Anil Kumar is an Indian footballer who plays as a forward for Mohun Bagan A.C. in the I-League. After playing for Viva Kerala and Salgaocar in the I-League 2nd Division, Kumar decided to move back to Kerala, where he also played for there football team in various amateur Kerala state tournaments. After spending two years at the Electricity Board, Kumar re-signed for Viva Kerala for the 2011-12 I-League season in which he ended the season as the top scorer among all Indian players with 11 goals. On 7 November 2011 Kumar, returned to Chirag United Kerala (formerly Viva Kerala) on loan from Dempo for one season after he was reported to be unhappy about playing time. Kumar then scored his first goal for Chirag United Kerala on 3 December 2011 against defending champions Salgaocar in which the match ended 1–1. He then scored his second goal for the club that season against Churchill Brothers on 14 December 2011 in which Chirag lost 1–2. He then scored his third goal for the club on 31 January 2012 against Mohun Bagan in a match that Chirag lost 1–3.