Anil Kapoor looks nothing like he has hit his late 50s. The 24 actor, who has kept the Bollywood fans entertained for almost three decades, is still referred to as the ‘youngest veteran’ by his B-Town friends. As the ‘Jhakaas’ actor turned 59, many of his close buddies and co-actors took to Twitter to pour wishes.
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From Shah Rukh Khan to Priyanka Chopra, many wished the Dil Dhadakne Do actor on the micro-blogging site. SRK revealed that Anil was his first friend in Mumbai, while Karan Johar called Anil, “the youngest veteran” and a “thorough gentleman.”
Here’s what they said:
Happy Birthday to @AnilKapoor my first friend in Mumbai & I know will always be there till the last. U will always be ‘42’ for me. Love you.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 24, 2015
— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) December 24, 2015
Happy birthday jhakaaaaaaas AK!!! Sorry I missed the party @AnilKapoor but I hope you have a super year! As super as you!!
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 24, 2015
The youngest veteran and a thorough gentleman!!! My first friend in the industry!!!! Love him always!! @AnilKapoor…happy birthday!!!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 24, 2015
Happy birthday to the ever green.. Sade @AnilKapoor bhaaji..
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) December 24, 2015
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) December 24, 2015
Happy birthday @AnilKapoor , Always young at heart! You’re someone who inspires us all to be fit & healthy. Have a splendid year ahead!
— Divya Khosla Kumar (@iamDivyaKhosla) December 24, 2015
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) December 24, 2015
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 24, 2015
Anil made his debut with the film Umesh Mehra’s 1979 ‘Hamare Tumhare’ in a small role. But the actor gained recognition with 1983 film ‘Woh Saat Din’. After that there was no stopping for this versatile actor. From ‘Tezaab’ to ‘Beta’ to ‘Mr India’, the actor went onto give innumerable hits in his career.
He later made his international debut in Danny Boyle’s Academy Award-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and was also a part of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise-starrer ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’.