Annu Kapoor, born in Jhalawar in Rajasthan, is an Indian film actor and Television Anchor, remembered for hosting the most well known singing reality show Antakshari, which went on air from 1993 to 2006 on Zee TV. Kapur was first seen in Kaala Patthar (1979) as Gangadhar the compounder. His official debut is considered to be Mandi (1983) where he played the role of a doctor. He wanted to pursue a career as a surgeon, but could not afford medical studies due to domestic financial crisis.
In his career of over 30 years, he has appeared in numerous well known films namely Mr. India (1987), Tezaab (1988), Ram Lakhan (1989), Chalbaaz (1989), Jamai Raja (1991), Hum (1991), Darr (1993), Kachche Dhaage (1999), Om Jai Jagdish (2002), Raincoat (2004), Aitraaz (2004) and his recent one being 7 Khoon Maaf (2011). His performance in Raincoat won him a critical acclaim, where he plays a neighbor and debt collector.