Shashi Kapoor

Film Actor and Director
Born Mar 18, 1938

Shashi Kapoor, born Balbir-Raj Prithviraj Kapoor on 18 March 1938 in Calcutta, is an award-winning Indian film actor and film producer. He has also been film director and assistant director in Hindi Films. He is a member of the Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India's Bollywood cinema. He is the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, the son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the widower of Jennifer Kendal, and the father of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.… Read More

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    Breaking Down The Wall
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Nov 11, 2012
  • Shashi Kapoor Undergoes Catract Surgery
    The Times Of India - Jul 20, 2012
  • Roti Kapada Aur Makaan Is It Still Relevant
    Bollywood Hungama - Jun 14, 2012
  • The Timeless Poster Boy Of Hindi Cinema The Asian Age
    Google News - Sep 03, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shashi Kapoor.


1938 Birth Born on March 18, 1938.
1948 10 Years Old He worked in four Hindi films as a child artist from 1948 to 1954. … Read More


1958 20 Years Old …  After their subsequent meeting, the couple fell in love and after facing initial opposition from the Kendals and support from sister-in-law Geeta Bali, they got married in July 1958. … Read More
1961 23 Years Old Shashi Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film Dharmputra and went on to appear in 116 Hindi films, including 61 films as the solo lead hero and 55 multi star-cast films, 21 films as supporting actor and special appearance in 7 films. … Read More


1978 40 Years Old In 1978, he set up his production house, Film Valas, which produced critically acclaimed films such as Junoon (1978), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta (1982) and Utsav (1984). … Read More


2012 74 Years Old On 20 July 2012, Shashi Kapoor underwent a cataract surgery at Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri. … Read More
2013 75 Years Old He was honoured by Walk of the Stars as his hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai in November 2013.
2015 77 Years Old …  In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. … Read More
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