent. He's delivered his best even in the unlikeliest of cinema, and can always be counted on to make the screen light up with that goofy grin.
Here then, for our friends in the West and for all of us to celebrate one of our best leading men, is a list of his ten finest films. It is a contentious list, of course, but we go with chronological order.
So click on, for The Essential Anil Kapoor.
Text: Raja Sen
In the picture: A scene from Slumdog Millionaire.
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